November 26, 2012

November 25, 2012

Get your Downton Abbey fix TONIGHT!

In this upcoming television special, 
savor great moments from the series' first two seasons, 
check out behind-the-scenes footage 
and get a sneak peek at Season 3.

Tune in Sunday, November 25.

Check your local listings

Picture Quotes for the Soul

I absolutely LOVE these!  
I am a big fan of Holy Handouts!

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November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Funnies

Jay Leno with a Thanksgiving Quote

"Here I am 5 o'clock in the morning stuffing bread crumbs up a dead bird's butt." -Roseanne Barr

Jim Gaffigan: "Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?'"

Jon Stewart with a Thanksgiving Quote


  • The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. -Benjamin Franklin
  • The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. -H.U. Westermayer
  • There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. -Albert Einstein
  • You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception. -Victor Kiam
  • I don't have a solution, but I certainly admire the problem. -Ashleigh Brilliant
  • There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. -Benjamin Franklin
  • Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. -Norm Papernick

Carl Sagan with a Thanksgiving Quote
Kevin James:

"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants."

Johnny Carson: "Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."

Jim Davis with a Thanksgiving Quote

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner-Stay off your thighs!

"Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, 'How long has Mom been drinking like this?' My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, Here, kitty, kitty." - David Letterman

November 18, 2012

November 07, 2012

Be slow to Anger & Never Assume - A love story

Brian and I had been married about 8 years.

One night after the kids were finally asleep I started playing a game of Tetris while Brian was working on his lesson for church.  After a day of caring for little children and being sleep deprived, this was my "me time".  

Fifteen minutes into my record breaking game stacking colored blocks, Brian asked me to help with something having to do with his lesson.
But, I was at the highest level I had ever been! So I said “yeah, just wait a bit”. After a while I noticed that Brian was gone. I turned off the TV and went upstairs. All the lights were off and he had already locked up the house for the night. I went up stairs to our bedroom and aside from all the lights being turned out, my bedroom door was locked.
Now what you need to know is that Brian had NEVER, ever gone to bed without me, turned out the lights on me and definitely he had never locked me out of our own room!  So RUDE!
At this point a normal wife would just knock on the door, but not me! For some reason, still unknown to me, I got mad. I remember thinking “how rude! I can’t believe he is upset about Tetris!” I know this sounds dumb. I really don’t know what I was thinking.  Brian has never ever once been so mad he yelled at me.   Still to this day.   But anyway…… where was I?
Oh yes... I got mad. So I yelled. “Briiiiaaaaaan!” 

Nothing, No answer.  I yelled two more times, and then it happens. 
I morphed into some sort of mix between a ninja and one of Charlie’s Angels. (not the not-so-cute angel, Kate Jackson)

And I KICKED down our bedroom door. Yep, you read correctly. 

It wasn’t pretty.   Actually, I kicked down only half the door.  The door was still kind of attached to part of the hinges and what I saw as I looked past the hanging door was not a sleeping husband who had so rudely gone to bed without me. No, what I saw was Brian all dressed up. Candles around the room. Music playing softly. Roses in his hands, and a gorgeous nightgown lying out on our bed.  What HE saw, was his wife trying to be all sexy-ish while climbing awkwardly over a half open/half hanging from a hinge door. 
He didn’t get mad. He didn’t ask any questions. He smiled at me as I tried to get through the doorway. It was actually very romantic if you saw things from my perspective instead of his.
I did some quick thinking.  I explained to him that I “had actually been so anxious to see him I just couldn't stand it anymore and I just HAD to burst in the room.”  'cause that is totally a normal thing to do....
Yep, that’s my guy. 
I’m secretly afraid that one of these days I will wake up in the morning to find him staring at me and when I ask, “what ‘cha thinking about?” and he will say “Wow. You really got a better deal in this marriage thing than I did.”
Maybe he has thought it before but wont say anything to me because he knows what kind of serious ninja skills I have.  

Wise man.

Downton Abbey Revisited - USA THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

Downton Abbey fans who have been resisting watching  Season 3's U.K. broadcasts will get a taste of the new season on Thanksgiving weekend.

PBS has scheduled a 90-minute special called "Downton Abbey Revisited" for Sunday, Nov. 25 (check your local listings). The show will recap the first two seasons of the hit drama and offer a tease of Season 3, which debuts in the United States on Jan. 6.

November 04, 2012

Downton Abbey 3 Episode 8 - The Finale

Is Matthew Clubbing?!  

Full recap below: 
(spoiler - dont read further if you have yet to watch the episode)

248"Episode Eight"David EvansJulian Fellowes4 November 201212.15 [nb 18]66 minutes
September 1920. Downton Abbey's annual cricket match with the village takes place, bringing out Lord Grantham's competitive side. Violet's great niece, Lady Rose MacClare—the daughter of Violet's niece, Susan, Marchioness of Flintshire and her husband, Hugh, Marquess of Flintshire—visits. A trip to London reveals that there is more to her than meets the eye: she's a wild girl who likes to drink and party. Carson controls Thomas's future, and Thomas finds an unlikely ally in Bates. Mary and Matthew are keeping secrets from one another.[70] 

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