2021 Life Logs, Day 286: A Quiet Day at Home
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Weather: Sunny and Warm, Again; High Temp 71, Low Temp 59 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was another beautiful day in the neighborhood. Glorious, glorious October weather. I was out early for an 8 am annual dermatology check-up and then returned to spend a quiet day at home. Shadow and I walked, played ball, and gardened. Well, Shadow doesn’t really help me garden. He just watches while basking in the sunshine. I spread some organic fertilizer around the veggie seedlings I planted over the weekend. But before I could do that, I had to remove the blanket of acorns. It is full time job these days to keep the acorns out of the raised beds. I have never seen as many acorns as we have this year.
I spent some time reading to prepare for my Public Policy group Zoom meeting and I did some research on Alzheimer’s for my niece that has a very rare kind of Alzheimer’s called Post Cortical Atrophy. Only 4 percent of the people with Alzheimer’s have this type. But it is also possible that this is not Alzheimer’s at all. The onset is much younger, beginning at age 50, and affects a different part of the brain. Medical researchers are still trying to figure this out.
The topic for my Public Policy group was coastal resiliency–how it is being impacted by climate change and what can be done about it. Our presenter was the Natural Resources Manager at the Cape Cod Commission. We continue to meet via Zoom, and this was a great first meeting.
Tomorrow should be another quiet day at home, and I look forward to it.