Saturday, June 16, 2018

Day of rest

Today was a day of rest. I slept until after 7 this morning which is unheard of for me. After coffee and reading the paper, Jilda and I picked up a few groceries for a small dinner we're having tomorrow. Other than that, I've been slothful. The blueberries need picking, some of the grass needs cutting, and so on. but I took a two-hour nap and woke myself up with a snore.

This evening I did drive to Lowe's to pick up some things I need for tomorrow to repair an outdoor bench. But on the way, I stopped for gas and picked up a cup of boiled peanuts. When I opened the styrofoam container in the truck, steam rose from the lid. They are messy and make my steering wheel sticky, but that's a small price to pay. 

Rolling down the windows, I punched in a CD of Jason Isbell and cranked it up. I ate sloppy peanuts and tossed the biodegradable shells out the window. 

Tonight, it's only 9 p.m. but both of us are yawning. It will be an early bedtime.

Happy Father's Day tomorrow.


  1. Nice. I am SELDOM an early riser anymore. I am taking advantage of having 6 Saturdays!

  2. I am a very early riser. I do understand seven oclock being a BIG sleep in. After your busy days you deserved a rest. And an early night.

  3. When I visited my brother in Atlanta, we had to stop at a little store for some bald peanuts. I asked what the heck are bald peanuts.

  4. I never heard of boiled peanuts.
    I guess, your body is telling you to slow down. Sleeping in is OK.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Boiled peanuts must be a southern thing. You don't see them around here. We do have salted peanuts though in the shells and they are wonderful. Seems like you really did a lot for a day of rest, but I suppose for you it was a lot slower than most. Today is my day of rest. Happy Sunday!

  6. Sounds like a perfect day to me.

  7. I tasted my first boiled peanuts last week -- from a moist baggie kept inside a roadside refrigerator. They've since dried out, but I may try nuking them before passing judgment.

  8. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Sleeping until 7:00, a two hour nap & bedtime at 9:00--how old are you, anyway?


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