A Haven for Vee
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Monday, January 27, 2014
This was my afternoon tea yesterday. It is getting to the place where I must have afternoon tea and no little herbal number either thank you. Yesterday was a lovely English breakfast tea; today, I'm going to try the Irish breakfast tea. The Goldfish? Just like stealing candy from the grands.
Oh my! What are they doing there? More on this another day...
John said, "Whatever soup you're cooking on the stove looks a little dicey."
Hahahahaha...what a card!
Posted by Vee at 7:14 AM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Posted by Vee at 7:27 AM
Thursday, January 23, 2014
~grim determination in the face of great odds~
~look at this mismatch~
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
~too good to save~
So there is a lot to talk about. It seems more fun and interesting to chat as we go along, while we still remember the plot. ☺ (At first, I thought we'd talk in code, but I can't figure out how to do it well so I've nixed that idea.)
How fabulous Mrs. Hughes is! I really love her. She is so wise, so intelligent, so good. On the other hand, I have read some commentary suggesting that she is nothing more than a hypocrite for being on the one hand very concerned for Anna and, on the other, willing to threaten similar bodily harm to Edna. (Say! That was pretty good code talking right there.)For me, I found it very satisfying when Edna had met her match in Mrs. Hughes.
Seems as if everyone is ready to throttle Julian Fellowes for taking the program into such a controversial area. It didn't settle well with me either because I am still thinking of Downton Abbey as tea and scones. It is hardly that. If I am honest, it never was. But to have a favorite character suffer this... Well, feel free to share your thoughts.
So Mrs. Hughes is my favorite this year. I am unimpressed with the upstairs people thus far. I call them the "flat people" in their one-dimensional portrayals. Tom may have a few layers, but that's because he's half one thing and half another. Rose's story bores me. Party girls always do. Edith is not behaving well. Does that give her more layers? Cora and Robert are lost in their terrarium, though did you not love how Cora handled that mean, old, rotten Nanny West? Mary remains Mary of the ever so haughty tone, which happens to be quite flat. If anyone has anything redeeming to share about Mary, please do!
Still enjoying the banter between Isobel and Violet, especially now that it is ratcheting up.
Does it seem as if the scenes move even more frenetically this year? As if there's a lot of ground to be covered and not much time?
Turning the floor over to you. Tell me, what has been your favorite episode this year? Is it always the last one? What is your favorite storyline? Who makes the best villain? Do you have a favorite character? Edited to Add: One more question: does your husband join you in watching?(mine does not)Do share!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Our tendency in the midst of suffering is to turn on God. To get angry and bitter and shake our fist at the sky and say, "God, you don't know what it's like! You don't understand! You have no idea what I'm going through. You don't have a clue how much this hurts."
The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments.
The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, "Me too.” ~Rob Bell
Friday, January 17, 2014
1. Here I am on Vee's deck rail plotting. (Someone ought to tell
her John that it needs a little paint.)
2. And perhaps no one has told those yahoos that squirrels can access any feeder from ten feet. This one's a piece of cake. With all this snow, I'm a mere three feet below my goal.
3. Ta Da! Told ya!
4. Let's see now, how do I get into this thing?
5. All this for a lousy piece of stale Rice Krispies bar?!
7. God didn't give me claws for nothing!
John has expressed his concern about the hordes of squirrels that are circling the property. They are pretty brazen little duffers. I've had to give up feeding them. Are you feeding the
squirrels birds this year?
Posted by Vee at 12:21 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Posted by Vee at 9:43 AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home.
Knowing that I am in need of comforts this week, I thought perhaps you might enjoy some, too. Comforts too often equals food for me. Wish that, like so many of you, I could get away with a bit of tea, a book, and a blankie. At least, thus far, I'm getting away with virtual food.☺
Monday, January 13, 2014
Posted by Vee at 9:54 AM
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
1. The Problem (Why, yes, I did run this photo through the diffuser. Too bad I couldn't find the plastic surgery option.)
2. The Solution
< Imagine a beautiful woman of about 40 with layered tresses and weighing 97 pounds. >
3. The Goal (What? Too much of a stretch you think?)
4. The Hairdresser
5. The End
Have a lovely weekend!