Then today happened. I spent the day running errands - the first one, I was in the checkout lane at a large chain store and thought the clerk double scanned one of my items. She got huffy and declared she hadn't. Before I left the store, I stood at another cashier's lane and checked. Yep, she had. So I went to Customer Service. And waited. And waited. And waited. Nearly twenty minutes as the line was ridiculously long. But I did get my money back. Unfortunately, I hadn't been able to find everything on my list so that meant another stop.
Next stop was the grocery store. At checkout, there was a problem with the card reader. Took three tries to get my stuff paid for. And I couldn't get everything I needed there either. Sigh.
Home for lunch, then back out to run more errands. Did manage to get more stuff on my next trip, but still haven't finished my list.
But the day is looking up.
I managed to decide on the title of my new book. Let you know once it's official.
Birthdays: Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Al Young
Tips and Teasers: You have been given the ability to go back in time and change one thing in history. Would you? If so, what? Why – or why not?
Thought for the day: "The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread.... The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood." - Susan Sontag