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5 October 2021

 Song mood: Golden Years by David Bowie. It’s been a while since I watched A Knight’s Tale with Heath Ledger. I’m thinking of the banquet scene where everyone is dancing to this song.

It’s been a rough couple of days. On Sunday, I felt like my chest was tight. I was wheezing and coughing. I’ve been taking over the counter allergy pills. I must admit, that I feel better since taking the last pill. I will need to talk with my doctor about these things. I just hate the idea of taking an allergy test.

So probably, those walks around the lake were not a good idea. Especially if it’s allergies, with all the dust being scattered during harvesting. At any rate, I found it tougher to breath for the last couple of days.

I am working my way to being healthier. Tonight I did some meal prep. Chicken stir fry. 

Then I think I will add low impact weight lifting. And pilates. I want to strengthen my core. 

A long time ago, I tore the ligaments of my lower back. Which doctors told me there was nothing I can do but strengthen my core muscles. So sometimes, when I don’t exercise as much, my back hurts terribly. My back doesn’t hurt now, so I should start working on core strength and get ahead of the curve.

This week, I will plan a mystery. I think I will write a mystery in the style of Ruth Ware. Her mystery/thrillers are based on characters with secrets. A secret past. I will take a week or so and plot it out. And with luck I will write and finish it before the end of the year. Hopefully it works out and then I will write another one. A different character with a different secret.

This Saturday, my writer’s group will meet at Horseman’s Park again. It will be good. Hopefully, my best friend from college will be there.

In November the writer’s group will start its weekly meetings at the library. I think I should start writing poems so that I have something to read at these readings.

The momentum of my writing is slowly building back up.

So for the rest of the week, I will plot out a mystery. I will figure out a character story line to do for videos. I’m thinking either the Monkey King or Echo, who is looking for his daughter Dot. And then I will decide if I want to dress up like Loki or as Professor Snape for Halloween, though I doubt I will go anywhere.


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