“I think Saturday may be Latin for “stay in pajamas til noon then eventually motivate yourself to shower and get ready for bed that night.”

I again woke to a beautiful morning filled with sun capped by a deep blue sky. It was quiet until I went to get the papers and was assailed by the harsh jeering of several bluejays in the front trees. I wondered if they sensed the coming storm and were giving warning or if it was just noisy bluejays. They disappeared as quickly as they came.

Gracie has spent most of the morning in the yard. Once in a while she barks for no reason. She’s just being a dog. She comes back inside every now and then, takes a drink from the porcelain bowl then goes back outside. I followed her one time and stood on the deck. She stood on the driveway. We both just watched and listened.

Saturday is still magical for me. From the time I was a little kid throughout my entire working life Saturday has always been the best day. On Saturday I could sleep-in, more important to the adult me than the kid me, but the kid me appreciated not hearing, “Time to get up for school.” Saturday morning TV was always the best. Sitting, watching, eating cereal and still wearing pajamas was my favorite way to greet the morning. In that regard, not much has changed. This morning I sat, drank my coffee and read the papers while still dressed in my night clothes, no longer pajamas but close enough. Later I’ll watch a really bad movie on the SyFy channel, and it will be like the Saturday matinee. I have to go out and pick up a few things I forgot yesterday then Gracie and I will take a ride. I love to roam on a Saturday. I always have.

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15 Comments on ““I think Saturday may be Latin for “stay in pajamas til noon then eventually motivate yourself to shower and get ready for bed that night.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    On autumn days when the sun shines and the sky is that raw sapphire color, the blue jays are about as gorgeously blue as they will ever be. They just want you to notice how wonderful they look as they flash through the autumn foliage. 🙂

    Rocky spent a lot of time staring out the front door at the doe who was chomping my neighbor’s ground cover last night. Originally he was barking ferociously but I shut him up because midnight is not the time for that sort of thing. So he sat there and grumbled at her instead. She ignored him.

    Today is do nothing day except for getting suitable snacks for the coming Frankenstorm. Maybe I will also get the wheel barrow that I so desperately need. Depends on how awful the Home Depot parking lot looks. 🙂

    Enjoy the Saturday!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I think the blue jays weren’t content with me just looking so they got my attention, loudly got my attention. They were also out back when I was filling the feeders but were far more subdued.

      Gracie would, like Rocky, go bonkers over seeing a deer in the yard, but my telling her to be quiet would have had little effect. Before the 6 ft fence went up in the back, critters got through the pickets on the 4 ft fence and Gracie always thought they’d come to play with her, even the giant raccoon and the skunk.

      I still have a couple of things I forgot so I’ll head out later when I think the crowds have left. I did get the 8 batteries for my giant lantern so I’m set in case.

      You have a great weekend!!

      • Caryn Says:

        I ended up getting the wheelbarrow at the Essex Co-op AKA the feed store.
        The milk aisle in the grocery store was crowded. But I have ice cream so I’m all set. 🙂

  2. olof1 Says:

    19F here this morning and cloudy but the clouds flew away and the rest of the day was rather nice, but cold. Not far away from here south to the village the snow fell and thankfully the wind came from north west so we never got it 🙂

    Yes Saturday has always been the best day of the week but even if I must have watched tv I can’t remember any programs in the morning. I do remember the evening programs though.

    It will be another cold night, not a single cloud in the sky and it’s already below 32F.

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      That is just too cold!

      I just came in from filling the bird feeders and the bird bath. It is perfectly lovely out. It is no wonder Gracie had the shortest nap ever and went right back outside.

      We had cartoons and westerns on Saturday. Westerns were The Cisco Kid, Annie Oakley, Rin Tin Tin and so many others.

      Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Bob Says:

    I love Saturdays as a kid and now as an adult. I enjoyed watching the kids shows on TV, before they all became 30 minute long commercials, and all the stores were open on Saturdays but closed on Sundays. Once we got rid of the ‘blue’ laws Saturday lost some of its appeal since we can shop on Sundays.

    I enjoy watching the cooking shows and Motorweek on PBS. I don’t really cook any more but I enjoy seeing how different ingredients are put together to create great food. Although my car is running great after 13 years and 150,000 miles, I still like to keep up with what’s new in the automotive world.

    Most Saturdays I sleep late, eat a leisurely breakfast or brunch and surf the web instead of reading the newspaper. Once the paper’s cost exceeded $300 a year I decided that I can get all the news I want for free on my iPad. I wasn’t reading much of the paper anyway because I didn’t like the coverage or what was going on in the world 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I also liked it when the stores were closed on Sunday. It took a long time to change the law in this state, and they did it gradually but they finally allowed all the stores to open.

      I also watch the cooking shows and I like the syfy make-up programs. It is amazing what these people can do.

      You have a wonderful Saturday! I, though, still love the paper, especially the Sunday papers with all the extras. It is such a nice leisurely way to start the day. I have a cup of coffee with each paper.

      The political stuff fills my TV, and I can’t stand it anymore!!

      • Bob Says:

        The only good thing about living in Texas is that we are so completely a red state that there are almost no political ads. Here if you win the Republican primary, then it’s practically assured that you will win in November.

        By the way, I like being able to shop on Sundays. Why should the state tell a store owner when he can or can’t be open? I am a big believer in complete separation of church and state.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      That was a tremendous article. Thank you for sending it along. After reading that, I hope you have a better appreciation of Lennie!!!

  4. katry Says:

    Bob,
    Nothing wrong with a day of rest! I think the stores being open were part of the end of the family Sunday dinner and maybe the Sunday drive. It was a day to stay close to home, and I never minded that.

    We even get political ads from New Hampshire given our proximity.

    • Bob Says:

      Yes, the Sunday dinner became fast food, high gas prices killed the Sunday drive and TV/Radio preachers and clergy sex scandals killed going to church 🙂

  5. Bill S. Says:

    I got all my outside, pre-storm chores done on Sat. Batten down yer hatches, we’re in for a big one….Around late afternoon there was a Vincent Price film, The Wax House, on tv. The huckster trying to get people to enter the Wax House was outside on the sidewalk with two fly-backs going at once. What a talent!

    Today (Sunday) we’re heading to southern Maine to Becky and Kevin’s, for a one-year anniversary supper. We’re bringing chicken curry and apple crisp, alomg with your bottle of lighthouse wine. I hope we get back before the weather starts.


    • Bill,
      I have taken down everything except the bird feeders which I’ll take down tonight. All my furniture was already covered, but I want to lay down the umbrella. It has a cover but can still be blown.

      I watched that movie too. When I was a kid, it scared the heck out of me when she hit him in the face, and it fell off. I was in my room watching and ran to my parents out of sheer fright. Putting the balls into our mouths would have resulted into heavy bruises about the face. The balls were headed toward you as this was a 3-D movie.

      Be careful but have wonderful time. Hmmm, curry is one of my favorites. Peg can come down anytime. I loved her dinners!


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