My posts during April form part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is Jazz and I've selected a variety of classics from across the board. I've mixed up the performers a bit though ...
"A Sunday to myself" thought Fran as she yawned and stretched. Not that she worked on weekends, no siree, but somehow the weekends always ended up fully booked and she was left feeling she did things because she had to.
Hopping out of bed, boiling the kettle, popping bread in the toaster, Fran puttered around the kitchen. Loading up a tray, she stuck her head outside the door and found the Sunday paper sat on the doorstep where she'd finally trained the paper boy to leave it. Taking both back to her bedroom, she placed the tray on the far side of her kingsize bed before hopping in beside it with the paper.
Reaching out to her bedside table, she flicked on the radio and was delighted she was still in time for 'Sounds of the 60s' with Brian Matthews. Pouring tea and crunching her toast, Fran smiled knowing that the breadcrumbs would be gone once she changed the sheets. But that would be later ... after she'd enjoyed her lazy morning in bed.
Pulling back the curtains, Fran spotted blue skies and ... was that sunshine? Checking the weather forecast - cold, but sunny - she chucked on jeans and a jumper, dug out her wellies, hat, scarf, gloves and headed out for an afternoon walk with her camera. It was a glorious spring day - the daffodils, crocuses and lily of the valley were all wearing their best frocks. Snapping here and there, Fran walked till she was tired and then just sat, drinking in the view.
Later, back home, she boiled the kettle again and toasted some tea cakes before putting her feet up in front of the TV. Digging through her extensive DVD collection, she found a great old black and white film. Enjoying the simplicity of the storyline, she dozed a little.
Waking to find that evening was here, Fran headed back into the kitchen to cook a meal. A little later, chicken nestling in the oven, surrounded by potatoes and vegetables, she poured a glass of wine and looked through her DVDs for something else to watch. Chuckling to herself, she pulled out one of the many cartoons she bought for her nieces: 'Song of the South' and had a great time belting out "Zip a dee doo dah" along with Uncle Remus. A perfect Sunday ...
© 2017 Debra Carey
And to finish we have Satchmo himself. Not with 'What a Wonderful World' but with a different type of feel-good.
From the Disney film 'Song of the South', this song won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1946. The film features Uncle Remus telling the tales of Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear - stories I grew up hearing.
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