2019 Life Logs, Day 185: Happy Birthday, USA
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Weather: Mostly Sunny and Hot; High 89, Low 62 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I got up this morning, dressed in red, white, and blue, and headed downtown to the 4th of July parade and public library book sale. I stopped by Heather’s on the way to see if anyone wanted to go to the book sale with me, but they were all enjoying a lazy morning together. Well, all except Heather. She had been up since the crack of dawn to go to a special yoga class and then came home and put together a red, white, and blue breakfast for everyone. She had granola in wine glasses with a strawberry perched on the rim of the glass for everyone, and then yogurt (the white), blueberries, more strawberries, and watermelon in the shape of stars. Impressive!
When I returned from the book sale, I worked at Heather’s installing the drip irrigation system I have been thinking about installing for weeks. I finally got up the nerve to do it and it really is as easy as advertised. It just seems so complicated until you finally just do it. I am not quite finished, but almost. It was brutally hot today, so mid-afternoon, Heather, Jed, and boys headed to the beach and I headed home to shower and change clothes. While I was home, Karen and Peter Baranowski stopped by to visit and then I returned to Heather and Jed’s for dinner. After dinner, we were off to the fireworks. There are three beaches in town from which we have watched the fireworks, but two of them provide viewing from a distance. That means less traffic, but Jonah was lobbying for Falmouth Heights Beach which is the closest to the fireworks barge. Heather and Jed worked out a plan where Jed would drop us at the beach, drive a mile or so to where he could park, and then ride his bike back to the beach. It worked and we had a great view of fireworks display. The Hennen’s, neighbors of Heather and Jed’s, met us there and their two boys and our three had a great time standing at the water’s edge watching the fireworks. Happy Birthday, USA!