Thursday Night Guilty Pleasures

I love Thursday, not because it means tomorrow is Friday, just because it is my night to watch tv, alone, no channel flipping. My husband and I sit in front of the tv a lot, but I can’t say we watch much together. We like to watch the news and then reruns of Big Bang Theory at 7:30 but otherwise, he usually flips between whatever sports are on and whatever may be running on CNN, HGTV, Discovery, etc. He likes Storage Wars and those types of programs that require very little commitment so he can channel surf while I play scrabble on my ipad, read, chat on facebook and pay just enough attention to give the impression that I am just happy to be sitting in the same room together.

Thursday however is my night, Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries (I know “lame”), DVR’d episodes of Corrie Street and red wine, maybe some chocolate or potato chips…it’s almost ecstasy! Best part is he leaves me alone with full control over the remote. He doesn’t even try to watch with me and that’s how I like it!

Getting married so late in my life requires some adjustment. I haven’t lived with a man in 18 years! I had my daughter 24/7 but in the last 10 years or so, she relied less and less on me and my company. My husband and I spent generally 4 of 7 nights a week together while we dated for 6 years, but I always had those 3 nights to just “be”. After a year of marriage, I still feel this weird responsibility to “be” together. I still haven’t settled in I guess. I care too much about what he wants to do, and what he wants to eat, and generally what he wants. I am not sure if that’s healthy, but it is what it is right now, and I am just happy enough to have my Thursday nights (during the season that is) to indulge in whatever I want!

The eye of the storm arrives as 'Grey's' prepares for natural disasterGrey’s is gearin gup for a big season finale, lots of drama and conflicted emotions brewing per usual…

I really hope they aren’t going to write Bailey out…

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