Last night I called my daughter, Kiah, with a Downton Abbey question. (As every one of you surely knows Downton Abbey is a very popular PBS Masterpiece Theater Classic that has millions of us following the thrilling adventures weekly.)
“Hello, hello! Is this the Downton Abbey hotline?” I asked her message service when she didn’t answer the phone. “My name is Kathy and I’m looking for information about Downton Abbey. Could you please tell me what time it’s available for watching on the Internet tomorrow? Can you watch at 8 a.m.? Please call me back at your earliest convenience at (906) xxx-xxxx. Thank you very much.”
The Downton Abbey hotline returned my call several hours later. I believe she announced that her mother was whacko. And she didn’t know what time Mama could watch the Grand Finale of Season 3. She informed me that some people have to work and she’d be watching at her usual time after laboring for the day.
I went cruising on-line to discover the answer to this fateful question and stumbled upon–oh no!–a site that contained a spoiler about the current episode. Grrrr. Second time this season an episode has been spoiled by tell-it-all wagging lips. Note to self: do not cruise on-line looking for answers to silly questions.
Now am charging the Kindle Fire and awaiting the appropriate moment to faithfully watch.
Before that, probably driving to Houghton for the day. I think. Depends if it’s snowing. Bringing Ms. Ellie, the laptop computer, and settling in at a coffee shop. Have FOUR milk cartons of catalogs from the school to recycle and am tired of driving around with them in the trunk. Also must shop at the Keweenaw Co-op.
Am also bringing my camera. I think. (It’s hard to make these kinds of decisions.) Perhaps some of you know that it’s been very hard to take photos this past year. My heart isn’t in it. My heart took pictures for four years and then just got tired of taking photos. Fortunately, there are four years worth of photos in these computer files to illustrate blog posts like these.
Yesterday I downloaded this winter scene photo and put it on Facebook and 48 people have paused to “like” it. Two hundred seventy-one have viewed it on the Lake Superior Spirit page.
Here’s the dilemma. Should I keep taking pictures because others seem to enjoy them? Or simply cease because my heart’s not in it? (The advice I would give others is: follow your heart. But is that always true when others get enjoyment of what you might share? See–life isn’t always black and white, is it?)
When Ms. Ellie the laptop computer and I arrive at the coffee shop we will continue to respond to comments from yesterday and the day before and, heck, maybe even today. The problem with posting blogs day after day after day is that I spend all my time answering comments and not reading other people’s blogs.
What else is the news from the shores of Lake Superior? A winter storm advisory hath been posted for tonight. Four to eight inches of white stuff headed here from northern Minnesota.
There is no school today. It’s Presidents Day here in the US of A. Heck, there might not even be school tomorrow if a huge snowstorm falls. Which would not be good because most of the schools in our neck of the woods have used up all available snow days and now must make them up in June.
Wishing you all a delightful week. What will you be doing? Anyone else watching Downton Abbey today?