Hallmark to the rescue…

slice buttonOutside walking just didn’t happen this winter mainly because I have broken at least every extremity that I own.  I didn’t want to risk going down on an icy patch.  I love to be outside to work out, and I can’t wait to get back to our woods near our home.  It looks like it will be at least a few days until I can smell the great outdoors again.  So it’s back downstairs to the elliptical.  Mine has a cross county ski feel to it.  I can adjust it to a harder or lower level, according to my mood and exhaustion.


Outside I have always loved to listen to music as I walk.  Inside I do every once in a while, but this year I have decided to watch taped DVR programing so that I can fast forward through the commercials.  I loved watching most of Katie Couric’s shows and could decide ahead of time if it was worth watching from the guide.  Sadly, Katie was cancelled.  Now what?  I tried news shows, but they were just bummers most often and very repetitive.

Finally I found just the right thing for me…Hallmark movies.  I don’t stay on the elliptical more than 45 minutes, so one Hallmark special will last two days fast forwarding through the commercials.  I love the simple, predictable plots, very simple violence or none at all….and seeing actors and actresses that were very popular for a time and now just enjoy the simple life of Hallmark.  I’m also a Hallmark card girl from my youth. You only use these cards when you ” care enough to send the very best”. Hallmark TV movies are the kind of shows that I still watched with my daughter through her twenties.  I kind of compare my simple addiction to Dave and March Madness or college bowl games.  He laughs at my need for Hallmark, to see things with happy glasses…to be in a place where I know things are going to turn out okay.

But at least I’m not laying prone on the couch, I say.  I’m working out, and I hardly notice that my arms and legs continue to move.  It is my simple distraction and I think everyone has a right to that ‘happy place’ every now and again.  xo nanc

Let the sun shine in...watch                    Hallmark!

Let the sun shine in…watch
Hallmark!

 

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6 thoughts on “Hallmark to the rescue…

  1. I love Hallmark movies too. They are such a pleasure to watch after all the dramas, and depressing news. Plus you get a workout too!

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  2. Nice. I watch the Hallmark Channel show called Cabot’s Cove. I wait for two weeks worth to accrue on the DVR because so little happens in each episode that one just isn’t enough. Each time I ask why I’m watching it, yet I keep coming back! I guess there’s a niche for all kinds of shows! Keep up the workouts! Whatever it takes to keep moving.

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  3. If it entertains and keeps you occupied so you can get through your time on the machine, I say great! Sounds like a perfect solution to your viewing problems.

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  4. I watch the Hallmark movies with my mom. She loves them and I always tease her, but secretly, I kind of like them too. I long for a fairy tale like that in my life.

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