Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I'm not sure why, since I don't work anymore. Still, it seems to be the one day of the week that is completely peaceful.
The phone doesn't ring. I don't feel compelled to be fixing this or repairing that. It's not asking too much of life to have one day a week where you can just breath and enjoy the day.
At least for now, the temperature outside is in the mid seventies, and the humidity is not so high.
By noon, it'll be warming up. If you are going to go walking this time of year, you start out just at dawn and make sure to be back home before the sun gets too high.
I got up early and got dressed in "go to town" clothes. I figured on having breakfast in town. Instead I wound up over at a spot on the ridge where you have a good view of the mountains.
Look out there and you won't see any houses. No roads, except old forest service roads.
You could explore out in these mountains for a very long time, and you'd never even begin to cover all the ground.
I hope the stories about the feds using the national forests as collateral for bonds the Chinese buy aren't true.......
I got some ribs out of one of the deep freezers. I'll cook them all in the crock pot, then put them back in a refrigerator and just heat them in a frying pan when I get ready to eat them. I am out of fresh bread, but it's not worth driving to town just for that. Instead, I'll make some corn bread when I finish here. I also got out some containers of chili and beef stew my wife left for me in the freezing compartment of the kitchen refrigerator. I'm out of fresh fruit but I have plenty of dried fruit of different varieties. One thing about keeping a good supply of food on hand, you never have to jump into the car and run down to the corner store. Because there isn't any corner store.
I'll never run out of canned butter and canned bacon, never be short of canned cheese. The butter comes from New Zealand, the cheese from Australia. The bacon is Yoders, which I believe is an American product.
I have canned butter powder and canned cheese powder. You can cook with it, but as for eating it plain, yuk! The Australian and New Zealand cheese and butter are excellent. They're the real deal. In fact, they're so good that I can't keep the things on hand up at my kids place. Although they are supposed to be "emergency stores" my son and daughter cook with them and use them up. Now that they are up North on their own, at least here I can keep a goodly amount of these supplies on hand. Nothing make you feel as secure as looking in a store room and seeing cases of good food stacked up, with smoked hams hanging from the rafters.
If I make up my mind to clean up, and go on into town, I'll have to choose fashion accessories to go with my wardrobe. So many decisions, it just never ends does it?
Well, it's Sunday and I need to do something fun. Maybe I will just go on into town. I don't remember the last time I was out of here, so it's getting to be time.