On Week-ending

my Rhododendrons in their full glory

I woke up this morning to the sound of thunder; smiling, I snuggled in for another half hour’s rest.  When I did get up and find my way downstairs to the coffee pot, the house was still dark and the rain could still be heard, battering us. Old dog, curled in his bed, watched me with one eye open.  I poured a cup of coffee and found the hubbs – standing in the garage watching the rain blow in from the west. 

The house is sparkling from yesterday’s efforts; even the garage is shining, for he spent most of yesterday scubbing and sweeping his “man-land.”  The fridge is stocked with foods I prepared yesterday morning, and the counters show off my baking efforts.

Sunday has come again and I love to linger in it; I always try to slow it down and not let it go away so quickly.   I’ve written about my love for Sundays before, including here.

No offense to the other days, but Sunday stands alone as my favorite.   Friday night is for fun, Saturdays you’ll find me tearing through my “to-dos,” but Sunday?  Sunday is my day.  A day to pause, to think, to reflect, to appreciate.

~*~*~*~*~

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.  ~Bill Watterson

There aren’t enough days in the weekend.  ~Rod Schmidt

Of all the days that’s in the week
I dearly love but one day
And that’s the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday.
~Henry Carey

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.  ~John Shirley

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.  ~Joseph Addison

What do you love most about your favorite day of the week?

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18 thoughts on “On Week-ending

  1. Have to agree…Sundays rock.

    • 🙂 I just looked at the clock and realized it was already noon – and sighed. Sundays go too fast for me!! Cheers, MJ

  2. Sunday is my “to do” day…sadly, so are all the other days of the week.

    I am doing laundry, cooking, and gardening today, but I’m doing it all in my jammies!

    Wendy

  3. I had a very similar experience, waking up to rain and crawling back into bed! My sunday today, however, was quite interesting, I wrote about it on my blog:)
    http://www.quinnpendleton.wordpress.com

  4. I like to think that Sundays are untouchable with no demands. I’m so glad you are enjoying one of those. And, it sounds like you deserve it having accomplished so much previously.
    I would love to hear the sound of rain accompanied by the clap of thunder in the middle of the night sending me ” to hunker” deeper into my bed and pillow. We had rain on Wednesday…briefly. Still a drought…we’re 8 inches behind.

  5. Agreed! I have fallen so far behind on everything lately, and today (Sunday) I had a small list of things I still needed to do. And you know what? I didn’t do them because I desperately needed some down-time. And it felt good. The to-do list will wait.

    • Good on you Terri! Sometimes the best thing about a Sunday is doing absolutely nothing at all — it’s called “a day of rest” for a reason … cheers !!

      MJ

  6. Sorry to be a day late reading your lovely post about Sunday. Motor Man has always said that Sunday is my day. He lets me decide what we’re going to do.
    (Our heavy rains were Saturday night, so they lulled me to sleep.)

  7. cooper

    Saturday…unquestionably. Sundays, for me, always have that tinge of dread that Monday is around the corner but Saturday is truly stress free.

    • I “get” what you’re saying, Coop, and I think that’s why I always try to slow Sundays down … not that I can … but honestly, both are pretty great. Cheers! MJ

  8. I think it is a shame I did not get to read this until Monday night. Clearly, my Sunday was too busy. I’ll do better next Sunday.
    Do you ever sit and watch CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood? I love that show. Me, an empty house, a cup of coffee and CBS Sunday Morning. Nice.

    ~ Lenore

    • I love to watch that show, Lenore. I think I love the imagery and music as much as anything … At this time of year I really like to go out to the screened porch with my coffee & listen to/watch the birds. Cheers! MJ

  9. Love these quotes. And love weekends, of course!

    Thanks!

    Sheila

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