Sunday Afternoon…a Perfect Peace

It’s my favorite time of the week: Sunday afternoon.

The work week is done.

The house is clean.

The parties from Saturday night are over.

The roses are blooming.

The book into which I’m currently enmeshed is waiting: The Talented Mr. Ripley. If you haven’t yet read it, stop. Go, get yourself a copy. Then you’ll know what I mean.

23 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon…a Perfect Peace”

  1. I, too, love Sundays. My house was clean because we had a party on Friday night and I had it all clean by Friday afternoon. I didn't get to read as much as I would've liked today, but I wrote two reviews and caught up on all my favorite blogs. Even went for an hour-long walk in the park earlier this morning. Oooh, there's still time to read. 'Night! :)P.S. Are those roses from your garden?!?!


  2. Nope, they're from Costco's garden. Where things flourish and grow as opposed to mine. I can't even keep the succulents my mother planted for my desk at school alive.I loved your review on The Girl Who Played With Fire! So, it's lucky for me you got caught up on your reviews.


  3. P.S.S.Loved the film version of The Talented Mr. Ripley. What a cast! Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett…ok, I'm off to add it to my queue. It's been several years since we watched it. Definitely due for another viewing.P.S.S.S. We have a boat very similar to yours in our living room!


  4. We don't have a Costco in Lincoln. However, Trader Joe's is opening this fall!! Not sure if they have flowers, but they have yummy wine & cheese. :)I'm glad you enjoyed my review. Next up, Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.


  5. We have a Trader Joe's across the street. YUMMY chocolate, French butter, Greek yogurt, and honeycrisp apples when in season. My husband likes their wine, but I go for the Italian soda. Loving Frank was shocking to me! We went through the Frank Lloyd Wright museum in Oak Park, IL where he lived, as a book club, and I kept trying to get the curators to admit about his affairs and they never would. It was hilarious!Now I want to rent the movie Talented Mr. Ripley!


  6. You always take such beautiful pictures, it makes me want to live in your house or hire you to decorate mine. Okay, that might sound a little creepy and it isn't intended in that manner.I haven't read The Talented Mr. Ripley yet. I guess I have to add it to my wishlist?


  7. Roses, reading and a complete sense of achievement – I too love Sundays (and roster days off). Do you listen to music when you read? I can imagine a little classical or opera playing in the background of that picture?


  8. Just finished watching the film tonight…there was way more emphasis on a homosexual theme, and even on murder, in the movie than in the book. Still, I loved the music and most especially the scenes of Italy. It did not totally disappoint me, as the film usually does after the book.


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