Monday, January 28, 2013

Downton Rant (spoiler alert: don't read if you haven't watched episode 4)

If you haven't already watched the latest installment of Downton Abby, better stop reading. If you have, can you believe last night's episode?!? OMG. Nooooo! Even my husband was in shock over Sybil's death! We were still talking about it over breakfast this morning.  She was the sweetest and most down to earth of them all.... 

And the scene where she dies??? Somebody DO something! The docs just stood there while the husband and mother wept and pleaded. I know they said nothing could be done at that point, but come on! They could at least pretend to look busy or something. It was too much. Lady Crowley was right about the family doctor knowing Sybil better. She should have demanded they take her to the hospital. I told Isaac last night that it seemed much ado about nothing when all appeared to be well after the baby was born. 

And then the scene where she says good bye to her "beauty and baby." I'm normally not a big crier when it comes to shows, but good grief. Plus, there's the whole new born component. Having been in the hospital for a month last year waiting for my baby to safely arrive, this episode struck a particular cord. And how sweet was it for the staff to band to together to make sure the baby had a nurse and means to be fed?? Ah. Broke my heart. 

And Thomas weeping the hall? That was an especially tender moment. He's such a scoundrel, but gosh, I actually felt something other than disdain for him in that moment. Anna even comforted him. I never thought I'd see that happen. 

And the scene where Mary and Edith console each other? Loved it. It's about time. Too bad Sybil had to die for them to show a little affection.

 What did you think? Did you cry too? 

Oh and I've never been more glad to have had my kiddo in the 21st century. Modern medicine does have its upsides for sure. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hello and Vday Pretties

Well hello. It's been a long while since I've had the time or really the desire to get back in the saddle with this here blog. I find the days just slip by, one after the other, filled to the brim with laundry and keeping baby O on his nap schedule (as best I can), and cooking meals and cleaning up those meals. Just when I think I'm finally going to sit down and blog a little, I get really sleepy and just end up watching The Bachelor or reading other blogs - which is fine because I have a 9 month old and I feel a little tired these days. I can blog and craft and be inspirational another day or year or something. Yeah, I'm not doing much in the way of being creative these days. 
What I have managed to do, I post for you now. A few Valentine's Day goodies. 
How is it that Valentine's Day is even approaching? 
Zoom. Zoom. The year is already flying by... 

I made this garland up while the wee one was napping the other day. It was therapeutic for me. Just a few minutes of snipping and gluing and punching. Love me a little quiet crafty moment.  

Here's another sampling of these cute little clothes pin embellishments that I'm sort of addicted to making lately. I whipped out a few packs for the holidays and now I've put a few together for v-day. They're so sweet and simple to make - just bobbles and paper goodies glued over washi tape-layered clothes pins. I've been adding magnets to the back so they can go on the fridge. They're also adorable added to a package as a finishing touch... 

I snagged these pretty paper flowers in the $2 bin at Michael's. That $2 bin is a DANGEROUS place. It's amazing how fast 2+2+2+ = $25. Ooops. 

So that's what I've got for ya - at along last. All these doodads are up for grabs in my shop, so hop on by! 
In the mean time, I'll try my best not to be a blogging stranger - but of course, baby O does come first, and that's how it should be. 

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