2018 Life Logs, Day 167—Fun with Friends
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Weather: Sunny and Warm; High 77, Low 58 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I spent my whole day just relaxing and having fun with friends. I don’t do that very often, so it was a special day. I did do a bit of gardening this morning and made the huge mistake of carrying a bag of compost from one side of the yard to the other. I know better, but I really needed the compost and moving in one shovel full at a time seemed ridiculous. But bringing back the pain in my hips is also ridiculous, but that is what I did. My bad, so I just have to live with it. After the morning gardening, I went over to pick up Jane Woodin and take her downtown to walk about the Arts Alive booths and have lunch. Jane’s heart ablation with the misstep that caused internal bleeding happened over two weeks ago and she is still in extreme pain from the internal accumulation of blood. It takes weeks for that to reabsorb, but hopefully the pain will start to lessen soon. But she was a good sport today. Even with the pain, I think she had a good time getting out and about. And I certainly enjoyed the time to catch up on life’s happenings with her.
I had planned to work in Heather’s garden after spending the time with Jane, but by the time I went to the supermarket to get fruit to take to tonight’s Newcomers Mix and Mingle affair, there just wasn’t time. So, I came home, got the fruit washed and ready to take, did a little more garden work here, and then went to Karen and Peter Baranowski’s home for the Mix and Mingle. I talked with one couple who are considering the purchase of a small motorhome so they can travel after retirement. I shared that I have one set of friends, Lee and Lynda Kaufman, who are doing that right now. Just today I got a short message from Lynda saying they are in Tok, Alaska, headed to Valdez tomorrow. And next weekend, sailing friends Dave and Judy Howell, will arrive on Cape Cod in their new motorhome on their way from southern Oregon to Nova Scotia and back home via the TransCanada Highway. After talking to that couple, I somehow found myself sitting in the livingroom recounting the adventures of my life with a few friends. I talked way too long and way too much and even convinced myself that I really must be crazy to have done all those things!