So Memorial Day has come and gone and things have been crazy busy with school, T-ball, and cookouts. Sorry for not keeping up with the blog. Gosh, I’ve been counting down the days till Memorial since the first frost in late fall. It’s been a really long winter here in New England. At last, warm weather!! Well, today is our first steamy hot day and I’m not going to complain, not one bit. I keep reminding myself of that bitter cold when I just longed to feel the heat of the sun. The only thing that makes me sad about summer is my TV shows are all gone. I don’t know what to do (well there are PLENTY of things I could do). It’s just that my weekly routine is completely thrown out of whack. My unwind time just isn’t the same. Although, it’s good timing with me changing to clean eating and removing wine and Goldfish from my nightly routine, I miss MY shows! I need to find something to fill the void.
True Blood starts in two weeks!! I can’t wait for that. The great thing about it is that it’s relax time with my husband. A show we actually BOTH like. We don’t have many shows we both really enjoy. So that will be my Sunday nights, filling my Revenge void. Then there is the rest of the week. Nothing! Here’s where I need your help. What are your favorite series? What should I be watching? I’ll be perusing Netflix for the rest of the summer. I started watching Scandal this week…WOW. Kerry Washington is fabulous! Shonda Rhimes has delivered another great show.
So what am I missing out there? No reality TV please. I loathe.
Photo Credit: HBO
When the kids go to bed the list of to-dos starts. I clean the kitchen, pack the lunches, get their back packs squared away, and get going on the laundry. If I’m feeling really ambitious I’ll squeeze in a run. After all is done I pour a glass of wine, plop on the couch, fold laundry while watching repeats of my favorite shows (can’t wait for my Fall TV next week!) This is my typical evening. Occasionally it changes, sometimes my husband and I will watch a movie or catch up on Person of Interest, but the norm is wine and relaxing by 9.
Wednesday was like every other evening, but this time the kids miraculously went right to sleep. No getting out of bed. No chattering or throwing stuffed animals. Sure it didn’t have anything to do with my threat of taking away a toy and then NEVER earning it back. It would be going straight to charity…I know, mean mommy. Don’t judge. It worked and they still love me! I poured my wine and grabbed the remote. Nothing was on, the norm for me. I’m not a fan of reality TV. I folded a load of laundry and started flipping through the DVR.
I looked around the room. A mess. I had no energy or desire to pick anything up. If the dogs ate the toys that was the kids’ loss. However, the two Ninjago Lego ninjas caught my eye. I didn’t want the dogs eating them, so I picked them and put them in the Lego bucket. Then it happened. It’s a tad embarrassing. This mama grabbed her wine and the bucket of Legos and starting building. Just me and the dogs. I told myself that I was just rebuilding Pteranodon Tower because I felt bad that Finn broke it. The reality of it is that I just wanted to play Legos…alone, without the kids. It was relaxing, aside from having trouble finding a few of the pieces. So Wednesday night I drank wine and played with Legos…and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Photo Credit: Lego.com
I’m in mourning. All my TV shows are ending for the season. These shows, a glass of wine, and Goldfish are my salvation. They give me something to look forward to each day. I know no one should rely on television this much but what ever brings a mommy some peace, you know. A chance to lose myself for an hour in vampire nonsense or dysfunctional families. It’s not like I’ll be bored. I have plenty of things to do, but it’s just aside from a quick run on the treadmill, that’s my “me” time. My husband is probably thrilled because I’ll stop shushing him and sending him out of the room.
I guess I’ll be catching up on putting my photos into albums and reading the three books I have piled up waiting to be devoured. Just counting down the days for Fall TV Preview Week.
Bye Meredith, Phil, Claire, Elena, Chief, Gloria, Barney, and Marvin Wait For It Erikson. Till fall when we meet again.