Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

Rainy Sunday afternoon and
we had our first fire of the year.
A High School girlfriend of mine came over after church.
We sat by the fire, drank fancy coffee and ate freshly baked
Zucchini bread.

We hadn't seen each other for such a long time.
The afternoon went by fast, as it does when you are having fun.
We promised we wouldn't wait so long the next time.
I miss her already.
(And look, there is plenty leftover for Tom! )



Creating a perfect fire starts with using seasoned firewood cut to the correct length.
To start a safe fire, crumple paper on the grate within the fireplace and cover it with
kindling or a manufactured firestarter. Open the fireplace damper fully and light the paper.
Once the kindling or the firestarter is burning brightly, add dry seasoned wood to the fire
and shut the firescreen. It’s important to avoid overloading the fireplace so the firewood
doesn’t tumble out. A couple of logs will suffice.
Burning a manufactured firelog purchased from the grocery or hardware store is a good alternative to firewood, and does not require paper to get the fire started.


  1. sounds like a wonderful time shared! loved seein the fire & sure the bread was wonderful. YUM!!
    We need rain really bad where we are. Thanks for sharing,

  2. What a lovely afternoon spent with an old friend. :)
    That zuchini bread looks delicious!! Makes me wanna make a loaf!! :)
    Have a great week.
    Enjoy your long weekend!! :)

  3. You've created and described a perfect afternoon. Just makes me want to come on over.

  4. Sounds delightful in every way!

    That fire looked inviting, to be sure.... so did that zuccini loaf!

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  6. Sounds like you had the perfect Sunday afternoon!

    You have rain and we're still experiencing the heat. My hubby continues to swim each day...and it's the middle of Oct for pete's sake! Crazy weather!

  7. A perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon. Glad you got to spend some time with your friend.

  8. What a copy room and what a wonderful way to spend time! Friends and food, nothing better.

  9. What a wonderful day and time to spend with a friend. I am also looking forward to a fireplace day! I think I will be waiting for a while....

  10. I LOVE zucchini bread and "fancy" coffee...and fires! You're home looks cozy.

  11. Christine,
    What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Your fireplace is beautiful, I can't wait to turn on our fireplace (gas). Of course, it is currently in the mid 80's here and our air conditioning is on!
    Dee Dee

  12. PERFECT afternoon!

  13. I spent some time with a friend on Sunday, too. Lovely!

  14. Your fireplace, mantel, and living room look so cozy and inviting. That is one of the things I like so much about this time of the year. Add a good friend, lots of conversation, hot coffee and zucchini bread, and I am a happy camper. One can feel the atmosphere of this post.

  15. Cozy fire, yummy snacks, good friend and COFFEE on a rainy doesn't get any better than that!


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