" Not all who wander are lost."


Day 15

Ok, I am overachieving now. I'll do 2 today for whoever is still reading this.

Day 15- Someone or something you can't live without, because you've tried....

I could be sappy here and write a tribute to Jason, but honestly, I have not tried living without him. Not as an adult anyway. I have friends I could not live without, but haven't tried that either. There are a few people I wonder how I managed without them in my life, but I'll save that for another day.

I tried living without carbs briefly once. Epic fail. I NEED pasta and bread apparently :) It was not impactful enough to blog about...

There is one thing that I very recently tried to remove from my life. I feel guilty even admitting this.... I simply can not function without TV (and the DVR and remote control to be specific). We removed it from our living room this summer in effort to encourage more family bonding. It worked. We spent the summer evenings playing games, music, and reading.

We enjoyed our time together, BUT somehow all ended up in bed most evenings watching a movie before H fell asleep. As the days got shorter and the nights colder, I began longing for the TV in the living room again. I crave Sundays by the fire, eating junk food, and watching the Titans play. I adore my Thursday night shows and feel lost without knowing what is happening at Seattle Grace or in Scranton, NJ. About a month ago, Jason reluctantly helped me rearrange the living room yet again to make room for my beloved moving picture box.

I feel so bad admitting this, but I love TV! It helps me forget my day and focus on something totally unrelated. I enjoy the noise as I fall asleep each night. It keeps me company when I am home alone. I will watch most anything reality related. I LOVE Deadliest Catch, anything with Mike Rowe, cash cab, MythBusters...  I have several shows I record and watch every week. Even Jason now sits with me to watch Desperate Housewives each Sunday evening when Hannah is asleep. I hate that I like to watch TV so much. I know there are much more productive ways to spend my time. I just can't help it. I have tried, and failed to remove it. Most any night at our house after 7:30 pm, you can find me watching something on tv, playing my guitar, and texting or facebooking from my phone. now there's pure honesty for you!

1 comment:

Becky said...

I too have TV issues. When I lasted lived totally alone, one day I took a leap and totally cut off my cable. I used an antenna to get TV only.

Interestingly, I rediscovered....reading. That was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've been back and forth with cable vs. no cable (and now we have DirectTV), but like you I probably watch too much TV in the winter especially. Now I'm probably more addicted to the DVR than the TV itself!!