I'm pretty sure my time will now be filled with such images as above ... slicing apples, darning socks, and spending time with the girls playing cricket.
We'll have more time on our hands now that we've cut out cable. Now, granted, we did keep just the basic channels to keep network television and local stations, but the rest is gone. Yep. Gone!
I do feel like a lot of our time will be spent more productively. Maybe.
We got a Roku box and now just subscribe to Netflix & Hulu Plus, which allows us to watch TV series and lots of movies.
Basically, the box costs about $70 and that's it. We've cut our cable bill from $130 a month to $44 (which includes internet, add another $15 for Netflix & Hulu equally a total of about $60 a month). Pretty impressive.
We've all had to sacrifice a few things ... no DVR, no Disney, no Nickelodeon, no Fox News, no HGTV, no AMC (my choice). But there are so many of the shows that run on these stations that we can get through the Roku or online.
So since this big life-altering decision was made, Beau and I decided to start watching "24" ... all 193 episodes. We should be busy for a while.
The only problem is that we watch these episodes right before bed and Beau and I are realizing it could be the reason we have insomnia. I have serious heart palpitations while watching this show. I literally in my half-sleep state last night envisioned someone sneaking up my stairs and standing right outside my bedroom door with a gun.
(Only it wasn't Jack, because he would only be out there to protect me. Clearly, he would never harm me.)
Then I was jolted into reality by one of my jumps.
Wish us luck on this switch. Off to watch some more "24."