Serenity Sunday: Baking, Listening, and Watching Racing and Football

Pajama Day on Serenity Sunday!



Here we are at mid-October, and the third of five Sundays this month!  Today’s Serenity Sunday ended up being a “Pajama Day,” since I didn’t have to go anywhere and the weather was rainy and gloomy most of the day.


This is your glimpse into some of the peaceful and enjoyable events of my serene day with my hubby, Dave.


Hubby Dave and me on Labor Day 2017



Now that the weather is finally cooling off, I feel more like turning on the oven and heating up the house. So today I made my hubby his favorite homemade chocolate chip cookies. Also, for me, I made some gluten-free apple crisp with walnuts. I have recently determined I need to make a more focused effort on following a gluten-free diet. This decision is because of research that revealed the role gluten plays in inflammation, and inflammation is a key factor in a couple of my health conditions.


Here is the apple crisp with some butter-pecan ice cream, plus the remainder of my green smoothie and a cup of honey lemon ginseng green and white tea.


My brunch: green smoothie, apple crisp, and green tea




Most of the music I enjoyed today was on a station on TV known as Soundscapes. I just looked it up and found out it’s on YouTube, as well.






Hubby and I are NASCAR fans, and especially fans of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. For those who don’t know or don’t follow racing, Junior suffered a concussion last season and missed the remaining 18 races. So he decided this would be his final year racing. While this is really sad, he will return as a commentator next year, so we’ll still get to see and hear from him.


They raced at the famous Talladega Superspeedway today, a place where both the late Dale Senior and Junior have both had success multiple times. In fact, the last time a race fell on October 15th at Talladega, it was 2000 and Dale Senior won it. Junior won the pole position for today’s race, so it looked hopeful for him to have a good chance for another win.


The Alabama governor, Kay Ivey, served as the Grand Marshall and gave the command to start engines. She had even declared today would be Dale Earnhardt Junior Day statewide, in honor of the Earnhardts’ success at the track and Junior’s last race at Talladega. Unfortunately, he didn’t win, but he came in 7th and was one of only 14 or 15 cars (out of a field of 40!) to actually finish the race — a LOT of wrecks, and he managed to escape them all!


(Side Note: Since Junior didn’t qualify for the championship race in his final year, we’re cheering for another “Junior” — Martin Truex, Jr! From Junior’s #88 to #78, Martin’s number!)




We also spent part of the day watching football. We flipped back and forth between the race and football, as our team, the New England Patriots, were playing at the same time the race was on. They won, which helped quarterback Tom Brady break and establish a new record–but he still wasn’t happy with the overall performance!

“In leading the Patriots to a 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets, Brady passed Peyton Manning and Brett Favre with a record 187th regular-season win.”


So What About YOU?


How was your weekend?


What did you do today?



                         Fall foliage along a field near our home



7 thoughts on “Serenity Sunday: Baking, Listening, and Watching Racing and Football”
  1. This sounds like a wonderful weekend! I’ve been working and done some shopping with friends. Since it’s Sunday today, I think that calls for checking out some cool markets on Brick Lane in London!

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