This is what my laundry pile looks like right now:
Oh, and this:
side note: is it normal that I do a load of athletic pants/shorts/shirts every single week? Discuss.
I’ll spare you the gory details via pictures, but the bathrooms are a disaster, the kitchen floor is gritty, and there’s not much to eat around here.
And it’s all Downton Abbey‘s fault. Ok, and the fault of the craft fair I was preparing for all week, which forced me to spend hours in front of the TV.
16.5 hours, to be exact. Two whole seasons’ worth of shows. In 6 days’ time. But I was really, really productive, so I can justify that, right?
I don’t even really know what to say if you haven’t watched it yet, because I can’t adequately describe how much I love the whole thing. There are characters I couldn’t stand at the beginning, and now love, and storylines that I can’t wait to see played out when the new season begins on January 6th. The storytelling is amazing, and the costumes and sets are gorgeous, and the history of the period (early 1900’s) is fascinating.
My only tiny complaint about the show is that it’s sometimes hard to understand how much time has passed when there’s a scene change. Sometimes, it’s minutes; other times, it’s apparently months later based on what they’re talking about, but no indication of that has really been given.
If you haven’t watched it, put it on your Christmas list, try to get it from your local library, stream it through Hulu Plus, or borrow it from a friend. Be ready when season 3 starts! 🙂
So today brings cleaning, organizing, outside-lights-decorating (Matt’s done his part; I still need to do mine), getting my thoughts together on what I still need to buy for Christmas (God bless online shopping and Ebates – I love when the packages arrive, and I love when Ebates sends me a Big Fat Check), and actually decorating the inside of the house, since it seems I am the last person on earth to do so.
PS: I just checked Amazon, and today Downton Abbey Seasons 1&2 are a Gold Box deal: only $23.99! It says original and unedited, which is what I borrowed, I assume.