2018 Life Logs, Day 221—Rained Out
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Weather: Rainy AM, Partly Sunny PM; High 86, Low 67 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Our last day of swim lessons was rained out. Actually, the heavens seemed to open just a few minutes before Jonah’s lesson was to begin. We were on the way to beach when it started pouring and become apparent that there would not be lessons. But we drove on to the beach to in hopes of a break in the rain when Jonah and Ollie could get out and go find Jacqueline to thank her for being a great swim instructor. When we got to the beach, all of the life guards were in the parking lot trying to get to their cars to get out of the rain. Jacqueline was right there, so the boys got to thank her and she had Munchkins for them as a treat. When we got home, I let the boys have some TV screen time and then they played the day away. Heather had mentioned in the morning that she would be riding her bike home from Woods Hole today and would love to meet the boys at the beach in the late afternoon. Both Ollie and Jonah were very excited to meet momma at the beach. At Heather’s suggestions, we took their bikes and they rode home with her. But not before really enjoying some swim time with momma. She was quite impressed with their progress this summer. And rightly so. They are both swimming like fish, doing flips in the water, and diving down with snorkel masks to explore the sea bottom. Today Jonah kept saying he saw baby pufferfish and sea robins. When he said he saw a flounder, Ollie said, “I don’t think I believe you.” But Jonah was right. Heather dove down with him and confirmed the sightings. Great fun.
I stayed at Heather and Jed’s for dinner and we had our first fried green tomatoes of the season. As always, they were delicious. And we had our first taste of Pop’s Pickles made by Oma. The recipe for these pickles comes from Jed’s grandfather. Ollie loves them, so I made them with some of the excess of cucumbers I have growing in the garden right now. Heather made zucchini bread, also compliments of the garden. And when I left to head home, she was packing green beans from the garden into canning jars to make dilly beans. ‘Tis the season.