Housekeeping: Tidying. 15 minutes a day.
The Liturgy of the Hours—especially Lauds and Vespers—will happen every. day.
(Well, OK, barring unconsciousness.)
Four nights a week, there shall be a cooked dinner. As in, cooked by me. At home.
Happy New Year’s Eve, y’all!
And it’s time for the (first ever) Year in Review here at AGG:
June: Ragtime hit full swing
Well, who doesn’t love THESE photos? I mean, for real.
Dan Stevens in Sense and Sensibility
What Downton Abbey needs is more wood chopping in the rain.
Maybe I should’ve been a teacher after all?
Matthew: That was fun. There will be a few thick heads in the morning.
Mary: No doubt they think it’s worth it.
Matthew: You’re really going to America. Would Carlisle make your life a nightmare if you stayed?
Mary: I couldn’t tell you. Maybe. Even if he does let me go, my story is still out there. And always will be.
Matthew: Would you stay? If I asked you to.
Mary: Oh Matthew, you don’t mean that. You know yourself we carry more luggage than the porters at King’s Cross! And what about the late Mr Pamuk? Won’t he… resurrect himself every time we argued?
Mary: You mean you’ve forgiven me?
Matthew: No, I haven’t forgiven you.
Mary: Well, then.
Matthew: I haven’t forgiven you because…I don’t believe you need my forgiveness. You’ve lived your life and I’ve lived mine. And now it’s time we live them together.
Mary: We’ve been on the edge of this so many times, Matthew. Please don’t take me there again unless you’re sure.
Matthew: I am sure.
Mary: And your vows to the memory of Lavinia?
Matthew: I was wrong. I don’t think she wants us to be sad. She was someone who never caused a moment’s sorrow in her whole life.
Mary: I agree.
Matthew: Then will you?
Mary: You must say it properly. I won’t answer unless you…kneel down and everything!
Matthew: Lady Mary Crawley…will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?
I hope all of you had a very wonderful Christmas day! Mine was rather quiet, as ours are wont to be over here, and that’s the way I like it. It’s the only day of the year when I don’t have to get out of my PJs unless I want to. 🙂
Breakfast was, as usual, glorious: cinnamon rolls and sausage links, yum. Look forward to that breakfast all year!
My brother got me The Help, so we watched that afterwards (our breakfast is more of a brunch). My dad got a fun single-serve coffeemaker, so we had fun testing that out (the caramel latte? AWESOME!). Also, my brother and my dad got Nook Tablets, so I set those up for them, since I have a Nook. I think my dad really liked his—he was playing with it a lot. 🙂
Pics will be up later, as well as more Christmas reveling…remember it’s 12 days! So enjoy! My Christmas festivities kick into high gear this week with family and friends. 🙂
A Very Merry Christmas, everyone!
It’ll be sort of hit or miss over here for the next few days, what with Christmas and family and friends coming in…but I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!