I know, I know. I have said many (many) times that I don't get cold down here. Normally, I don't. It's rather windy today and it's cool and I do believe I'm just exhausted and probably coming down with something :o( Better not be more than a cold. I'm still battling this whatever-it-is allergy and that's about all I care to take on right now. It's been far too long with this already. The doctor called yesterday and told me if I don't clear up they will refer me to an allergist.
An allergist. I don't even want to know what that's going to cost. Dewey said if I need to go, I just have to buck up and go. I'm not looking forward to going, but honestly, it's driving me nutso here. And the kicker -- I still don't know what brought it on. I have small patches of itchy-ness on my face, arms, shoulders, etc. We have gone over everything here with a fine-toothed comb...bed linens, checking any food that might have changed, laundry soap, bath soap, shampoo, everything we can think of. Nothing has changed.
Dewey said I'm stressed. I don't see that really...yes, he's gone and we are playing single parent family here, but really I think we are handling it well. Not that we don't miss him terribly, I just don't see myself breaking out with some reaction over it. Sorry, dear.
We watched TV last night. Wanted to catch the network's "soft test" of the digital switchover. I'm actually happy to report that as of Feb 17th, unless the government puts their foot down and postpones the digital revolution, we will be television-free once and for all. During their soft test last night, we were a black and white speckled fuzzy mess of nothing. Ahh, I'm anxiously awaiting the middle of February.
Ok, I will miss some of the upcoming Masterpiece Theater showing on PBS. We like things like Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and such. But, alas, our 3 year old TV just isn't up for the next generation. It will be totally under the control of my queue over at Netflix now. Daniel Boone, Jim Bowie, some select episodes of Little House on The Prairie, Avonlea/Road to Avonlea, and some schooly things like Nature and The Life of Mammals, The Life of Birds, and 30 years of National Geographic specials, etc.
Typically, you can get Netflix rather quickly, but we live on the other side of nowhere out here, so no matter how quickly we watch a movie and plunk it back into the mail, it takes about a week for us to get another one. We have a 5 movie plan right now, so on a good month, we can get about 22 movies on average for our fee. We do have 2 video stores in town, but it's a college town. They pretty much stock things we aren't interested in watching...blood, gore and junk. I know...in the realm of going simple, Netflix probably isn't getting us there, but we are working on it. Television has been a large part of our history. If I didn't lack strength of conviction in this area (I do think we can find some useful things to watch...same as I can find some useful things online), I would definitely say CUT THE CORD completely...GO COLD TURKEY to rid yourself of the ties that hold you. Slow weaning very rarely works to break addictions. I'm not saying it can't be done that way, but statistically, it never happens. Just a thought there.
The deer is ready for us to pick up so off we go. I'm really breaking simple living goals here. I'm thinking pizza from town for dinner. I don't feel up to making one, but man am I craving a Pizza Hut pan pizza....I'm such a starch person today. I just want thick warm crust with a touch of sauce and lots of cheese...maybe some mushrooms and green peppers, too...for color, you know :o)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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- 5 Acres & A Drean
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- Bateman Homestead
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- Down To Earth Blog
- Fruit of Her Hands blog
- Granny Miller blog
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- He Sows, She Sews
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- Herbal Academy of New England Blog
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- One and a Half Acre Homestead
- Outside the Box Homeschool blog
- Ozark Mountain Family Homestead
- Reflections from Drywood Creek
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- Snowfall Academy blog
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- The Caffeinated Homestead
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- The Unplugged Family
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- This Life I live
- Vaccination Information website
- Vintage Remedies DIY & Articles
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