I seldom watch television. I find the Internet much more interesting, so between keeping up with about three dozen journals, surfing, three Yahoo groups, five or six message boards, and chatting with old friends in a private chat room, that's my entertainment. Oh, and I do read an occasional book.
I was a bit sad this morning because I had planned to attend a special Church service a few miles away: A former pastor of mine was speaking (from fifteen years ago) and one of my favorite singers was going to do a couple of numbers. Cliff's brother decided to stay until noon today, so I missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No folks, I did NOT pout or fume. I cooked a nice breakfast for our guest and then went to the woods with Sadie for about an hour and a half.
Feeling sorry for myself, when I returned to the house I turned on the television just as "Because Of Winn-Dixie" was on. I'm a sucker for dog-and-kid movies, and of course I had to cry when Winn-Dixie went missing in a thunderstorm. The pain of losing Mandy is still fresh.
Following that was "White Noise". I don't do scary movies well, but Cliff was in here watching with me, so I was doing OK. And then he left. I had to have some relief from the terror, so I turned off the television, waited ten minutes, and turned it back on. And watched the rest of the movie from the safety of my kitchen; somehow I feel safer if I'm in a different room. Of course, I don't quite understand all that happened at the end because I missed out on the middle of the thing.
Then I figured "Fatal Trust", on the Lifetime channel, looked interesting. Cliff came back in to watch that one with me, but it was so predictable that we switched to the news.
Oh, and yesterday my son-in-law and I watched "Where Is Danny Deckchair" together. It was silly, but it kept us entertained. Gee, I haven't watched this much television in years!
I think I'm ready for spring.