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Admitting an addiction today...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

...to Downton Abbey! Everyone I know (almost) watches it and wonders why in blazes I don't. So I finally gave into the pressure and watched the first episode on On Demand on TV Saturday afternoon. I was crying by the end of the episode and knew I was hooked. I have now been glued to the computer for days watching all three seasons. Finished the season three finale last night about midnight. OMG! I am so in love with Mr. Bates! I was so engrossed I just went AWOL from life for the last two days. I'm so glad I watched them all. The show reminds me very much of Ken Follett's book "Fall of Giants" which takes place in the same time period (just prior to and WWI). I have his second one, "Winter of the World," which deals with historical happenings around WWII. I was saving it for when I was really in reading mode as it's just shy of 1000 pages, but I'm sitting here in the "Morning Room" eying it on the bookshelf. I feel a BIG read coming on.

On the food front, I've not had a very good three or four days. Time to start paying attention. Truth is, I wasn't tracking what I'd eaten -- I don't KNOW what I've eaten, so immersed was I in that story. But I have my life back now! And I have an appointment with the personal trainer dude at the gym tomorrow. Been waiting to go till I talked with him to see what machines I could actually use. Wondering if I need to make an appointment with my physical therapist before doing anything except the treadmill. But I'll just see what he has to say. Don't even know if this guy has any special training...

This is short, but the emails have piled up since the weekend so must go sort things out. But wanted to post a quote on here from a study we're doing in Sunday School for Lent. I SO need to make a cross stitch out of this one!

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." (Charles Kingsley, "Bits & Pieces")

I TOTALLY GET, LOVE, and AGREE with that! Enthusiasm for anything makes my day so much better -- including working on healthy lifestyle changes!
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ARCHIMEDESII 3/1/2013 1:33PM

    If you emoticon Mr Bates, see if you can find the following show on BBC America. It's called Lark Rise to Candleford. Basically, if you enjoy Jane Austen and Downton Abbey, you're going to love this show.

http://www.candlefordchroni
cle.com/

I've been watching Downton Abbey since it started. Loved the first season. Didn't quite like the second season. I thought the plots were getting a wee bit outlandish. You'll see once you get past the second season. They just finishing airing the third season, so I won't say anything.

I will say that I did enjoy Shirley McClaine. She played Cora's American mother. Loved her scenes with Maggie Smith. Oh wait, I just love the Dowager Countess.





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AANGEL3 2/28/2013 7:26PM

    I started watching it after one of the awards shows. Which meant it was in the third season some place. I've since gone back and watched seasons 1 and 2 and the first few I missed of season 3. Do you know you can get a Downton Abbey cookbook? I'm really thinking about it. emoticon

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ECOMUFFIN 2/28/2013 11:36AM

    My husband shares your addiction! He just started watching it a few weeks ago and has already watched all three seasons.

Love the quote. So true!

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