2020 Life Logs, Day 137: Goldstones Over for Dinner
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Weather: Partly Sunny, A Little Cooler; High 53, Low 46 degrees F
Location: At Home in Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was one of those slow and easy Sundays. Shadow and I spent the morning together walking in the sunshine and playing in the yard. Then at noon, I went into town to resupply my dwindling beer supply by ordering ahead and doing curbside pick-up. And from there I went to see what the Goldstones were up to and to invite them over for dinner. I had a bunch of laundry that I needed to pick up, mostly towels from kayaking and car washing yesterday, and I decided to take the laundry baskets of the Goldstones’ unfolded laundry home with me to do that for them. Fixing dinner took more time than I thought, so I didn’t get the job done in time for them to take their clothes home with them tonight, but they are now folded and ready for delivery tomorrow morning. Heather and Jed are still spending their weekends working on renovation projects, so relieving them of laundry folding is my contribution.
Yesterday Sam got his new bedroom splatter painted and he was a happy 13 year-old showing off the results to me today.
This evening I did a repeat of last week’s dinner, hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, added some marinated veggies, and once again made those 40-minute hamburger buns that have become a favorite of the boys. That was about it for today. Tomorrow morning I have my online physical therapy appointment for my back. The prednisone that I am taking is keeping the pain in control and keeping me moving, but somehow I’m not sure anything has changed. I still get shooting pains with certain movements. I have to take the prednisone for six more days. Once I stop taking that, I’ll find out just how things are doing. But I am just grateful that for now, I am able to do most things without too much pain.