2023 Life Logs, Day 360: Headed Home to Cape Cod
Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Weather: Foggy; High 44, Low 41 F
Location: At Home on Lakeview in Falmouth, MA

Fog rolled in last night and this morning it was still with us. It was not such a thick fog that you couldn’t see through it, but it didn’t dissipate as the day rolled on. We visited this morning while Heather made waffles in the new waffle maker the family received from Justin, Jo, Ziggy, and Coco. It was quite a hit as it made big, fluffy waffles very quickly. They were served with a hot berry sauce and whipped cream or syrup. Yummy!
And with the last bits, Heather decided to make what could be an Iron Chef entry.

Before leaving, we posed for a family photo, one normal pose and one crazy one. I then left around 11 am after having my car packed with bags of Christmas presents. Since Heather and gang are headed on to Vermont in the hopes of going skiing, presents needed to be sent home with me. That is, all except for the waffle maker. It is going to Vermont with them. I drove straight through to IKEA in Stoughton, about a four-hour drive. I wanted to find some sort of shelf to put on my kitchen counter so I can store my glass storage containers on and under the shelf. That will keep me from bending down to get them in the cabinet under the counter. I was successful in finding something that I hope will work. I also picked up a few other odds and ends along the way. It was almost 4 pm when I left, so I had a home ETA of 5:15 pm. I contacted the dog sitter to see if he could help me unload the car but found out that he was sick and had Shadow at home with him, not at my house. So, I sent an SOS text to Karen and Peter Baranowski and they said they were headed home as well and would arrive at about the same time as me. So I headed home and as soon as I left IKEA more fog rolled in and stayed with me all the way home. Karen and Peter arrived just after I did and helped me unload. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Then I was off to pick up my Shadow. I have really missed him and was anxious to get him home for a proper snuggle.

Shadow and I headed home, both of us glad to be here I think. As I unpacked and got dinner ready, Shadow had a nap in his bed under the Christmas tree. And after calling my sister to check in and eating dinner, Shadow and I decided that we will go to bed early tonight. I truly enjoyed my time in Maine, but it sure feels good to be home with my Shadow.