2017 Life Logs, Day 295: Pumpkins and Soccer
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Weather: Still Warm and Sunny; High 70, Low 52 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
Today was all about pumpkins and soccer, but it was also about the weather. It was 70 degrees and sunny and felt every bit like summer. For the afternoon soccer games, people were wearing tank tops, not polar fleece. All of my memories of fall soccer in the past five years has been of wearing polar fleece to keep warm. Not so this year!
This morning I went with Heather, Jed, and boys to the nearby Tony Andrew’s Farm to pick out one pumpkin for each Goldpebble to carve. We came home with three big pumpkins, two little pumpkins, a hay bale, dried corn stalks for decoration, and three very happy little boys. They took their pumpkins to the back deck and started the carving process. Fast forward a couple of hours and we were on the soccer field. Sam had a 2:30 game and Jonah had a 3 pm game on an adjoining field. So, we walked from field to field to watch the action. It was almost surreal to see everyone in tank tops and short sleeves, but it felt every bit like summer. Then fast forward again, and we were all at my place for dinner. It was a wonderful Sunday with the Goldstones.
While everyone was here for dinner, I got a text message from Ziggy in Puerto Rico. He said they have new goats, so I guess yesterday’s search for milk goats was successful. Yeah! Hopefully I’ll hear more detail from Justin soon, but it was great to get the text from Ziggy. I’ll be back on duty in “hurricane central” tomorrow and continue to find ways to help.