Sunday, August 3, 2008
A Waste Of Time?
Yesterday it was way over 100 degrees here with the heat index and I did not want to do anything! We have not just sat around doing nothing...together....in a very long time. So I asked my hubby if he wanted to watch a movie with me. He said sure what were we going to watch? I told him I had DVR'ed some movies from the Hallmark channel a while back and we should watch them. They were from the Jeanette Oakes' books and series"Love Comes Softly" that I have read years ago. She is a Christian romance writer and I have always enjoyed her books, plus these were set in the pioneer days. The days that I would like to have been a part of. The days that were of such simple life, simple? Well that may not be the best word to describe having to plow a field by horse and hand. Getting water from the well and having to heat it yourself for bath, or face washing or clothes cleaning. No, simple may not be the word to use, but it is the best that I could come up with at this time.
So we sat down and started watching the movies. We watched five I think movies in a row. We fast forwarded through the commercials, ( I love DVR!) and it was fun. I cried in everyone of them, thanks Hallmark Movie Channel, and laughed that we cried at least once in each of the movies. They are sappy, they are not the greatest high budget movies, but they are westerns, they have love and romance, cattle drives, bad guys, and of course the heroes. Oh yes, I love a good movie. I would have to stop once in a while and go check the email on my computer, or fix some popcorn, or get a soda from the fridge. We even stopped once and made sandwiches for dinner. This all got started about 3:00 and we finished up around 9:00. I was so tired yesterday that I was in bed by 10:30 (never heard of of me) and was asleep before 11:00. I had three dogs on my bed and a husband that came to bed sometime around mid-night. The only reason I know it was because the dogs would not get off the bed for him to COME to bed. He had to literally drag them off and he tried to do this without waking me. Did a pretty good job of it too for I just rolled over and went back to sleep.
Then I woke up at 4:30 this morning. I don't know why for sure. Someone had to get up and when that happened then others needed to get up and for some reason we all got up and peed at about 4:30 this morning. Good grief. I never used to get up in the night, now not only does my husband, but then I do and now the dogs do.
Was it a waste of time? Was it a wasted day? No, not by any means. We went the day together enjoying the movies, the simple life and laughing at each other. All in all, I think it was a pretty good way to spend a Saturday afternoon with 100 degrees heat. I think I will need a nap today.
Have a wonderful Sunday and remember who gave it to us.