Sunday, 15 January 2012

'Sunshiney' winter Sunday mornings are so uplifting, when I first awaken to the sounds of bird song and tinkling trills of a wind-chime singing-ringing in the cold morning breeze.  Glistening white roofs and road and cars iced with frost and for some, thoughts of a whole day free to do as they please.  No work and little pressure, chores to do but no particular time-frame, even babies seem to sense that today is of a different hue, with everyone quietly still in bed at past 8am.  I can hear sounds of children's laughter behind the party-wall, our neighbours are a young couple with a small baby.  Outside now too, a car going past returning from early Mass and a whistling paper boy.  He's walking slowly home, his canary-yellow delivery bag hanging limply from his shoulder, the 'Sunday Times' all delivered, his thoughts distracted by the aroma of frying bacon escaping from nearby houses as he passes.
I'm thinking how daft I was not to cherish those days when I could eat with abandon whatever I chose. I received no less than five different recipe books as Christmas gifts this year, I think I'm being steered or rather dragged towards the kitchen.  I need to be innovative with my choices having decided to eliminate wheat and dairy from my chewing life!
This little chap has reached into his bag of tricks and found them gone, we can all be a bit like that don't you think? 

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Yes, sometimes a person just needs to be forced to stay home and do nothing. Little Lad and I are playing hooky from church this morning, and it is such a relief!

Enjoy those recipe books and let me know if you find any especially scrumptious (vegetarian) recipes; I too am avoiding wheat and dairy these days. xo

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Jane:
How perfectly your words capture the essence of lazy Sunday mornings in January. There is something deliciously decadent about idling away one's time whilst noting the world at large going about their business. We are all for it and not just on Sundays!!!

Although belated, we wish you much joy and prosperity in 2012!!

WOL said...

My BFF has gluten intolerance and cannot eat soy either. She also is lactose intolerant and deathly allergic to eggs. Watching her struggle to maintain a healthy diet has made me so aware of how marginalized people with such difficulties are, and how little the food industry bothers to make products available to help them meet their special dietary needs. (*gives E-hug*) Looks like you are going to do a lot of buying whole unprocessed ingredients and preparing your own food because the food industry's short-sighted policy of "one kind fits all."

I just got a new Kindle Fire, and I would love to have a "snow day" to snuggle in the bed with the kitties, play nice music, drink hot tea and read on my Kindle to my heart's content. The one thing I note about it is that it is noticeably heavier than the Kindle with the keyboard. However, I was able to get a case for it that the cover can act as a stand to hold it at the right angle for reading. Don't know if they are available in the UK yet, but it's being in color means magazines! You can watch films on it, put your own music on it and access music services (Rhapsody, Pandora, etc.). It doesn't have speakers, but you can purchase external speakers that plug into the earphone jack. You should put one on your wish list. It would be perfect for when you are having one of your low energy days.

WOL said...

http://theowlunderground.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/random-sunday-thoughts-and-musings/

The one at the bottom of the page is for you.

June said...

You write as if you are painting a beautiful picture Jane. I LOVE your writing so much. It calms me and reassures me that there are people who still appreciate stillness and beauty in their lives, in place of drama and trauma that so many get caught up in nowadays. I know you have much to deal with with your health, but your spirit is full of life and health and I am so grateful to know you and love you.
sending love to a dear friend...

Debra said...

The poet has arrived. Or rather, I’ve arrived at the poet’s place. Imagery par excellence! So engaging are your words, dear Jane, that the reader feels the winter charm, beginning with sound of birdsong and windchime; a picture-perfect setting of white snow and ice; a timeless day; a whispering paper boy…
You brighten my day with your lovely word paintings.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I had tea on Saturday with a friend who has also eliminated wheat from her diet. She never looked better!!

Teresa Evangeline said...

Jane, I don't know how I missed this, or perhaps I got here when time was short, but I'm so glad I returned. I haven't had to give up anything, but I sure do have to watch the intake. :)

Loved your description of the paper boy and his canary yellow bag.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I have searched and not been able to find your email link so I am using the comments to relay the message.
Hope that you are well, still enjoying those ruby red slippers and that your Winter has been tolerable.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Susan x

LadyCat said...

This is a perfect Sunday morning description. Took me back to childhood.
Love the look on the little guys face : )

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone,I'm feeling a little better today, yipee!!!!

June said...

Hi Jane,
I just wanted to come by and let you know I loved the message you sent. It always makes me smile when I see you have stopped by.
Today I am doing a little in the studio making Valentine hearts for my children and my mom, and you were on my mind, so I just wanted to let you know and wish you a wonderful day :)
love from me...