What a gorgeous day, today! Definitely the nicest weather we’ve had so far this year. The skies were crystal clear, a deep blue, and the air was warm (mid-70s) and perfumed with springlike scents. We were both up fairly early. Kelly headed out to do some shopping and I got through a bunch of chores. I did a thorough vacuuming job of the entire downstairs. I cleaned out the cat litter. I swept and mopped the floors. I took out the trash.
Once that was all done, I settled down to read more of In Memory Yet Green, though I was distracted by one thing or another and didn’t make great progress during the day. Late in the morning, Kelly and I took advantage of the great weather and went for a long, leisurely walk.
Todd came over around 1:30 and brought the crib with him, which we got mostly set up. I need a tool that I don’t have at home in order to tighten a few things up. Otherwise, the crib is mostly put together (just not completely secured) in our bedroom. He also brought up a small collapsable stroller we can use for ad hoc purposes.
After Todd left, I headed over to the grocery store to pick up what I needed for grilling this evening. Earlier in the day, I did a leak check on the grill and the propane tank. Around 5 pm, I started dinner. This marked the first time I ever grilled in my life. I had marinated chicken breasts in a Hawaiian marinade for about 7 hours. I also made some grilled veggies. At the grocery store I picked up some coleslaw and Hawaiian rolls to go along with it. It turned out surprisingly good. The chicken was tender, juicy and flavorful. The veggies were good to. I managed to neither over nor undercook the chicken, which was a relief to me. I got us cupcakes for dessert.
Sometime after dinner, we went out for a second walk.
I sent off a story to Apex Magazine today. I now have 3 stories out, one at ANALOG, one at F&SF and one at Apex. I need to get back to some real writing so that as these come back (if they do come back) I can get more stories out there