Thursday, July 26, 2012

confessions...

Every day, every hour, every minute of your span of mortal years must sometime be accounted for. And it is in this life that you walk by faith and prove yourself able to choose good over evil, right over wrong, enduring happiness over mere amusement. And your eternal reward will be according to your choosing.

Most every night I read a bit from ancient scripture and a bit from modern scripture. Last night I read this and it was a very important slap in the face for me. I've been watching a lot of TV lately. And by a lot I mean A LOT.

Its been excessively hot around here, and my house doesn't have AC. I've been leaving windows and blinds closed, keeping all lights off, saving laundry and dishes for the night, and avoiding the stove/oven at all costs... all to keep it 84* in my house. So instead of finding other productive things to do I've just been watching a lot of shows via Netflix. Which would probably be fine if I could do TV in moderation, but when I find a show I like I get OCD about it and I have to watch all of the available episodes. For example, there are 5 seasons worth of Psych on Netflix. I've watched all of them, in under a two month time frame. Seriously. That's like 80 hours of my life spent on watching a show.

I'm giving up TV for awhile. Maybe a long while. It isn't serving me.




8 comments:

Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble} said...

That's kind of what I have been noticing around our house. We don't have TV, but we do have DVD's... the kids and I have been watching the same movies over and over. I finally realized that I needed to get off of my tired, lazy butt and interact with the kids once I got home from work. I still don't want to be outside, but we have been reading lots of books and playing upstairs away from the TV. Hopefully we can keep it up. Good luck with your TV ban... until Psych Season 6 comes out;)

jenny said...

Good (albeit, HARD!) choice! May be a stupid question, but what is ancient Scripture vs. modern?

Samantha Anderson said...

We have instituted no tv days. At least while the kids are awake we don't watch tv. We play a lot more with each other, read more books, sit in the shade, whatever. It's been really great. Good luck with your efforts. Hope all is well. I've been thinking about you.

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Laurie said...

I've been coming to the same conclusion, lately! Darn Netflix with its plethora of shows!!

I won't tell you what I just finished watching. You'll want to watch it. :-)

We also have no TV days. Tuesday and Thursday. (No TV on T days.)

Amy said...

*clap, clap, clap, clap* !

Sometimes I feel the same way. When Bret comes home, he very understandably wants to relax and unwind after being at school all day. So we retreat to the couch and watch several episodes of Frasier.

After Frasier is over, we're moving on to Coach. Oy. Is there ever an end?

*We've been through Psych already. This stuff is too addicting.
Best of luck to you!

Amy said...

*clap, clap, clap, clap* !

Sometimes I feel the same way. When Bret comes home, he very understandably wants to relax and unwind after being at school all day. So we retreat to the couch and watch several episodes of Frasier.

After Frasier is over, we're moving on to Coach. Oy. Is there ever an end?

*We've been through Psych already. This stuff is too addicting.
Best of luck to you!

Jessica said...

you just need to have a *tv time* Mine is during laundry, and before bed. But yeah- if you have been watching a lot ; might be a good idea to take a break.