2020 Life Logs, Day 9: Newcomers . . . Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Date: Thursday, January 09, 2020
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 32, Low 20 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Today was centered on Newcomers activities . . . morning, afternoon, and evening. This morning I made my Voyage of Windbird presentation to a full house at the January general meeting. Three years ago in January, before I was a member of Newcomers, I presented my top 10 favorite places at the January Newcomers meeting. Today I presented the Voyage of Windbird from start to finish. It was basically the same presentation I made at Newbridge on the Charles in October and it was really well received. I love giving this presentation because I get to relive the trip of a lifetime every time I do. Afterwards, I came home to play outside with Shadow, feed him lunch as well as myself, make a kale salad to take with me to a dinner tonight, take Shadow for his daily walk, and then head downtown to the library for a new class being offered by Newcomers. The class is Memoir Writing and the first class was very interesting and challenging. There are about 15 Newcomers in the class, all with fascinating backgrounds. I had to leave early, but it was clear to me that this class is going to well worth the time, I left early to get home to take Shadow outside to play and give him dinner before I headed to Midge Frieswyk’s home for our Newcomers Dining-in January dinner. We started our evening with a toast to the New Year. Midge even brought out the noise makers. Then she staged a phenomenal mid-winter clam bake done on the stove top. We ate lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, corn, and potatoes. Kielbasa and white wine were used to flavor the yummy seafood. We celebrated Terry White’s birthday which is coming up next week and Karen Baranowski’s which is the following week. Wonderful food, very special friends, and so much fun.