#1,844 Cozy Downton Sunday.

It feels like it’s been a million years since I last spent a Sunday night on the couch with Lord and Lady Grantham flickering above the mantle and tonight the wait was finally over! I think I’m not so much attached to the show as I am what it means—January, the slow, quiet nights after the holiday rush, a fire in the hearth, a pile of blankets to bury myself under.

We got up this morning and went to church. I wore a blouse I got at the fall clothes swap from Lily, and a skirt from 2004 that I had forgotten until I unearthed it from my closet at mama’s recently. And it may be my favorite skirt ever. I mean, it’s got an elastic waist! So glad it was lost but now is found.

Afterward, I put on a crock pot of Tabella roasted tomato soup, then took a little nap.

When we woke up we went for a (very) nippy 3 mile walk through the neighborhood and to the grocery for a few last minute supplies.

And before long, it was time to light my favorite cold-weather candle (seriously—it’s THE BEST candle Bath & Body Works has ever made. I light it in the breakfast room and the entire house smells exactly like hot Earl grey tea with lemon 10 minutes later):

And soon, my parents arrived for supper and the season 5 premiere. Daddy’s really not into it, but he was being a good sport and bringing mama in her pajamas since she’s been super sick with a bad cold and is feeling pitiful.

Looking back, I think he might have actually been asleep. Oh well, it still counts. He LOVES DOWNTON ABBEY.

I love winter. I really do. Though, I bet my northerner friends feel about it the way us southerners feel about summer—like it’s just something to be endured. Y’all are welcome to come for a visit!


Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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10 thoughts on “#1,844 Cozy Downton Sunday.

  1. I've never watched Downton Abbey, but I suspect you'd advise me to try it? 😉

    Personally, I'm a huge fan of each and every season, but both winter and summer hold a special place in my heart. Summer is such a fabulous time as it seems everyone is so much more spontaneous when it comes to meeting up (pool parties, BBQs, long talks on terraced places all over the city), but winter has Christmas, cozy seats in the couch with blankets and hot chocolate made from scratch, wonderful food straight out of the oven… I just don't want to choose.

    • Oh gosh, summertime here is 100+ degree days mostly spent indoors hoping the AC doesn't go out. But early and late summer, it's pretty great. I'm with you.

  2. Oh, the soup! I need to make another batch this week….they are forecasting temps down to 8 degrees!

    LOVE the skirt! I love to find forgotten treasures in my closet and to have them fit is even better:)

    I totally forgot about Downton; I am reading Outlander and was totally caught up in that book. WIll have to remember next Sunday.


  3. winter should be "winter" in MS 😉

    and crock pot liners are the best invention…I missed making my millions by not thinking to put a plastic bag in a crock pot..lol!

  4. Your outfit is lovely! Don't you just love finding buried treasures?

    Hmmmm…not sure I 'love' winter, but trying to tolerate the temperatures that are hovering in the teens…ugh! Ohio has long winters….

    – Talia 🙂

  5. I'm a Northerner but I actually love winter, especially the snow. It was -7 this morning, a bit cold for me but is snowing tonight, expecting 3 inches. As long as I don't have to drive in the snowstorms, I love them! I am sitting in front of my fire, eating grilled cheese and tomato soup – yum!

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