Let's see, we did have a very cute and charming visitor last week. John's eldest daughter and her grandson made the trip up from Virginia to visit. You last saw them *here* and, believe it or not, that's the last time we saw them, too. (The post is dated 2013, but it was actually taken in 2011.) Needless to say, John was very happy to see his daughter after nearly five years. And to say that he thinks the world of this little fellow goes without saying as well. Yup, he was (we were) definitely smitten. ☺ John's granddaughter, this little guy's mother, is serving our country in the Middle East.
Both John and I have had birthdays in the past week. Here was a gift waiting his attention as soon as he arrived home from church. Good thing I knew what it was or I might have had to open it myself. My birthday gifts were in monetary form and they really were a blessing with the tooth. (Here's another promise...no more mention of said tooth.)
Closing with my Downton Abbey thoughts...
Well it was the most disconcerting thing. Somehow I had a narrator throughout the final program. I did not like her and tried looking up how to give her the boot. Sadly, I could not figure it out so I may have missed a few things even as the narrator described every single thing. Annoying. If anyone has any experience with removing narration for the vision impaired, feel free to fill me in.
The final episode of Downton Abbey settled most scores, a remarkable feat. I will miss these characters...most of them that is...and I will miss the estate itself, which is a character all its own. (I do not envy Edith's castle...terribly austere, though the interior is nice enough.) Those closing shots were terribly poignant. And the narrator said, "fade to black."