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Journal 06-29-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Monday, June 29, 2015. The temperature is 66.1°F and the humidity is 81% at 4:29 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 0 mph. There were a few thin clouds when I stuck my head out. I saw a handful of star. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 89° (“cooler than yesterday”) today.

The pic is of sunset last night.

A week or so ago, a little tortoise shell cat wandered into the yard and Gremlin had a conniption from inside his enclosure. I’d never seen the little guy before. He was lying dead in the gutter across the street the other day. I don’t know if he was a stray or if someone just let him wander. In any event, a needless and all too common death.

Mr. Siduri and I took a walking tour last of the old part of the city. It was nice, but oh, so hot. And the traffic was loud. I couldn’t hear a lot of what the docent said. The tour focused on the downtown area, starting from the library and walking around the central traffic circle. It was all places that we’ve been, but she gave us some history of different buildings that we didn’t know. That was nice.

And I took two Hardy Boys books back to the library and donated The Best American Short Stories 2014 to the library book store. In general, I tend not to hang on to fiction once I’ve read it. But those stories I was even less likely to hang on to because, well, they were not written for readers. They were written to impress other writers. What a disappointment.

Didn’t get the writing done I’d planned yesterday. Oh, well. I’m tired.

I submitted “The Song of the Harp” to a couple of beta readers yesterday. One came back with some good suggestions. The second said he’d have it back w/in a week. In the meantime, I have the first part of “Dirt” ready for the critique group Thursday night.

Friday, we’re having a barbeque. Some organization uses the high school a couple of blocks over for fireworks on the 3rd of July so we have a barbecue then. We can set up chairs in the back year and watch the fireworks.

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

Off to write another day—

Writing schedule:

1. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

2. Finish review of The Missing Chums.

4. Review “The Superstitious Man’s Story”

5. Continue looking for markets for “Dirt.”



©2015 Denise Longrie

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wolfgirl569 wrote on June 29, 2015, 10:54 AM

Poor kitty. That is sad. Tours in a city can be nice but like you said noisy too

msiduri wrote on June 29, 2015, 11:38 AM

I was glad to go on the tour, though. If it had been a cooler day, it would have been ideal. The traffic can't be stopped. And the kitty—I wish I didn't see it as often as I do. Cute little puppies. Adorable kittens.

Last Edited: June 29, 2015, 11:42 AM