G ood morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Saturday April 4, 2015. The temperature is 59.7°F and the humidity is 39% at 8:11 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 1.6 mph. The sky is clear and was nice and clear when we got up to watch the eclipse about 4 a.m. Totality was just short of 5 a.m. and lasted (so the websites we checked out said) about 45 seconds. As the shadow on the moon grew larger, we watched a couple of common constellations grow more bright: Sagittarius, then the Teapot. The Big Dipper shone more brightly as well. Polaris was just visible. Happily, we weren’t navigating by it. I had read about a “blood moon” online, but figured it was one on those things. Just before and after totality, the moon was definitely reddish.
The picture was taken by my brand new husband, stretching the abilities of his cell phone.
Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 84 today. Oh, joy.
Didn’t get as much done yesterday as I’d hoped. I read, but didn’t write about the classical Greek poetry. With any luck I can do that today. However, I did get my courage up to apply to join a critique group I saw in a newsletter put out by the Writer’s Club I joined last year. It took quite bit of will power for me to join the group. I was so nervous (…needlessly, as usual).
I submitted an email request last night and received a request for three pages of my work. The best stuff in Siegfried is either just a bit too short or much too long so I submitted the beginning of my self-published short story and crossed my fingers.
And in keeping with my shiny new resolution to walk more, I walked a whopping 1.56 miles yesterday and started the 100milesin90 challenge. I should have gotten smart and walked in the morning or the evening but I went in the afternoon while it was hottest, came home and drank half a gallon of water.
Thanks for reading. Best to you and yours. Hope the day brings you good things.
So. Writing schedule:
1. Review The Ancient Mesopotamian City by Marc Van De Mieroop for Examiner
2. Continue Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .
3. Spend an hour with Siegfried.
4. Review the selection of classical Greek poetry.
5. Review “Martians Never Die”
©2015 Denise Longrie
Image Credit » 2015 Bill Webb used by permission