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Make It Do Monday - So Long....

Monday, October 31, 2011


Yep. It's been a week since we said goodbye to cable. As part of my newly inspired mission to make do or do without, we decided to make the switch. Funny thing is, I don't really miss it at all. I didn't really watch a whole heckuva a lot anyway, but it sort of became a swampy stand-by I would turn to at the end of the day when I was exhausted &stressed and wanting to "relax."  Our little guy had a few favorite shows- but after a quick 5-minute meltdown he's over it. 

The other day my husband & I turned to each other & said, "what did we actually watch anyway?!" I had the usual line-up of design & cooking shows and of course I'd flip around the news wondering if something SUPER important happened in the world. I'm still watching some shows via the computer while I sew/create/stretch but I guess it's a little more intentional. Like catching up on the Project Runway finale. (yay Anya!)  In fact, my productivity has gone through the roof & I don't go to bed feeling like the day is incomplete. 

Anyhow, I guess the major withdrawal I prepared for was all for naught. I imagined we'd all be fussing over finales missed and grumbling about no DVR recordings. But, I guess you don't really miss things that weren't truly important to begin with! 

I'm now looking for other things to give-up.....

So, tell me - what's something you've given up or done without that hasn't been so hard after all? 

{image by A Wink of Illusion}


Alejandra said...

you really don't need cable when you have things like Hulu! it's great! if there's a show you really like, you can tune in for an episode or two. we don't have cable, either. haven't had it for at least two years! now--something i can't make do without--chocolate!! :)

Marci Girl said...

My little family hasn't had cable since my husband and I got married, so I haven't missed it for a while. Our neighbors don't have a TV at all...which we seriously consider giving up too...imagine how much you could get done! What we are considering giving up is our home phone line, we only use it 1-2 a month now...what is the point when you both have cell phones?

Staci said...

We gave up TV almost 10 years ago, and never actually missed it. When we are in a TV mood, there are always DVD's, and Hulu. Good for you for dropping it!

Stacey said...

I gave up disposable tissues last year (now I use washable hankies) and totally don't miss them (or the waste!)
I've also given up paper towels, doing stuff I don't want to just because I feel guilted into it, and buying new books (I visit the library or buy used)... I hardly notice at all!

FabricFascination said...

I periodically give up sweets, having them only on "feast days" like family birthdays or holidays. Really I could do without them altogether. I just have to make that decision. I have also recently given up Project Runway and ANTM. I will continue to follow SYTYCD however.