Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’re in for unseasonably cool weather for the first week of August. I could sure get used to this kind of weather. My fear is that we’ll pay for this before long.

TV: We just finished the 3rd and final season of Wanted (Netflix) 7.5/10.  We just started the second season of In The Dark (Netflix) last night. 
I finished The Last Dance (Netflix) 9/10.  I really enjoyed this show about Michael Jordan even though I’m not a big basketball fan. Not sure what we’re watching next.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: In a word: HOT… then throw in some storms!

The week ahead: I really don’t have any big plans for the weekend. I have a couple of steaks to grill.   I might change the oil in my lawn tractor, but otherwise, it’s too hot to do much outside. 

Me: Next Friday I’ll be celebrating completing another trip around the sun.  I’ve made a lot of those trips. My back is finally quite a bit better… probably 90% back to normal, though I still don’t have a lot of stamina and can’t do anything for a long time.  Friday morning I was thinking that I feel better than I have in the last month or two.  Then within a couple of hours, I was aching.  LOL  I guess that comes with all those trips around the sun.

TV: We finished the second season of Imposters (Netflix) 8/10.  I enjoyed it. We watched one episode of Hinterland (Netflix).  Not sure what to watch next.  

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: A warm weekend and a hot week coming up. They say it might hit 100°F next weekend.

The week: Going to dinner with friends on Saturday. Not much else planned.

TV: We finished Marcella (Netflix) 7.5/10.  We watched The Healer (Netflix) 7/10.  Watched one episode (which I think is a single movie like episode of Hinterland (Netflix) 7/10  I think the episodes are all different stories, but I’m not sure.  Then we started on The Imposters (Netflix) 8/10 so far but only a couple of episodes in. We’ve also been watching Yellowstone (Paramount Network) 8.5/10.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: A hot and humid but at least dry 4th of July here.

The week: We really don’t have any plans for the weekend except maybe working outside since I’m finally starting to feel better.

My aching body:  It’s been three rough weeks since I threw my back out.  Then I had episodes with sore joints in my shoulders and hips.  I had upped my anti-inflammatory meds (doctor’s advice) and they finally started kicking in Thursday and Friday.  I was still pretty weak and couldn’t stay up on my feet for too long.  Friday I did some yard work and did a lot more than I thought I’d be able to do. I did have to take several breaks but I really think I’ve turned the corner on this and can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Yay!

TV:  We watched Hamilton (Disney+) Friday night. WOW… lots of verbiage! It was very good.  We’re on the 3rd season of Marcella (Netflix) 7.5/10.  I think I liked the first two seasons better but the third is growing on me.  Up next: Probably Hinterland and The Imposter.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Summer is definitely here in the Midwest. Hot and Wet.

The week:  A couple of outings planned but mostly just staying at home. I’ve had a couple of rough weeks since I threw my back out two weekends ago.  It’s been getting slowly better each day.  I still can’t stay on my feet for too long or I really start aching.  I did a lot more stuff on Friday and I can tell it’s better.

TV: We finished up the available seasons of Last Tango in Halifax (Netflix) 8/10. Then we started on Marcella (Netflix).  We had watched the first season a long time ago but couldn’t remember it so we started at the beginning again.  We’re just a few episodes in.

Drone:  I crashed my drone the other day.  That damn flag pole jumped right out in front of me!  I sent it off to the drone hospital for repairs.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Summer arrives with warm temperatures and some rain this week, but nothing we’re not sued to around these parts.

The week:  We’re meeting friends for dinner Saturday evening and then doing some family stuff on Father’s Day. Nothing else planned for the week ahead.

