“Without Saturday, Sunday would just be another day of the week.”

I was going to set my alarm so I could watch the wedding. I didn’t, but I did DVR it from the BBC. I’ll watch it later, my finger on fast forward.

It was cold last night. I had forgotten to turn off my heat from the last cold day so I was surprised when I heard the blast of hot air. Today is cloudy again and rain is predicted today and tomorrow.

A male and female cardinal were at the feeders this morning. I watched until both of them flew away. The spawns of Satan haven’t been around the yard. That surprises me. I am delighted.

Henry continues to protect me from car doors slamming. He barks and howls. He is still nervous around other people. He sometimes even shakes. I hold him.

When I was a kid, Duke, our boxer, followed us everywhere. We could never shake him and telling him to stay was useless unless he wanted to stay. He never did. I remember one time my father yelled for him to come as he was following kids to the East School. Duke stopped, looked at my dad and kept going. My father was so furious he sputtered, got in his car and went after Duke. Gracie was like that. She totally ignored me, the screaming maniac. Luckily, though, she’d go to anyone else but me.

I get a hankering for particular food. One day it was fried seafood so I took myself to Dennisport, to the same restaurant I ate at when I was in high school. Another day I got Thai food at a newish restaurant, also in Dennisport. I got my food to go. The other day I had a cheeseburger and fries. I always think of that as an iconic all-American meal.

I just took hamburger out of the freezer. I’m thinking a dinner of meatloaf with mash potatoes and peas, a favorite comfort meal. A bit of shopping is in order as I have no peas or mash potatoes, that would be baby peas and Yukon gold potatoes.

It will be a quiet weekend. I have nothing immediate on any list. There is stuff I could do but I won’t. I don’t have to.

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8 Comments on ““Without Saturday, Sunday would just be another day of the week.””

  1. flyboybob Says:

    Most of us don’t really train our dogs, they train us. 🙂 In my next life I want to return as a small lap dog in a middle aged widows house. 🙂

    When we first moved to Dallas in the early 1950s seafood was something most folks only ate when they went to the Gulf coast if they ever at seafood. Frozen fish was available in super markets but fish to most of our neighbors was either, fish cakes, cat fish or lake bass. Today fresh seafood is available everywhere. The airlines fly lots of the stuff from coastal cities to every city in the country. Last weekend we had dim sum in a Chinese restaurant which is located in an Asian neighborhood shopping center. We were among a couple of Caucasian patrons. We walked through the large Asian grocery store next door and the seafood counter was chock full of fresh whole fish of various types. Regardless, seafood always tastes better eaten in a restaurant on a pier located next to the ocean.

    One of my coworkers is a pilot who is retired from Southwest Airlines. He used to bid the morning trip from New Orleans to Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI). Much of the cargo were huge bags of gulf oysters. In those years the pollution was so bad in Chesapeake Bay that the oysters were uneatable and he would deliver fresh ones from the Gulf of Mexico which were sold in restaurants probably as Chesapeake Bay Bluepoint oysters.

    One fact I learned from all the hoopla of the wedding was that Windsor Castile was never bombed during WWII because Hitler planned on living there when he was crowned king of England. 😦

    A partly cloudy day with a predicted high in the upper 90 degree range. Thank goodness for air-conditioning. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      My cats too train me, but the dog more so. I can interpret meows and barks.They, however, don’t get human but I suspect they are just ignoring me.

      I have always lived in Massachusetts close to the coast so fresh seafood was easy to find. There are fish markets at the piers where the boats moor. Fish doesn’t get much fresher than that.

      My sister in Colorado loves crab so she has it though not often. She always has no trouble finding fresh crab.

      Raint and cold today.

  2. Hedley Says:

    Kat, I didn’t need the alarm, I checked the clock radio it was 4:30 and much to Mrs MDHs shangrin on went NBC. I flirted with BBC America as they were delivering the BBC1 TV feed, which Uncle Pauly was watching but the hacked commercial breaks were insufferable and I settled down with NBC.

    And what a show it was, The Rev (Michael Curry) ripped it up, the Royals looked like they had been hit by one of Bob’s bombs or maybe a doodlebug and they sang “Standby me” in the chapel. The day was gorgeous, so was the bride and the crowds were fab. I loved that Princess Meghan stayed at Cliveden I wondered if they explained Profumo and the swimming pool and Christine Keeler ? She brought down a government, perhaps Princess Meghan will bring down the institutional walls of the ….

    I was domestic for a while, watched the Cup Final and am heading to Chapel

    Next week will involve some nostalgia tourism. I’m looking forward to seeing you said my Uncle Pauly, me too Uncle Paul, me too.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I watched BBC.The commercials were short and quick.They weren’t on the other channels.

      It was a wonderful day. I enjoyed all of it except I found The Rev a bit too long. Had I been there, I would have gotten a bit antsy. I thought Stand by Me was a wonderful choice. All the music was lovely. I loved the sea of red uniforms, beautiful color. It was all such a delight to watch. I did wish had scones.

      I stayed around until after 5 then did my quick shopping.

      I know you love seeing Uncle Pauly. Is he coming here I guessed that as you haven’t mentioned a trip.

  3. Birgit Says:

    We’ve had a nice sunny Saturday here and two holidays will follow.
    I didn’t watch the royal wedding but it was nice to read happy news from Britain for a change. This Brexit thing is getting weird.
    Chinese food probably tomorrow when we’re next town to see the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. It’s just a small Chinese fast food restaurant but very delicious and I hate it anyway to wait for food too long.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      It was an ugly day today. I did go out for a few things but hurried home when I started to feel awful. I took a long nap and feel a bit better.

      It was such a lovely day for the wedding. The pageantry was wonderful with all that red.

      My Chinese place is basically take out even though there are a few tables. I always call ahead. It doesn’t matter where you order take out Chinese as they all say 15 minutes.

  4. olof1 Says:

    I didn’t watch the wedding but I did watch long enough to see the brides dress, really good looking! I also saw how she walked in by her self in the church and half way there she joined up with prince Charles, that was just like what our crown princess did at her wedding. She was very criticized because of that because in Swedish weddings the bride walks up by herself, to show that she does this by her own choise and is no ones property like it is in many other countries. It might look romantic when the father leads the bride to the altar but it basically says that the bride is the father’s property and he is now giving her away to her new owner.

    I remember when I grew up that seafood was for the poor people because it was so cheap, now it’s almost the opposite 🙂 🙂 I east it too seldom to be honest.

    It is sunny and already quite warm here this morning and it will be hot again later today. I’m so glad I mowed the lawn yesterday 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I never thought of the bride and her father’s walk up the aisle as announcing her as property. I always saw it as a woman leaving the home of her childhood and entering into the home of her own family one with her husband.

      Here too you can choose to go it alone. Se did look wonderful walking up the aisle by herself and with Prince Charles. Tat dress was simple but amazing.

      Here people can fish for their own seafood, but it is easier to buy it at the fish market. I don’t remember when it was cheap.

      It is going to rain again.


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