2017 Life Logs, Day 340: Jonah’s Elementary Chorus Concert
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Weather: Partly Cloudy; High Temp 57, Low 35 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
It was another one of those days that just seemed to slip right through my fingers. I went to the gym to the Wednesday morning Tabata class. This is the toughest of the classes that I attend. It really challenges me, but I survived another one! I came home with the intent of working on Christmas for the Goldstones, but ended up decorating the Christmas tree and finishing my online shopping for Justin and family instead. I did some prep for tomorrow’s lunch as I have a friend coming that I met through Newcomers. We got into a conversation over lunch when we went to the Harvard Museums and tomorrow’s lunch will be a continuation of that. Then it was time to get ready to go pick up Jonah and deliver him to the high school for a district-wide 3rd and 4th grade chorus concert. Heather was on the air fund-raising until 7 pm, so I offered to take Jonah to the 5:30 pre-concert practice with the other schools while Jed, Sam, and Ollie had dinner. I dropped Jonah off, ran some errands, and then came back to attend the concert. Jonah loves to sing, and he looked so handsome tonight in his blue button-down shirt. He was in the second row and Molly, the ‘girl next door’ was in the first row in red. It was a fun concert. It started off with the combined schools singing ‘Simple Gifts’. This has been sung to the Goldpebbles since birth, so the concert began on a most familiar note. I think the highlight for Jonah was when the high school acapela group sang. As soon as the concert was over, he wanted to go out into the hall to buy one of their CD’s.
When I got home I hung a new grow light over the plants I brought in recently from the deck. They were in desperate need of light. In doing this, I realized that the parsley plants needed to go back out on the deck. They have an infestation of what I think is fungus gnats whose larvae destroy the roots of the plants and the gnats are extremely irritating to adults. Last year I tried recommended vinegar and soap remedies, but nothing got rid of them. I finally sterilized the soil and was hopeful that they wouldn’t return this year. But they have. If anyone has a remedy that works, please let me know. For now they will stay out on the deck until it gets too cold for gnats or the parsley freezes.