twenty + earth’s best sundays

Our Sunday began in the darkness as it always does these days.  We wake to a cold house, Mike rises and starts the fire and coffee.  We huddle under blankets until the fire’s warmth reaches our toes.  The snow blew wickedly across the landscape and I was grateful for the warm ember of our home with smoke tufting from the chimney.  I was comforted by the fact that my sole purpose that day would be to make sure the chair in the corner of our front room (the one beside the wood stove) didn’t blow away and that the pulled pork (actually beef) was edible.  I worked away on my scrappy cowl throughout the day and kept that chair in its place.

The sun was bright and the wind howled, but we decided to bundle up for some fresh air.  The wind cut through our clothes bitterly.  We decided to check for eggs and found 4 which brought today’s count up to 5!  The roof is covered with sheets of Styrofoam which has always been fine, but the Wyandottes seem to prefer roosting high and pecked it down.  I began cramming extra insulation into the breezy places in preparation for the cold snap coming this week.

 Silas quickly fell asleep on my lap once we returned to the fire inside.  He tends to fall asleep this way for naps more than he ever would if I put him in his bed for it, but I wouldn’t change that.

 The pulled beef was delicious with candied maple yams, asparagus, and potatoes.

What did your Sunday look like?

go gently + be wonderful

e.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted January 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm by Michelle | Permalink

    Birthday party for my 9 year old in the city. Daddy did the party without me. First time in my 30 years of being a mama. Lunch out with 2 of my 3 grown daughters. Wine. Baby shower for my 27 year old in the same city.
    Home again. Hunkering down for a cold night. -39C with the windchill. Hot bath. Sleep.

  2. Posted January 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm by Kerry | Permalink

    I read to my hubby all day. We finished the final book in a series we’ve spent the last couple years reading together. He says he’s a little sad it’s over. Maybe we’ll have to do it all over again. There were a few fights among and with the littles, most likely caused by a day completely lacking in parental attention. After spending all day reading I feel like I’m waking from a strange dream and I’m out of sorts so, we ordered pizza for dinner.

    • Posted January 21, 2013 at 8:49 am by erin | Permalink

      May I ask what series you were reading from? Sounds like a lovely day, thank you for sharing!
      e.

      • Posted January 23, 2013 at 9:45 am by Kerry | Permalink

        The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

  3. Posted January 21, 2013 at 6:30 am by Cheyenne | Permalink

    Beautiful photos!!! Looks and sounds like a perfect sunday. Ours was full of rugby, snow, pints (for the parents) and chips!!!! Keep warm this week.
    Chey xo

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