This has been my relief for the past week. A step back into my past that takes me back to a simpler time, both in my life and the world. I’ll be honest. One reason I’m watching them is that I screwed up the tv and can only figure out how to use it with a DVD in. Remember when all we had was a knob and maybe three channels? For a while where I grew up, your options were 6 (NBC) and 12 (CBS). If you lived in certain spots in town that “got the signal”, you might have 8 (ABC). Now very few televisions are operational without at LEAST two remote controls that together have about 100 buttons. And MODES! Is it in DVD mode? HDMI mode? Goodness! Shout out to my oldest son who bought a VCR and video tape collection at the thrift store and is in heaven with his retro technology. Love that kid. I digress.
This week has been one of continuing back pain, oral surgery for my daughter who was home from TCU on fall break, issues with turning homework in, gripey carpool teachers, gripey neighbors, gripey Facebook friends, a traveling husband and my favorite baseball team is stinkin’ it up somewhat in the World Series. I definitely needed a little escape and since a trip is out of the question at the moment, I just settled for a trip back to my childhood when watching Bewitched with my best friend or watching Charlie’s Angels snuggled up on my dad’s lap was my idea of heaven. It’s been fun. I love the retro fashion in both shows. Most of it would be back in style right now and I find myself swooning over dresses and furniture and homes in these shows. I still have a part of me that longs to twitch my nose and get things to work out for me. So far, it’s not working.
I try hard, when things are bugging me, to focus on the positive, so I have been. I’ve worked with great clients this week, had a healthy family (other than the back issues), done my best to help a friend out from afar, helped a neighbor, had a kid ace a Spanish test and essay, done some Christmas shopping, cheered for the Cardinals with Chuck and almost finished the huge stitching project I’ve been working on. And the Christmas cards I ordered earlier than ever arrived and I love them! There’s always something to be thankful for! Hope things are going well with all of you.
As long as we’re on the subject, what shows take you back to your childhood?