On Sunday it was shorts, tank top and flip flops. On Monday it was jeans, long-sleeved shirt, flip flops optional. Throw in some heavy rain and you have a typical New England weekend. Pretty soon the fog will come in and Spring will be complete. But we love it. It certainly is not boring for the meteorologist.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Lukas Smith and Jacob Spearman, who celebrated on May 22; Cayden Bresett on May 23; Anita Cabral on May 25; and to Anthony Pereira who celebrated his day on May 26.

More and more people are arriving. I saw my friend Pat Rodgers. She and her husband John were here for the weekend. She and John are living in Lexington, surrounded with friends they knew in Cambridge, and are happy. It is always nice to catch up with friends and hear how their winters were. Healthy and happy is a good thing.

With all the hustle and bustle of people getting houses ready and landscapers scurrying to get gardens planted, I can’t help thinking back to when homeowners came down on Memorial Day weekend, opened their places, picked up and settled in for the summer and then closed up their homes and left on Labor Day. There were no questions as to when summer started and ended. Now the seasons are longer and after the pandemic everyone stayed. I am not saying it is a good or bad thing but it has sure changed over the years.

Things are going to start to open. Restaurants will be welcoming more diners; movies will be playing; we will be able to visit more with friends. It has been a long time coming and it will be great to see friends and, of course, family, again. As for myself, I still take caution but we must get on with our lives. We have all changed in some way or another after this long year and a half of isolation and distancing. A big thank you to those who follow my column for, first, reading it and then thank you for your patience. It has been difficult to write about what is going on and who is going or coming. What will happen in town has been on hold for a long time.

Memorial Day is here and I hope you take time to remember and thank those who gave up their tomorrows so we could have ours.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.