I just returned from the dentist. I had three fillings replaced today. That's a special kind of torture in my opinion, "You have already had these three teeth drilled and filled, but we'll do it again just for fun."
And because the first shot didn't numb, I got two. Oh joy.
I am sipping a gin and tonic and sucking Cheez-its. Join me?
My second baby turned twenty yesterday. How does that happen?
The funny thing is, his personality is very much likes it has been since he was a baby. One hundred percent of the time he's a bear. He's a contented teddy bear 98% of the time, but in that leftover 2% of the time, he's a grizzly.
I caught up with last Sunday's Downton Abbey last night. I was very disappointed week before last that they took Lord Grantham in the direction they did. I felt it was completely unnecessary. Last week's installment improved, I felt. I am glad Mary's secret is out and she and Matthew have finally found each other. It only took a war and death from Spanish flu for that to happen. Just a little drama. Thomas ticks me off and I wish someone would out him. Of course, if he becomes the valet, something will happen, for sure.
I enjoyed immensely the "behind the scenes" last week. It was odd to see the characters with more makeup and hairdos off screen than on.
In between episodes of Downton, I have been getting more fill of British aristocracy. I watched The Bleak House based on Charles Dickens's short stories of the same name. It was a little dark, a la Dickens, but good characters, and if you, like me, liked Jillian Anderson from X-Files, you'll certainly enjoy it.
I also watched the first season of Cranford, with Judi Dench, and Jim Carter (Carson) from Downton. I am anxiously awaiting the second season, and I must say I enjoyed Cranford just as much as Downton, though in a different way. Less costume and scenery and more simple, real relationships. I really like Judi Dench and Simon Woods (Pride and Prejudice). I find it rather amusing that many of these British actors are seen repeatedly in British films. I guess it's no different than American films in which one sees Matt Damon and Tom Cruise repeatedly, but because they are playing characters in the same era, it seems funny.
I suppose I have to go feed my family now, even though my mouth is still numb and I won't be able to eat for hours. Oh the injustice.
My quote for the day from Lessons Along the Journey:
"You will certainly carry out God's purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John." ~~ C.S. Lewis