Good morning blog world! I had a great time last night celebrating my friend’s 30th birthday! Big milestone! I’m glad all my friends are a little older because lots of them are turning 30 this year, but I still have 3 years to go so I can kinda ease into the whole life-crisis thing people go through when hitting 30.
This morning I wanted to have something a little different. I decided on making some hashbrowns! I diced up some onion, garlic, and jalapeno
I washed and grated a potato into a large skillet (spray it first with cooking spray). Threw the diced onion/pepper mixture in too.
I simultaneously cooked up a couple strips of turkey bacon. Then, I plopped a little honey-flavored greek yogurt in a shallow side-bowl and added some fresh blueberries.
When the hashbrowns were done I topped with a generous slathering of hot sauce
This weekend I’m doing something that I’ve never done before.
Since Chris is gone and I have a crazy-insane amount of things to do, I’m going to try to take advantage of the time and REALLY crank out a ton of work. To aid in my endeavor, I’ve decided NOT TO WATCH TV ALL WEEKEND!
It’s funny because I really don’t consider myself to be a big TV-watcher. I only have a couple shows that I “follow”, and although the TV is often on, it’s really just used as background noise while I’m doing other things.
But I realized that just simply having the TV on can make me less productive. It’s a distraction. Even though I don’t really care what’s on, I guess if I’m being honest I am paying attention to what’s going on to some extent. So, if I have to run errands I’ll busy myself until the end of the program so I can see what happens. Or I’ll get wrapped up in something I really don’t care about and then an hour is gone while I’ve been half-watching TV and half-working.
But probably the biggest problem: if the TV is on, then I am NOT reading. That’s an issue because I have A LOT of reading to get done. Some of it is “tough” stuff that I really need to concentrate on. But, some of it is actually stuff that (although academic-related) I really enjoy and consider to be enjoyable reading. But, I won’t even crack the book’s cover if the TV is on making noise.
So, I’ve decided that I’ll rent a movie for tonight & have myself a little scrapbook marathon during whatever movie I get. But otherwise, my goal is to not even turn on the TV all weekend long (something I’ve never consciously tried to control before)
Here’s a peak at my To-Do List:
More has been added since this picture, too.
Right now I’ve accomplished very little. I need to get on that
What are you up to this weekend?
Do you ever go completely TV-less for days?