Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

No TV-Day 3 Saturday

As I said earlier, not watching TV is much more difficult when I am with someone else. I did not ask my family to curtail any of their TV viewing but am finding that in order to make it easier on me, they are watching less. Which I guess is a good thing.

Saturday is usually time for LL to get things done around the place but he also watches TV off and on throughout the day. He watched a lot less. I think this is a good domino effect. So here is what I did. Some of which would not happen if TV was part of my day.

We got up and had our usual coffee time, ate breakfast, and then we both went and soaked in the hot tub. (My husband got it running last week after not using for over a year). Then Beau and I went for a walk. A friend saw us and visited for about 10 minutes. I didn't hurry because I knew without TV my day was going to be a lot longer:)

The bridge over Silver Creek. I cross it everyday.

When I got back from my walk. I told LL that we should go to Salem to the home improvement store because we needed some supplies for a couple projects. And he said "Get your hat on, we're going to town!" No, he really didn't say that. But he could of.

So we went to Lowes and then Home Depot. While in town I wanted to stop by the bakery outlet to get a few things.

Got all this for less than $5

So first project is getting the wicker furniture painted. Today, we bought new cushions for them and will show the completed result another day. But this will be the before picture.

Here's my LL painting.

Here is LL replacing our utility sink. We bought a new one today.

I know, I am showing you more what LL did, but I was his cheering section. "GIVE ME AN L. GIVE ME ANOTHER L. WHAT'S IT SPELL?...........Love of my Life.

I was busy baking cookies and cleaning while he did these things. About this time I was trying to decide if I was going to be brave and get ready to go to the Brewfest at the Oregon Gardens. It is just down the road from us and happens once a year. We were kind of looking forward to it. But I was not brave. I did not trust my "digestion" and would be mortified if I had to deal with a long line at the bathroom and had an accident. So we stayed home.

Made Uncle Leo's Burgers for dinner. My uncle Leo has never made me a burger in my life. Its called this because the meat is from his cows. He raises them so there is no hormones or anything else toxic. He also makes it extra lean so it is pretty healthy.

After dinner, my daughter, her boyfriend, LL and I played a new card game I had just bought called Slap Scrabble. I won all 4 games. I know, I know, I really am a bad winner. This definitely would not have happened had we been turning the TV on:)
I read for a couple hours and went to bed early. Good day all around.

1 comment:

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh good for you! I'd like to just throw mine can do it!