Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not So Touched and Blogs To Check Out

Not So Touched

Last week I confessed that I watch/listen to "Little House On The Prairie" on a regular basis. It comes on the Hallmark Channel everyday (weekdays) at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Since I'm usually not watching a whole episode, I don't always turn the television off or change the channel when it's over. That's how I stumbled up the show "Touched By An Angel", it comes on after "Little House On The Prairie".

I should start by saying that I have never watched a full episode of this show. I don't really know the premise of this show, so my comments are based on the bits and pieces that I have seen. If you are a fan of this show, by all means feel free to set me straight and tell me I'm wrong about it.

Yesterday, I happened to catch part of an episode where a man was dying (I'm guessing someone dies in every episode). He was a fairly young man and was leaving behind a wife and children. I got the impression the viewer is meant to be uplifted by his passing and the strength and dignity in which he passed. I'm sorry, but I just felt depressed. Enormously depressed, in fact. I understand the idea that his suffering was coming to an end and that he was going to Heaven, but I don't know how you could watch this and want to do anything but cry for the rest of the day. Am I missing something? Do the angels ever intervene and keep someone from dying? I'm not sure I'll ever tune back in to find out.

Blogs To Check Out

Thanks to everyone who participated in my challenge, we now have some great new blogs to check out! Some of you listed these on your own blogs and some added them to my comments, but I have listed them here (in no particular order) just in case you missed them. I hope you all enjoyed the challenge. If you have any more to add, let me know. And if I missed anyone's contribution(s), be sure to tell me!

Contributed by One Step At A Time - The House In The Roses
Contributed by 5th Sister - Catholic Reading Reflections
Contributed by Gracey - The Pulsipher Predilections
Contributed by Marvelously Mundane - Always Order Dessert
Contributed by Muddy Runner - Working It Out

Contributed by me (and listed in previous posts):
Mennonite Girls Can Cook - This blog has some outstanding recipes and check out the pictures on the right side of the page (they link you to other recipes), they're beautiful. Worth taking a look at.

Walking Across America - This blogger is currently virtually walking across Michigan. He has some great info. about the cities he visits.
View Of You Photography - Gorgeous photographs and a weekly photo scavenger hunt you can participate in!

Southern Hospitality - Gorgeous pictures and great decorating! I could spend all day on this blog!
Queenies Vintage Finds and Treasures - More gorgeous pictures and beautiful vintage finds. I would love to shop where she shops!

And a few new ones contributed by me:

The Bacon Show - A new bacon recipe every day!

Purple Hoodie Chick - Remember my son's girlfriend from the onion demo and the lasagna making marathon? This is her new blog! If you stop by, be sure and say hi!


Raoulysgirl said...

My granny used to watch that show! I think it is supposed to be about the transition to Heaven...and the angels are just there to help them along. I'm not sure, I never watched a full episode either. Why? Because it was depressing!

Willoughby said...

Oh, I'm so glad it's not just me! I thought maybe I was missing something! I'm all for a good drama, but that was just plain depressing.

Gracey said...

Thanks for the new suggestions! I liked the one about photography the most.

Lissaloo said...

I found another one today! BlogLand is to much fun :)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Little House on the Prairie takes me back! I used to watch it when I was really little with my mom and great great grandmother from Irealnd, who wore her bonnet when we watched! I'm not sure about the angel show, though, sounds kinda morbid.