Hello, Dear Friends, I hope you are having a
wonderful Friday. Here, it is raining once more.
For Five on Friday, I would like to show you
what I like to do on a rainy day.
One thing I love to do when it rains is
go to the market. The drive to and from is
not really that pleasant, but once you get inside
the brightly lit store and hit the produce aisle,
you can pretend it is sunny outside!
It's always nice to bring home some delicious,
A fresh salad always lifts the spirits on a dreary day!
And so do fresh flowers!
The second thing I like to do on a rainy day
is catch up on the laundry.
I still can't figure out how two people
can generate sooooo much laundry!
I remember the good old days of doing
laundry with 4 little ones, though,
so I am not complaining!
My little sign says it all........
I found the brown bleach bottle at an old
home site nearby. There was once a little
coal-mining town here at the turn of the century,
complete with hotel and saloon!
All gone now...
My bank for spare change found in pockets:)
I really, really, really want a little travel trailer.
So far I have $5 ! Lol!
My vintage print above the dryer.
My middle daughter, Jennie, loved
dolls and would spend countless hours
washing their clothes and playing 'house'.
This print brings back memories of those sweet childhood days.
Another sweet reminder......
A third favorite activity on a rainy day is baking.
I found these charming little measuring cups
at the most unlikely little shop at Christmas.
It was one of those novelty gift stores
that had no other baking or cooking supplies.
It was meant to be.....
Today I am whipping up a batch of Ramblin' Man's
The kitchen always smells so good after
a baking frenzy....
I've nick-named these 'Cow-pies' because,
well, it's pretty obvious :)
Now for the clean-up.
Hand washing in hot sudsy water is a satisfying
way to end a baking session.
The fourth way I like to spend a rainy day is
working on my needlework.
Here I am making some 'Granny squares'
in my favorite color.
I'm almost done with my project.
I will show you soon...
I always have company when I sit down to relax....
Here, Maggie and Ling-Ling rest nearby.
My sweet Maggie is getting very old and frail.
She is almost 18 now. She does a lot of sleeping these days.
Every day is precious.
Of course, the pups are my constant companions, too.
Kai and Whitey Bear, my American Eskimos.
You can see Ramblin' Man at his usual place.
We have had Kai exactly one year now.
His young owner had to give him up
and wanted a country home for him
to be free to run. He loves to run!
He is two years old.
He has added such joy and energy to our lives.
Whitey Bear is slowing down......
I don't know his exact age, as he was a stray.
I think he is about 10 years now. He is getting arthritic.
He has had a few losses in his short life -
my two previous dogs, Little Bear and Champ.
If anyone thinks dogs don't grieve, I can tell you that they do :(
He was never the same after we lost Champ,
but he and Kai have become best friends.
On a rainy day, we stay cozy inside.
But sometimes it is nice to get outside in the rain!
Getting outside to listen to the rain on the canopy roof
is refreshing when you've been cooped up inside!
Taking a hot cup of tea and a cookie or two
is a sweet little reprieve.
Maggie and Ling-Ling enjoy hanging out here, too.
You can see Ling-Ling under the chair.
Sometimes I get lucky and see a rainbow.
I'm hoping this is the last of the rain for a while!
The forecast is for sunshine, starting tomorrow.
They said that last week.....
In the meantime, I just try to keep busy.
What do you like to do on a rainy day, Dear Friends?
Today I am linking with:
Five on Friday
Won't you join the fun?