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Journal 06-04-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Thursday June 4, 2015. The temperature is 62.2°F and the humidity is 83% at 5:00 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 3.8 mph. It was overcast when I stuck my head out. Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve seen any stars. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 74° today. They were saying on the news that some areas got drizzle yesterday and might today with light showers expected Friday. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Mr. Siduri has started painting in the kitchen, or the prep work to be precise. A lot of cleaning and a lot of patching. Yesterday, we washed the kitchen windows, something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I was afraid they might not come clean, but they look fine. They’re whit with a blue embroidered trim. The places that he’d finished look so much brighter and so much cleaner. It really is nice.

So here I sit in the early morning with a glass of ice water. In a little bit, I’ll get the canned peaches I didn’t finish from last night’s supper. I’ve got a load laundry started. The back door is open slightly. I can hear a couple of bird singing, but all else is quiet. It’s my favorite time of day. There’s just a bit of cool air coming into the living room where I sit typing with a laptop, my feet on the coffee table.

The Examiner from yesterday is up. I recycled an old Epinions review, but added material and rewrote the review. I tried for better phrasing and clearer presentation of not only the book’s content, but to place it in a wider context. I donated the book a while ago. I think it didn’t make the cut when I moved here.

I didn’t make my goal of 50 reviews by June 2. I missed it by a day. But then I realized that my first review for them way posted May 20, 2014, so that throws a bone in my 50 reviews in a year to begin with. Oh, well.

So. Today, I write my fairy story. Uh-huh. But I think I can get most of it done. The title that I’m working with is “The Song of the Harp.”

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule:

1. Work on fairy tale



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alexdg1 wrote on June 4, 2015, 11:59 AM

Hey, Denise: One of these days you'll meet your Examiner review-writing goals. I usually set short-term and modest Examiner-related goals, such as 10 reviews a month or one "upcoming Blu-rays" list during the same time period.

MelissaE wrote on June 5, 2015, 5:56 AM

Good morning from Middle Tennessee. It's not quite five a.m. here. I am off soon to take Thomas to the airport.

msiduri wrote on June 5, 2015, 10:15 AM

Yeah, you're right. I'll just set lower goals! emoticon :winking:

msiduri wrote on June 5, 2015, 10:16 AM

Good morning, MelissaE I'm usually the one up that early! Have a safe trip and Thomas a safe flight.

alexdg1 wrote on June 5, 2015, 10:27 AM

While the setting of modest goals may be seen as a lack of ambition in some quarters, I see it as being practical. It's certainly much better than criticizing myself for failing to meet loftier goals.

msiduri wrote on June 5, 2015, 4:08 PM

It's not ambition that I lack, I don't think. Yes, lower goal it is!