Thursday, August 13, 2009

How much TV can they watch?

Having grown up without a TV I'm quite restrained in the way I watch TV. I never have it on as background noise - radio? oh yes, but never TV. I only have it on if I'm watching something and I rarely scan the channels looking for something to watch.

If I do it tends to fall into the documentary, film, home, craft or news formats.

My two youngest children however are screen freaks, they seem to be unable to function without sitting like blobs in front of a screen of some kind. Suggestions as to whether they could possibly do anything else meet with:

"I don't know what to do"
"I haven't got anyone to play with"
"I don't like my toys"
"I've been outside for AAAAGES" -usually all of 10 minutes.

Unless there is organised activity, usually involving having people over or going out and spending money, they simply default to the sofa and a video/DVD/junk TV programme, or computer game - AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGH!

Drives me nuts!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

After the Mud, the chores.......

Well, the muddiest ever week in Somerset, New Wine positively flowed with silty water, but while the camping was hard (pictures to follow) the fellowship, teaching and most of all the worship was just awesome.

Venue 2 just rocked with praises, great sound and atmosphere and really released something in me that's been tied up tight for a long time. Some seminars carried on the healing and I feel like things have come out of the stagnant stage I've been in for such a long time and although I'm no clearer about my future, I feel a lot of the cynicism has been uprooted from inside - it's very liberating.

After coming back from such a high, real life kicks in hard - not only the Awards deadline of Monday morning (I made it!), but the dentist, clearing up, mountains of washing, childcare, shopping etc etc etc.

Adam had his braces off today - all good, looking fab, he even let me take some photos! And today I'm clearing up the back of my desk, a bit of a dusty task but hopefully at the end of it will be beautiful clear carpet and a lot of things put away, filed or just chucked out. Wish me luck.