6:45 restless night. never again watch “the shining” after dark.
6:50 bring in the washington post.
6:51 finish reading it.
7:15 strawberries are mushy. bleck.
7:21 brush and floss teeth.
7:30 in oral distress.
7:40 floss stuck between canine and premolar. gum inflamed & bleeding.
8:11 note: next time, disinfect masonry nail before digging out floss.
8:38 put second load in the washer.
9:00 mary ann’s line is busy.
9:03 line still busy.
9:09 e-mail mary ann: get off the fone.
9:10 staring at screen.
9:11 must sweep cobwebs. later.
9:16 can’t get motivated.
9:18 ant is crawling across the monitor.
9:22 frigging neighbor’s dogs are barking.
10:07 finger jammed from deleting spam.
10:50 have a paragraph (begun last week) I can live with. tired.
11:14 deadly duo: writer’s block and constipation.
11:58 stomach growling.
12:01 hungry. resist! be strong! u can do it.
12:03 really hungry.
12:07 really really hungry.
12:18 teeth marks in forearm.
1:02 sleepy. no more fudge sundaes after 4-egg omelette.
2:05 page one done. at this rate, will finish novel by 2024.
2:06 exhausted. maybe a brief lie down …
3:20 cat napped. hungry.
3:30 find 14 PB cookies, marked “leftovers,” in freezer. a dozen are history.
3:32 walk to the mailbox. more estate planning workshops. what estate?
3:50 finish cookies.
4:07 watching oprah. she needs to lose dr. phil on her next diet.
5:00 cocktail time. olives or lemon peel?
5:20 call mac to pick up reese’s. all out. withdrawal setting in.
6:00 laundry. 50+ years later, still can’t fold contour sheets.
6:20 thinking about dinner.
6:40 make enough pasta and pesto sauce for 2 meals. eat both.
7:30 run up and down stairs before dessert.
8:30 catch up on phone calls.
9:05 dust pollen from furniture.
9:20 discard dead flowers.
9:30 can’t stand the excitement.
10:05 exfoliate, shower, shave, cleanse, lubricate, pluck, brush, floss (ouch!), rinse.
10:30 read the new yorker in bed.
11:00 turn off radio.
11:05 goodnight moon.