Tonight, we went to Wingate University after work so that Joey could do some research for a paper that he has due next month. I took the time to start (or "restart" actually) my class that I'm taking for work. I was able to get most of the way through the first chapter by the time he finished his research. We picked up some bread sticks from Pizza Hut and enjoyed a nice dinner together and now Joey is reading some more for his class.
Things I have noticed in the past two days of no TV:
- I have talked to Joey much more
- We've been more goofy and in a better mood for the most part
- My vocabulary and writing skills are already improving
- I was more relaxed today at work and was able to get more tasks done
One of the bigger challenges thus far has been how to handle going to sleep. I have to have the TV on when I go to sleep....not so much for the programming, but more for the electric hum that it emits (because I always fell asleep with it on as a kid...I'm a freak, I know). We decided that we would turn it on, but would leave it on the "Line" channel...the one that's just a blue screen, so that we're not actually watching anything. I do find that the news in the morning is still helpful...it's good to get the weather and traffic before we leave for work, and there's a segment called "Cooking at Home" that I enjoy a lot.
So, there you have it....Day One and Day Two in a nutshell. I definitely recommend this for anyone who happens upon my blog. As my husband would say, "this gives you more options, not less, so it's a good thing." Expand your mind, people!