Sundays are good days for driving 30 minutes out of town and watching the city get further and further away. Sundays are good days for sweatshirts and football and roast beef sandwiches. Sundays are good days for chasing chickens, ambushing kittens, and feeding cows. Sundays are good days for tractor-driving lessons and wagon rides… reading and knitting.

Sundays are good days for unexpected naps while adults linger at the table and babies chase dust bunnies. Sometimes, life just wears you out and sleep sucks you in.

What do you normally do on Sundays?

We took a ‘zero day’ yesterday. A zero day, in hiking terms, is a day of no miles. An off day. A separate day. No progress. Rest. Recuperation. More rest. Possibly laundry, though not in this house. We didn’t even go to church, which is extremely rare. Extremely. Did I mention, extremely? It felt odd… to be home, to have a cloudy but pleasant day, to have absolutely nothing to do but ride and read and walk. Sweet friends came out to lounge, eat leftovers, and talk… about nothing. It was a secret, stolen day… and it was glorious.

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16 responses to “Sundays

  • amy

    the BEST kind of day….great description of it πŸ™‚

  • sunday

    i knitted yesterday too! and made spaghetti sauce that cooks all day on the stove and listened to BellaRose whine ALL day and went to family swim at the gym. It was all i need in life, yesterday was a good day, even with the whining. I am so impressed that Rylie will just go to sleep like that. She is getting so big. What size shoe is she in? I am having a terrible time with shoes for BR. I am also trying to figure out how to add more yarn to my scarf, my yarn ball is almost done!

  • KatieKate

    Oh, that’s not Rylie in the photo… that’s her older boyfriend, Ian, who came and played and then crashed.

    But my Rylie is wearing a size 6 shoe now πŸ™‚

  • sunday

    that is so funny! i thought that Rylie had gotten so

  • Jessica, Myron and Rylie

    ahhhh, love it.

    I was gonna say, that CANT be Rylie!

  • CortneyTree

    *sigh* I love days like that. I’m looking forward to them more and more as fall approaches.

    Today I’m having what I call a “reset” day (they usually follow those Zero days for me), where everything is focused on getting back to starting position (in an energized, not begrudging sort of way). Laundry, sweeping, dusting, tidying, all focused on getting back to a nice comfy spot, where I can sit on the couch and sip something and not feel guilty πŸ˜‰

  • thekooiet

    Sunday, you are so cute think’n that’s Rylie! πŸ™‚

    Yesterday, we went to the beach. Our friends, Dulcy and Ryan, had a guest with them that’s from California and was homesick for water…she was happy on Lake Michigan.

    And Ryan showed me how to make hummus…super easy. I will never buy it in the store again!

    I’m glad you had a wonderful day!! I can’t believe Ian just fell asleep on the chair like that!

  • Lisa...

    If ever there were days when time seems to stand still (or at least not race forward in its usual mad fashion), it’s the day you just described. They are a complete and unexpected and absolutely necessary blessing. Good for you and your slow pace.


  • Amanda

    Sundays in the fall are my favorite!!! Football all afternoon, even if it’s just noise in the background. Then, it’s pancakes and bacon for dinner. Yum!

  • Mandi

    Ah, Sundays! What could be better?!

  • Dan, Annie, Will and Mocha

    sunday are good days, we always enjoy lots of good family time and sometimes meals with friends. there is something so restful about that day, just as it was meant to be.

  • Julie

    It is so nice to have a day where you just don’t have to get anything done. We all need a bit of rest.

  • Shanna Mac

    i need a week of zero days.

    i also need a housekeeper.

  • Heather

    Sunday was such a good day. And hummus is definitely best made at home and shared with friends. I can’t believe you didn’t just finish it right up… silly gal. So Nate and i finished it tonight when I got home from CK! πŸ™‚ See you Sunday!

  • Becky Swann

    Something about Sundays I always haev to take a nap!

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