“Without the weekend, where would the week be?”

The morning is uninviting so far. The sky is mostly cloudy though glimpses of sun and blue sky poke through for a bit of optimism on an ugly day. It is only 19˚, even worse with the wind chill. Last night was bitterly cold, and the wind was loud, turbulent. I fell asleep despite the howling. Nala fell asleep under the covers and Henry at the foot of the bed. My to do list has one item, clean the backyard. From the deck I can see all the trash Nala stole. That dog is an unrepentant recidivist.

When I was a kid, today would have been the perfect Saturday to sit in front of the TV and watch all my morning shows. I remember Fury and My Friend Flicka. All of my dogs have aspired to be Rin Tin Tin or Sergeant Prestons’ King. My favorite western has always been The Lone Ranger. Captain Midnight began my love for science fiction programs and movies. Creature Double Feature took up my afternoons. I sat as close to the TV as my mother allowed and watched two black and white science fiction movies. That’s where my love for them began. Even now I’d pop some corn and watch those old movies all day.

Tonight is hot dog, brown bread and baked beans night, at least it was my entire childhood. I’m going with just the hot dogs for my tonight’s supper as I’m not a lover of beans and never gave buying brown bread a thought. Back when I was a kid, I’d put sweet relish and yellow mustard on my dogs. Over the years my tastes have matured. I use a variety of mustards. My favorites vary. Right now I’m into spicy brown mustard. As for relish, it’s not for me. I choose piccalilli instead, a sort of chunky pepper and onion version. I also add chopped jalapeños and onions if I have any. Eating hot dogs has a couple of rules. The roll must always be toasted. It must, and I emphasize must, be open at the top. Choice of toppings is optional.

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2 Comments on ““Without the weekend, where would the week be?””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    In case you haven’t heard, the small reform Jewish Congregation in Colleyville, Beth Isreal, is on the National News due to a hostage situation this morning. during Shabbat Services. An armed man entered the small synagogue and was uttering profanity and threats. The police were called about eleven this morning and the FBI swat team is on the scene as this ongoing hostage situation continues. This synagogue is only a couple of miles from my house. The crazies of the world are everywhere.

    Last night the wind was blowing out of the north up to 55 MPH and I could hear the rafters in the attic groaning under the strain of the wind. Yesterday the high temperature was 73°and this morning we were in the lower 30s range but the wind chill has been in the upper teens. We even had a few snow flurries today.

    My favorite Saturday morning TV shows as a kid included. “Sky King”. I think I had the hots for both his Cessna 310 airplane and his niece, Penny. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I saw it on the news about the synagogue. I looked later to find out what happened. What a relief it was to find everyone is okay. The crazies are worst than every, and there are far more of them.

      The wind here too was blowing everything. I could hear it howling.the whole night. We had a bit of wind today, but it felt calm compared to the night before. Tomorrow we’ll hit 40˚ during the day and 18˚ at night. Everything is crazy. Look at the tsunami warning. Now we also have snowstorm Izzy. It is weird that snowstorm now have names.

      I remember you and your hots for Penny. The Songbird was an added plus!!


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