What do Phil Dunphy, Schmidt, Rachel Berry, Dan Humphrey, Karen Cartwright, Sheldon Cooper, and Dwight all have in common…???
They’re taking over my life!
Goodness gracious, y’all… I watch a lot of TV.
I hadn’t really given it much thought until people shared on FB that they were giving it up for Lent. My yoga instructor gave it up for a whole month (and counting) just to better herself.
I don’t know if I could do the same. Could you?
I watch TV so I don’t have to think. & to have a good laugh. After a long day, my husband and I like to vege and cuddle on the couch, while watching our DVR’d shows.
Taking my writing class made me see how much TV sucks up my time!
My TV Lineup:
Two Broke Girls (3o min)
Gossip Girl (1 hr)
Secret Life of the American Teenager (embarrassingly, yes; 1 hr)
Smash (1 hr)
Glee (1 hr)
New Girl (30 min)
Last Man Standing (30 min)
Whitney (30 min)
Are you there, Chelsea? (30 min)
Modern Family (30 min; although I wish it were an hour!)
Grey’s Anatomy (1 hr)
Big Bang Theory (3o min)
The Office (30 min)
That’s 9 hours!
Now, I never watch these *live* so let’s take away about an hour’s worth of commercials, ‘kay?
So that’s 8 hours…
BUT–let’s not forget sporadic bursts of TV throughout the day… Today Show, Live with Kelly, House Hunters, Ellen Degeneres….
So let’s add on 10 more hours (2 hours a day, per 5 days a week)…
Now we’re at 20!
Oh, wait… what about the weekend?
Let’s add 4.
THAT’S 24 HOURS OF MY LIFE…. gone!
Do you know how much I could get accomplished in 24 hours?!?? That’s like adding an 8th day to my week!
For one, I could read and comment on all of your blogs! Ha!
Orrr…. I could clean house, work out, write, change the world, shop, bird watch, …
Granted, I don’t play catch-up on my DVR until Little Miss is either napping or down for the night, so my time isn’t taken away from her. However, The Fresh Beat Band may just be my new BFFs. They’re life savers for letting me switch over the laundry, cook, pee…
Anywho! Do I think I could ever give up TV?
Aw, who am I kidding?!
I do think I need to be a little *choosier* with my time spent watching TV.
But who would I give up?! LonelyBoy? Schmidt? Cameron & Mitchell? Mr. Schu? Amy Farrah Fowler?
Ohh the agony!
So what shows take over your life? Which are your absolute faves that you could not give up?! What would you do with all that *extra* time? Or, if you’re
my idol not a TV watcher, how do you do it?
The following is a journal entry, written on 2/2/11, while fighting postpartum depression:
I am feeling discouraged right now. Three-4pm seems to be the time of day that gets me down. It’s really frustrating. Right now, I feel like, “How can I do this everyday? Is this really my life? When will it all be over?” I know I’m not supposed to project predicaments in to the future because I’m going to feel different then, than I do now, but I can’t help it. I don’t know what I need. I was doing so well this morning. But now? Now I feel very discouraged and incapable. It scares me because it’s not who I really am. It doesn’t make any sense. My dream was to be a stay-at-home-mom. So why is this happening to me? Why am I so miserable? This isn’t suppose to happen to me. I feel like I’m being punished.
To read more about my PPD journey, click here.
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