Since Sunday, I’ve been thinking about my apathetic thoughts on Mother’s Day. My family history always included celebrating everything that Hallmark celebrated. I, somewhat, did that while my kids were growing up just because my mother was around and a big part of it. Which makes me wonder if I continued it because my mother expected it. I’ve grown overly SICK AND TIRED with the commercialism and the being better than the neighbors mentality. For starters, weddings. The amount of money mothers and daughters are willing to spend on an extravagent wedding and celebration astounds me. All of this hoo ra for an event that will last for a very few hours, signalling the hope of 75 years together with pictures which will be put away somewhere after 5 years and loss of memory of the night with the frolicking and consumptions of too much alcohol. Most weddings these days cost a great home down payment. Seriously…is no one embarrassed by this?
Back to the holidays. I never have figured out why we celebrate MLK and the presidents with a day off for everyone, yet force veterans to work on Veterans day. Most folks just celebrate Memorial Day as a great weekend off at the beginning of summer and today’s generations have no idea that Memorial Day actually means something. We are no longer a Monday thru Friday work force…but christians are not fighting for their fellow christians to have Easter Sunday off work…Mother’s Day/Father’s Day/Take your kid to work Day, Grandparents Day, Earth Day, Give up smoking Day… It’s not about the sentiment anymore…it’s all in celebration of retail and so the media has something to talk about. St Patrick’s day. Does anyone really know what it is other than green beer day? I’m not even going to touch on Halloween,Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one.
Which brings me to Television. I read the list planted on Facebook of the shows which are not going to be renewed this fall by the big 3. I thought you all might want to know what I have cancelled on the DVR. I can’t do Grey’s Anatomy anymore…I can give or take the Mentalist..I have problems with what’s her name…I’ve shut down on The Americans…too much drama with nothing happening. I quit Criminal Minds..love the characters but too much violence, especially violence to women. Mike and Molly is becoming hit and miss although I think some of the characters are refreshing. Oh and for the most part. I hate cliffhangers for the season finale. I will have to say Downton Abbey did throw a big wrench into their season finale…they killed off a main, beloved character. That was big and bold. Leave the appearances of death or the end of life out of the story line because next season, they are back with a scar. Similar to soap operas which are ridiculed for their back to life storylines…and you know everyone loves to bash those soaps!
Until next time…