Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 1 September 2010


I'm trying something new. I'm trying to wean myself off the TV habit. Used to be, I'd get up in the morning, make my coffee, turn on the TV and sit. There was nothing worthwhile to see. Nothing intelligent, or edifying, or, for that matter, even entertaining. And, most of the time, it was a rerun of something that I'd sat through before. So, my experiment is to not turn on the TV, but turn on the computer instead. So, now, as I drink my morning coffee, I scroll through blogs. I check the ones that I follow, and then branch off into ones that they follow. There are things that I read that are intelligent, and edifying and entertaining. They are inspirational, and make me want to get up from the couch, and go to work in my studio. Sometimes, I find a new technique to make something easier or more efficient. Sometimes it's a new project that I just have to try. But, it is never the same old rerun of something that means absolutely nothing. So now, I'm off to get an hour's work put into Charlene's quilt before I have to go to work this afternoon.


  1. I've greatly reduced my TV watching - am down to about 1.5 hours a day and that includes watching the news in the morning while getting ready for work. You're right that it's the same old thing - it's mind-numbing. And I don't like all the political statements by actors and supposedly journalists. So like you, I read blogs, and listen to music on my iPod that I've chosen to download. I feel it gives me so much extra time every day. And what is more important than your time?

  2. WOw! Cool! Tell Noel all about it when you come visit and you can inspire him - our tv is never off!

  3. good luck! I'm very anti TV, it's such a mind numbing time sponge! -I do watch "Diners, Drive-ins & Dives" on Monday night on The Food Network and that's about it. Paul and I sit there and drool over the food places Guy finds! We're always saying "oh my gosh we have to go there!!!"


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