I few months ago our Dish Network introduced a new channel, GMC, it shows reruns of family friendly TV. I am addicted to re watching all the Seventh Heaven and Judging Amy reruns. I tape at least five episodes a day and watch the in the mornings when J is out riding. I love watching real families interact, not Reality families. I love that there is no swearing, no nudity, no violence.
I actually feel offended by what is being shown on TV now. Before I started watching these reruns, I think, like everyone else, I had grown numb to the horrible stuff that is on our TV now.
After watching these shows that taught you a lesson, showed real love, I am now shocked and ashamed of what we have been watching.
We have made a commitment to stopping watching some of the shows we had been following.
That decision had made me start thinking about the types of books I am reading. I have always been a mystery reader, that was my favorite genre.
I do make myself read a non fiction or biography every four or five mysteries. But what started as a fondness for crime "chick lit", you know J. A Jance, Sue Grafton, those types of mysteries has developed into reading Jonathan Kellerman , James Patterson, and their books are much darker, much, much darker.
So I think I am going to take a hard look at my reading lists too.
It is so easy to get pulled into things, desensitized, causing us to involve ourselves in things that we know are against our core beliefs.
I have to be more on guard against what I allow into my life.
FYI, today is a good, good day. I have found a great company to come and detail the inside of the coach. I am going to try to find a company like this in all the big cities we visit.
It is impossible for my with the fusions to get into all the nook and crannies and it really bugs me.
Can't wait to know we are going to have a spanking clean, dust free coach at the end of the day.
Yesterday we went looking for chairs for our dinning room table. When did we stop making furniture in our country?
Even the chairs at Pottery Barn and a fancy furniture store in Palm Springs were from China!
We are going to wait till we get home and try looking there. Do any of you know of a furniture company that stills builds in the USA?
Yesterday I was in the motor coach with Izzie just putzing around when the whole coach started to rock and shake. I thought maybe the wind had really picked up, I have felt the coach move in really strong wind storms, but I looked outside and it was totally calm.
I went out and checked the jacks, thought maybe one had failed, but no everything was fine. I just thought "how strange" and put it out of my mind.
This morning I read the local paper (check link above) and what do you know it was a 4.7 earthquake.
Now I have officially experienced California.
I found a new blog to follow.RVGoddess, their home base is at the resort right across the street from ours. Lots of suggestions for things to see and restaurants to try. That's what I love about blogging.
She mentioned a cleaning service that did the interior of her coach so I called them and set up an appointment for
Friday. I am so excited I have been trying to find someone for the longest time. With the fused knee and ankle I just can't get in all the little spaces, like behind couches or windows behind the couches. And the shower it is impossible to do it if you can't bend.
So after Friday I will have a sparkling clean coach, all the dust from the desert will be gone. And then we head back to AJ and it will get all dusty again! Oh well, I will try to find someone when we get to Bella Terra in Gulfport.
We called Red Bay yesterday and made out appointment with Brandon. Jay is having a lot of things replaced like batteries and things I don't really understand. So we have get busy and find a carpet we like and ship it too him. I have a feeling J and I will have an argument when choosing a color. We always do.
We also need to find some new dining room chairs, I really dislike the ones that came in the coach.
We saw a really big furniture store yesterday so I think we will check it out today.
The weather here is so beautiful. It is a little mind altering to be able to go to an outdoor market and buy things that were picked fresh that morning.
They had all kinds of wonderful veggies, unfortunately they were mostly green in color, which Jay has a major problem with, anything green I mean.
But I did find some tomatoes and the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen. They were so sweet, so juicy and so big.
They also had artichokes, I love artichoke hearts, but am too intimidated by the process to cook them. I have watched them being prepared by lots of TV cooks, but...... It seems like everyone trims differently. I wish I could watch someone prepare them in person, standing right there peering behind their shoulder. Have any of you ever cooked artichokes? Can you give me some hints? Can I come to your kitchen and watch?
I think we might hit the pool today,not sure yet, as I said before the weather is amazing. This is our weather forecast for the next week. What more can you ask for.
What can I say, it has been almost three months since I posted last. I don't know why. We have been a lot of great places, eaten at a number of really fun and interesting places. For some reason I just didn't want to blog, didn't want to share.
I faithfully read all my favorite blogs every day. And every day I thought, I should start blogging again, but just couldn't talk myself into it.
Tonight I told Jay I had posted some pictures of the places we had been recently ( we are in Indio, Ca.) he said "oh, on your blog" and I said no I don't blog anymore, he said " why not" and I didn't have an answer.
I think maybe when I went through my physical problems last year I felt I had shared to much. When I started this blog it was to share RV Resorts and Restaurants only. I think I got cared away and shared to much. I have had always had problems with pain and have always played it very close to the chest, never shared, just sucked it up and went on.
The blog got to be just like talking to my best friend Judy, it was so easy to bare my soul on it, after she was gone.
I think I have decided I am not comfortable with that, need to dial it back and keep this as a RV Resort and Restaurant blog. I have a lot of places to post concerning those topics.
We are at the Indio Outdoor Motor-coach Resort in Ca., beautiful place, really beautiful. We have been here for a week today and plan on staying three more weeks. We have been so many neat places, I will try to start update tomorrow.