Books 2013 – The Light Between Oceans

Books 2013 – The Light Between Oceans.

Text From the Best Husband Ever, and a Few Thoughts on Downton Abbey

Sunday was the Super Bowl, so we DVR’d this week’s episode of Downton Abbey. Yesterday, Manfrengensen sent me this text:

Love you too. Can’t wait for downton abbey tonight! Maggie Smith is a luminary. I could watch her in a reading of wiki entries on bugs!

Gotta say, that man, he’s all romance, baby. Really knows how to smooth-talk (or in this case, smooth-text) his lady. Manfrengensen didn’t watch Season 1, but he has quickly caught on for Season 2.

And of course, Maggie Smith is The Bomb.

I have greatly enjoyed the series in general. Season 2 has been compelling, but I have to wonder if it’s going to go Desperate Housewives on us, like it’s really just an Edwardian soap opera rather than the high-brow drama we believe it to be. Not that it’s not still absolutely delicious, but a few aspects of this week’s installment have me concerned. (And if you have yet to watch, Spoiler Alert.) (Or, if you are reading this from the UK, please do not confirm or deny my suspicions.)

1) The Burned Soldier – long lost cousin/true love of Lady Edith shows up claiming to be the heir, but how can this be proved when Patrick Crawley is supposed to have died on the Titanic? Why hasn’t he come forward earlier? Amnesia. Amnesia? Of course, it’s a real thing, lord knows people suffer amnesia all the time, but you have to admit, it’s also quite the convenient plot device.

Did you see this dress?? To die for.

2) Mrs. Bates is Dead – Mr. Bates has a curious cut on his temple. Will suspicion be cast upon him? Do I see a trial in his future to prove what has surely got to be the inevitable innocence of so empathetic (though still a little shady) a character? Perhaps, but I hope not.

3) Matthew is in a wheelchair – So noble, he won’t allow any woman near him out of his duty to their inevitable futures as breeders and loving spouses. He feels he has nothing to offer them without his body. Both Mary and Livinia love him desperately, but he’s dead inside…but wait…did he just feel something below the waist? We’ll just have to wait and see.

No matter, like many fans, I can’t wait for next week’s installment and am sure to suffer withdrawl when the season ends February 19th.

Fabulous costumes. How I wish we ladies still dressed like this.

The best movie review of recent times

It’s by my brother, and btw, SPOILER ALERT.

He said he was a little disappointed, then shrugged and added that the title was “false advertising.”

New Foundation

I don’t usually talk about products on my blog, but I recently found a new foundation that I LOVE.



In the commercial, Halle Barry looks like she’s getting a glow from something more than makeup while she’s rolling around on that chaise, but that doesn’t mean the product won’t do something for you.

I’m 40-something years old, and I’ve been fighting the idea of daily make-up application for years. I don’t really like the feel of it; anything that covers well is always heavy, or it disappears within hours of being put on. This make-up feels so great as you brush it into your skin. It’s cool and refreshing, even though it’s a powder foundation, feeling almost wet on your skin at first.  Totally weightless, it stays flawless all day long.  I haven’t worn it in summer yet, but I don’t feel like I get that shine that I always have in the past after a few hours. I highly recommend it if you like powder foundation. The only drawback to it, in my opinion, is the size of the application brush. I just use my own.

It doesn’t make me look like Halle Berry, but it gets me as close as I’ll ever be.


Speaking of Halle Berry, I have this theory about her. I’ve come to the conclusion that she must be from another planet, and on that planet, beings age at a much slower rate than they do here on earth. Look at her! She looks better than she did ten years ago. She is SO gorgeous! And how about that kid she has? It seems like she had her daughter like five years ago (am I wrong?), but the press claims that Nahla is only two…or maybe she’s actually half alien being? Hmmm….