“There are few things as relaxing as that serene Sunday morning silence.”

The weather report says partly cloudy and a high of 65˚, but it is still morning chilly. I have to go to the dump today so I’m hoping for a bigger bit of sun, a warmer bit of sun. I want another nice day. Come on, sun!

My neighborhood is always quiet on a Sunday morning. On Saturdays I can hear kids playing basketball down the street and lawn mowers, many lawn mowers from all directions. The roads are busier. Today, though, I heard only birds when I went outside. I stood by the car and listened. I enjoy Sunday mornings.

When I was a kid, I wasn’t such a fan of Sundays. Every Sunday started the same way. I had to go to church. After church I could go out, but I had to stay close. I had to be around for Sunday dinner. That left only the late afternoon for me. Sometimes I’d ride my bike or find a quiet place and read or even visit friends who lived on the block. Sunday evenings meant early to bed for school the next day. We abided Sundays. We had no choice.

On Saturday nights I watch all the science fiction shows I saw when I was growing up or even some from when I was grown. All but two are Irwin Allen’s. Lost in Space is 60’s couture. Most of the clothes are pastels. Lime green is a favorite. Pink is a close second. Only Dr. Smith is wearing dark clothing, a character tell. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is another. The Seaview is the biggest sub even imagined with corridors, rooms, labs and offices. The corridors are wide, and everyone walks upright. It carries a flying sub, a yellow flying sub. Then there is The Time Tunnel. The main characters travel back and forth through time solving problems when and where ever they land, but solving their travel problem is out of reach. I don’t watch Land of the Giants. I do watch my favorites, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and The Invaders, the only non Irwin Allen programs. They are on quite late, and I usually manage to watch a couple. The rest I DVR. Today I have already watched The Invaders and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. I have had two cups of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. It has been a good Sunday so far.

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6 Comments on ““There are few things as relaxing as that serene Sunday morning silence.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I agree 100% that the silence on Sunday mornings is so very relaxing. I used to get up and watch CBS Sunday morning, but now I just read the news and mail on my iPad, drink coffee in my special Sunday cup and relax. It’s almost warm enough to drink the coffee outside on my patio.

    The upper level low has finally moved in your direction and the forecast is for sunny to partly cloudy skies with a high of 80°. Today, I’m wearing my weekend shorts instead of my blue jeans.

    Sunday mornings when I was a kid consisted of breakfast and playing either inside or outside depending on the weather. After eating breakfast and drinking his coffee, my father would lock himself into the bathroom. He would read the entire Sunday paper while smoking cigarettes and sitting on the porcelain throne. 🙂 I think he did that to get away from us and to get some relaxation time. I thought that ritual was a part of maturing into an adult man. Adulthood in my immature brain was spending inordinate amounts of time in the bathroom on Sunday mornings. 🙂

    Last night I watched the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox indoors at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington. They had the retractable roof closed because of the threat of rain. I’m amazed that they are not enforcing the mask requirement nor social distancing at the ballgames. Fortunately, the case numbers and deaths from Covid-19 have been going down or holding steady. What a concept, the vaccines work. They are playing a day game this afternoon and maybe open the roof.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      The Sox lost again today. I watched in misery. They led a good portion of the game.

      My father, in warm weather, took his coffee and papers outside to the picnic bench. One of my dogs, Shauna, drank his coffee outside, and he was amazed. She never left a drop. My dad loved that dog so much. I also take my coffee and pAper outside when it’s warm. My deck furniture is still covered. Maybe in a week or two.

      I laughed at the story of your dad on Sunday mornings. Your last sentence made me laugh right out loud. Thanks!!

      It is all cloudy now. It rained for maybe five minutes or so. Henry was outside and came him a bit wet. He doesn’t mind rain all that much.

      It was warm enough for my dump run. I was happy to clear out the car. I need a new dump sticker. I have the month before they start charging me for each bag if I don’t have the sticker.

      It really was a good day!

      • Bob Says:

        I watched the ballgame from about the fifth inning. Did you notice how few fans were wearing masks and how many seats were sold? They did have the roof open so that the virus would fly away before infecting anyone. 🙂

        Now, I’m enjoying this beautiful weather on my patio. It’s partly sunny, calm wind and the temperature is 80° with 54% relative humidity. Life is good.

      • katry Says:

        I did notice the lack of masks. Maybe that it was socially distance which was the difference. There were groups and couples togetther with spaces between one group and another. I guess with the dome open it is considered outside.

  2. Hedley Says:

    The warm airs swept in to Detroit and I swept in to the basement to pull the patio furniture for another season, 45 sweaty minutes later I had everything out except the large metal table that needs a team.

    I took to a chair, grabbed a book on David Bowie and cranked up the music. Sometimes I love the Kinks so much I just cannot stand it ! I have been updating my digital stuff, a new phone, new wireless ear buds, the Mac calls. I am in touch but sure need help !

    I watched my football team win 4-0 gave me a break from the work, the office calls.

    Oh well

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I am not even thinking about the deck furniture, but when the time comes, it will be easy as everything is covered and on the deck. I have to give thought to the plants for the deck boxes. Planting them takes all day.

      It is still a bit cold for deck sitting. I sit for a little while after I fill the feeders, but the wind gets to me quickly.

      I watched my baseball team lose 5-3.


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