Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early evening on Friday, October 23, 2020 as I begin this post from my desk in New Hometown, Florida, and night will soon fall here. Currently, the temperature outside is 80˚F (27˚C) under partly sunny skies – sunset is about 27 minutes away; with humidity at 79% and the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is also 80˚F (27˚C). The forecast for tonight calls for mostly clear skies, with a small chance of rain in the evening. The low will be 71˚F (22˚C).
Well, friend, I’m tired. After I wrote my review of the 2002 original soundtrack from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and posted it this morning, I took a shower, got dressed, and decided to go for a walk before 2 PM in case it rained at my more usual 4-5 PM window.
It wasn’t brutally hot (the temperature was 89˚F (almost 32˚C), but the heat index was 92˚F (33˚C) and the sun was out. So maybe it wasn’t a good idea to explore the neighborhood in the opposite direction from the path I usually take on my constitutionals – at least not without taking a bottle of water to keep hydrated while exploring my immediate surroundings.
I didn’t get lost this time around – I knew where I was at all times and wasn’t that far from the house. But I stayed outside longer than I should have, considering that my usual forays beyond the front step don’t last more than 30 minutes. As a result, I’m tired, headachy, and feeling sore all over.
I even thought I’d just call it a day without writing this post, but I somehow rallied and…well, here I am.
Tomorrow, Saturday the 24th, I will go out with The Caregiver to go cash a check and, afterward, get my first haircut since mid-March. We’ve done the bank trip a few times already since it only involves going through the drive-thru banking area. I haven’t gone to Just for Guys since after The Caregiver and I went to see Galaxy’s Edge at Disney Hollywood Studios for my 57th birthday.
Other than that…well, I should start working on the prep stage for the NaNoWriMo 2020 project that starts on November 1. I was going to do some of that this afternoon, but my ill-advised tramp around the neighborhood put a stop to that plan. I’m not a highly-organized writer who plans every plot point in advance or is obsessive about The Outline – I seem to be more of a free-form (or “seat of the pants”) type of writer – but I should at least start with a list of Dramatis Personae…or something!
Just thinking about it, though, gives me the heebie-jeebies. And as November 1 gets nearer and nearer, I keep on asking myself, Why did you even get yourself into this NaNoWriMo thing in the first place?
Good question. Now….if I only had a good answer!
Well, that’s about all the news I have for today. I hope you stay safe, stay healthy, and that your Friday was a good one. Be kind to others, Dear Reader, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.
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