2021 Life Logs, Day 204: Beach and Olympics
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Weather: Mix of Sun, Clouds, Even Some Rain; High Temp 79, Low 58 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
This afternoon I had only Jonah and Sam as Jed and Ollie were packing and getting ready to leave for a weekend of Scout camping. The weather was strange today and changed our plans a bit. We had a beautiful, sunny morning. Like yesterday, it was a tad cooler than the previous couple of days, but it was not too cool, not too hot, just right. Then when I packed the car to get ready for the beach, the clouds came in. By the time I got to Heather and Jed’s, the skies opened up and we had unexpected rain and distant thunder. The thunderstorm was short lived, but the sky remained cloudy, so Sam, Jonah, and I went to my house to lunch instead of heading straight to the beach. Then when the sun came out, we left for the beach. The breeze “refreshing” and we mostly sat in our beach chairs and looked at the water. When the boys did dive in, they came out almost immediately and said the water was freezing. Instead of waiting for Heather to join us after she finished her workday, we headed home. We’ve had a few good beach days this summer, but not as many as usual. Maybe the best is yet to come, but we only have one more week of Camp Oma before we have a two-week break. Sam and Jonah go to Scout camp for a week while Jed and Ollie go to Maine. Then Heather, Sam, and Jonah join them for a week or so and everyone one comes home, but at slightly different times. Who knows what the final two weeks of summer vacation will look like. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I have been watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics tonight. I love watching all of the different countries make their entrance. I thought Team USA looked like pirates tonight, but they certainly seemed excited and ready for the next two weeks. Go, USA! And I loved that after all of the countries entered, singers from around the world sang John Lennon’s Imagine. “ . . . and the world will be one.” Just imagine.