I didn’t realize how crooked the cake turned out until seeing this picture. Oh, well.
I spent the morning in the kitchen. Also made baked fish and “Toad in the Hole”. Had an appointment afterwards at InMed, and the cool air felt so good, I didn’t even put on a coat.
Ron and I caught a delightful film at the Falmouth Art Center about Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, a middle class couple in New York City who amassed a 1400+ contemporary art collection. He passed away earlier this year. What amazing devotion to art.
I was ready to throttle Ron this evening. He’s been wasting hours trying to square away his email accounts and refused my help. I finally got fed up and fixed it for him just by FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS. I was able to print off his itinerary, bus ticket, boarding passes and car reservation.
After finishing chores, we brought Emme to the Centerville Stroll. Much warmer this year, and we got to hear a bell choir, which was very nice. No cotton candy, but we enjoyed donuts, chili and hot dogs as well as cookies, cider and hot chocolate.
We visited the Museums on the Green for their annual holiday house tour. Purchased a CD of sea chanties by the Rum Soaked Crooks and some ornaments. Did some errands and then visited Highfield; Ron got photos of the creche exhibit, something we promised ourselves last year when both of us forgot our cameras.
Oh, yes, we also indulged at Maison Villatte, the new boulangerie-pâtisserie on Main Street.
Afterwards, we had a beautiful dinner with Candy and John and two other couples. I am grateful to Ron for releasing me at last from the status of fifth wheel.
I saw April hobbling into her friend’s car this morning. She hurt her back the other day and obviously is still in a lot of pain.
So, I moved some “stuff” from her driveway that she’d wanted to put in the back of her truck, and broke down the rest of the trellis archway and put it in bags. I moved the bags to their side yard, next to the boat, and replanted the clematis along their backyard fence. She’ll very likely want to do something else with it, but at least it’s watered and in soil for now. They do have really nice soil over there, not like 20 Dixon, which is all clay, sand and rocks.
I also did some cleanup in our vegetable garden and along the South corner of the “U”. Discovered that the sweet potato vines made a bunch of potatoes, but according to the label, they aren’t edible. Damn.
Had lunch with Cindy and an appointment with my new eye doctor, Dr. Berg.
Last night, Ron and I had pizza at Primetime in North Falmouth and went to the O-F steering committee meeting.
Ron fixed the solar lights on the shed! It required buying a soldering iron, but I’m sure we’ll have another use for it down the line.
We delivered two truckloads of leaves to the transfer station, thus obliterating some big piles, mostly accumulated from the back yard.
I put up lights in the front and some artificial flowers in the window boxes and deck planters.
I also reorganized the bathroom linen closet, using the plastic drawers that Jimmy gave us. It worked out great, increased the shelf capacity by 50%. Having consolidated our belongings in a very inefficient way when Ron first moved in, we now may actually be able to find things.