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October 19, 2013

Twas an Hour Before Downton...


Twas an hour before Downton, and all through the house
No one could touch the DVR, not even her spouse;

Her Diet Cokes & chocolate had been chilling in the refrigerator with care
they were covered with yellow post-its and in her handwriting:  "DON'T you DARE!"


She grabbed her "Free Bates!" t-shirt, pulled it over her head
While visions of the Turkish guy danced in her head,
Wearing black yoga pants and her fluffiest slippers
She practiced her English accent, 
Cuz those Brit's just sound hipper.

When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter,

She sprang from the sofa to see what was the matter,

A spoiler had leaked, her Facebook friends were freaking out,

Something big was going to happen at Downton Abbey - of this there was no doubt!

And then a familiar tune began to play, 
Downton Abbey was starting, the best part of her Sunday.

When what to her wondering eye should appear,

O'Brien was gone but there was a new nanny to fear.

Lord Grantham in the study, almost time for lunch
Thomas about to cause trouble
 (actually that was just a hunch)
Guests arriving, women changing their dresses 
Daisy spilling soup, while Mrs. Patmore stresses.
Go Alfred. Go Bates. Anna's helping Mary Crawley

Now, someone feed Isis and dont dilly-dally.

The gowns? they were stunning, some hand-sewn & beaded 
Hair styled to perfection, just a few curls were needed

Then Violet arrived, in her best purple dress

she made quite an entrance, the Dowager Countess.

When she thought somthing she said it, no filter she had

Be nice to the countess and dont make her mad.
Lady Mary was cordial to the handsome man in blue 

Lady Rose snuck out to kiss a guy she hardly knew.

Branson was trying his best to fit in
and Edith, my goodness..had her very own man!

Downstairs was Bates, he looked sort of sad

Anna watched from a distance at the good man she had
I picked up my diet coke took a sip and sighed,
This season is intense but at least no one had died.

The ladies looked magnificent, decked out from head to toe, 

The occupants of Downton, all of them I know.

The Lords and the ladies, the soldiers and the maids, 

The cooks and the Butlers, those we love and those we kinda hate.

This episode was a good one, but I say that every time
There is a little bit of everything to satisfy every mind.
If you dont like Downton there's something off with you
but I'll write about that some other time.


The story lines and plot twists, 

the heartbreak & love like our own
(and it's all done so tastefully, no naked parts are shown)
Chauffeurs kissing debutantes, True love in Christmas snow 
We watch from season to season 
and our love for Downton grows.
Soon the episode is ending, on a happy note this time

I think, now I wait again and let out a little sigh.

Seven more days, six sleeps to go

until then ....
I'll watch re-runs or give Call the Midwife a go. 
I'll google Downton spoilers, getting set up for next week
In hopes I'll be ready for anything 
Jullian Fellows throws at me.
I'll dream about Matthew,  handsome and in good health, 

We'd make quite a match, if I do say so myself; 
A wink of his eye I imagine how it must be, 
I'm a middle aged lady daydreaming with glee!



So join me each week in watching Downton Abbey

we dont have to wait till 2014 and ya know, 

that's not too shabby!


And when during this week, 
when you're stuck in the daily grind,
Try not to stress out.  Don't pay no never mind.
Things can always be worse, things can always get better
Just go with the flow, don't get your knickers in a tether.
Think of Lady Violet what would she say?  
Think of poor Daisy and how she spends her day. 

And when you find that rare moment, 
time to spend on just you.
Get the tv, lap top or computer and honey, 
you know what to do.
Tune in to the show that for one whole  hour, 
takes you to a place where a big move for a guy was to pick a girl a flower.
Escape to a time that seems rather grand
for just a bit, live in Downton land.

I shut off the lap top after the last video is posted
who doesn't love a blog where Downton Abbey is hosted?

Now, the coke can is empty, the chocolate is gone, 
The clock says it's late and I let out a yawn.
I crawl into bed and fall asleep with a smile
I've had my Downton fix. It should last me for a while.

See ya next week!