My aching body: Last weekend we installed some underground water lines in our back yard so we could put some sprinklers and soaker hoses down to water plants. Early on in that project, I pulled a muscle in my back.  I should have stopped right then but I kept working by scooting and crawling around the back yard in quite a bit of pain.  I couldn’t stand up straight.  We continued working on it Sunday and got the main part done but had a bit more we wanted to do. 
Anyway the moral of the story is that I should not have kept working because I really screwed my back up. I got to where I thought I was not going to be able to get back up when I sat or laid down.  Luckily sitting or lying down wasn’t too uncomfortable.  I went to the doctor Wednesday and he gave me some meds and showed me some exercises to do. After 3 or 4 days I started to feel a tiny bit better but still couldn’t stand or walk for more than a short time or distance without really hurting.  I’ve been using a cane for stability, otherwise I’d be holding onto furniture or whatever was near just to move around the house. I rolled our two trash bins to the street Thursday night and had a rough time getting back to the house. I never knew my driveway was like Mount Everest. I was worn out.  My granddaughter came over Friday and cut the grass for me.  Thanks, KT! 
Anyway, I do seem to be improving a little each day now.  I still can’t stand up straight but I am a little “taller” each day. Hopefully, I’ll be back to my normal before too long.

TV: We finished Catastrophe (Prime) 8/10.  We started Last Tango In Halifax (Netflix) and are in the middle of season 2 of 5 but only 3 are available now.  It’s about two widowed childhood sweethearts fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the Internet after nearly 60 years.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: As summer approaches, summer weather does too. The temps this week are just about normal for this time of the year. Summer starts next weekend on the 21st.

The weekend: We’re doing some more landscaping work this weekend since the weather is supposed to be somewhat nice. We have to dig a trench about 30ft across the yard to put some water piping in so we can have a hose on the other side of the yard. We want to put a sprinkler over there along the fence to water our plants.  If that goes well we might dig another trench about 40ft in another direction for the same purpose.

TV: We finished Space Force (Netflix).  I’m raising the score to 7/10. We watched one episode of Sweet Magnolias (Netflix) but couldn’t get into it.  Not sure we’ll go back to that.  Then we started Catastrophe (Prime), 30-minute episodes so it goes fast. It’s an adultish type relationship show with some good characters and some chuckles. 8/10. We’re on season 4.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Summer returns with just a bvit of rain.

The week:  Working on a few small projects over the weekend.  Ordered a bidet and expecting it mid-week.  I need to install an electrical outlet so I can have warm water for my tush.

TV: Finished Big Little Lies (HBO MAX) but still watching Space Force (Netflix). Not sure what to watch next.
   *  Big Little Lies – Lifestyles of the rich, conniving and murderous. 8.5/10
   *  Space Force – A few good laughs but was expecting more.  6.5/10

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a couple of weeks of mostly rain we’re in for a gorgeous weekend here. Then it’s going to warm up next week.

The week:  We’re getting together with family on Saturday afternoon and will be social distancing.

TV: We finished Litte Fires Everywhere (HULU).  We also finished Defending Jacob (Apple TV+). We started on Big Little Lies (HBO) and are close to finishing the first season (of two).  I want to also watch Space Force (Netflix).

Weekend Open Mic: I’m thinking about not doing a Weekend Open Mic.  I started doing the Open Mic about ten years ago because John Walkenbach used to do one on his blog which he ended in 2011. John would leave an Open Mic when he was traveling and not around to blog.  j-walkblog.com had a robust number of comment ers on his Open Mics through the years.  Readers that discussed many different things and it wouldn’t be unusual to see a hundred or more comments on one.  It was always enjoyable to read.  

The B&P Weekend Open Mic usually only has a handful of comments, if that.  So, I’m not sure what I’m going to do right now, but I’m considering a change.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Wet and warm! Then more wet and warm.

The week: A couple of family birthdays this weekend so we’ll be celebrating social distance style. We were thinking about a bonfire Sunday night, but the forecast doesn’t appear to want to cooperate. No real plans for Memorial Day.

TV: We watched Spinning Out (Netflix) about a young ice skating couple. Then we watched Back To The Future, the original (Netflix). This week we started watching Defending Jacob (Apple+) about a teen charged with a classmate’s murder. And we’re a few episodes into Little Fires Everywhere (HULU).

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