I’m a pretty simple, low maintenance chick. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. Hanging out with my friends, drinking the occasional microbrew, watching my kids play – these things all bring me tremendous joy. Lately, though, I’ve got a new guilty pleasure. Old school TV shows!
Perhaps you’ve heard me whine about my husband canceling our cable about six months ago. Times are tough, and we were having a hard time justifying that extra seventy bucks a month when the only thing we were watching with any regularity were iCarly and Spongebob. Several months passed, and the kids got used to watching DVDs and PBS. Then, about a month ago, I impulsively signed us up for a free trial of Netflix, completely for the benefit of the children. And they have LOVED it. Once again, the kids are glued to the TV after they finish their homework, watching their shows. Bliss. We don’t watch TONS of television, but we do enjoy it.
About a week into our Netflix trial, my husband and I were browsing through the guide and we stumbled upon the entire Mission Impossible series from the 60s/70s – only his favorite show EVER. Upon further digging, we found Star Trek and all its various spinoffs. And thus began our new routine. After dinner, we snuggle up on the couch and watch old shows. I am not exaggerating even a little bit when I say I look forward to it all day long, and I actually get a little sad when the night starts to slip away, and I realize the kids are keeping us so busy that we won’t have time to watch our shows. How dorky am I? I get SO excited when dinner goes smoothly and the kids all pad off to bed, and I realize we actually have time to catch an episode. I’m not sure why I like these old shows so much, when there are plenty of newer shows I could start watching. I suspect it has something to do with my massive 70s nostalgia, which stems from my idyllic childhood.
So there you have it. My Mountain High Moment!
What brings YOU joy every day? When was the last time you experienced a Mountain High Moment?
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