I know I should be crafting and cooking, blogging and setting up my Etsy shop, but we’ve all been sick lately, and there’s been a lot of cuddling…and whining and moaning and snuffling.
I’m not nearly as cute when I sleep.
So J is sick, and now I’m sick, but those aren’t really good excuses. However, I’ve discovered Downton Abbey, which is the best excuse EVER!
Haven’t heard of it? It’s a new show on PBS, their new Masterpiece Classic, and it is awesome, especially if you’re a fan of “British historical drama with beautiful accents and glorious costumes”, like I am. It’s my comfort tv (or my crack, whichever you prefer), stuff like Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Lost in Austen. I saw a friend on Facebook recommend it, and I decided to finally give it a try. I wasn’t interested at all in it at first, because come on, it’s Facebook, and just because people talk about it doesn’t mean it’s good, right? But I saw a post with the thumbnail image, and it was of people in costume, looking very British. So I went to pbs.org and started watching last night (They are offering full episodes until 1/17). Was it only last night? Good thing J started sleeping better last night, because I was glued to my laptop, huge headphones on my head, for 4 HOURS! My head felt like it was going to split open, my eyeballs had turned to jelly and was oozing out of my head, but I COULDN’T STOP WATCHING! I may have looked up once… or twice…maybe. I have no idea if J cried or fussed. Does that make me a bad mother?
Now, I know you all have crafting and cooking and blogging to do, but really, get yourself to www.pbs.org and catch up on all the Downton Abbey drama. Do I sound like a commercial yet? They’re showing all (5) of the available episodes for free, in their entirety, until Tuesday. Season 2, episode 2 is airing tonight at 9, and I’m actually going to bar Drew from his Skyrim addiction so I can feed my British drama addition. I may like this show more than The West Wing, and I’ve watched that whole series so often the DVDs are starting to skip.
Just so you know, I haven’t been a complete bum sitting on my bum all weekend. I have a craft room! I also have more craft stuff that I thought. Once I’m caught up with the new favorite tv show, I’m off to organize my room, and I hope to share it with you soon!