Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Saturday May 30, 2015. The temperature is 61.5°F and the humidity is 89% at 4:40 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 1.6 mph. It was overcast when I stuck my head out, just like yesterday and the day before that. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 82° today.
The other day I took a pair of earring out and I couldn’t remember where I put them, or indeed what room I was in when I took them out. I remember thinking they’d be easy to find. I must have been quite tired. I looked all over the bedroom, thinking I must have put them on the headboard or on the night table. No luck. I checked a bunch of other places throughout the rest of the day, hoping I didn’t step on them and get a post through the bottom of my foot. That didn’t happen either. When I was making the bed yesterday morning, one turned up under a pillow. I had indeed put them on the headboard. They’d just gotten knocked down. So the hunt was on for the second on, using something besides the bottom of my foot. It turned up just to the side of the mattress. Boy, I remember the day when I had to put earrings in a drawer or the cats would knock them off the nightstand or wherever else I put them. So the great earring mystery is solved.
Mr. Siduri’s painting project has moved from the entryway into the hallway. It looks so much better. He says he doesn’t want my help there, but will when he gets into the kitchen. We’ll have to scrub the ceiling down, probably several times. He hasn’t done any painting to speak of inside for years, but he’s making up for it now. But the house looks so much better.
I do want to send the short story out again even if it got battered a bit last year. One strike against it is that it’s long, upward of 9000 even with some cutting the other day. I want to enter it in a contest in a magazine called Glimmer Train in September, but I also want to submit it in a number of other places. It’s just finding places where it’s appropriate that is the trick. Wish me luck.
Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.
1. First, spend an hour with Siegfried
2. Goal of eight Examiner reviews before June 2. Five down, three to go.
3. Review sci-fi story.
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