Monday, March 7, 2016

~ Rainy Days and Mondays ~

A gentle rain is falling and more rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast for the rest of the week. I guess it's a great time to accomplish things inside. I painted a table on Saturday, however, I'm not sure it's finished yet. Do you ever do that?  When I decide, I'll share a photo of it!

This is one of my favorite songs and decided to share it. I've always felt that losing Karen Carpenter was so very sad!  She had an amazing voice and one I could listen to for hours.

Click to listen: 
The Carpenters

Did you watch "Downton Abbey" last night?  I know I'm one of thousands that hate that it had to end. What will we do on Sunday nights now?  Lots of positive endings, especially for Edith. Will you still worry about Carson and how will Mrs. Hughes adapt to the new living arrangements?  Perhaps Mrs. Patmore and Daisy have found love?  One of my favorite characters was Violet Crawley,  Dowager Countess of Grantham. Maggie Smith is a long time favorite actress!

'At my age, one must ration one's excitement.'

Have a wonder*filled week!


  1. We are to get lots of rain this week....I am not happy about that, always worry about flooding after the floods we have had. It started raining on us before we got all our yard work done. I adore the Carpenters singing. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  2. That rain is headed our way soon. Would you believe I gave up on Downton Abbey after two seasons? I just lost interest, but my mom has the whole collection on dvd in case I ever want to catch up. :)

  3. I loved The Carpenters! They were the first concert I ever went to way back in high school. I posted about Downton today too. I enjoyed it so much and am so glad Mr Fellowes let Edith finally have a bit of happiness. Sunday nights just won't be the same.:-(

  4. The Carpenters were mAy favorites! I wanted to be Karen Carpenter. I had a low alto voice and I could sing every word and every note of her songs. Such a sad ending to a beautiful voice. Oh my, Downton Abbey! I don't know how it could have ended any better. The best series I have ever enjoyed. Absolutely amazing. I cried. Edith found happiness. Mary finally found a heart! I really thought she and Tom may end up together, at least before this season began. It all ended well for even Thomas. The best! Can't praise it enough!

  5. It's pouring down rain here too. My oldest brother used to whistle around the house in his underwear to The Carpenters.

  6. No rain here but I stayed inside to get some things accomplished. I love to paint, anything:). Enjoy your week dear friend. Big hugs.

  7. Hi Pat, lots of rain here today. We even had the rain blow under our front door for the first time in 20 years. Love that song by the Carpenters too.
    I will miss Downton Abbey on Sunday nights. So glad it ended with happiness for all.

    Thank you for your sweet comment and help offer. You are a dear. I feel a bit better today but limiting my computer time. The weather doesn't help but hoping it washes away some of the pollen. Have a great week and stay safe in these strong storms.
    Blessings xo

  8. Pat, I love rainy days AND the song "Rainy Days and Mondays." Yes, Karen Carpenter had a lovely voice. It seems that I'm the only one who hasn't seen Downton Abbey. I'm not sure why because I love the dress styles and that whole era.

    Have a terrific week, Pat. What a cute picture that last one is.


  9. Hi Pat,
    Yes, what rain we've had! I'm one that loved Karen Carpenter's voice, also. What a loss that was. I wonder what happened to her brother? Yes, I was sad to see DA end. It was so nice to have something good to watch and the acting was incredible. It sure ended happily though, didn't it?
    Hopefully all this rain will help with the pollen and make you and Celeste feel better. xo

  10. Agreed on Downton Abbey--our kids just discovered it this year (yes, we've been telling them it's great for AGES) so we had to rewatch the entire series together. So much fun!

    I grew up listening to the mom loved them.

  11. Hi Pat,
    Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog the other day, it's so nice to meet you!
    I didn't read your current post on Downton Abbey because I am only part way through watching this season...I am a bit behind! ;)
    Rainy Days & Monday is a beautiful song!
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week! Hugs, Kimberley @

  12. Hi Pat :)

    We've only had rain once in the last four weeks. Strangest winter ever with snow all though it until February.

    I stopped watching Downton Abbey the second season so that I could watch it in one fell swoop ;)

    Have a great rest of your week!


  13. Rain is good if you are behind glass to watch it - unfortunately I was out in it today and despite a good raincoat, umbrella etc I still got rather damp! Never mind a cup of tea soon perked me up!

    Karen Carpenter's voice is lovely, such a shame she was taken early.

    Take care

    All the best Jan


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