A Summer Without TV (Okay, Maybe We Watched A Tiny Bit…)
It’s amazing how much time you have on your hands once you give up TV. We got rid of cable a while ago, and the only thing I missed was watching endless hours of The Food Network. And who needs to be doing that? Especially when you have kids running around, laundry to do, a house to keep clean, dishes to be done, and since I love to do it: lots and lots of baking.
We haven’t actually given up TV. It’s more like, “Oh, we only get ABC, and the only thing on is The Bachelorette.” And we really could care less about that show. (Two years ago though I could have told you who was The Bachelorette or The Bachelor, all the names of the contestants.. and on and on and on.) I’m glad to be done with it. And Reinman high fives me here.
So, my point. No TV. What does one do? Reinman’s been really busy with class stuff, I’ve been busy with some other stuff, so basically I’ve been reading books. Lots and lots of book. And, boy, has it been wonderful. God’s been taking me on a journey. In fact, you know what’s crazy? Reinman and I were at Target tonight, and I happened to find a really cute dress that was on-sale for $10. I threw it in the cart, and then thought, “This is definitely something I don’t need. Even though it’s only $10 put it back.” So, I did. If that isn’t a miracle, I don’t know what is! (Yes, yes.. there’s actual legit miracles out there like manna falling from the sky, gold teeth, and all that. I would love to see it all! Believe me.)
No TV=more God time. More prayer time. More blogging time, apparently. All these things I write, and it’s like I have to get something off my chest. Definitely different. And I wouldn’t be writing any of this if it’s wasn’t for God speaking to me through those books.
So, my thought was what am I going to do once all the Fall shows start? We have like 10 shows that we watch, that we love. Reinman’s idea: Saturdays can be TV Show Day. Like 13 hours of mindlessly watching TV. Sounds really, really wonderful actually.
Or maybe we’ll get rid of some shows. Not sure which ones though. That’s a tough call.
Okay. Nevermind. After making this beautiful collage I love my shows and want to watch them all. Right now.