“I believe I see what the week is for: it is to give time to rest up from the weariness of Sunday.

The morning is cloudy. It will stay cloudy all day though the sun may make an appearance or two. It is warmer than the last couple of days but only in the high 40’s. I’m thinking of going out with no destination in mind. I do need some cream but that will be last.

The appliance man will come on Tuesday to check my washing machine. He will be here between 1 and 5. Good thing my dance card for Tuesday was empty. I guess I’ll trek to Hyannis tomorrow with my Mac. I’ll also stop at a few places to make the trip more fun.

When I was a kid, Sunday was the most wasted day of the week. We had to go to church and then stay around for family dinner. I’d read the comics and only the comics in the Sunday paper. I’d watch TV, and when I’d get bored, I’d go upstairs and read a while. Dinner was almost always at two. I could pretty much predict some of the menu. We’d have mashed potatoes. The vegetables in those days were mostly canned except for carrots which I didn’t like back then. Peas were often one of the vegetables. There was always a roast of some sorts. My favorite was roast beef, but I also liked roasted chicken and any sort of pork. My mother made gravy. I loved drowning my potatoes in gravy.

Sunday was early to bed with my mother using the excuse it was a school night. Arguing was useless. It was a school night

The laundry is taking over my bedroom. Two giant bags lean against the closet door. I will wait until the verdict on my currently dead washing machine before I trek to the laundromat. I have a book to read but no nickels.

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10 Comments on ““I believe I see what the week is for: it is to give time to rest up from the weariness of Sunday.”

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I agree. Sunday is a wasted kind of day. It’s the day I restart my phone because my phone tells me that I haven’t done it this week and I really should for continued phone health. Okay. It’s also the day I refill my weekly medication organizer. How exciting. After that it’s pretty tame. Especially in the colder times of the year.

    When my nephews and niece were much younger, Sunday was the day they all came over for dinner. The adults had real food. The nephews and niece had chicken nuggets, fries, cucumbers, with ketchup over all. It’s what they asked for. The adults had wine. The kids had “kid wine” in wine glasses. It was raspberry ginger ale but the kids loved that they got real wine glasses to toast with. They’re all adults now but they still call it kid wine.

    My laundry is done. My dishes are washed. I have to pick up some stuff at Walgreen’s so we’ll be going out. The dogs will be happy for the ride.
    The sun is in and out up here. Right now it’s shining brightly so this may be the best moment to do that errand.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Yesterday I cleaned the three baskets under the table here in the den. It was out of sheer boredom. I was surprised at what I found and how much I threw away. I also consolidated my medication and threw away several plastic containers. I had a fruitful day!

      We used to go to my grandparents at least a couple of Sunday’s a month. The house was always full, and the stove had pots of spaghetti. We ate when we got Hungary. The aunts, my mother and grandmother sat downstairs in the kitchen. The men were upstairs watching football. We were all over.

      I wish my laundry was done!! I did empty the dishwasher.

      I wish Henry didn’t mind the car so much as I would be happy to have him with me.

      We had no sun at all!

      Have a great day!

  2. Idle Mind Says:

    Not exactly my favorite Runt song, but it’s the song that comes to mind when I read your posts the past few days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5VKAZzI-HI

    • katry Says:

      Idle Mind,
      This was my first Runt song. His voice is filled with melancholy. It will stay in my mind.

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Sunday was a wasted day when I was a kid because of the blue laws which prevented most businesses from opening. As a kid in Dallas I accompanied my dad to watch him bowl on Sunday mornings in a B’nai B’rith league. When we went home my father sat at the dining room table and did his paperwork from the previous week until dinner time. I would either play outside or watch TV until we went out for an early dinner which usually, Chinese or Italian.

    The bowling ally had a Dallas Texan, AFL football, ticket office. They gave away tickets as prizes to bowlers who beat their average. The tickets were for that afternoon’s game in the Cotton Bowl and we won the tickets a couple of times. The Cotton Bowl held 75,000 and the Texans and the Cowboys each drew a paltry 20,000 or less fans for each home game. Eventually, it became obvious that the Texans and the Cowboys couldn’t exist together in Dallas. The teams two owner’s flipped a coin and the Texans lost and moved to Kansas City becoming The Chiefs. The Cowboys went on to become “America’s Team” and the most valuable sports franchise regardless of their recent year’s record. 🙂

    Today, was another beautiful clear day with a high temperature in the mid 70s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      We also had blue laws which took forever before they were changed. First, on the Sunday’s before Christmas, stores could be open. Greadually more Sunday’s were added until the Blue Laws no longer existed.

      When I was a kid, I never cared all that much whether stores were open or closed on Sunday. I didn’t often go to stores anyway.

      My mother bowled in a league during the week. It was candlepin as that is what most bowling alleys have here. My dad would have loved football tickets as prizes. I didn’t follow football back when the Texans existed so I didn’t know about that move.

      Today was cloudy most of the day!

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        For decades the owner of the Washington Redskins, Jack Kent Cook, prevented the NFL from expanding into the south where he owned a vast Redskin radio network. Lamar Hunt, owner of the Dallas Texans, was a founder of the AFL in the late 1950s and got a franchise for his hometown Dallas. The AFL placed teams in cities that were left out of the NFL for years such as Miami, Houston, Denver and Boston. The NFL placed a franchise in Dallas the same year as the Texans were founded. Eventually, the two leagues merged into the current NFL. The Pats were also founding members of the AFL.

        The blue laws continued here for a long time because Texas is still the buckle of the Bible Belt. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I remember how excited my father was to have a home team at last. The Pats had a variety of homes including Fenway. My father never lived to see the success of his hometown team. He would have been thrilled.

  4. olof1 Says:

    It snowed heavily early this morning. At one time it was so bad that I couldn’t see where the road was. I drove very slowly and I’m glad for that because I was heading towards a huge stack of timber 🙂 🙂 All is gone by now though and I do hope we don’t see any more snow until Christmas 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      That is just so scary. I was in the Black Forest in Germany, and it was so foggy I couldn’t see anything. I drove in the middle o4f the road. A great spot politically but not so good on the road.

      I’m glad you missed that timber. I bet I could have heard your heart beating.

      Have a wonderful snowless day!

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