2019 Life Logs, Day 162: LCC and Ollie’s First Grade Concert
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Weather: Rainy AM, Clearing PM; High 77, Low 54 degrees
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
What is LCC? For me it stands for Laundry, Cooking, Canning. And I could add another ‘C’ for Cleaning. But there was no cleaning today, just LCC. Doing laundry means taking three trips back and forth to Heather’s to use the Goldstone washer and dryer. It is only a mile and a half away, but still three trips back and forth takes a chunk of time. On my first trip over, I picked up the pressure canner we share and came home to start my first canner load of chicken mineral broth. While that was jiggling, I started my cooking project for today. I cleaned and chopped strawberries and rhubarb to make two strawberry rhubarb pies—one for my neighbors Shirley and Doris and one for me to share with the Goldstones. I shared one with the Goldstones last week, but rhubarb is only available for a few weeks this time of year, so you have to get your fill of this wonderful treat while you can. My neighbor and landlord, Shirley, has a home just across the drive-way, and she and her sister Doris returned yesterday after spending the last nine months at Doris’ home in Scituate near Boston. They are here for the summer and I am so glad to have neighbors once again. I delivered the pie this afternoon and welcomed them back to the neighborhood. In-between laundry trips, pie baking, and visiting, I continued to can my chicken mineral broth as well as Heather and Jed’s chicken broth. I usually spend my Tuesday afternoons with Jonah and Ollie after school, but today Jed wanted to come home to watch the USA vs Thailand Women’s Soccer World Cup game, so I just stayed home and kept the canner loads going. And I also tuned in to the soccer game. When the score was 11-0 in favor of the USA, I stopped watching. That’s went next door to visit. Then at 5:30 pm, I headed to the Goldstones (trip three in the laundry cycle) to get my laundry out of the dryer and then head with the family to East Falmouth for Ollie’s first grade concert. He had chosen to wear a white dress shirt with a dark blue blazer and turquoise shorts with his black patent leather Doc Martin boots. He had also combed his hair just so. What a handsome AND stylish kid. But he is also a very serious little one. During the concert, he dared not smile, but stood arrow straight and sang every word of every song. While most of the other first graders were doing hand motions to go along with the songs, not Oliver. He’s way too serious for that. By the last song, we saw a little smile and he actually tapped his little foot to the music, but still no hand motions. After the concert, Ollie wanted me to take a photo of him with mommy and daddy under the tulip tree in front of the school and then photos of him in the tree. Then we headed to Smitty’s for ice cream. A certain percentage of tonight’s proceeds were going to Sam’s school, Morse Pond, so we all had ice cream to support the school. Great excuse!