I must tell you all that TV is really letting me down these days.
I watched an old re-run of Gilmore Girls the other day and it almost made me cry (pathetic I know). I really miss that show!
And I haven't seen a new episode of House or CSI in ages. Perhaps that is just because my daughter interrupts all my attempts at TV time but I honestly haven't been able to find any of my shows on lately! No ER. No Gray's Anatomy. I am not enjoying American Idol... the auditions were funny but after that it's just not capturing my attention.
It's just not fair.
I mean it's not like I go to movies, or to the theatre, or symphony, or ANYTHING that would require me to look half decent. Our theatre in town plays one movie and it smells like mold and rotting junk food. It isn't even a cheap theatre. And we have no decent rental places either. There is one dvd rental place and it has a dreadful selection and high prices.
Our town's restaurant's are just plain icky. I mean really gross.
The closest thing to the symphony is watching the lady who plays violin at church on Sunday.
But I guess small town life-drama could pass for some sort of theatrical event. In a sad, lame kind of way. And there is plenty of people talking about other people if that entertains you and if you aren't bothered by ignoring the whole "don't gossip" aspect of Christianity.
And what is with the never ending winter! Even if I WANTED to go somewhere it would require driving for HOURS over ice encrusted tundra in sub-zero temperatures watching the riveting scenery of frozen fields zoom by on either side of our giant frozen van listening to the sounds of my bickering sons and unhappy daughter echoing in my ears. And then we would not only have to pay for the tickets to a cultural event of some kind(with our non-existent money) but we would have to spend half our pay cheque on gas to get to the closest city.
And you think I'm exaggerating. I'm not.
This really is my life here.
On the up side I watched a very funny re-run of Just for Laughs and I have decided that comics are among my favourite people on the planet. Laughter really is good for the soul.
On Sunday a German film crew came to our church because they were filming a couple who has recently emigrated from Germany to our teensy weensy little town. I have no idea why they chose here but they did. So this film crew is making some sort of German reality show about them and followed them to church on Sunday. It caused quite the stir. So if you happen to be in Germany and you see my little town on your TV then you will know I am not making any of this up!
My son did really well at school today. He didn't run away and he got 8/10 happy faces for good behaviour. I am proud of him.
My mom is considering moving in to our house. We would have to make a space for her in our basement... which is presently the play room. But she would still use the kitchen and bathroom upstairs. She turns 65 on March 6th and is considering if she should keep working or not. It might not be worth it since she works at our local grocery store and doesn't make that much money anyway.
The reason for moving in would be financial. She is having a hard time making ends meet because the cost of living is rather high here, especially for seniors. And we are having trouble meeting ends meet too. So perhaps it would be better to combine.
None of us are sure this would be a good idea. We are praying about it. But honestly it might not really be an option for long. We might just have to do it.
Well... that is enough of my random musings for one night I think!