I’m going through withdrawals. Due to high winds in the area where I live , my satellite dish has shifted just a smidge. Most channels still come in clear as ever, but a few of the HD channels no longer pick up. Normally I wouldn’t care about missing a few channels. With my choice of over 300 other options, there should be plenty of alternatives.
There is one problem though…This is the Christmas season, and the Hallmark Channel is one of the ones I can no longer tune into. And I lost the signal prior to Thanksgiving. All those lovely holiday romance made-for-TV movies, and I haven’t been able to see a single one!!! Last year, this became my addiction. I would record them so I didn’t have to miss any of them, then delete them only to make room for another week’s worth. This past summer, there was a brief “Christmas in July” sort of thing going on with Hallmark, and they replayed several of my favorites. I watched them all again. But now, as the season revs up to high gear, I’ve watched nary a one. It’s scandalous!
I’ve been forced to look for distractions, to keep my mind off the lovely stories I’m missing out on. For one, I have actually started going back to the gym. This development had the potential to provide a very nice boost right here at the end of the year to help me reach a personal improvement goal I’d set back in January. However, it was totally offset by the fact I’ve also had time to start my holiday baking. And with baking comes the requisite taste-testing. Totally counteracts the time spent at Planet Fitness!!
I’ve also killed time by doing my Christmas shopping. I’m WAY ahead of schedule on that, with nearly all of it already completed now.
I’ve spent more time with family, fixing meals to share with some of my older relatives who don’t get out as much. What nice visits we’ve had when I’d show up unannounced with a foil wrapped plate of food to drop off.
Oh, yeah, and as of Friday night, there is the second offering from The Hobbit trilogy. Kate Patrick and I made sure to go on opening night, and it did not disappoint! Richard Armitage and Aidan Turner provided a generous amount of eye candy to keep us in a festive mood.
My husband has been promising to get up on the roof and reposition the satellite for me. Hmmm, I’m having a lot of fun with these other diversions. Maybe I’ll tell him to hold off for a few more days.