We had a quick jaunt to the East Coast this past weekend; a mere 20 hours that included giving away some big checks, visiting with our amazing friends and driving through our old stomping grounds.
Boy have things changed. The high school the Coach and I both attended used to be in the middle of Crack Town. Since we’ve left, it’s all cleaned up and seems to be such an affluent area now. We were all: Man, I remember seeing drug deals going down right where the Cheesecake Factory now resides.
GIVE IT AWAY, GIVE IT AWAY NOW
Remember our Songwriters for Vets event we had in June? Well, I say ‘we’, but I’m a teeny, tiny cog in the machine that my husband is driving. Anyhoo, the money was counted and we were able to give a good amount to two different Veteran charities.
I’m getting gas and groceries tomorrow, so I’m gonna need another one of those checks.
Linds was assisting a friend in looking for a rescue pup earlier this week and sent this pic (left) to me stating this dog was at Domestic Animal Services and it’s Lillie’s twin.
I mean, it kind of looks like her, but it’s weird seeing ‘her’ with two ears. I knew the dog looked familiar and not just because of Lillie. The day before I saw this dog on our local lost/found dogs FB group.
That being said…
But Thank you Baby Jesus because when I looked today, he’s been picked up by his owners.
*phew* *wipes beads of sweat off forehead* *bullet dodged*
*It appears that I WATCH TV 24/7. I don’t. When I’m at home I have music playing on our Sonos system from the moment I wake up until after dinner. However, I watch my iPad while I’m showering and/or performing miracles my skin care routine and again while I’m using my exercise bike.
*I started this post two months ago, so some of these are not *new* and I’ve watched more since but this is long enough.
Generally I don’t love ‘competition type shows’ but this one on HGTV is fun to watch as I get all sorts of decor inspiration. Rock the block. I probably shouldn’t watch it because I compels me to want to redecorate my entire house. The four groups start with the same shell of a house and room by room decorate/design and it’s so cool to see their different takes on each space. LOVE
The thing about Pam We watched it on HULU, but I think it’s other places as well. I had listened to the Podcast of the same name on one of my solo road trips to GA and I couldn’t believe what a horrible person Pam was. I mean, for real, bad. When I saw that Rene Zellweger was playing Pam in the series, I roped the coach into watching it with me; it was like watching a train wreck, we couldn’t stop once we started. What a zany character!
Inventing Anna on Netflix based on a true story. I had no idea of this story as it was actually happening back in 2018 because I generally like to keep my head in the sand. This “German Heiress” had the mindset: Fake It Until You Make it to the nth degree. It was interesting, but I wanted to shank the main character because of her weird Russian/German accent; it annoyed me to the nth degree. But considering the actress also plays Ruthie on Ozark, well I was scared of her.
Physical Apple TV. This was your basic bored housewife with a horrible husband finds aerobic exercise to be a big fill in her life and goes on to become a superstar instructor. Picture Jane Fonda in the 80’s. It is set in the 80’s, so the clothes and backdrops are a lot of fun. Only one season right now, but another will be coming. LOVE *edited-the second season is now available, but I’ve not started it.
Severance Apple TV. WOW. Who comes up with this stuff? It’s a dystopian thriller where people choose to have a procedure on their brains to sever their work brains from their NOT work brains. Basically when they’re at work, they know nothing about their personal life and vice versa. When I was telling the Coach about it he responded with: Wow, I wish I could do that to our employees. LOVE
I think he was kidding, but I’m gonna keep a closer eye on him…
Invasion Apple TV “Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity’s existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them.” Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi. But is it really fantasy? Aliens have probably done drive-by’s of our planet and thought: No, thanks. But in this series, they are really coming. It doesn’t have great reviews, but I enjoyed it, so I don’t know what that says about me.
