2) Oh, geez. What next? I'm still watching it right now. There is almost too much drama for me! The characters are great, the settings are amazing, but the holy cow, the drama! I know that's part of what keeps me watching, but sometimes it's too much! I'm also behind with "Mr. Selfridge" and now I want to start "Call the Midwife." What is it with PBS and BBC?
3) If I ever do run out of things to watch, I can always throw in the long version of Pride and Prejudice. I have a sudden strange desire to watch it again. I blame BBC. Again.
4) I wouldn't be doing QT's and watching Downton at the same time, except that I'm crunched for time. (Also, I need a distraction when the drama gets to be too much for me.) I'm busy because I'm taking a wilderness first aid class right now. It's good and helpful, but I don't like 3 hour lectures. It makes me tired. And bored. And keeps me out past my bedtime. But it's really good information.
5) Like most people, I have been frustrated with some of the winter weather throughout April. I am happy that some of the mountains are getting significant amounts; anything that will help slow down the fires and keep the west from burning again like it did last year would be fantastic. (But what is up with people messing with avalanche territory? Heavy, new, wet, spring snow on crappy, old winter snow is asking for disaster.)
6) Speaking of fires, I see them differently now. Living in the flat lands, I didn't think of them too much. However, when I was out climbing the other day, my friend and I looked out at the clouds at a distance and some of the rain that was starting to fall. Then we noticed another cloud that was rising. And we heard the sirens. On the one hand, I wasn't too concerned. It was in town, and I knew that the terrain would be easy and there would be plenty of access (things I never used to think about at all). On the other hand, spending a summer surrounded by fires all throughout the West, those sirens put me on alert in a way that they didn't used to. I don't even care if the rain keeps me from climbing. Let it rain! Or even snow! (Although, I still prefer my moisture on days that I can't climb anyway. If I could choose. Which I can't.)
7) Speaking of snow, my "hike" this last weekend actually turned into a snowshoe. So that was fun. (I'm not being sarcastic. It really was a lot of fun.)
Okay, have a great weekend and head over to Jen's (welcome back, Jen!) for more QT's. My weekend will consist of trying to pass a first aid test (written and practical) without studying, trying not to need my newfound skilz as we take to the rock after the class (because it's supposed to be AMAZING this weekend, and I have to get out to play at least a little), and patting myself on the back for finishing Friday QT's in time to actually publish it on, well, Friday.
P.S. I mentioned last week that I have a new outfit that I can't wait to wear and that it would be appropriate for WIWS. It may be warm enough to wear it this weekend, but don't hold your breath for pictures. I'm lazy, and the post would require finding a spot for the camera and doing the whole timer number and taking probably a lot of photos, and then I'd still have to crop out my head (because of this being an "anonymous" blog if there is such a thing). And that's just creepy. Who wants a headless outfit? (That's a rhetorical question!)