No TV For Five Days: Day 4
Day 4: August 7, 2008
This is the fourth day and I still find myself turning towards to the TV, wanting to turn it on. I caught myself a few times, quickly reminding myself that I am still abstaining.
The day went pretty well--no headache, no major issues. It was actually real nice because my husband and I got to spend some time together. And by this I mean real quality time--talking, laughing, cuddling for a bit. He asked me to make this for dinner:
He even bought the ingredients already! It took me about an hour to finish everything, but wow! It ended up tasting pretty good, if I do say so myself. I used our cute white square dinner plates to make the salad and steak look all nice and presentable. I felt like I could be a chef at a nice restaurant!
Nice Evening Walk
After dinner, we decided to take the dogs for a nice walk in the early evening. The weather was about 70 degrees and was just perfect. Along the way we stopped and met one of our neighbors, who has two dogs the same as ours (pugs!). We ended up talking to her for a while and got to know her and her dogs. I was happy to run into to her because she can be a potential customer for my home business. Also, I always like people who like to rescue pugs =). Her older pug, Rosie, has her tongue sticking out, like the pug photo on the right. I think I read somewhere that some dogs have tongues that are just naturally like that. It is a little harder for them to eat but it's no major problem.
In This Life, Marriage Should Come First
Later that evening, my husband commented that we actually get to spend more time together when we're not in front of the tv. When we are staring at the screen, we are in the same room together but we're not really spending time together. It's always nice to remind ourselves of why we are married and how we'd like to live our lives, always trying to improve ourselves and our relationship. I hope that when we have kids, we don't forget these things. Here is one of the websites he told me about, and I still look back at it from time to time:
Well, that's it for Day 4. It's Friday now, so it's going to be harder to stay away from the TV when the weekend rolls along. We'll see how it goes...