Do you ever just need for things to be quiet? A time to shut off everything around you and just be?
Well that is what Luke and I are doing this week.
On Sunday night we decided together that we were going to abstain from any TV watching this week.
For those of you that know me well, you know that this is bad. I can't even think of a witty metaphor to compare the absence of TV in my life. It's just bad in general.
However, I know that I watch a little too much TV and I have felt convicted about it lately, and have actually even thought that I need to cut TV out of my life for awhile. So when Luke brought it up I knew that it was something that we both needed to do.
It may seem weird or silly to just stop watching TV for a week, but we have legit reasons. We have a lot of questions and things to figure out right now in our life. Apparently the addition of a new CHILD to your family will do that. So instead of flippantly asking God our questions and then continuing on with life, we will stop and listen.
Which might be what everybody else does, but for me, there maybe, might, have been times in the past when I would ask God a specific question and then in that same breathe quickly turn on the Real Housewives of Atlanta and watch NeNe tell Kim "I WILL snap your neck". So biblical.
Last night was our first night without TV and I actually survived. Luke commented on how nice it was to not have noise all the time. While I sat in the corner in tears. At one point we actually got in a bit of an argument. Well Luke said it was a discussion, but I call it an argument, and I might have commented on how the absence of TV causes us to go crazy and argue.
I also did not agree that it was nice to not have noise. I am the kind of person who comes home and instantly turns on the TV. It doesn't matter what channel or what show (nothing scary). As long as the TV is on I am golden.
So obviously this is going to be good for me. It is good to take away the frivolous things in life that we think we are dependent on in life every once in awhile and truly go back to the basics of where our dependence is.
And can I just say one thing? Why is it that the one week of my life that I'm not watching TV Oprah flipping finds her SISTER? I mean what is up with that?
And don't even get me started on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion. Thankfully my DVR will be working overtime this week.
Who knows, maybe by the end of the week I won't even care about all that trash anymore?
Although I think that's doubtful. I need 12 step program for my addiction to the Housewives.