2021 Life Logs, Day 97: Happy Birthday, Ziggy
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Weather: Mostly Sunny AM, Mostly Cloudy PM; High 56, Low, 41 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Ziggy Milo Handley turned 12 years old today. Oh, my. One more year and he’ll be a teenager. Jonah is hot on his heels as he will turn 12 in June. My grandchildren are growing up way too fast. Ziggy got to take the day off school and the whole family went to a trampoline park. Since other children were in school, they only had to share they whole park with two other families and they had a great time. Coco got Ziggy a stuffed lamb that he loved. Jo says he is obsessed with lambs. And he got a Bob Ross bobble head mini-figure. I had to ask, “Who is Bob Ross?” Evidently he was an American painter who had a wildly popular program on PBS in the 1980’s called The Joy of Painting. I am constantly amazed that my grandchildren have much greater pop culture knowledge of the 1970’s and 1980’s than I do. I sent Ziggy a portable basketball hoop. He is not a kid that is into sports, but Justin is hoping that he can get Ziggy interested in taking breaks from his computer programming and play basketball with him. Evidently Coco made more baskets today than Justin, so maybe she can get Ziggy to play.
While they were setting up the hoop, their pot-bellied pig named Rabbit was the first to check it out. Justin sent me a photo of that—a Puerto Rican basketball playing pot-bellied pig. Made my day! When they called tonight so I could sing Happy Birthday to Ziggy, Jo was cutting the birthday cake. Chocolate on chocolate. It looked delicious. Happy Birthday, Ziggy.
I got up bright and early this morning and put a pot of chicken mineral broth on to burble for the day. Once that was on, I spent the morning finishing up Chapter 13 of The Voyage of Windbird and am now on to Chapter 14 which will take me to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. After I finished, I headed to Hyannis to Home Depot to buy a new faucet for my kitchen sink. Then I rushed home to pick Ollie up after school. Then I drove to Woods Hole to the Woods Hole Library to pick up information on an April Scavenger Hunt and got home five minutes late for a Zoom ‘house party’ question and answer session with Onjale Scott Price, a young woman of color who is running for a position on the Falmouth Select Board. She is most impressive and will definitely get my vote. It was a busy and productive day.