Monday, February 24, 2014

Downton Abby from my living room...

It is Sunday evening and Kathy comes over to make dinner with me. She works the oven while I set the table and get other things ready. We drink a great Pinot Noir as we work. It is amazing how many chores can be accomplished from a wheel chair. Earlier in the day I vacuumed and neatened up the house. 

I also cooked the chicken earlier in the day, baking it in orange olive oil from Queens Creek at the Olive Mill. Kathy cut up the left of the winter squash mixing it with onions and potatoes for baking. Salad was a mix of whatever was in my salad drawer.

It is almost 9:00 before dinner is ready so we carry our plates (and wine) to the living room and turn on the television. The music begins for Master Piece Theatre. We will be sharing dinner with Downton Abby.

I find my place on my downstairs bed to eat and watch. Kathy sits on the couch with a small kitchen stool as her table.

The show was splendid. We cheered and jeered, and applauded Mary for throwing away Mr. Bates' ticket. We clapped when Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson held hands in the water. 

So how is it these folks get into our lives? Facebook is full of conversation this morning about the characters who ARE NOT REAL!! But we love them.

Anyway, what a great way to end the season as compared to leaving us with Matthew's death last year. Hurray for the writers of Downton Abby. We will be waiting for January of 2015 to start all over again. 

Until tomorrow,

Lou Ann