while we've been taking care of our little lead problem, we've been staying at a cottage that my family owns. we're very grateful to have this place to come to. even though i'm sure my dad and his wife would be happy having us stay with them for a few days, it's nice to have a two-bedroom space to ourselves where we can comfortably live for a few days while we get work done at home.
i must say, i really miss living in town. the cottage is right downtown, and it's so nice to be able to walk out the front door and be at the grocery store in two minutes.
the one thing i WON'T miss going home tomorrow, though, is the tv. we haven't had a tv since we came back to the states about two years ago, and it's been such a relief.
now, don't get me wrong. i'm not holier than though with the whole i-don't-watch-tv thing - i literally can't look away from it if it's on, even if there's NOTHING on. i've probably watched 10 hours of tv in the past three days and the only thing i can say was "worth" watching was about half an hour of harry potter (trumps anything, always) and pioneer woman's holiday special, and that's debatable (though i will definitely be trying her dutchess potato recipe!) i probably watched 6 solid episodes of "diners, drive-ins, and drives" (which i loathe) because nothing else was on.
WELL THEN TURN OFF THE FREAKING TV! WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING AT HOME? NOT MELTING YOUR BRAIN WITH THIS DRIVEL!
sorry. it had to be said.
honestly, if i were at home, i'd probably be surfing from facebook to my email account to pinterest, rather than working on the multitude of christmas crafts i should be working on.
i wonder what i would accomplish if i could drag myself away from these screens every once in a while.