2019 Life Logs, Day 306: Soccer Play-offs and Another Overnight
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 55, Low 37 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was a beautiful day. It was on the chilly side, but the sun was shining and there was no wind. Ollie slept in this morning, giving Heather a little quiet time. When he got up, he and Heather read for a bit and then it was time for Ollie to eat breakfast and for Heather to go for a run. Once she got home, Ollie and I played a game of Rummikub and then it was time to get them home and for me to travel to South Dennis for Jonah’s soccer play-off game or games.
If his team won the first game, then they would play for their division championship right after. So off I went while Heather and Ollie went to his soccer game. In Jonah’s soccer play-offs, the teams ranked number 1 and number 4 played first. When I arrived, that game had just ended with the number one team winning 9-0.
Then the 2nd and 3rd placed teams played and Jonah’s s won. Jed was actually able to escape from the Boy Scout camp-out to attend the first game, and once they won, he made the decision to stay for the final. Jonah’s team played hard, but the first place team won the game. They had a fabulous goalie and I know that Jonah was frustrated that two of his best goal attempts of the season were foiled by that goalie. But it was a well fought game and the coach was extremely pleased that the team had made it to the finals.
After the game, Jonah and Jed headed back to Scout camp and I headed home, making a stop at Whole Foods in Hyannis. Heather and Ollie decided to spend the night again tonight and I was able to buy wild Pacific salmon for Heather and I and little neck clams for Ollie for dinner. We also had red, white, and purple baby potatoes the size of marbles that were delicious, along with Brussels sprouts and salad. Ollie called it a feast, and Heather and I agreed. And the wonderful thing was that dinner took almost no time to fix. That’s the kind of feast I like! After dinner we played another game of Rummikub, a game of Trouble, and then a game of Apples to Apples. During the Apples to Apples game, we all laughed until we were nearly in tears. It was a wonderful day and a wonderful evening.
Heather and Ollie went to bed early as they plan to go running with a running class at 7:15 in the morning. It is the night that we set our clocks back and gain an extra hour of sleep, but going to a class at 7:15 am seems mighty early to me. They will return here after the class and then we are going out to breakfast. After breakfast, I head back out Cape to where I was today—not for a soccer game, but for a presentation called “Women at Sea” about women who sailed with their husbands on whaling ships.