I've decided that at least until the fall I'm giving up television, except on Saturday nights when my mom and I watch the decorating shows together. (That's really more of a social event, because we spend at least as much time talking and critiquing as we do watching!)
I have been suffering some sort of general malaise lately, and I think part of it comes from sliding into the too much TV habit. Even with my beloved HGTV, too much is still just too much. And since we really can't afford to do much to the house/yard right now (and I have another crown to get started at the dentist tomorrow--yuck), I think watching all the decorating and fixing up is starting to make me dissatisfied with the house and the stuff I've got. And until I've shaped up what I already own, what's the point of lusting after MORE?
So, until September it is bye-bye TV for me. There are books to read, a new screened in patio to sit on, yardwork to do, afghans to crochet, walks to take, Spanish to learn (via our new Powerglide course) and things to tole paint. It's not that I lack stuff to do, it's just that I am weak and slide into the path of least resistance--which for me is TV. I'm sure that I'll read through some baseball and basketball games--this is my resolution alone, not my hubby's or Zteen's--but I won't be intentionally turning on the television 'til Fall!
Wish me luck.