Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Only a few more days of cable left. I was initially feeling apprehensive about not being able to watch "my shows" (like they are mine alone), but it looks like the powers of the Universe are turning. I FINALLY got a 2nd student teaching placement. Better 3 weeks late than never right? I will be so busy, that I won't probably care if the TV exists. No TV might even benefit me! No Nancy Grace drama for 2 hours, no TMZ, Nightline, or the smorgasbord of late late night TV. On the other hand what am I going to do about my insomnia? Maybe Middle School will cure me of the years of sleepless nights!
On the home front, my kids are in for a rude awakening. They have just had 3 1/2 weeks of REAL home cooked meals and quality time. Maybe my goal for the blog this next week can be to come up with some fast and easy home cooked meals for my kids. Now if I could just hire someone to wash the dishes!
Beginning April 1, 2011 our family will be unplugging the cable. The cable is the first step to ripping off our umbilical cord to electronic devices that run our life. Do you ever think of how much time a day you spend on these gadgets? Over the course of 1 week, the average child watches TV 1,680 minutes (28hrs)! That's an entire day lost! This figure excludes all the time we spend on cell phones, computers, and game systems. If we added those hours in addition, could you even imagine???
I am a bit apprehensive about this first step into the abyss. My children are at very different stages in life. How will they entertain themselves? I think that Thing 2 will be just fine, but there might be violent withdrawal from Thing 1 (who is 11). Aside from my children internally combusting, what will I do? I like to read and I devour books whole. I can make use of my kindle to read, and other books to reread, I have my internet for school, and blogging. I hope I take up things such as cleaning my house, interacting with my children, homework, creative lesson plans, more homemade meals, and fun out door adventures. We shall all see. I may spend tomorrow trying to see if we can pick up a few channels with the antenna.
PS I am bad about proofreading when I am tired.