I had originally planned to post this new addition to the guest room.
I mounted a square of fabric on a cardboard frame and put it in a pretty
little easel. Yes it's blue, but I will tell you why I feel sad today ….
There are three reasons why today is a blue Monday.
Firstly, I learned of the passing of a blogging friend, Sally of Smiling Sally.
Sally was a lovely blogger and a very good friend to many. For those
of you who don't know, she hosted a party each Monday called Blue Monday.
I joined her party over the years and she was one of those wonderful hostesses
who always took the time to comment on everyones entries. Thank you for
many happy memories Sally. I know that you are smiling down at us
from Heaven now. May you rest in peace.
Then I learned that one of my very favorite authors, Pat Conroy, passed away just
this past Friday, from pancreatic cancer. Such a loss for us all. His writing was
so beautiful and each word was meant to be savored and enjoyed. I plan to re-read
all of his books and will be sad that he has left us far too soon.
And finally, I am sad that Downton Abbey has ended. I was in tears
last night and I looked over at David and he was too. We became
so involved with the lives of all the characters and Sunday evenings at
our home will not be the same without them. Thank goodness for
dvds! Despite our tears, it was a very happy ending for all and
I even forgave Barrow for all his past transgressions.
It's a very cloudy day here. We are expecting rain which we really need.
On a sunny day, this room is filled with sunlight from three directions.
It's a bit like a garden room with the large windows over looking the
front, side and backyards. It's a great spot to read or listen to music.
Life changed for the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, and it changes
for us too. Sometimes the changes make us sad, but there are new
friends and new things on the horizon that will bring smiles to us
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley