My Favorite Time Of Day: Downton Abbey Time #BoostYourBlog

Today’s writing prompt in the Boost Your Blog Challenge is “My favorite time of day…”.

I’ve always been a rebel so I’m not going to give the expected answer to this prompt. The expected answer is that my favorite time of day is any time I spend with my husband or family. Since that’s a given, let’s focus on my other favorite time of day ;)

 During the day, I struggle through the nasty symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis {mainly pain and fatigue}. I also take care of my father who is suffering with his own health issues.  By the end of the day, I’m exhausted and overwhelmed and I don’t want to think about anything.  To relax, de-stress, and zone out, I watch tv. Sound familiar?

One of my favorite television shows is Downton Abbey. I adore Dan Stevens {who plays Matthew}, Michelle Dockery {who plays Mary}, and the rest of the cast. I especially love Dame Maggie Smith who plays Lady Violet Grantham–the Dowager Countess.

Seriously—how can I not enjoy my time in Downton Abbey when the Dowager Countess spouts zingers like these:

Downton Abbey - Mrs. Crawley: - “Last night! He looked so well. Of course it would happen to a foreigner. No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else’s house.” - Sir Richard: - (Upon being told the swivel chair was invented by Thomas Jefferson)


Lady Violet’s wit and sarcasm are priceless. If you watch Downton Abbey, you know exactly what I mean. For those of you that don’t watch the show, here’s a summary of what the show is about:

Downton Abbey is a British period drama…set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey. It depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the Edwardian and post-Edwardian era — with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Such events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of World War I, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; and the Interwar period and the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series.

Source: Wikipedia

So the short of it is—-> my favorite time of day is when I get to watch television shows like Downton Abbey, Suits, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, The Good Wife, Fringe, and several others. It’s my time to relax and temporarily forget about the troubles of MS.

What’s your favorite time of the day? Do you watch Downton Abbey? 

Kimberly--Blog Owner

Kimberly is the owner and editor of Saving More Than Me.  She started blogging in 2009–one year after receiving a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. She lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and five fur kids. If you’d like to learn more about Kimberly {including what subjects her Master’s degrees are in}, click here.

Kimberly--Blog Owner

Kimberly--Blog Owner


  1. I said the same thing!!! Well, not just Downton Abbey, but watching my shows. It’s the only downtime I get around here, and only after the kiddos are in bed.

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