Hi everyone. I am a sahm as well, but I really don't mind the tv at all. I actually enjoy it. I am descended from a long line of avid soap viewers. I guess it's in my genes. I couldn't wait to be a sahm so I could see my soaps everyday. That really sounds awful doesn't it? In the winter it's great, because I look forward to them everyday, and now fortunately we have soap net on our cable system so I don't have to tape them, I can catch up on them at my my convenience in the nice weather or when I have errands.
Okay, enough of that, what I am trying to do is offer another suggestion, how about making the tv your friend? Find a few shows that you really like, only watch them, and fill in the rest of the time with other activities, a healthy balance. I love doing crafts, and the winter is a good time to do them, especially when the kids are in school. It's amazing how involved you can become in a craft you really like, and the feeling of accomplishment with the finished product.
For those of you who don't drive, how about public transportation? You do have to get out, it is vital to your well being. I won't drive when the roads are slippery either, but those days are the perfect craft days!
I know that doesn't help with adult interaction, but it is hard in the winter. The other posters had good ideas!
Well, I just thought I'd offer another point of view, I hope helped a little!