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Series Suggestions

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Downton Abbey is over…Army Wives I refused to finish due to the killing off of people…now I have nothing. Okay, so I tried Brothers and Sisters. Eh. To tell you the truth, it kinda reminds me too much of my own family. LOL. It was nothing but stress. The dad dies, the one brother is fighting to find his way, the sister won’t talk to the mom, and the other one is going through a marriage crisis. I was thinking a little more about something that didn’t seem so real. I watch things to get my mind off life. Not take mine and all their problems to bed with me. Oy!

I do have LOST to watch. My oldest son and I only have five more seasons to watch before he goes to college. Ha! I wonder if we’ll make it. I did, however, remember seeing THE GILMORE GIRLS  in the store the other day. I’ve heard nothing but good things about that one. Perhaps I’ll give it a look-see. If anyone has any other suggestions, please pass them on. No doubt I’ll give the brother-sister show a few more tries. I never like to give up that easily on something. I just wish there was someone on there that had their stuff together. Some glimmer of hope that someone  could help the others!

I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

 

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Binge Watching Television

Girls Watching TelevisionBy definition, binge means excessive, and we all know that anything in excess is not a good thing. But, last weekend I became somewhat of a sloth on Sunday. I sat in front of my television and binge watched Army Wives. It’s my new find. I purchased it during Christmas while buying a gift for my son. Quite a bad habit of mine. One for you, two for me. I know, right? Christmas? It’s all about giving, but it was there…and half off. So, nothing lost. And, I do mean nothing lost. It wasn’t long after I started watching that I became hooked. I needed to see the next one. But, as I preach to my kids about self control of one episode of whatever a day, so did I follow suit. That was until last Sunday. I watched like five episodes in a row. Yikes!! Okay, so first for those who don’t know me, I rarely sit long enough for this to take place. I’m usually washing clothes, ironing shirts, cleaning the kitchen, organizing the closet…something. But, after a long week at work, I became vegetative. It was wonderful while it lasted. Then, I rolled off the chair and realized what’d happened. All of my day was gone. The sun was moving below the horizon and everyone was winding down. What had I done? Suddenly I became regretful. Sure, I knew Claudia Joy had survived the car accident, Jeremy was coming home, and Trevor wasn’t getting deployed. But, what about the day. It was lost forever. Soon it would be time to go to sleep and get up to do it all again. And all I had was the itinerary of all the characters on Army Wives.

I suppose it’s alright to do this once in a blue moon, but I can’t see myself losing precious hours again by becoming moulded into my chair. Plus, one episode a day still gives me something to look forward to. Anyone else watching during the airing of the show has to wait a week. And, one a day is completely sufficient. After all, it’s the only television I watch.

I’ll try not to feel bad about it. But, I know that there is so much more out in the world to appreciate. It only takes an hour to shake the trembles for loading the next episode. Get past that and you’ve beat the addiction for the day. I believe it should be a treat, not a captor.

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