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The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
by Carl Sandburg
When I leave the house at 7:30 Saturday morning for my sister's home, it is VERY FOGGY and everything is covered with hoarfrost.
It is the perfect weather to stay in front of a cozy fire with my sisters and watch Season Two of Call the Midwife.
As we watch and eat, we discover that the DVD set includes a 1-1/2 hour Christmas special in addition to the eight episodes. The entire DVD is 555 minutes long - five minutes shy of ten hours! (Not the eight hours we expected.)
We BRIEFLY stop after the first DVD to fill our bowls with a hearty and delicious Minestrone Soup that one sister made for lunch. Then back to watch and eat!
I bring tea, banana nut bread, and veggies to sustain us throughout the day.
I can't find any Call the Midwife tea, but I bring PG Tips, English Breakfast Tea in a Red Telephone Booth tin, and two types of Downton Abbey tea - English Rose and Grantham Breakfast Blend.
After watching the second DVD, we briefly stop for scones (cranberry, blueberry, and currant) with lemon curd and Devonshire Cream. Another sister picked up the scones fresh this morning from an amazing local bakery. (I forget to take a photo of the accompanying lemon curd and homemade Devonshire Cream.)
The fog is still thick, and it begins to snow as we begin the third and final DVD. I call it quits at 6:00 p.m. with two more episodes to go, so I can get home without having to contend with both darkness and fog. (I live at higher altitude and have further to get home.) My sisters finally finish at 8:00 p.m., two hours later. I have seen these episodes so don't feel too bad about leaving early.
We are now caught up with both previous seasons and are ready for Season Three of Call the Midwife, which begins the end of this month!
Do you have another wonderful series to recommend to us for future all-day watching marathons? Inquiring minds want to know! By commenting, you'll be entering to win a copy of A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County) by Barbara Cameron. If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others. The winner will be announced on April 1.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Quilters' Book Club March Selection and Winners.