My resolution for 2009 is to watch more TV.
When Mike’s brother and his wife and their kids stayed with us over New Year’s, I watched 2 movies. In one night. Without reading a book through them and only half paying attention. That’s quite an accomplishment for me. On Sunday, after they headed home, Mike and I vegged out on the couch and I watched another movie. For me, 6 hours of vapid staring at the TV in the span of less than a week is unheard of. When I lived alone, I could go for weeks without turning on the TV and it wouldn’t bother me a bit.
I don’t have “shows”–other than my half-hour soap that I DVR and am constantly a month or so behind on. I don’t DVR anything else, I don’t make sure that I’m home at a certain time to watch a show. I can’t commit, no matter how good a show is. I’d always rather read a book. Sometimes I can’t sit still through a show or a movie because I sit there and look around at all of the cleaning that needs to be done.
So, in 2009, I want to watch TV. Not an excessive amount. Maybe just a few hours a week. And when Mike asks me if I want to watch a movie (as he just did), I’ll start saying “yes” more than “no”. And I totally just said “no”. I’m in the middle of a good book and I need to pay bills and do some other stuff before I sit down. So apparently I’m not making great strides so far. But I have the whole year, right?