2020 Life Logs, Day 240: Recovery Day
Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Weather: Mix of Sun and Clouds; High 78, Low 68 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA
After four nights of watching the Republican National Convention, I needed a recovery day. I’ve seen and heard way too many negative things this week. My goal for today was to experience only positive things. Lucky for me, I live where I am surrounded by beauty. I started my day as I always do, taking Shadow for a walk down by the water. This morning, we just walked down to the dock to soak in the beauty of the marsh. We saw an egret and small green herons flying in and out of the marsh grass. Shadow helped me (just kidding) get the two-man inflatable kayak off the dock and up to the concrete pad where it is normally stored. I have been meaning to do this for weeks, so it felt really good to get that done. I then continued doing only things I wanted to do. Number one on my list was to finish canning the last of the 90 pounds of tomatoes and I got that done. Second on my list was to nap outside in the sunshine for at least 30 minutes, and I did that. The last thing I wanted to do was to experiment with making tomato basil pizza sauce with the six pounds of sauce tomatoes I picked earlier in the week from my garden. I got the sauce made and will get it canned it tomorrow. I picked more tomatoes and beans and then late in the afternoon Midge Frieswyk’s daughter, Alyse, arrived with her friend David. They had asked if they could come over to launch their kayaks for a paddle out to Washburn Island. Shadow and I were outside in the garden when they arrived and Shadow fell in love with both of them. It was great to take a break and talk to them. During the day, I made a couple of trips into town to Heather and Jed’s to feed the guinea pigs and to put in another load of laundry. Today’s load was polar fleece jackets. And that was it for my day. It was totally positive, with just enough sunshine peeking through the clouds to make me very happy. At the end of the day, I have only one question. Where in the world is the lid to the pot I have been using to blanch tomatoes all week? It is not small and my kitchen is not big. But I can’t find it anywhere.