I've Waited ALL Year For This...

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

Hello friends!! I'm COLD! HAHA, just joking! I was wondering when I was ever going to be able to say those words again, and it looks like maybe, just maybe, I might be able to in the next week or so. For most of my readers, the temps have been nothing but dreadful these past few weeks. Our yard has taken on a nice shade of hay to match the season of decorating with straw bales. But not today!! Nope, today we officially welcome Autumn and tomorrow... I'm making waffles!




I can't even begin to tell you all that's happened these past couple of weeks. Of course I took it upon myself to get the house ready for autumn, but seeing that the weather wasn't co-operating, I was afraid I was going to experience my first Augober. However, September did bring the most exciting day of the year for me...

Downton Abbey!🤗 Click here if you're a Downton fan and the music gets you excited every time like it does me!!



I waited a very very long time for September 20th. It was my own personal Christmas, shared by millions around the world. Just so you know, last weekend Downton was the number one grossing movie for the US, UK, AND Australia...someone made bank!😂 And here's to Julian Fellowes🥂 in hopes he makes another one!



So, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you undoubtedly read my short version of how the day unfolded and saw the little video I created to give you an idea of how my perfect day went. If that's the case, then I apologize now, but I'm doing it again...but with a little more flair☺️



As most of you may remember, for Christmas Bill gave me the Downton Abbey box set collection. Along with that, he gave me a gift card to go towards the Downton party he knew I wanted to have in honor of the movie. I put that card aside, which I actually surprised myself I hadn't spent it foolishly elsewhere. For most of the year I contemplated how I wanted this party to unfold. It all came down to having some Downton friends over (maybe 6-10) a nice dinner served with fine dinnerware , polished silver candelabras (if I could find some at the thrift store!), dinner being served in "courses" of course, and, if time allotted, a viewing of the final episode to refresh our memories that undoubtedly didn't need refreshing, before heading to the theater as a group. But, as the time drew nearer, the party idea just started to fade. I became selfish in my planning. I thought about it and although I absolutely LOVE talking Downton with my friends, I had that absolute best time re-watching it with Bill back in January since he had never seen it. And remember the party I threw for the two of us as we watched the final episode?





And don't forget Ms. Kimber Patmore...