1.28.2011

What We've Been Watching


[image: scene from Cranford]

 I've spent the last few days at home nursing an awful head cold.  It's been a hot tea and honey kind of week, and not much has gotten done around here.  I've been trying to take it easy, although yesterday I did bake cookies for friends (Pioneer Woman's Coconut Oatmeal Chewies; have you tried them yet?).  Tonight we have dinner plans with friends, too, so I'm hoping for a miraculous recovery in the next few hours :)

Some of you may remember that we don't watch TV; we have "a" TV, but it's only used as a monitor for occasional videos.  We are voracious readers.  I'll admit, though --- when I am sick, I'm reminded of how nice it is to sit down and turn into a couch potato for a bit. 

Here are a few fairly wholesome shows that we've enjoyed during times like these:

Little House on the Prairie Complete Television Series - every episode from every season is available via Netflix and we enjoy watching these as a family

Adventures in Odyssey - mostly to keep the children occupied for a bit when I really need to rest or close my eyes for a minute

Cranford and Return to Cranford - the theme is a little mature for the children, but nice to watch with my husband in the evening; we both enjoyed these, as the language is rich and captivating

Love Comes Softly and Love's Enduring Promise -  these are part of a Love Comes Softly series, and the only two in the series that we've seen, but are thoroughly enjoyable

What do you do when you're not feeling well?  What videos would you recommend?

           Warmly,
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9 comments:

  1. Love the little house on the prairie, and the love comes softly series!!!

    I tend to do the same when not feeling well, relaxing in the couch with a warm blanket and movies!

    I like facing the giant and fireproof :-)both great movies

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  2. Mrs. Stam, I don't think I've seen Facing the Giants, although I've heard of it. And Fireproof?! Wonderful movie! A+ in my book :) xoxo

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  3. Road to Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables, and The Walton's are some of our favorites. I haven't seen Cranford, will have to add those to my list.
    Hope you're feeling better!
    xoxo

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  4. I was referred to your site by a mutual friend, Debbie Wiseman, to get Daniel Fast recipes. Your blog is just lovely. :) I love the Anne of Green Gables series as well as the A & E version of Pride and Prejudice. I will check out Cranford. Hope you are feeling better.

    ~Kelly Griffin~

    PS I saw you reference Pioneer Woman. I adore her! :)

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  5. Jaime, we do hope you feel better soon! While "Little House" and anything by Sherwood Pictures is a hit around here, we've also been enjoying "The Waltons" on DVD.

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  6. @Shelly, and @Don and Shelly, that makes two of you now that have mentioned the Waltons! I haven't seen that show in many years; I think we'll have to put it in our Netflix queue if it's available :)

    @Kelly, it was sweet of Debbie to refer you! Did you find the recipes you were looking for? And A&E's Pride and Prejudice sounds like one we might enjoy here!

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  7. The Road to Avonlea is a spin off from Ann of Green Gables. We (Husband and three girls) LOVE LOVE it. It has six seasons. I have been looking at the cranford set. Is it like Ann of Green Gables????

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  8. New reader to your blog~ Hello!

    We also whole heartily recommend Ann of Green Gables. What a good wholesome movie!

    We also enjoy watching the Duggar Family who have their own cable show but you can buy the episodes on dvd. They have 19 children and are commited to the Lord. Truly a blessing to see them raising their quiver and keeping a awesome testimony to the Lord! ;)

    Hope you feel better!

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  9. We bought the entire 10 season set of Little House and watched every last one of them. After getting through them, I wanted to see what the characters were up to currently. I found out how liberal the people on the set were and it made it hard for me to appreciate it anymore. So we gave it away as a Christmas gift.
    I own the entire Love Comes Softly series. Except the last one, they were all very good. For some reason, the last one just was not very good at all. They put Haley Duff in there. I didn't like that, here's this old fashioned show and then they put her in there?? Weird.
    We also own the first three seasons of the Duggar's. We don't have tv at our house, so we purchase anything we want to watch. We have really enjoyed these episodes and they are worth the watch! My 3-year old loves watching it with us too! My other faves are Fireproof, Flywheel, Facing the Giants.
    Other than for pure entertainment, we also like to watch informational dvd's like: Food Matters, Food Inc, Business of Being Born, Mary Tocco 'Are Vaccines Safe?, Joy of Training by No Greater Joy, and other learning videos.
    -Beka =)

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