Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – One Key To A Happy Marriage – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call


The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


One Key To A Happy Marriage

Mr. Dollycas and I have been married for almost 36 years. During that time we have evolved from having about 5 television stations to hundreds along with NetFlix, Hulu, and all the other options including the ability to record while watching other shows. While we do enjoy a variety of similar shows the last few years I have realized I can’t watch t.v. in the same room as him. The man can’t watch a commercial to save his life. He channel surfs or flips between 2 or 3 shows. Someones during this flipping we miss key parts of the show we were originally watching. So to keep us blissfully happy 🙂 He has full control of the television in the living room and I have full control of the television in the bedroom. The only time this changes is when the grandkids are here, but this weekend, that changed.

You see I made what could have been a major purchase but because of a sale and a gift card, I couldn’t resist. The television in the bedroom was a hand me down from Daughter #2 to replace an old big box television we had had for years. It worked fine except the sound wouldn’t get loud enough. That was fine for me because I could shut the bedroom door and I was thrilled to have a flat screen. At Christmastime, I saw a television on Amazon for a great price but wanted to spend my money on presents for the family, not myself. I put the television in the cart and left it there and watched the price change several times, always higher and higher.

On Wednesday, I saw the message that there were prices changes to items in my cart. OMG, the t.v. was on sale lower than at Christmas. I assume this is because there are new models for 2019, but I didn’t care, it was a “smart” television with Kindle Fire and easy access to Amazon Prime Movies, NetFlix, Hulu and more. I debated with myself for a few hours then I pulled the trigger and placed my order about 5 p.m. I also had a $50 Amazon gift card I was going to use for books, but I couldn’t pass up this deal. The t.v was/is on sale for $99, with the service plan the new t.v. cost me just $57.

It arrived on Friday (Super Fast Shipping) and Daughter #2 helped me to get it set up and learn about the features and the remote. It was super easy and the sound works wonderfully. The picture is much better too! I also love that it has Alexa.

We then moved my old flatscreen to our spare room and have hooked the Xbox to it for the grandkids games along with cable so they can watch all their shows. (A blessing that the sound is lower.) This also means we can have dual family movie nights if we wish but they will probably still happen in the living room. Mr. Dollycas and I do watch a movie together occasionally. We watched Bohemian Rapsody a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it very much. This only works because there are no commercials 🙂 I was smiling ear to ear last night as he channeled surfed and I watched Book Club.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind February 25 – March 2, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #9 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Broken Heart Attack (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney @jamescudney4

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery) by Libby Klein #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks @LibbyKleinBooks

Thursday – #Review – Fields’ Guide to Voodoo (The Poppy Fields Adventures) by Julie Mulhern

Plus – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries – CHRONICLE MYSTERIES: VINES THAT BIND – Premiering this Sunday, March 3 at 9pm/8c! @dollycas #ChronicleMysteries #Sleuthers @HallmarkMovie @Ali_Sweeney @BenjaminAyres #Ad
I am live tweeting during the movie tonight!

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Chardonnayed to Rest (The Wine Trail Mysteries) by J.C. Eaton #Review / #Giveaway @lyricalpress

Saturday – #Spotlight – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire (Calla Lily Mystery #1) by Anna Celeste Burke @aburke59

Have a blissful week! 

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – One Key To A Happy Marriage – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

  1. Great deal on the tv! My husband and I do watch tv together, even if there’s still way too much hockey on this time of year.

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