“Oh dear sunday, I want to sleep in your arms and have fun day.”

The sun is gone to regions unknown. It is a chilly, damp day. I always think Sundays should be bright and sunny. A beautiful warm day  would make me optimistic about the rest of the week.

This morning I didn’t tarry for a look at the garden. I grabbed my papers and came right back inside the house. I know a few flowers are still blooming. The other day the bees were all over them. That morning I stopped and watched. I think it’s time for the front storm door.

The week seems to have an empty dance card, the same as last week. I liked it. One book was finished and another begun, and the odd places in the house were cleaned and polished: bookcases, knick-knacks, lamp shades and the tops of books. I lemon oiled the old wooden surfaces and cleaned tiles. I was possessed.

I still hold for quiet Sundays. When I was a kid, I complained there was nothing to do, and there wasn’t, but that has changed. Sunday is now the same as any other day except the newspaper is thicker. That seems wrong, not the paper of course, but the rest of it. We all need a day to enjoy life, even to do nothing which is enjoyable in itself. Lie on the couch and read or watch football, even take a nap. Most things can wait until tomorrow.

My boys won again yesterday. The Red Sox are now up 2 games to none. Big Papi hit two home runs. What made the win especially sweet was they beat Price. I love the post season.

Tonight is games, appies, The Amazing Race and dessert. Sounds like a perfect Sunday night to me.

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15 Comments on ““Oh dear sunday, I want to sleep in your arms and have fun day.””

  1. Morpfy Says:

    Blueberry-Maple Breakfast Bake
    Prep: 15 minutes
    Cook: 1 hour

    If using frozen blueberries, defrost and drain first.

    1 loaf of white bread, crusts removed, bread cut into 1-inch pieces
    4 oz cream cheese, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
    2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
    8 eggs, beaten
    1 1/2 cups milk
    1/4 cup melted butter
    1/4 cup maple syrup plus more for serving


    1 Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish. Place half of the bread cubes in the dish. Sprinkle cream cheese cubes and half of the blueberries over the bread. Top with remaining bread cubes and blueberries.

    2 Combine eggs, milk, maple syrup and butter in a large bowl and pour over bread mixture.

    3 Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cover with aluminum foil if you notice the edges browning too much during baking.

    4 Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares to serve. Serve with additional maple syrup. Can be prepared the night before, and baked before serving.

    Yield: Makes 9 servings.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Sunny (and foggy) morning, cloudy day and now it looks like the sun is showing itself again. We even reached the 60′ today so I’m having troubles starting a fire inn the stove 🙂 Really no need for a fire today but I need to dry my work pants for tomorrow 🙂

    I think I’ve made my Saturdays to be Sundays, I usually clean my cottage and wash my clothes on Sundays and usually never do anything special on Saturdays. I agree, we really need one day every week when we do nothing, just take it easy. It doesn’t matter what day though as long as we have one.

    I’m glad the Sox are winning 🙂

    And a Happy Birthday to im6 of course!

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      You got our sun!! When i went out on the deck, it had started to rain, just a little but still rain. My house is chilly but a sweatshirt is enough.

      Saturdays, when I worked, were my chore days. I cleaned the house and did the grocery shopping. Sundays I did go to the dump.

      I agree-it’s a day that’s important, not which one!

      Thanks on the Sox. The next game is tomorrow. If they win, they’ll go on to the next series, a best of 7. If they win that, it would be the World Series.

      Have a great evening!!

  3. Bob Says:

    If you wonder where the sun has gone, it’s shinning brightly here in North Texas. After yesterday’s rain today is brilliant with sunny skies and high’s in the 70s.

