Many of you have questioned where I find the time to invest into something like a blog, especially at the same time I'm working on getting all of our old pictures onto our Smugmug site. Well, here is the answer:
Our TV has died.
It happened one sad evening in January. One minute we're laughing at Michael Scott, the next we're staring a blank screen. Fortunately, everyone in my family remembers that a few years ago it was ME who decided that our family should be a ONE TV house. I stick to my decision, even during this trial. Having one TV make us spend more time together and teaches us compromise and problem solving skills.
It's pretty quiet around here - we've gone many times without cable, but you could still play Playstation or watch movies. We have learned that a lot of our board games involve DVD's. I've also learned a lot of the TV shows I watch can be watched on line now. You just have to put up with commercials, which a hard adjustment after TIVO has spoiled you. Maybe we're bonding more as a family or something. I just know that baseball season is fast approaching, and I don't think Geoffrey will survive much longer without breaking down and buying us a new TV.
So that little red TIVO light does taunt me every night, recording and saving?! my favorites. Here's what I've been missing:
We never miss: 24, The Office
We try to always watch: Survivor, My Name is Earl, The Amazing Race, Lost, Grey's Anatomy
When we can, we like to see: Best Week Ever, American Idol,
Seriously, I'm enjoying having one less distraction in my life. Of course, I've replaced it with this blog, but that's just bringing me closer to my friends, right?