This morning before work I rather abruptly decided to cancel my cable service. I had been mulling the idea over in my head for many reasons, such as to save money, to give me an incentive to read more, and even just to get it out of the way before I start the arduous process of moving out of my apartment. But today as I was making a grocery list (tonight I'm making a delicious peach pie), it occurred to me that today was as good a day as any to cancel. So cancel I did. I still had shows to watch on my DVR, but no more. And now the cable box is gone, the space it leaves on my TV stand a subtle daily reminder of my limited time left in the States.
Incidentally, I didn't realize how often I relied on that box for the time until it was gone. Might have to stick a clock there or something, as I'm now realizing just how frequently I relied on that time display while cooking.