    Go Sox. Eliminating the Rays with a sweep would be sweet revenge for that one game playoff humiliation that the Rays handed my Rangers 🙂

    My dance card is also empty this week as I am taking time off from work to burn up some vacation. If I don’t use it before the end of the year I lose it. Bug businesses make strange policies. If we accrue too much vacation it depresses the stock price, according to the bean counters, because vacation is a liability to the company. That policy is right up there with banning travel near the end of a quarter to save money and make the quarterly earnings look better. All it does is increase the cost of buying airline tickets and pushing the expense into the next quarter. You can pay me now or pay me more later 🙁

    It’s all about executive bonuses and to hell with the small stock holder.

    • katry Says:

      So it sneaked your way and left a wet, chilly day behind it. The 70’s are about perfect.

      I had friends who worked in places with the same policy: use it or lose it. Some of them chose to lose it. They seldom missed work. I, though, would never need to be told to use my vacation days. They always made me reenergized for work. I hope you enjoy your free time!

      It is always to hell with the small stockholder!

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I think I have overcome the Cleaning Thing. I’m sat here looking at the very dusty surface of the table that used to hold the printer and I have absolutely no urge to go over there and clean it off.
    Perhaps I will save it for a day when I need to see dramatic results from a cleaning operation. 🙂

    There is nothing on my dance card next week. I hope. I could use a week without appointments or must do items crammed into it. Peapod has to come but that’s no big deal.

    Time to take Rocky for a wade outside in the rain.
    Enjoy your game and appies and the rest of the day.
    Go Sox!

    And Happy Birthday, Im6. 🙂

    • im6 Says:

      Why thank you, Ms. Caryn. Hope you don’t overdose on Beach Boys music. And remember, that dust will still be there tomorrow!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I too am just about over cleaning though I did oil a few old wood pieces today. They look so good gleaming and clean.

      I just baked a chicken and now have to shop to get stuff for my appies. I was waiting for the chicken to finish.

      I was out filling the bird feeders in the rain. I hate to see them fly away disappointed. Gracie just came in and left wet, dirty paw prints on the kitchen floor.

      Go Sox indeed!!

      Have a great afternoon!!

  5. Jay Bird Says:

    Shouting out an RIP for the legendary Dick Cerri, a/k/a “Mr. Folk Music” in the Washington, DC area. He passed away Friday at 77. Dick co-founded the World Folk Music Assn. (with Tom Paxton) and hosted radio’s “Music Americana” for 25 years. The show was briefly syndicated nationally, but mostly it was a DC area institution every Sunday night. Dick “broke” so many great artists with their first popular air-play: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Stan Rogers, Christine Lavin, Nanci Griffith, Schooner Fare, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Kate Wolf, Mike Cross, Lucy Kaplanski, etc. in addition to lots of PP&M, Chad Mitchell and Kingston Trio. Thanks, Dick, for so many years of amazing acoustic music. x

    • katry Says:

      Thank you for this! I didn’t know Dick Cerri, and now I wish I did. The list of artists he presented is filled with many of the best the genre offers, including icons such as PP&M, Chad Mitchell and the Kingston Trio.

      I add my thanks even though I didn’t know him.

      • Jay Bird Says:

        Besides being a champion of “pop-folk”, Dick was a really nice guy. I was just wondering if any of your “coffee club” had heard of him. “Music Americana” was the top-rated radio show in Washington for a decade. If there is a heaven, Dick’s putting on a Kate Wolf-Steve Goodman double bill tonight!

      • katry Says:

        Jay Bird,
        I don’t know but I suspect Ralph who lived in Washington and wanted to be a folk singer himself probably knows of Dick and his program. I will mention him tomorrow.

  6. Birgit Says:

    I had fun this weekend but it was also exhausting. We had a long photo shooting and a concert with the choir on Saturday and today I was at a friend’s 50th birthday party. Not much sleep in between. I’m longing for sleep and a quiet Monday now, but first a hot cacao and TV, the British series Midsomer Murders. Is it also known in the States?

    • katry Says:

      That sounds like a wonderful exhaustion. I hate being tired if it has to do with work, but fun, I’m okay with that sort.

      Yup, I even watched that series on PBS.

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