The last days of Ptolemy Grey Apple TV. WOW. The Coach and I loved this series. It was thought provoking and some of the characters made you want to spit with anger, but Samual L Jackson played his part beautifully. He should get some sort of award for it. Do they do that? Give actors awards? 😉 LOVE
Home Economics ABC Or Hulu. This is a typical, ‘old school’ family friendly sitcom. I really enjoy the banter between the three siblings who are in totally different income brackets and family lives. LOVE
Life & Beth Hulu. In general I’m not a huge fan of Amy Schumer, but I did enjoy this series. “Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become.” She rids herself of an unhappy relationship and explores all aspects of her personal and work life, while still kind of screwing up. I think we can all relate to some aspects of Beth.
Pivoting Hulu/Fox This is another half hour sitcom that I stumbled upon. “Set in Long Island, N.Y., three women — and close-knit childhood friends — cope with the death of the fourth member of their group.” It’s a cute, easy to watch show. LOVE
This Is Us. This amazing show has been around for a while and is in the final season. I would declare this is the BEST WRITTEN AND ACTED TV show ever. Wait, I think I felt that way about Thirty Something too; but I was in my twenties then and I couldn’t foresee the future. The characters, the story lines, the intertwining of the past, present and future. I’m here for all of it. If you haven’t watched it, you are missing out. LOVE LOVE LOVE
A Million Little Things ABC/Hulu This is another series that has been out for a while and I’ve been watching it since the beginning. It’s along the lines of This Is Us with lots of characters and intertwining story lines, although not as impactful to me as T.I.U. Still, It is a favorite show of mine. (trigger warning-there is a big story line that includes suicide) LOVE
Anatomy Of A Scandal Netflix. I generally refrain from watching British based shows because I have a hard time understanding them. I know, it’s still ENGLISH, but for real, they talk funny. 😳
*I hope you’re laughing with me*
Thank goodness for subtitles.
This series was good and proves my belief that having an affair is never cut and dry. There will be all sorts repercussions; not a fan, don’t recommend. There are a lot of twists and turns in this one season series that ends with ‘Hell, I didn’t see that coming’.
Speaking of affairs, a few weeks ago the Coach told me he had a dream that I had an affair. This was shocking because he never remembers his dreams. Plus, you know, I wouldn’t want anyone else to see this body without clothing. Oh, and those vows. I take stuff like that seriously.
Me: Really? Who was I having an affair with? (inquiring minds want to know!)
Coach: I don’t know. But you ended up pregnant.
Me while laughing: Wow, that’s a nightmare!
Have you watched any of these shows? What are you currently binging?
We departed our home once again; this time to Georgia for nine days. NINE. Can you even keep up with me? Do you even want to? I’m finding it difficult. In between our trip to Charleston and Georgia, we spent a long weekend at our rental condo since it was now empty.
I swear, I wake up in the middle of the night and a lot of the time, I’m perplexed by my surroundings. Am I at a hotel? Home? Where the Eff am I?
Anyhoo, whenever we go away, I think to myself: I’ll be able to post here and there. I’ll be able to keep up with some of you.
Lies. All lies. Some of you have a lot to say it’s hard to keep up. You know who you are.
We are home again and now I’ll spend the next 47 days trying to catch up.
It’s getting wet in here
Just before we left, on a rainy Sunday we experienced something new in our kitchen. It was a full fledged Water Feature via our stove exhaust. I’m not talking about drips, it was a waterfall.
I just shook my head as I’ve kind of had it up to-HERE- with this house and the maintenance. (We had a complete new roof in 2019)
The roofers wouldn’t be able to get to us until Wednesday; on Monday I noticed this approaching from the east and feared the worst.
All is well after a temporary patch job but this just adds to the Case I’m Building in regards to downsizing. There’s been a few discussions on who is moving and it doesn’t appear to be the both of us.
Lolo and Linds, don’t call me, I promise we’re NOT splitting.
But if we did, who would you want to live with?
Oh, wait, you don’t even live here. But I know you would choose ME because I’m the fun one!
Did I miss anything big? Like, were you lucky enough to install a waterfall into the middle of your kitchen?