2017 Life Logs, Days 134: Happy Mother’s Day
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
Weather: Overcast and Rainy; High 52 degrees F, Low 46
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
Happy Mother’s Day to all of my favorite mothers, especially to Heather and Jo, the mothers of my precious grandchildren. This Mother’s Day was lovely inside, but outside it could only be characterized as foul. It was overcast and rainy all day, and even though the high temperature was 52 degrees F, it felt much colder. It was the kind of day that gives foul weather gear its name. We can only hope that the forecast for warmer weather as the week progresses proves to be true. I’m definitely looking forward to that. But enough negativity about the weather and on to the brighter parts of the day. I was invited to Heather and Jed’s for breakfast. When I arrived Jed was putting the new kitchen stove to test. He was baking homemade English muffins on the griddle in the middle of the stove, steaming asparagus straight from the garden on one burner, boiling water for poaching eggs on another, and Sam was warming the “holiday” sauce he had made earlier on yet another burner. Actually, it was Hollandaise sauce, but Ollie is convinced that it is “holiday” sauce and we like that name much better! Jonah was washing fresh organic strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and Ollie was cutting off the strawberry leaves. All three boys and Heather had made a huge Happy Mother’s Day card for me which served as a runner down the length of the dining table. Before I got a photo of it, Sam took it off the table and rolled it up for me, because he didn’t want it to get breakfast food on it. But when I got home, I rolled it out and pinned it to the wall so I could enjoy it for a few more days . . . and I got a photo of it. Breakfast was as delicious as it looked, so thank you Goldstones for a beautiful start to the day. After breakfast, Heather launched into a ‘clean up the playroom’ frenzy, so I helped with that while Jed reorganized under-the-sink areas in the kitchen and bathroom. Around lunchtime, Justin, Jo, Ziggy, and Coco called from sunny Puerto Rico to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day and we got on Skype video so I could see Ziggy and Coco riding their bikes in the bright sunshine. It was so hot there that they had closed the house up and turned on air conditioning. So not fair! We need some of that heat up this way. But it was great talking to them even if I was just a tad jealous of their weather. Heather had plans for planting deck hummingbird flower gardens, but the weather here was just not conducive. We’ll have to wait until some of the that heat from Puerto Rico filters up this way to do that job. I came home mid-afternoon and had a quiet evening alone. I spent a couple of hours editing and naming photos from the Bahamas. I was working backwards and only made it to the Abacos, so hopefully I can finish that job tomorrow.