The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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It’s Time

I’m not sure how many years we’ve been doing the no T.V. in June thing, but it’s been long enough that my children don’t even question it.  My older two children are trying their best to get through all the seasons of Lost before the grand black- out occurs and it’s difficult when their mother continues to say things like, “TURN OFF THE TV!!!!  GO MOW THE LAWN!!  DO YOUR LAUNDRY!  CLEAN YOUR ROOM!” and so on and so forth, I think you get the general idea.

We have to unplug everything because it never fails that one or all of us will attempt to turn on the TV without thinking, so we go through a few days of withdrawal before reality sets in and we settle into our summer routine of no screens.  I won’t kid you, it’s a bit like coming off a drug.

Join us if you dare my friends.

No TV!! Well, that was random.

DSC_0637The kids and I are having loads of fun at VBS this week.  You know, Vacation Bible School?  Who ever came up with that?  Vacation Bible School.  I have no doubt that one of you is going to answer this question.  Anyway, my posts are going to be brief this week.  Because when I get home from VBS it feels like I’ve run a marathon and haven’t slept for nine days.  The only thing I want to do is take a nap and eat everything in the house.

My kids say the word random all the time.  I find it very annoying.  And yet, it fits this post perfectly.

Let’s talk about that photo up there.  I love it.  My friend Mrs Mama took it.  She takes all the fun and fabulous photos on this blog.  Any blurry or terrible photo is taken by Yours Truly with my BFF Kodak EasyShare circa 2004.

Now, the subject of that photo is an old coat that my sister Rechelle stole from my parent’s home last summer and then I stole it from her.  That coat has been in a closet in my parent’s home all my life.  I don’t know where it came from or to whom it belonged.  I’m fairly certain it was my Mother’s, although it fits me a bit too well to be hers.  My mom was much smaller than me when she was young.  So, it could have been my grandmother’s coat when she was younger.  All I know is that it’s a great coat.

How many of you noticed the scratch on my arm?  Yeah.  I almost always have a scratch on my arm and a bruise on my leg, butt and thigh.  I usually can’t remember how I got hurt.  I’m sporting some pretty nice scratches on both forearms right now that came from giving a very reluctant Preacher Puppy a bath today.  He and I are not on speaking terms at the moment.

I know I still owe you all a flower post and I haven’t talked about that awful debt thing for a while and I got a real job that I need to share with you eventually, not that I’m trying to keep it a secret, I just haven’t been able to fit it in because there are far more interesting things going on outside at Coal Creek Farm.

Oh!  And before I forget….it’s JUNE!  Do you know what June is?  Anyone?  Anyone?

It’s NO TV month in our house.  Gosh, I don’t even know how long we’ve been doing this, but every June we unplug the TV and go about our summer frolicking in the sun and flitting in the garden and defrosting our brains of all the Tube Crap we feasted on through the winter.  It’s not as hard as it seems.  You can join us if you like.  It’s not too late, just unplug for one month and spend that time doing other things… BLOGGING!

Life on Coal Creek Farm with No TV!

Who misses TV?

“TV?  What’s it taste like?”

“I’m just going over to Ramone’s to check on his cable, uh, I meant cattle!”

Who needs TV?

“Seriously Mom, remember when we used to watch TV?  It seem like years ago.  I’m so bored.”

Life is pretty sweet and quiet.
Photography graciously provided by my sweet friend at All Astonishment.