2021 Life Logs, Day 38: The Amazing Tom Brady
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Weather: Snow; High 38, Low 21 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I’m sure glad I finally decided to forgive Tom Brady for leaving the Patriots and cheered him on tonight in Super Bowl LV. He is an amazing quarterback. And while I’m at it, I have to also forgive him for being a Republican. His performance in the tonight’s Super Bowl was like a work of art . . . beautiful. Whatever you think of him, I think we all need to take a food lesson from him. Look at your plate when you eat. If it is not 80 percent veggies and just 20 per cent meat, then you are not making the Tom Brady team.
The other beautiful thing about today was the snow. Shadow and I went for our morning walk before the snow started and it was unnervingly quiet. I guess it was the calm before the storm. When I returned from the walk, I talked to Justin, Ziggy, and Coco on Skype video. The snow started while we were talking. After the call, I took a shower and by the time I got dressed, the world outside was white. Before the roads got too bad, I headed to Heather’s to get my first haircut in a year. Thank you, Heather! And then I returned home and played outside with Shadow in the snow. I loved watching the geese with snow on their backs. And I looked longingly at my table and chair down by the dock covered in snow hoping that spring will come sooner rather than later. I look forward to the time that I can once again sit down by the dock and watch the Goldpebbles out in the kayaks. The snowflakes this afternoon were huge and they quickly covered the tree branches making it look like a winter wonderland. Later in the afternoon, Jo sent me photos from their afternoon at the beach in Puerto Rico. Their new puppy Lenny was surfing for the first time. Lenny in tropical wonderland and Shadow in winter wonderland made for beautiful pictures.
Between playing outside in the snow and the start of the Super Bowl, I made a wee bit of progress on my writing project. But while sitting at the dining table writing, I kept hearing banging noises. At first, I thought maybe it was the north wind making the outside flap on the kitchen fan vent flip open and closed. I went outside and walked around the house. I saw nothing on the roof and that vent flap was not moving. I came back in and the thumping from above continued. I went up in the attic and everything was quiet there. But when I sat back down at the dining table to write, the thumping started again. I made three more trips to the attic, one to throw balls of material saturated with eucalyptus oil around the attic floor. I think squirrels must have gotten into the attic. I needed peppermint oil to repel them. But I didn’t have any. But I know rodents don’t like the smell of eucalyptus oil that I did have, so maybe squirrels will be repelled by it. Whatever is up there has finally gone to sleep, but I figure I will be spending most of day tomorrow dealing with problem.