Weekend Open Mic

Weather: we’re starting the year out with a bit of snow and ice, but not enough to cause many problems (hopefully).

The week: We had a quiet New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Not much planned for the coming week.
My back is better this weekend. My doctor put me on some antibiotics as he thinks I might have had a UTI.

TV: We watched The Flight Attendant 7/10 (HBO MAX) , Soul 7/10 (Disney+), the Belushi documentary about John Belushi 8/10 (Showtime), and Bridgerton 8/10 (Netflix).

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Not too bad for Christmas week in St. Louis. Later this week is probably the only few days of the year that I would enjoy a 4 to 6 inch snow. If you can’t give it to me then, then don’t give it to me later.

The week: We are going to a bonfire with friends Saturday night. I’m not sure what we’re doing for family Christmas this year, if anything.

Website: We’re having a problem with posts not posting at their scheduled times. It seems like all of a sudden several posts will pop up at once, where they’re supposed to post individually. I’m not sure why that’s happening and haven’t had too much time to work on it.

TV: We watched The Undoing (Netflix) this week. I had read about its controversial ending. I thought the ending was fine and not controversial. We also watched the movie AVA (Netflix) and it was pretty good. I watched one episode of the documentary Murder On Middle Beach (Netflix). I’ll probably watch more of that soon. We watched 5 or 6 episodes of The Office (Netflix). I couldn’t get into it when it first appeared on NBC years ago. It’s a little better now, but I’m not sure I can stick with it. It moves to Peacock on January 1st.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a few days of near 70° temperatures winterlike weather returns.

The weekend: We’re going to the wedding of our grandson Vince and his bride, Mady on Saturday. His dad, Dave, tested positive for Covid on Wednesday so he won’t be able to attend. We don’t have anything else planned.

TV: We’re 3 episodes in to The Undoing (HBO MAX). There are only 6 episodes and apparently the final episode is controversial, or so I’ve heard.
We’re also watching A Million Little Things (ABC), This Is Us (NBC) and we started the final season of Shameless (Showtime).

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After several weeks of warmer than normal fall the bottom will drop out and more Decemberish weather will move in.

The week: We stayed home on Thanksgiving and didn’t have any company. Sunday we’re going to a small family gathering. My wife goes back to the surgeon for her six-week checkup following knee replacement this coming Friday. Everyone says she’s doing better than average in her recovery, but I think I could still outrun her.

TV: We finished season 4 of The Crown (Netflix) and watched the movie Lady Diana In Her Own Words (Netflix). We watched the first season of Heartland (Netflix) and started on season 2. I don’t know that I can make it through 9 seasons of the show. It’s a little too much like the Hallmark Channel to me.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a few days in the mid-70s here a cool(er) front came through Friday night bringing some rain with it. The upcoming Thanksgiving week is going to be more like it normally is in mid to late November, perhaps a bit warmer than usual. At least we haven’t had any snow yet.

The week: I’ve been trying to do a few things around the house. Installed some LED lights outside the house. I still need to dig up my banana trees and put them away for the winter, cover my patio chairs and table, and spread some mulch around. Not a whole lot going on this coming week. We’re staying home on Thanksgiving Day, just the two of us.

TV: We finished Friends From College (Netflix) this week. We also watched The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix). It was pretty good, certainly better than I expected given that it was centered around the game of chess. We’re almost done with Season 4 of The Crown (Netflix). We’re also watching The Unicorn (CBS), This Is Us (NBC), Fargo (FX I think), A Million Little Things and we’ve watched a couple of episodes of The British Baking Show (Netflix).

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We went through a record 8 days where the temperature reached at least 75° every day. Very unusual for November. This coming week is a little more typical for this time of year.

In Knee Knews: Friday marked three weeks from the date of Pat’s knee replacement. She’s doing good. The three-week follow-up with the doctor on Friday was all good news. She has been cleared to go back to work part-time and can do pretty much anything she feels like doing except to go hiking. She hasn’t been hiking in years so that probably won’t be a problem. Her home physical therapy has ended and she will start outpatient PT in the next couple of days.

TV: We watched The Trial of the Chicago Seven (Netflix) about the story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. I enjoyed it and learned some stuff I didn’t know or forgot about the trial. We also are about to finish two seasons of Friends From College (Netflix) about, well, friends who stayed connected after college. Besides all the regular programs we watch we’re also starting to watch The Unicorn (CBS). We saw the first season on Netflix and really enjoyed it.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We’ve had a run of really nice weather this past week and for a few more days in the coming week. It even hit 80°F one day earlier this week. Not too bad for November.

My week: We’ve been keeping a low profile after my wife’s knee replacement surgery two weeks ago. She’s making good progress and graduated to a cane from a walker on Thursday. She’s been out of the house a couple of times with a couple of short visits to her workplace. We’re going to a ‘couples’ family wedding shower on Sunday. I plan on doing some winterizing around the house this weekend and I may put up my outside Christmas lights while it’s warm out. I won’t turn them on until around thanksgiving.

TV: We finished Away (Netflix) this week. I thought it was pretty good. Didn’t really watch much else besides election stuff and our usual regular series watching.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Looks like it’ll warm up a bit this coming week.

Clocks: As much as I hate adding another minute to this year it seems we must move the clocks back one hour tonight, or officially at 2 am tomorrow.

My week: This past week has been interesting as my wife had her left knee replaced last Friday. Last weekend was rough but we started seeing some improvement on Monday or Tuesday and then she was getting a little bit better each day. She still has a long way to full recovery but she heading down the right road now.

TV: We started watching Away (Netflix) about a mission to Mars.. Still keeping up with Fargo weekly and we’re watching The Connors (ABC), One Day At A Time (CBS) and This Is Us (NBC). I watched the new Borat movie (Netflix). It had a few very funny moments but not enough to make it worth watching. I was quite disappointed.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We tied a record high of 86°F on Thursday and then a cold front came thru on Friday and dropped the temperature down 40+ degrees on Friday.

The week: My wife, Pat had her left knee replaced on Friday at an outpatient surgical center. We were there 9.5 hours and got home at about 7:30 Friday night. She’s doing really good so far, but she’s on some kick-ass drugs. Physical therapy starts today (Saturday). So needless to say we won’t be doing much this week.

TV: We did finish the 5th (and last so far) season of Lucifer (Netflix). It had a nice surprise at the end. Then we watched the first and only available season of The Unicorn (Netflix). We really liked that. Funny and yet heartwarming family story. We’re continuing Fargo (FX).

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Cooler temperatures and it looks like we’re going to get some rain finally this week. It’s been pretty dry the last month or so.

The week: Not much planned for the weekend but a big week coming up. Dinner with friends on Monday night. Then my wife is getting a knee replacement on Friday, so we’ll be busy “preparing’ for that.

TV: We’re finally down to the last 2 episodes of season 5 of Lucifer (Netflix). I just saw online that they are just now starting production on season 6. While I’ve enjoyed it, I’m looking forward to watching something different.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?

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