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The Taping of Christmas Movies – Oops

IMG_8254 redoneI believe it was last year that I decided to watch and review romantic movies. Since I don’t watch a lot of movies, this proved to be a challenge. I managed to review two. Plus, with all the things that happened this year (good and bad) , I found I never watched another one. To name a few, the release of Riding for Love, my husband and I are back as owners of our business, family obligations, editing my next book, writing A Year and a Day for Soul Mate Publishing’s All I Want for Christmas is a Soul Mate, promotions, speeches, and working on my photography. I hope you enjoy some of my photos here.

This fall when the Hallmark channel started promoting their Christmas shows, I thought it would be a good time to get back into the groove of reviewing movies. I love Christmas movies. Some are too sappy for words, some happy and a few sad enough to bring me to tears. I’m not sure how many I’ve watched so far, but most have been good. There have only been two that I watched for a bit and then quit. One I pressed on to the end and wondered why I wasted my time. Who thought a dog saving Christmas was a good idea? IMG_3268 redone

When I started taping and watching the shows, I was vigilant in making sure I taped a few, then watched the same amount I taped and deleted them so I wouldn’t fill up our DVR. I thought I had it all under control. Oops.

Two weekends ago my husband was deer hunting in another state. This was a good chance for me to catch up on the movies. Thursday night I watched two and taped two. Friday night I watched three and taped three – or so I thought. Oops.

088 redoneSaturday was a particularly lousy day outside. Drizzly, snowy, windy. The type of weather that makes me want to drink hot chocolate, eat popcorn and watch sappy movies. I turned on the tv, clicked on the DVR and started scrolling through our taped shows. Oops.

It only took me a second to realize the only things on the DVR were Christmas movies. OMG. Where were our new season NCIS shows? Castle? White Collar? Joe Bonamassa concert? Nature shows? Al’s hard rock shows? Oops.

Evidently there is a setting on the DVR (one I didn’t know about) that allows you to say that if you are taping a show and the DVR is full, it will quit taping the show – NOT DELETE THE SHOWS ALREADY TAPED!!!!!!
Somehow I must have clicked on a few more Christmas movies to tape than I thought. All our previously recorded shows were gone. I quickly went to the Hallmark channel and un-clicked the movies I didn’t know I set to record.

Then I had to fess up to Al about what happened. He was silent for a moment and then shook his head, not surprised that I’d do something like that. Luckily he has a good sense of humor, although I think he’s a little upset about the Joe Bonamassa concert being deleted. IMG_3260 redone

So now I’m only taping one show at a time or watching in real time. Our favorite show are being recorded again – but we will have to wait for re-runs of NCIS to see the first three episodes.

But the saga continues. Last night I watched part one of Love’s Christmas Journey. I thoroughly enjoyed it with its plot twists and turns, western period setting and good acting. After it was over, I had plenty of time to watch part two before bed. I went to the DVR menu and scrolled down. Once. Twice. Three times. No recorded part two.

I then went to the Hallmark channel and clicked all the way through the days to November 29th. Did I find part two? Nope. I guess it was one I un-recorded in my haste to get our favorite shows by on the DVR. IMG_8167 redone

I guess maybe I’m not meant to watch a lot of movies and review them. Or maybe I’m DVR challenged. Or maybe both. Either way I tried my best. I will start posting some reviews this week – I hope.

Until the next time, have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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