TV of Sorts…
My one full week without tv ended quietly late last night. And as it turns out even with the tv I only have four channels right now as somehow my cable box was disconnected at the office level. So, I watched very little today-not just because of lack of channels but also a lack of interest. Not even just interest in the shows but interest in the noise, the excess.
And in the future I am planning to check out what is actually on tv and pick only my favorite shows/movies to watch instead of just turning the tube on and trying to find something interesting every half-hour to watch.
I baked two more Challah loaves today-this time cinnamon and raisin and with the proper six-strand braid. And I didn’t need the tv on while preparing them. Now granted I did go to the theater and watch a movie while the dough rose for the first two hours, but while at home, caring for the bread was enough work. And it was satisfying by itself, I didn’t even put on music.
There were many nights throughout my TV-less week where I looked forward to getting home. I had things to do and could truly focus on each activity one at a time, without needing background tv playing.
There were also some very hard nights. I had thought I had lots of fun weekend plans but person after person bailed on me or never called to confirm. TV would have been very nice to fit in those lonely slots, especially while waiting for phone calls that never came. But I read instead and finished some very nice/very surprising novels. I also am deep in the book of Hebrews, which is my favorite book. I had one semester in college where I just read it over and over trying to make full heads and tails of all the wonderful things packed into it.
You know my only regret from the past week is not dancing enough. So overall, that means it was quite a nice experience.
In entirely other news, my small group/bible study is meeting again this week now that the leaders are back from vacation. And I got invited to another bible study for tomorrow night and I am quite excited and !pleased about it!