“Sunday, the day for the language of leisure.”

Today is another pretty day though nowhere near as warm as yesterday when we got to 49˚. The sun this morning is bright and the sky is a dark blue, but the air is chilly. It’s only 37˚, the new average temperature for this time of year. I was outside on the deck chasing red spawns away from the feeders and watching Gracie running in the yard, but I got cold and came back inside to a hot cup of coffee to warm the innards as my mother used to say.

I easily fall into a Sunday mindset and find myself lingering over the newspapers. I am one to read from front to back, each section in turn. It relates, I suspect, to my need for straight pictures, alphabetical herbs and spices and things in their rightful places. That last one helps me to find what I have lost. I know where to look, where it ought to be and most times that’s exactly where I find it. Peculiarities are sometimes a good thing.

I am still a gas hog. The report came in the mail yesterday. I think it strange as from eleven at night to eight in the morning my house is only at 62˚.  During the day it is always at 68˚. I wonder if my neighbors sit with afghans around their shoulders and on their feet and knees so their thermostats can be kept at lower temperatures. I can imagine them exhorting each other: walk around, flap your arms, get another blanket and stop complaining.

It is Amazing Race night. I am doing desserts this week, and we’re having brownies with hot fudge and vanilla ice cream. Just think about it: an evening with friends, one of my favorite shows, fun games, appetizers and dessert. What a wonderful way to start a week.

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12 Comments on ““Sunday, the day for the language of leisure.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I was just thinking how nice it would be with some ice cream right now. I’ve been outdfoors most parts of the day since we had 57,2F here today. Still strong winds but for once they were warm. Of course I don’t have any ice cream so >I thought I might make some frzen yoghurt but it turns out I’m out of that too 🙂

    I don’t have any morning paper any longer but when I had I did like You. I might skipthe add sections though and that was almost half the paper sometimes 🙂 and I always started with the comics 🙂

    Nothing worth watching on tv over here. I have been thinking of getting BBC again but then I need to chose seven other channels too. It’s cheap rigfht now so why not but then again do I really need seven more channels that I won’t look at 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I also start with the funnies and the magazine inserts. The huge ads at the back I skip too.

      Some nights it doesn’t matter how many channels I have-there is nothing worthwhile to watch. That’s when I usually watch a movie.

      I do love ice cream. Coconut is my favorite of all. The brand I buy has bigs pieces of coconut in it. Yummy!

      Have a great Sunday!

      • olof1 Says:

        I have two favorites. Rum-raisin and Hazelnut. But to be honest any taste will do 🙂

        I wish I could just get that one channel that I want and pay for that but that’s impossible to do over here. Too bad we don’t have Scyfy channel over here 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I’m sorry your don’t have syfy-you’d enjoy it.

        Funny-I don’t like either of your favorites.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Our Barbershop Music Festival is over now, 3 days of great a-cappella-music, meeting and listening to nice people from around the Barbershop world (USA, Sweden, England, Netherlands,…). 3 days living on coffee, beer and chocolate, 3 nights with less than 4 hours sleep and in between we won the national Barbershop chorus contest. Not to mention the sunny blue sky 25°C / 77°F in my garden this afternoon wearing a T-shirt and eating ice cream 🙂
    Have a great Amazing Race night!

    • katry Says:

      Yup, now it is time to enjoy that great weather of yours. Adding ice cream makes it an even better day.

      Congratulation on winning-that makes all those hours even more worthwhile.

      Enjoy your Sunday.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Rocky and I went for a short walk this morning. The wind was rather brisk and blowing to the point that it made my eyes water.
    It was much nicer sitting on the top step in the sun and out of the wind.
    I guess when I unloaded bags from the farmers market yesterday, I split one and my loaf of English Toasting Bread fell out. I found it in the driveway this morning. The creatures had chewed through the wrapper and begun consuming the contents. I broke up the loaf and scattered the pieces around the bird feeder. The crows were very happy. So much for English toast. :/

    Ice cream. I have some. But I think I will have a nap first.
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Gracie was i the yard all morning but is now sleeping. I did little this morning and am about to start making my brownies.

      I need a nap too. I tossed and turned until 5 this morning and woke up at 9:30 but kitchen detail first.

      The spawns would be after that bread in a heartbeat. The birds don’t seem to take the curbs and pieces I throw. Picky critters!

  4. flyboybob Says:

    Today the sun is shinning and it’s almost 60 degrees outside. Last night CBS reran the amazing race episode that we missed on Oscar night. I gave up the newspaper because it was getting very expensive and I didn’t enjoy reading it. Instead I get USA Today on my iPad along with a billion news websites. The newspaper in printed form will soon be as important as buggy whips are today. The internet, cable TV and instant everything makes newsprint obsolete.

    Brownies with hot fudge and ice cream sounds like paradise to me. Of course I’m a chocoholic and would love the brownie topped with hot fudge and chocolate, chocolate chunk ice cream. Tomorrow the temperatures should be in the 70s with clear skies. If I won the lottery I would retire to Hawaii where the temperatures are always in the 70s with cool ocean breezes. Of course I can’t count on hitting the jackpot.

    • katry Says:

      I had DVR’ed that episode so we had Amazing Race night on Wednesday with all the same rituals as on Sunday.

      I really enjoy my newspapers, and I sit every morning and read them with my coffee. It is my favorite morning thing to do.

      You would love these brownies and the homemade fudge sauce is wonderful. I got vanilla ice cream as a contrast to all the chocolate.

      It is going to get colder tomorrow than it was today. I would travel in the winter to different places if I won the lottery. I might buy a place in Costa Rica or the DR. It would be nice to have all that money!

  5. MT C Says:

    Today is Sunday, which is my ‘Kat-chup’ day where I read all your blogs I’ve missed during the week (sometimes two weeks). Your many reports of wintry weather remind me that it is near time for it to be spring time here in the Rockies too. With the exception of today, the winds are heavy and the temps of nearly 60, this is indeed a long winter with heavy snows and cooler than cold temps. On the good side, the average snow pack in most water sheds here is nearly 150%, of course that will mean flooding when it finally does get around to melting. Tomorrow is bringing more snow, in the 1 to 3″ range here on the prairie with more in the mountains.

    Was just outside playing with the pooch. With the yard glaciers nearly gone ( I said nearly, but really its not even close) the yard is sopping with puddles, mud and months old hard ice accumulations making it a challenge for the ball chaser to get her job done. But she has remarkable perseverance and is not easily deterred. She is young and it is only her first winter and I’m sure she will grow out of it.


    • katry Says:


      My sister lives in Littleton, Colorado. Her weather is strange. It will be in the 60˚ one day and below freezing the next. I always envy her the early spring she seems to have. Mine is so much slower to come because of the ocean.

      Gracie loves the backyard. She is eight but thinks she’s still a puppy. She runs the perimeter of the whole yard, and when she comes inside, she has spit on her face-very unattractive.

      Always a pleasure when you drop by!

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