Why is it that when I’m running around the house getting things done, thinking about writing my blog, all of these great thoughts and feelings flow through me, yet when I actually sit down to write -- nothing! Believe me, I’m rather poetic and entertaining in my mind! You would definitely be impressed! However, until I figure out how to get things directly from my head to my fingertips, you’ll have to bear with me here.
As I sit here, trying to write down my thoughts, I'm smiling, listening to Kevin read Brendan a book…although now Brendan is “reading” it to him.
Tonight has become a no TV night and I’m hoping to make it a regular occurrence around here. I’m slowly deleting more and more programs from my DVR, leaving only the shows I “must” watch (things like DTWS, Chopped, The Client List…), and of course, some of the kids’ shows. I have definitely spent too much time over the years watching TV and mindlessly surfing the internet. Meanwhile, there is so much I want to do that I just can’t seem to find the time for – simply because I’m parked out in front of the TV watching Friends’ reruns for the umpteenth time.
I want to blog and write more.
I want to read more.
I want to learn more about so many things.
I want to spend more quality time with my family and friends.
I want to spend more gorgeous evenings outside…
And so does he!
I want to explore more of the fabulous things Kansas City has to offer.
I want to try new restaurants and food that I would normally be afraid of (much like the duck tongue tacos and roasted marrow bone that is to die for at Extra Virgin!).
I want to try sushi and real Indian food.
I want to learn how to really use my camera and take awe-inspiring photos.
I want to organize my home and purge all the junk I don’t need.
I want to paint our walls. (*Note: I am painting my kitchen yellow Sunday/Monday if anyone is interested in helping!! Photos coming after.)
I want to have picnics in the park.
I want to celebrate life with balloons and cupcakes -- just because.
And this is just a sampling of my “I want to…” list! So see! Who has time for TV?
While I’m not naive enough to think I could ever just do WITHOUT the TV, I’d like to keep it to a minimum, especially during the week when time is so short anyway. I’m looking forward to the challenge…and to turning my “I want to’s” into “Look what I did’s!”
So until next time…just be happy! It’s so much more fun