2018 Life Logs, Day 265—Soccer Saturday and Dinner with Friends
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Weather: Lovely Last Day of Summer; High 73, Low 50 degrees F
Location: Back Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was a lovely last day of summer on the Cape. I always hate to let go of summer, but at 9:54 pm, summer 2018 officially came to an end. But today’s sunshine and deep blue sky filled with wispy wind clouds made for a perfect end to a fun-filled summer. Today was all about soccer times three. Ollie’s practice and very first scrimmage was at 1:30 pm in downtown Falmouth. Jonah’s game was at 2:00 pm in North Falmouth. And Sam’s game was at 3:30 pm in a totally different part of town. But since they were all in Falmouth, so I got to see half of each game. Jed is no longer the coach for Sam’s team. He is now Ollie’s coach and it was delightful to watch him work with the little ones. He was so patient with them, made sure to give each child positive encouragement, and they all seemed to have a great time. Today was their first scrimmage and Ollie put his whole heart and soul into it. He won the toss to be goalie in the second half of the scrimmage and he attacked that position with the same energy. He’s a good little player and I really enjoyed watching his team. But I had to tear myself away so I could see the last half of Jonah’s game. By the time I got there, it was into the second half and Jonah was the goalie. Those skinny little legs of his look even skinnier when he wears the oversized goalie shirt, but those little legs are super fast. When Jonah’s game ended, I went home to get ready for my evening dinner at the Woodins and then headed to see the second half of Sam’s game. Sam was playing a great game until he fell and hurt his foot or ankle. He had to leave the field and I had to leave before the game was over, so I haven’t gotten an update on his injury. He was only limping slightly, so I sure hope he is just fine. From the soccer field, I headed directly to Bruce and Jane Woodins. They hosted our Newcomers Dining-in Club dinner this evening and wanted to take advantage of the warmth and sunlight by having us arrive a little earlier than usual. As always, the food was wonderful and the conversations interesting. I feel very lucky to be included in this group and always enjoy our time together.