Tonight, I ventured out into the
effing cold wintery wonderland that is Northern Colorado in pursuit of BOGO coffee at World Market. I love when World Market runs this sale, and since I had recently run through my WM coffee stash, it was time to stock up! Plus, I find it difficult to resist holiday coffees. (Marzipan-flavored dark roast? Yes please!) While that was all well and good, the most exciting part of the evening came at the check-out when I was offered a free Downton Abbey tote. And, not just any Downton Abbey tote, but one with Anna and Mr. Bates on it...be still my heart. There was no resisting on my part.
Inspired by the snow, the holiday season, and my new tote, I find myself watching the final episode of Downton Abbey season 2 -- the Christmas episode. This is, by far, my favorite episode of all 3 seasons. I know that sounds odd since so much of the episode has to do with the Spanish Flu and possible death, but it's also the episode when Matthew and Mary share a dance and an unexpected kiss; when Anna and Bates finally marry; and when Mary finally opens up her heart to Matthew's proposal. Christmas and romance all tied up with a British period-piece bow is about as good as it gets in my world.