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Rainy Days and Mondays Have No Power Now

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Today’s prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “a rainy day.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “a rainy day.” Enjoy!

Karen Carpenter sang, “Rainy days and Mondays” always get me down.” Such a sad song as I remember, and what a beautiful voice she had. We sang together often via the radio and vinyl albums. I had to go listen to the song again suspecting there was something not so sad in it, and there was. “…. run and find the one who loves me. Nice to know somebody loves me.” and something about this feeling has come and gone before. That’s the nice thing about getting older – knowing our moods will change. The sadness will lift or ease up. Moments of joy will come, too.

Rainy days don’t really bother me as long as nothing is leaking. Mondays don’t bother me anymore since I’m RETIRED and still thankful for that. I don’t think I’ll ever take that for granted – being able to make my own schedule, stay up late, sleep in…. unless I want to have breakfast with the early bird who gets the worm and falls asleep early which is okay. What was that worm thing? Never mind. Stream of consciousness take me somewhere marvelous!

Rainy days. Rainy days. As long as it’s not cold, rainy days can be fun. There was that summer day in 1993 when I was nursing my baby girl, and my son and his friends were playing outside, singing silly songs in the rain. I took maternity leave for the whole summer – a little slice of heaven. Funny how I prided myself for so long on being a career woman of 30 something years, and now, I LOVE being home. Good thing.

What would I find if I type rain in my pictures?

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

26 thoughts on “Rainy Days and Mondays Have No Power Now

  1. We get so little rain here, I love it when it rains. But not if it is cold and I have to go out in it.

  2. Even though I live in the UK with more than enough rain I am grateful for it now that I am older. No rain, no life so I happily put up with it. It’s like so often a question of perspective 😊 happy Saturday to you and yours 🤗

  3. Rain, rain go away in Winter on any of those days I must be out and about. Go far!
    On any other day of the year, you’re welcome here— even on those days I must be out and away.
    Only, I pray, never hide a full moon from me or I’ll sulk and pout and glare sideways. Thanks.

    • You’ve reminded me that my mother used to say, “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day.” Full moons are such treasures. It seems like I’ve seen more than were hidden. Thank you for your poem 🙂

  4. This was a great SoCS post, JoAnna. I could feel myself drifting along with your thoughts. Monday being toppled from power was one of the more rewarding aspects of retirement. I still look forward to Friday, but I don’t dread Monday anymore.. When you talked about singing along with vinyl, I remembered getting up and going to the turntable to move the tone arm to repeat a song. 😊

    • I’m very glad you enjoyed my SoC, Dan. Thanks for reinforcing the freedom of retirement. With the turntable, it seems like there was a way to get the record to repeat automatically. Maybe it was leaving the “overarm” up. ? (I just looked up that piece that holds the next record in place.)

  5. What a lovely and melodic stream. Those times with babies – they evoke a lot of special memories. I loved the Carpenters – my dad did, too. I get misty eyed when I hear them – it brings back sweet memories of my Dad playing their music on his 8-track player.

    • Thanks, Maggie. That’s so sweet that you and your dad shared a love for the Carpenters. I still know a lot of their songs by heart. I’m very glad you enjoyed my SoC.

  6. Quite a journey from rainy days to nursing your baby girl 🙂 Rainy days takes me back to my childhood in Georgetown where rainy days often meant flooding and being stuck indoors.

    • Rain does hold strong memories. Maybe that’s why there are so many songs about it. I can imagine you reading or writing during those rainy days. Maybe some indoor games.

  7. Karen Carpenter had the voice of an angel. I long for the days where Mondays don’t get me down. Though without the extra commute, they are not as bad as they once were.

    • It seems like the transition from weekend to Monday was the dreadful part. I’d wish I could just extend Sunday somehow. But once I got into work, I had to accept reality. That day will come for you, when Monday holds no more power than any other day. Just stay as healthy as you can in the meantime.

  8. Oh…Karen Carpenter…such a clear beautiful voice…another soul who left way too early! Hope the new year has started in a beautiful way for you, JoAnna. Here’s to the beauty of retirement and the time to do all the wonderful projects our minds can think of!
    Sending all good things 💜

  9. Nice rain stream. It is good to be able to follow one’s own schedule.

  10. How gorgeous that you captured that rainbow on the wall! 💗

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