Just Another Silent Sleepy Sunday

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What is it about grey weather?  The kind that has a high clouds obscuring the sun, preventing it from sending it’s warming, soothing rays to us.  This type of  sky seems to carry with it a sense of silence that is somehow comforting.    I have been sitting here today enjoying the coolness of this unusual day.  When I noticed that everyone in the neighborhood must be feeling the same way.  The kids across the street, normally quite boisterous in their playful antics, not always appreciated, have been calmly going about their play.  The partiers down the street, normally playing their music loudly, and having a number of people coming and going, are quiet.


That’s all right, I’ll take the peace and quiet as often as I can get it.  I didn’t get to go hunting this weekend for reasons beyond my control.   Now that makes two weekends in a row that I missed the simple pleasures of nature and solitude.  I guess someone felt sorry for me today, and is letting me enjoy myself without having to go elsewhere.  It’s not often we get to enjoy the peace and quiet of a Sunday so I’m making the best of it.


I have warmed up the charcoal grill, and started some baked potato's.  I prepared my famous, at least to me, steak marinade, and have had two huge venison steaks marinating for the last 3 hours.  We have been listening to old country music all mourning, and really just having a wonderful day.  There is something nice about old country music and a charcoal grilled meal that just seems to make the day worth while.


I have been pretty bad about posting last week, I have no excuse, just nothing to say.  Hopefully that will change for this week, and I’ll get some fun stories out.  For now enjoy some of the music I have been listening to.


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confused said...

enjoy it while you can..:)) how about a little Crazy..one of Willies great ones on the player..:)

derfina said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to spend a beautiful day!

Tara R. said...

Now that is real country music. I can remember listening to my dad's Eddie Arnold albums as a kid. I always loved a little Jim Reeves too.

Sounds like you had a splendid day.

Eric S. said...

@ Confused, Thanks, and Willie is added, LOL.

@ Derfina, Yes it was, and delicious too.

@ Tara, I know I love the old country, it has such feeling to it. I added a few Jim Reeves also.

@ Anyone else, if you have suggestions for an add, leave me the artists name or song title. Thanks

Kel said...

"Countin' daisies on the wall,
that don't bother me at all,
playin' solitaire till dawn,
with a game of 51
Smokin' cigarettes and
watchin Captain Kangaroo,
don't mind me,
I've nothin' to do
. . . . . . . . "

I can't remeber the name of the quartet, all men, that sang the song from which those lyrics came (a bubblin' up out of old Kj's head), but that 8-track tape was one of my favorites that Dad had in the truck.

Your Sunday sounds nice.

Eric S. said...

Kel, That was Flowers on the Wall by the Statler Brothers. Of course I had to ask Blinda for the answer. I added it to the playlist. I remember many a song from riding around in Dads truck.

AngelBaby said...

Sounds like you had a very pleasant day, a rare one at that. I love days like that, I just don't get to have them very often. I catch myself dreaming about them once in a while. That's when I know for sure I need a break.

Love and Blessings,

tashabud said...

Hi Eric,
I'm sorry you didn't get to go hunting. I was just wondering about that, knowing that you had planned on going every weekend. Good to know that you're making the best of weekend.

Hubby left Friday to accompany his hunting buddies to get their bison. Since they helped him with his, it's just proper that he should return the favor.

Anyway, I'm listening to your music as I write this. I tell you, those are rea...lly old songs. All very good ones though. I'd like to request "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson and "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette.

I haven't heard Charlie Pride for so long that it's kind of cool to hear his songs here. I'm going to be here a while to listen, if you don't mind.


Eric S. said...

@ Angel Baby, Yes it was pleasant. You know you need to take a break once in a while, before your mind starts leaving little hints. Ha listen to me giving advice about taking a break.

@ Tasha, Thanks, sometimes things just don't work out right. I hope your enjoying that Bison meat, it's very healthy.

Those are a couple of good selections, I have added them to the list, along with a couple more Willie songs.

Shadow said...

you have the perfect sunday right there, i can't agree more. me too, i love cloudy weather and the sense of comfort and silence it invariably brings...

tashabud said...

Thank you Eric for fulfilling my requests. I'm currently listening to Willie Nelson's Always on my Mind. Just a very beautiful piece.


the walking man said...

Yes peace and quiet in the 'hood is one of the few joys of cold come early.

LarryG said...

the pensive silence of the sky is lovely

Jena Isle said...

These are great selections, I like Roy Clark's songs. Thanks for sharing them. And yes, the weather influence s our mood at times. I like weather that is cloudy but not raining.

The sun's rays do stimulate some "happy" hormones in our body that's why we feel "happier" when the day is sunny and clear.

Happy blogging.

Vixen said...

My Sunday was much the same. Like there was a hush over the neighborhood, so peaceful and quiet. It is too bad you weren't able to go out into nature though.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

Just dropping in from MyBlogLog. Wow! If I were still giving out my annual Blog Bling award, yours would probably win, but I see you don't want awards anyway.

Georganna @ A Writer's Edge

Eric S. said...

@ Shadow, Yes indeedy do, I love a cool silent day. I give a quality sense of calm and peace.

@ Tasha, Your quite welcome, I aim to please, LOL. There is something very calming about the music.

@ The Walking Man, Yes it is, I'm sorry I haven't gotten over to read your new book yet but I'll be coming along soon.

@ Larry G., it is nice isn't it.

@ Jena, Thanks, I love the cool weather, but then I do come from the mountains, LOL. I'm not much of a fan of rain either.

@ Vixen, I'm glad you had a nice quiet peaceful Sunday also. I don't mind missing a few weeks of my santuary, but this weekend I get three full days, Ye-haw.

@ Georganna, Thank you so very much. Coming from you it is a true honor and compliment. I enjoy your site, but have been timid about commenting, something to do with that teacher persona you have, LOL.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Sounds lovely :) I am looking forward to some RAIN we have in the forecast! Can't wait.

Eric S. said...

Hi Barbara, it was nice. I have never really liked the rain. There's something about being soaked to the skin that just runs against my nature. So I hope you get your rain, and if I can swing it, any that comes by here, I'll send your way, LOL.

soulMerlin said...

Sounds exactly the sort of Sunday I love....over here, grey skies and a muffled quietness are the norm for this time of year. Venison! that takes me back to when I worked in Sweden and I was treated to a banquet with Bambi :)

It's the only time I've tasted it, though Robin Hood and his Merrie Men were supposed to eat it....

Hope your well


Eric S. said...

Hello Henry, things are quite well here other than a lack of creative muse. I've never been over there, but I can remember some days like that in Germany while I was there. Venison is very healthy, no fat or bad cholesterol. It is one of my primary foods.

Wendy said...

It's great to run across another small town blogger! I love when I stumble across someone writing about their small towns.

Keep up the great work!

Eric S. said...

Hello Wendy, nice to meet you. Thanks. I'm on my way to check out your 4 blogs, wow your busy.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Eric,

It's only now that I got my headphones and listen to this, a double Wow, most of the songs,I can relate with, these are the songs I love to listen to, So I've been listening to it the whole day , while writing and the songs inspire me a lot, what more it is smooth and very clear and continuous. I don't have to stop now and then to replay it or to select another song. You're an angel Eric. Thanks .

God bless you for bringing joy to the blogging world and happy new year.

Eric S. said...

HI Jena, I'm glad you like the selections. I can't take all the credit. Tasha made a few suggestions, along with a number of other people. That's one of the nice things about Playlist.com, They make it real easy to create a play list.


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