2018 Life Logs, Day 229—Dinner Party at the Cottage
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Weather: Partly Sunny; High 84, Low 74 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

The weather cooperated allowing late afternoon kayaking and an outside dinner party without biting insects . . . until after 8 pm. But then I got my first mosquito bite of the season and decided it was time to move inside. Today was a few degrees cooler than yesterday’s 90 degrees, but cramming ten adults in the cottage living room is a challenge space-wise and it felt very hot, even to me who loves hot. But everyone persisted in good spirits and we cooled down with an ice cream desert from Somerset Creamery provided by the Woodins.

The dinner party progressed in stages. We started with a kayaking expedition. Jane Woodin and her daughter Christina went out in the Woodin’s kayaks. Bruce and Midge went out in Midge’s big kayak that I call The Big Banana. It is big and yellow, thus my name. And I launched my little red kayak and raced to catch up with the group. While we were paddling about, the others sat on the lawn and visited. After kayaking, we moved to my side yard where I had set up tables and chairs for the dinner. The lobster dinner was enjoyed by all. I got the lobster at the Green Pond Fish Market located about a half-mile from here. It was convenient, and the lobster was delicious. Not cheap, but well worth it to have one big lobster fest this summer. I bought the corn at yesterday’s Farmer’s Market from Silverbook Farm and it was the best corn I’ve had all summer. Olivia and Terry brought appetizers, as did Peter and Karen. Peter brought fresh quahogs and Karen made a bourbon slush that was appreciated by all. Midge and Bill brought a fabulous caprese salad, so we really had quite a feast. All the members of our Newcomers Dining-in group were here today, plus Jane’s daughter Christina, who lives in California, but is here visiting, and Shirley, my landlord and next door neighbor. It was a fun celebration of summer with good friends. I do love summer and am so grateful to have such good friends.

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