I nearly did it.
I watched no TV – not even the news – for one week. I made an exception for the Leaders’ Debate on Thursday night, not realising until too late that it was available on the radio. But that’s OK as I wasn’t exactly watching for pleasure. And then, yesterday, I completely forgot. I had a headache, my joints hurt, my plans for a night out were cancelled because a friend was ill, I was tired – too tired to read – and I switched on. I feel a bit like an addict confession to an illicit drink or cigarette. I actually forgot it was Make Week – probably because I’ve not kept my promise to keep people updated, sorry guys. Anyway, I had William snuggled up with me and spent a nice hour watching a recorded episode of Ballykissangel.
Today is the last day of Make Week. I’m still tired. My head aches. My joints hurt. I don’t have plans for today beyond going to Mass tonight. My friend and I are not going to Stitch’n Bitch as she’s the one who was ill last night. I’m undecided on whether to call it a day and spend some time snuggling with Sam (for variety) and watching whatever or to gird my loins and go for one final day. I quite happily don’t watch TV but this prohibition has been a bit like being on a diet – if one is told not to each chocolate then one instantly wants it. And, having ‘slipped’ last night, I feel a bit like my diet’s ‘broken’ and can only be restarted on Monday. So we’ll see.
On the whole, however, I’m pleased with the experiment. I’ve learned that I’m more TV-dependant than I thought and I’ve enjoyed having more time to read without the procrastinations of ‘too tired’ and ‘it’s been a long day …’
How did your Make Week go?