At the end of the month if I blogged consecutively everyday, I participated...if not...I didn't.
Shall we start this beautiful November off with a controversy? How about a controversial confession?
At the risk of judgments from others and any misgivings I may have....out with it....
Here's my trusty line up of favorites:
The Sing Off
Dancing with the Stars
Parks and Recreation
Shows I just started watching this season and not sure if they will make the trusty favorites list:
Once Upon A Time
Shows I haven't figured out how to watch the current season of...but want to:
Iron Chef America
Drop Dead Diva (didn't keep up 3rd season because I had to watch it on mylifetime.com and that was too annoying)
Oliver's Twist (The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, before he was the Naked Chef, he's so cute zooming around England on his scooter, buying fresh ingredients. Though I think I'm almost out of episodes.)
Downton Abby (My friend mentioned it on her blog...that she liked it...and then I saw it on Netflix...it's a BBC show and I'm not sure how their "seasons" work?!?! But I watched the first 13 episodes which I think was the first season.)
The Defenders (canceled)
Shows I choose not to watch despite their popularity:
Here are my excuses (weak excuses):
I don't feel good ~ actually I am feeling better these days. (tomorrow, 16 weeks prego!)
I don't have the energy to do anything else. (If I did anything else I'd probably have the energy to do more.)
I'm lonely when I'm home alone and watching tv shows makes me feel less lonely.
There's nothing else to do.
A blog I read everyday quoted David O. McKay, "the greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul."
I don't think my chambers are silent...I think they are full of fake people/characters and scantily clad women dancing the paso doble, (I love the paso doble) and other people getting their lives back.
Usually while I am sitting on the couch enjoying this entertainment my spirit is fighting back and saying, "What are you doing? You are more than this! Use the computer and the internet to develop your talents! To communicate! To enrich your life and family!" Use this TIME to bless your family!
I talk myself into finding something else to do after this episode is over. This is my last episode today...then I will....
Then I either find something else to do OR I find another episode to watch.
Television is a great battle in my life and I do feel that it is largely a battle within myself. Nathan and I have talked about cutting ourselves off completely. And not having "tv." But, I feel like we basically did that by not getting any kind of cable. We do have Netflix and we do debate on whether to keep it or not.
I am hoping this commitment to blog everyday this month, though half hearted, will help me refocus my energies on more productive, more creative, more worth while things.
So, I want to open it up to you....either tell me:
What you like to watch?
What you do to fill your time and energy, because you don't watch?
Have you ever struggled with this same issue...what helped you to overcome and get a life of your own?
Any advice you may have....but you can't say "Get out and make friends!" unless you have specific people in my area that you would like to introduce me.
And please know...I do still take care of my family. I try to read the scriptures everyday. And I stay up to date on all my household and church responsibilities as best as a prego lady can.
Please comment away...I really want to hear from you!