Drop Dead Diva: Finding Time for Guilty Pleasures
Calling all "Drop Dead Diva" fans! As the hit Lifetime TV drama gets ready for its third season debut on June 19, yours truly was lucky enough to have watched a sneak peak of the first two episodes and I'm here to share that "Diva" is just as compelling, funny, sexy and heartwarming as ever.
Now that I dove head first into a full time job while juggling my family's needs (doctor visits, orthodontist, baseball, softball, getting ready for camp, and my daughter's upcoming Bat Mitzvah), I am finding it incredibly difficult to do the things I truly love. From curling up with a great book, to collapsing on the couch and watching a few hours of mindless reality shows (seriously, this season's "Bachelorette" and that guy Bentley who was a total scammer made me want to reach through the screen and wring his neck....but I digress), to carving out time to watch my favorite summer dramas like "Diva," I find that once my kids (and oftentimes my husband) are fast asleep, I'm able to finally steal some free time away for myself.
For those of you who are new moms who are even finding it hard to escape for a few minutes to shower, I'm here to break the news that as your kids get older, it doesn't get any easier. While my daughter has finally reached an age where we can sometimes leave her alone so we can watch my son's baseball game (we're always pretty close by when we do), I still don't have any free time until they go to bed at night.
In fact, tonight, even though I walked in the door at 7pm and no one was home (they were at my daughter's softball practice), within 45 minutes, my son was banging at the front door and the natives were asking me to grill cheeseburgers, a hot dog and some salmon - thank goodness it's summer, it wasn't raining and we finally have a brand new barbecue!
After the kids finished dinner and watched some TV, I snuck away into the living room where I slipped in my "Drop Dead Diva" preview and was treated to two new episodes. The premiere shares what happens when Grayson awakens from his coma and sees Jane for the first time. Plus, there's another musical scene where series star Brooke Elliott performs and Paula Abdul makes a guest appearance in one of Jane's dreams. The second episode tackles everything from Jane's recent one night stand with a doctor, to a court case involving a woman suing the company that gave her defective sperm which caused her to give birth to a son with a degenerative disease. Plus, Jane is forced to plan Grayson's bachelor party as his best man, while he finds himself defending three strippers. Now don't you want to see what happens next?
That's what I thought!
Of course, if I knew my sleeping family wouldn't hear me, I'd probably try out another guilty pleasure of mine - singing. But that would require me to head to my basement where the room is semi-soundproof and honestly, I'm so beat by the end of the day, that I would much rather relax on my comfy couch, watch a TV show on my laptop and share a story that'll make you nod your head in agreement that you've been there too.
So now it's your turn. Do you have a guilty pleasure that you indulge in once your kids are asleep (okay - I know one of them already - just not mentioning on this PG blog)? How do you find the time to do the things you love? And if you're a Diva fan like me, visit the Lifetime TV website to find out what's in store for Jane this season.
Drop Dead Diva premieres Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c. Why not host a DIVA party for your gal pals? Lifetime Moms Elizabeth and Dawn have some great tips to get you started!