The Winterfell Cohabitation

I don’t watch a lot of TV on purpose. The kids and I will watch our fave show The Big Bang Theory if it isn’t inappropriate. I miss Lost.

I’m a little behind on awesome BBC shows like Doctor Who and Misfits. I’m sorry to say that I haven’t even started watching Downton Abbey.

But really, I don’t have time to watch because two jobs and kids will do that to your schedule.

R loves shows like The Walking Dead and Dexter but I just haven’t gotten into them. Plus I’d rather watch whole seasons at a time. I started recording HBO’s Game of Thrones for him as he is without TV in Virginia. “You should watch the show,” he said. “I think you’d like it.”

For two years I said no and yet still recorded the shows for him. The show looked historical (um, why yes, I majored in history), epic, boring.

Then my mother took the kids to the Monterey bay for four days to visit family and go to the beach.

I actually had time to myself! I missed those kids even before they left but I knew it would be good for all of us, particularly since I’ve started to “check out” in terms of… Well, I don’t know. “Giving up” would be a huge exaggeration. Perhaps “increasingly lazy” would be a better fit. [More about that later.]

I thought I would use my free time to go out with friends and hang out with people I hadn’t seen in a while.

Nope. Didn’t do that. Didn’t do that at all.

I parked my ass on the couch and watched two seasons of that damn show. It. Was. Awesome. But don’t worry, no spoilers here.

I called my husband after his brother and sister-in-law went home. They visited him from out of state on his birthday weekend.

Him: “You liked it?”

Me: “Oh my God! You were so right! It’s such a great show!”

Him: “Cool! I can’t wait to see the second season when I get home in a couple of weeks!”

Me: “Huh? You haven’t seen the second season?”

Him: “No, I didn’t want to be too far ahead of you.”

Me: [silence] “Oh. Well, I saw it and it was awesome!”

How sad. Clearly I have no self-control.

I must have some self-control as I stopped watching GoT long enough to run a 5K on Saturday. I didn’t run it as I have not trained since my last race. (See? I haven’t lost my motivation. I just can’t find it right now and with R coming home, it’s really hard for me to focus on anything! Anything at all!)

Instead I walked the 5K with a friend and talked the entire time. It was really nice to catch up with a dear friend with whom I have seen in months! And I got a medal for participating. Woo hoo!

My friend and I made plans to enter more races, even if we aren’t actually running. No matter to me. Maybe one day we will.


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