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Journal 04-10-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Friday April 10, 2015. The temperature is 53.6°F and the humidity is 79% at 7:03 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 2.2 mph. The sky is mostly clear with some patchy clouds near the horizon. I saw the moon even in daylight when I finally got around to sticking my head out this morning. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 72 today.

Mr. Siduri and I spent most of the day running errands. A while ago, he ordered refill mop heads for me online. Apparently, the mop heads I use are no longer being manufactured and the one that I have is at the point where it’s just sort of pushing dirt around. The company he ordered them from messed up, but let us know we weren’t getting what we ordered. We got a potato ricer instead. They told us to keep it at no charge. So now we can make hash browns or spätzle. Since we already have one that we never use, it might just be a wedding present for one of Mr. Siduri’s engaged friends. I found my mop heads at a dollar store and bought two. They’ll last a while and then I’ll buy a new mop there. In the meantime, in sweeping the kitchen, I got a AAA battery to roll out from under the fridge.

I got a little nervous with the critique group and I shouldn’t have. I left got there early and got my walk in. It was a nice evening. We each read our piece aloud while everyone else followed along. I read a piece from about a third of the way, where Siegfried, long after killing the dragon, finds the dragon’s gold. He has the ability to talk to birds. Almost everyone made remarks about enjoying the birds. Other than a few words left out (damnit!) and grammatical ooopsies, no one had many negative things to say. The group seems fun. I’m really enjoying it. There were requests for the beginning of Siegfried.

With regard to walking, I walked 1.83 miles yesterday, bringing my total to 11.64 miles, which leaves me with a mere 88.36 miles to go in the Challenge, with idea of walking .

Mr. Siduri is up. Writing is going to be a lot harder now.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy.

So. Writing schedule. Do all the stuff I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of days now, particularly the Examiner review:

1. Review The Ancient Mesopotamian City by Marc Van De Mieroop for Examiner. Finally.

2. Continue Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .

3. Incorporate the critiques from the group last night. Spend an hour with Siegfried.



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LeaPea2417 wrote on April 10, 2015, 11:42 AM

It is good you are having a productive day.

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 10, 2015, 12:40 PM

Glad to hear your day is going good. Its windy and cold here

AliCanary wrote on April 10, 2015, 6:08 PM

Hey, free potato ricer! Awww, you had one. Hey, free wedding gift! Awww, you bought the mop heads at the dollar store instead of from the nice company who messed up and gave you a free potato ricer (and, presumably, free mop heads to someone who wanted a potato ricer)? I hope you continue to do business with them for being cool about it. Who knows, you might get some more free stuff! emoticon :grin:

msiduri wrote on April 10, 2015, 8:27 PM

LOL! Nah, not likely. They were cool about it, but who knows what we might get the next time we order something from them? And the person who got my mop heads got a raw deal because she probably can't used them.

msiduri wrote on April 10, 2015, 8:28 PM

It's nice here, but Mr. Siduri (as usual) is chilly.

Last Edited: April 10, 2015, 8:30 PM

CalmGemini wrote on April 14, 2015, 6:37 AM

About the critique group,I am glad everything went well.Next time around you will be more confident,I am sure.

msiduri wrote on April 14, 2015, 9:10 AM

I told them I would bake cookies next time, too. Silly me. Yes, I always get so anxious. And needlessly. But they are a nice group. I'm glad I found them.