Wednesday, May 9, 1888 Marion is quite poorly and Mary feels troubled about her. I have been down town buying fishing tackle, shoes etc. It is warmer. I painted in the afternoon on my little picture for Winnie Crispell. It is astonishing how my time is taken up with outside matters. Some days I do not even set my palette. I dined at the Century and afterwards called on the Misses Thomas but they were out. Went back to the Century. It has rained and is warm and close.