Am I the only one that hasn’t watched Downton Abbey until now? My sister was watching it years ago… I used to call her and she’d be trying to blow me off, too busy to talk, because she was watching Downton. I wish she had tried a bit harder to encourage me to watch it… but, then I wouldn’t have the fun of watching it now! I guess I thought it was some dull British show (sorry) and wasn’t too interested at the time! Now I’m totally into the show and would like to watch it nonstop! I hope it’s like Coronation Street (which I’ve also never watched) and goes on forever!
I buy myself flowers occasionally, especially after I’ve cleaned the house. Above are my favourites, tulips.
I’ve just had my four days off and I’ve been enjoying watching Netflix because of the previously mentioned show. Which gets in the way of the bargain I made with myself at the beginning of the year, that I would pick up some overtime shifts at work, mainly, because of all my WANTS and DESIRES that require extra money. Well, I have to say that I haven’t picked up much of anything yet. My work has been so exhaustingly stupid for lack of more articulate wording that I haven’t found the energy to go into work on my days off. I’m not sure which other occupation calls you on your days off, sometimes incessantly as much as nursing. There is a huge shortage of nurses which means there are empty beds throughout the hospital, except for in emergency where everyone gets backlogged. The shortage as far as I understand is lack of government funding which means there is no budget to hire more nurses! There’s also a lack of qualified grads to take on the jobs that do come up. Needless to say the nurses working are getting a bit burned out!
I am committed to working out! It helps me stay sane! Thank goodness for our home gym!
I love some brain numbing fun shows to watch on my days off and Downton Abbey is so much more interesting and somewhat educational compared to some of the other “garbage” TV I’ve watched. I love the period costumes, furniture, kitchen appliances, and everything else about it. The big cast iron stove that they have downstairs in the show is like the one my grandmother had in Helsinki. I remember my grandmother lifting the round heavy lids off the stove top and checking the fire underneath. It was just like the stove on Downton Abbey except not as large. My grandmother had lived in that house since my dad was a baby and it was very, very old. Crazy as it is but that show reminds me of my grandmother!
My grandmother with two of her sisters in early 1920. My grandmother Aune is on the left.
One of my favourite smoothies pictured. It’s made with a banana, frozen mango, spinach, Vega protein powder, and almond milk.
Anyway… that’s what I’ve been up to this past week. Not too much of anything really. I’m looking forward to spring and the nice weather and then I’ll have to get into my yard and get it all straightened out for the summer. My husband wants to hire someone to get the yard cleaned up. He’d much rather do anything, but,that! I have many other projects to complete too. If you follow me on Pinterest or Instagram you might see some of the projects, especially on Instagram. Pinterest I use mainly for inspiration. I’m trying to complete my “Scandinavian Room” my spare bedroom. I’d also like to get the interior of the house painted this spring, plus, many other things. The list could be a mile long!
We’ve been so lucky where I live. We have had incredible weather! The picture above is from a nice walk I had with my daughter last week The day was a bit rainy and grey, but, the temperatures have been so mild that the rain really didn’t bother us at all.
Any other favourite period show recommendations out there? Because I don’t know what I’ll do when I’ve finished watching all the episodes of Downton Abbey
Talk to you soon,