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Old 07-31-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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What do you like to do on Sundays?

i'm old school, still read and subscribe to newspapers. a lot of the breaking news i've already seen on cnn or the internet, but still. the sunday paper can hold my interest for a good hour or more, even though much of the news can be unpleasant and despairing. sundays are good for taking a spin. we have incredibly beautiful countryside and mountain vistas surrounding where i live. traffic is light on sundays, especially on the country roads. i like to drive, music playing semi-loud, my eyes and mind open to the sights and sounds streaming past as the road takes us away. sunday meals are as special as i can make them. we never eat out, and i use this to justify the lamb chops, the smoked fish, the ny strip steaks i bring home for our sunday table...what are some of your sunday pleasures?


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Old 07-31-2011, 11:28 AM   #2
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Watch football. Otherwise Sunday is pretty much like any other day.

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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Big cooking day here. BBQ, grill in summer, or roast large carcasses indoors in the winter. Drink beer, and subsequently, go to bed early.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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Cooking carcasses...
Good times.

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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Read. Drink wine. Cook. Horse around here. I do usually like to watch "Religion and Ethics" on TV because I like the balance it gives, even though I'm not religious myself it gives some good insight into many of our world's problems. Maybe an old movie. Sometimes I call my family and catch up.

When I entertain, I often do it on Sundays, early-ish. Lunch or Brunch or an early dinner so everyone can go home, put up their feet, and burp while waiting for the new week to attack them.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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Read the Sunday paper with a cup of coffee. I never drink coffee other than on Sundays, get too wired! Make bacon and eggs with toast, I don't eat breakfast other than Sundays. Watch CBS Sunday Morning, then have the Food Channel on while I do laundry. Figure out something for dinner. Yardwork if it's nice out.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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Weekends...Sundays...are not much different than the rest of the week when you're retired. I'm discovering that.

However, I always like to begin the day with a nice, extra-special breakfast that we can eat at leisure. Saturday night Greta*, our housemaid, sets the table for breakfast and puts everything out for whatever I plan to prepare for breakfast. That way, when I get up, all I have to do is turn the coffeemaker on and whip up breakfast.

The rest of the day I usually enjoy dabbling around with whatever I'm knitting/crocheting/sewing or reading my current book, or messing with a fun thing in the kitchen. When the weather is nice, Glenn and I hop on the Harley and ride...wherever.

Today, for example, I just finished a heavenly-smelling pot of fresh tomato sauce. Just an excuse to use up 5 pounds of tomatoes on the counter. I have a super knitting project I'm working on for Christmas and have made it to the halfway point, so I'll dive into that and listen to an audio book as I do so. Then, a little later I'll head to the pool and spend the rest of the afternoon there.

Glenn likes to tinker and has been plagued with a wiring problem with the starter on the motorcycle, so I can hear him vroom, vroom, vrooming out in the garage. He'll find the problem and have it whipped before I hit the pool. He'll probably join me then and we'll slide through the afternoon in the sun and water.

Most of our Sundays are pretty laid back and lazy, which is decadently delicious.

*Greta is our fictional housemaid that magically, and invisibly, appears sometime Saturday night to get things ready for our Sunday morning breakfast/brunch.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:05 PM   #8
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Cook a big brunch, cook a big dinner, and before, after and in-between, vegetate!
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:04 PM   #9
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Sunday is definitely usually a lazy day for us. First we go to church. Sometimes we go out for lunch after church, sometimes we eat at home. We piddle around a little on the computer (DC, Facebook, etc.). Then we usually take a nap. In the evening we have supper and watch TV. Occasionally we will take a drive after lunch, if we have enough money for gas.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #10
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Church, breakfast, playing on computer, later...Pharmacy & Grocery, the movies, computer/TV, relaxing, then to bed. We tend to forage for leftovers, etc throughout the day as we feel the need.

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