downton abbey: may contain spoilers/ triggers


Warning: Contains A Spoiler for Season One

We started watching Downton Abbey last week after having watched A Room With a View for the umpteenth time (it's one of my favorite movies). Netflix suggested it, my love and I had both heard great things about it, and we thought, "why not?"

These things should come with trigger warnings. Which would be spoilers, I know, but oh, my heart. There are days when I really need to know what is coming so it doesn't shock me in it's hitting-too-close-to-home-ness. 

Luckily, I was so tired at the end of the week that two nights in a row, despite how addictive and awesome Downton is, I went to bed early instead of watching more episodes.

There are days when you don't want to be watching someone else miscarry. Or carrying on bravely after miscarrying. It's just. Hard.

That last wondrous triumph of life, gone in an instant.

Luckily, I didn't watch last week. I watched last night. And while I still had a moment of hard crying, it wasn't the same it would have been on Thursday or Friday.

But today I woke up feeling like I hadn't slept at all (I did). And I think I'm going to need a day of rest and gentleness. It's a rainy day, so it wasn't like there was going to be any other way to be, around here.

On the other hand, I may just get started on the next big house project (moving around the books/ bookshelves).

Because sometimes there are days when things just need to get done.