2020 Life Logs, Day 140: Kayak Krazies
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Weather: Sunny with a Cool Breeze; High 56, Low 40 degrees F
Location: At Home in Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Another gorgeous day, and another day when I didn’t do what was on my agenda. But that’s okay as I enjoyed every minute of this unplanned day. My morning did go according to plan. I got up and took Shadow for a walk and then got ready for my physical therapy session on Zoom. The stretches Joe has me doing are a bit painful, but they seem to be making a positive improvement with my back issue. He upped the level of the back extension stretch I am to do every two hours. He is now calling it a ‘press up’ and it is more like a push up where your legs stay on the floor while you push your head and arched back upwards until your arms are locked straight. Then you exhale while holding the position and repeat nine more times. Like I said, it doesn’t feel great, but when I am done, the heaviness and pain in my lower back and hips is better. I am to continue this until next Monday when we meet again. We both laughed that we realized we will be meeting on Memorial Day. Like Joe said, in these coronavirus days, we really have stopped worrying about what day of the week it is.
Early this morning, I got a text from Heather asking if the boys could come over this afternoon so she could host her Wednesday webinar in peace and quiet. And, of course, I said I would love to have them. They had decided that they wanted to have a Nerf gun battle. I am not a Nerf gun fan, but I said okay as long as they followed the rules. They did and they had a great time. I had them set up a little fenced area for Shadow as I didn’t want him chasing and eating Nerf bullets and I sat with him inside the fenced area and read. When it was time for Ollie to go home for his weekly 4 pm violin lesson on Zoom, Sam and Jonah decided they wanted to stay and go kayaking. Well, they didn’t really want to kayak. They wanted to practice capsizing the kayaks and sinking them while playing in the water.
I’m figuring this activity is fulfilling their physical education requirements for school and teaching them a little physics while having fun. That was fine with me, so they stayed with Shadow while I took Ollie home. When I returned, the ‘Kayak Krazies’ began and they had a blast. It was low tide and they could literally walk in the water, so it seemed safe enough. They stood up in the kayaks and used them like paddle boards. They jumped out and capsized the kayaks and then rode on them and looked like they were riding on a whale’s back. Then they found ways to fill the kayaks with water and get them to sink. Heather brought Ollie back after his violin lesson and he joined in the fun as well. Heather and Jonah headed home around 6 pm to help Jed get dinner ready while Sam and Ollie showered. I didn’t get them home until almost 7 pm, just in time for a late dinner. They are all looking forward to returning tomorrow afternoon. The weather tomorrow and Friday is supposed to be even warmer than today and it will still be low tide in the middle of the afternoon, so it is a perfect time for Kayak Krazies. So much fun.