Oh, Mr. Bates! (imagine all shades of inflection here)
I have come late to the party and was hooked on Downton Abbey in a millisecond. Oh the clothes, the manners, the decor. I'm not sure if it speaks to my "station" in life but I'm most intrigued with "below stairs". The homespun clothes and the lovely aprons and copper pans and all manner of utilitarian appliance. I love it all.
Shortly before Christmas, I watched the first two seasons on Netflix. Even though I bought season one more than a year ago, I just never found the time to pop it in the TV. Probably just as well. I truly enjoyed "bingeing" on DA. I went out and bought season three before season four started this month. Now Sunday evening between 9 pm and 10 pm is sacrosanct. Don't ask me, I cannot come. I will be at home or as they would have said in those days "not at home".
On a more personal note and after my confidences of yesterday...
I had set myself a goal to lose 10 lbs in January and I have succeeded! So I am setting the same goal for February and planning to start some exercising. That has been sadly lacking in my life to date. My rheumatologist suggested I start with walking. To that end, I bought new winter boots on Friday. My boots were a full size too big due to orthotics (which did nothing for me except wreck my knees!) and therefore, extremely uncomfortable to walk in (besides being ugly bugly). While I was at the shoe store, I found a couple more items on sale (ahem)...navy patent leather pumps and plum moccasins.
Here's my first "dieting" tip for you...don't reward yourself with food (you're not a dog and shoes work so much better!)