Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

silly husband

Last evening, my husband and I were sitting amicably in the living room, he on his iPad listening to a podcast, I believe, and a I working on a rosary. After Faith went to bed I got up and said I was going in the family room to watch Downton Abbey, dvr'd the previous evening.

I got myself settled with my knitting and a cup of hot cocoa and it wasn't even the end of the pre-show credits before he came and settled himself in the chair next to me. Too funny. He didn't watch season 1, so he had some questions about a few characters, but mostly he watched and seemed to really enjoy it.

Afterward, he went out to the garage to get a newspaper he had placed in the recycling. He wanted to show me this article from the Wall Street Journal about a book that was inspiration for the creator of Downtown Abbey. Apparently the class difference illustrated in Downtown Abbey is really just the tip of the iceberg. Apparently so is the amount of work the servants are actually seen doing at Downton Abbey. The book is titled Below Stairs by Margaret Powell, and looks like a worthy read. I wonder if I could get my husband to read it to me. (wink)


  1. Funny--my husband has been known to watch as well. I'm still on Season I, though, catching up via Netflix, and quickly realized that this was not to be the cozy curl-up with my girls that I thought!

    (I'm referencing the scenes with Thomas the footman, oh and not to mention that presumptuous Turk.)

    Still. For Momma this show's been the perfect escape.

  2. You have pretty much viewed all the rough spots, though, no, not a show for the kids. I viewed all of season 1 on my kindle, and was glad I did. I dvr'd the current shows and watch them after Faith goes to bed and when the boys are occupied. I've watched a few other British series and they can get quite racey. They are not Jane Eyre, oh no.

  3. Sounds like a good book, Barb.

    My local paper had an article on it too, http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120115/LIFE/201150306.

    I think I remember seeing a video on YouTube that was behind-the-scene-ish. Would love to learn more...

    I am so excited for Sunday nights.

  4. Yep - for those Brits pretty much anything goes on TV! My husband watched the very first episode of Season 1 with me, but it's not his thing. I'm all over it, though.

    I ready this week that Cora and Lady Mary have made music together - in real life! Apparently Elizabeth is an accomplished musician.

  5. I'll let you know if I like the book, Allison. I reserved it from the library.

  6. Abby, for a second there when you said "made music together" I thought you meant something else together. Ahem. ;-)

    I had no idea Elizabeth McGovern was musical but I wondered what she'd been doing all these years since she had Kevin Bacon's baby!

  7. We are enjoying Season 2, also! I rewatched Season 1, just to refresh my memory. It had been awhile since I watched it ... And that's so funny that you mentioned that book, because I just added it to my Goodreads queue yesterday! (But my library doesn't have it. =( Boo!)


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