For a few days after I returned, it was cloudy, a little rainy and more than a little cool. So we went on a Downton Abbey marathon and watched the last third of season two and all of season three. Since we’d rented DVDs, we also had the “special features” -- so we watched how the weddings were filmed and heard Julian Fellowes discuss being a villain for the way he ended season three. We’re all caught up with the Crawleys, the Granthams, that big old castle, and the main characters who are dropping like flies.
We’ve also been going to the Davis Monthan Air Force Base gym. We haven’t missed a day at the gym unless we're hiking. If it weren’t for beer and cookies (Jim) and everything-else-that-isn’t-nailed-down (Bev), we might be very thin.
Along that last thought: I heard about a product that extends the life of an open bottle of wine. It’s a spray can containing a type of gas; you spray the gas into the partially used bottle, put in a stopper, and the wine supposedly taste just as good a few days later. I told Jim that when we open a bottle of wine I tend to drink too much because I don’t want to waste it, and maybe getting the wine preservative would be a good idea. Jim responded with something along the lines of “Maybe you ought to look for something that does the same with an open bag of chips.” I laughed. He's lucky I was in a good mood.
|Flying over a partially frozen Lake Erie on my way to Tucson, via Cleveland and Chicago.|