The rust of the week

Sunday has come around again and I’ve asked it to linger.

Friday night was fun, Hubbs and I had a date night in the garage. We laughed, we chatted, we waited in the rain for the Tigers to play but … no dice.

Yesterday was our “warrior” day – suited with Windex, paper towels, garbage bags and the vacuum, I tore through our bedroom, the one resembling a storage unit of late.
Inspired, Hubbs joined me and together we hauled out bags for Goodwill and loads of trash, too.  What a difference!

And now, Sunday’s arrived like the gift she is; the house is clean, the sun’s shining and  leaves are swirling down around the house.  Hubbs has Lions football and a Tigers’ double-header today, can you say ‘happy guy?’   I’ve got a pot of chili simmering on the stove and old dog waiting to go on our walk.

No offense to the other days, but Sunday can’t be beat.  She’s my favorite.

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week – Joseph Addison

I’m happy Fall’s arrived: image from

What are you up to today?

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23 thoughts on “The rust of the week

  1. Oh, I agree…Sundays are good. I can never decide…is Sunday the reward at the end of a busy week, or does it provide the nourishing beginning to a new one? This isn’t a calendar question…more of a mindset question. Sometimes I think Sunday stretches to fill both roles. ~ Sheila

  2. Sundays are my favorite day (if I’m not working), though I’m a little conflicted about not attending church on a day like today. I washed windows, washed our vehicles, ironed, watched some football and reconnected with Connie. I’ll read some devotional stuff and spirtually reload for another week a little later on.

    How’s your youngest doing at college?

    • I understand; when I attend, I like to go on Saturday nights … having said that, I don’t attend all that often. Sounds like you had a very productive day Mr. RR!

      The youngest is enjoying the college experience; he’s attending part-time for now (gettin’ his feet wet) and working in retail. Life’s good 🙂

      Happy Sunday!

  3. I love that dog, and the photo. Perfect. Recovering from a trip north to visit family, returned quite late last night. Slept late hope to get some straightening done around the house, paperwork caught up, etc. Beautiful day, though–might have to do some pruning and garden tasks to make the most of a cool, fall day.

  4. Sounds like a real nice weekend you’ve had. Me? I cut hay (3rd cutting) for the first time in the rain today. Pretty weird and kinda hard to see. 😉 No biggie though, I guess we’re going to wrap them for high moisture bales (cow hay) later in the week.
    Wishing and praying it would rain or snow in the higher elevations in the west so they can get a break from the fires and smoke.
    The fall colors sure are getting gorgeous around here!!

    • I know you have lots of work yet to do, D, so sometimes your Sunday might come in the middle of the week. As a farmer’s daughter, I “get” that.

      The situation in the west is distressing; so much fear and anxiety there, I pray for rain as well.

      Enjoy the fall colors!

  5. I’m a savage house cleaner on Saturdays too. And nothing makes me smile like swishing through leaves. Love it.

    • Yeah, who wants to spend their Sunday cleaning? Not me.
      Having said that, yesterday was “the day” … it was the right temperature and I was in the right frame of mind to clean under the bed and move dressers, organize papers and remove questionable fashion choices. Feeling it today! That, and my 40 min workout, 20 of which was running – whoop whoop!

      Happy Fall!

  6. I’m just trying to catch up on stuff I didn’t get done during the week.

    I love the picture of the pup with the leaf; it brightened up my afternoon. : )

  7. What a wonderful weekend you’ve had, MJ! What we did today: Hubby and I took a long drive out in the country this morning, so I could photograph barns and fences, stopped and bought another bird (duck?) bath, had lunch at DQ, came home where he watched the race and I worked in the yard… purrfect!
    Thanks for sharing your weekend with us!

  8. I, too, love Sundays. Mine was low key. Gosh, I’ve missed your posts. However, I should be back to a regular blogging schedule Monday morning. About time, right?

  9. I love your description. Sundays are my favorite day of the week, while my husband prefers Saturdays. So funny how certain days have a unique feel to them!
    (I love your blog setup and the look of things…how did you get the ads on the top and side? I only have one at the end of my post and i’m not sure I’m liking it….)

    • I know, it is funny how we attribute a certain feel to certain days … On the ads thing, I am not sure. I signed up for Word Ads and that’s where Word Press puts them. Maybe it has to do with the theme I’m using as in if I changed themes the locale of the ads would change, too?

      Good to hear from you, Darla-girl.

  10. The best Sundays are the stress free, relaxing kind. The only bad part is when Sunday winds down and you know Monday is fast approaching! 🙂

  11. cooper

    what a great picture. Sunday…re-kindled a friendship with my best man whom i hadn’t seen in 30 years….was a good thing

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