2018 Life Logs, Day 363: A Gift
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Weather: High 53, Low 24 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Today Mother Nature gave us a gift here on the Cape. The weather was just absolutely glorious—full sun, blue skies, and a high temp in the 50’s making wearing a winter coat totally unnecessary. Of course, tomorrow will be almost 20 degrees cooler, so the key is to just enjoy the warmth and sunshine when it comes. Tomorrow morning, I leave for a week-long visit in Tennessee with my sister Patsy, my brother-in-law Joe, and their daughter Janet who lives nearby. The flight is only 3 hours, but it takes all day to get there. I leave here at 9:15 to drive to a Park & Ride where I will catch a bus to Logan in Boston. If all goes well, I will touch down at 3:40 pm Central Time. Weather looks okay, so hopefully travel will go smoothly. My fear is not the weather, but my unpredictable knee. I am wearing a brace, but even that is not enough when my knee ‘decides’ to become excruciatingly painful. When that happens, I can’t walk without crutches. But I have decided to leave the crutches at home and hope for the best. I am getting more and more anxious for that end of February knee replacement.
When I got home last night, I was shocked at how much my baby fish grew in one week. The vacation feeder allows them to eat at will and that must agree with them. I started the aquarium with two Platys. These are tropical fish that look like goldfish, but they have live babies. I now have one adult and babies in three different sizes. So much fun to watch them grow.