|Toast for tea after a big Sunday lunch|
We are having some planned down-time today. Sunday lunch has just been finished and we are settling in for a deliciously quiet evening. Normally weekends are whirl of activity getting all those projects done around the house and yard that have been ignored during the working week. We often throw ourselves into bed at midnight on a Sunday exhausted but satisfied.....but not today we don't.
|Our hearty Sunday lunch roast|
We made today's Sunday lunch the main meal of the day today. We had roast chicken with roasted curried pumpkin, roast creamy Desiree potatoes, roast honey carrots, young Brussel sprouts fried with garlic, sesame seeds and bacon bits, homemade pan gravy and butter for the spud. For dessert there was hot banana and pear cake with honey and cinnamon cream topped with beautiful ice cream bought on special. For this entire meal the only part that was not made from scratch was the ice cream. Raisin toast and a cuppa for dinner tonight me thinks.
|Hot banana and pear pudding|
topped with honey and cinnamon
cream and ice cream
Yesterday and this morning have been busy. Chooks were attended to, endless loads of washing done then sun-dried and folded, deep freezer defrosted then repacked, fridge/freezer totally emptied then wiped down and repacked, the last of the boxes of kitchen stuff was unpacked and put away, yoghurt was made from scratch, brewed-weed fertiliser was made, compost was turned, tomatoes were planted in new wicking boxes, fences repaired, meals for the week ahead cooked, totally rearranged the lounge room (including moving the piano - puff, puff).....and now it is time to stop. Enough.
|The kettle corner - keep those hot teas and coffees coming!|
|The long afternoon winter sun filtering through into the lounge room.|
The mood is gentle and reflective. I expect Mr Badger to shuffle
in soon and sleepily mumble something about hedgehogs.
This afternoon and this evening will be spent in the newly arranged lounge room. Reading will be relished, there will be crocheting happening, eBay and Gumtree looked at (looking for an antique reed organ to restore and have something specific in mind), small acreages in NSW will be poured over online and discussed. Cuppa teas will be sipped, the lamp will be glowing softly in the corner, the piano will be played (I am practicing a new piece of Chopin), a box of ornaments will be leisurely unpacked and arranged in the lounge room, cushions will be fluffed, wraps and rugs will be draped over knees as conversation rises and falls into companionable silence. There will be the odd person snoozing off for 40 winks now and then, tennis might be watched later on with the volume down real low, the sewing machine will rattle along in the adjoining room as 'something' takes shape and biscuits and cake will be a high probability during the evening. Thoughts of Monday will be actively eschewed, favourite blogs quietly read and our dreams, hopes and plans will be chatted over. Smiles will be traded across the room, secrets whispered and I will be keeping council with myself here and there. Lists and notes will be jotted down, notations made on music scores, pencils will be chewed absentmindedly and someone will get the hiccups for sure.
|Her special corner. |
Note the work laptop tightly closed
and the craft within handy reach for a
quiet relaxing evening.
It will be a delicious afternoon and evening of undisturbed down time - long overdue and deeply needed for a healthy equilibrium.
I hope you get to have a Sunday evening that is just lovely in whatever way you choose too.
Take care folks - stay nice.