Downton Abbey Disappointment, and President’s Day Motivation

Matthew CrawleyLast night, I was probably one of a million viewers who couldn’t believe that Matthew Crawley was killed. For about 10 minutes after the show ended, I kept trying to figure out if there was any way it could not be true.. but the way he looked with vacant eyes open makes it very obvious that he is dead..

Another tragedy has happened this season for this family. First Sybil died after giving birth, and then Matthew dying tragically in a car accident.  Didn’t you just know it was going to happen, when you saw the scenes flashing back and forth between the family all sitting around at home talking about him coming, and him happily driving along in his convertible?  As I understand it from reading online, it sounds as if Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley, wanted to leave the show to pursue other things, but it still is sad.


It seems so awful that the writers showed Mary and Matthew so much in love this season, only to kill him off!  It makes Downton Abbey seem more like a soap opera to me.  And I am not a fan of soap operas!  So I guess it opens the story up to lots of other plot lines for Mary next season.  I just don’t look forward to the first episode where they will probably show her grief when she finds out that Matthew is dead.

So today, Amy and I decided to spend the day together, and clean our closets.  This is no small feat as we both love to shop, and also we have trouble getting rid of clothes and shoes!  But today we made a pact to be brutal with each other, and really clean our closets out!

First, we started with mine, and its a good thing, because I think if we would have done hers first, I would have been so tired, that I would have wanted to stop.  But as it was, we went through shoes, sweaters, purses, and I removed everything from my closet, and only put back the clothes we both agreed that I keep.  (Honestly, I did have the “fight” for a few items!)

Then it was on to Amy’s closet and dresser.  We “weeded out” a lot of high school, and college spring break clothes.  Amy really wants to dress as the young woman she has become.  After we finished, she told me that she was really surprised that she got rid of so much!

The result?  11 trash bags of clothes, shoes, and purses to go to Goodwill this week!  And I am TIRED!

It is so great to have a daughter who will spend time with me, and who actually wants to do this.  Thank you so much Amy!  I had a great day!

Back to work tomorrow!  I hope you all had a wonderful day today!


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