Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

We've been home 6 days and I still don't feel settled back into normal. One reason is that we're both sick. SP did indeed get a cold from the sick person he sat next to on the plane, and of course he's trying to share his cold with me. Thanks but no thanks. Basically, neither of us feels much like doing anything other than sleeping/watching TV.

Another reason is our schedules are not back to normal and that's not because of jet lag. Thanks to being able to start/end his work day when he wants as long as he works an 8 hour day and as long as he attends all meetings, SP chooses to start/end his work day later than most people, mostly to avoid rush hour traffic. That means we go to sleep much later than most people we know and we get up much later than most people we know. This schedule suits us.

Except for when it doesn't. Like when there are doctor appointments, which we try to schedule before work in order to minimize the amount of work he misses. Which means we're driving to them in rush hour traffic. Which means we have to allow at least an hour to get from our home to the doctor. Which means we leave the house before we are usually out of bed. Which means we are getting up much earlier than normal. Which means either less sleep or trying to get to bed earlier (which is usually not too successful).

Sadly, this week there are 3 days in a row of super early doctor appointments for us. So we are struggling with post vacation stuff, sick stuff, and super early doctor stuff. We're both looking forward to sleeping in on the weekend.

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.

Meals This Week: Lots of homemade chicken noodle soup. And two nights of braised beef ribs. With snickerdoodle cookies for dessert.

TV Update: Wow did we have a lot recorded on the DVR after 2 weeks away. We did some serious TV watching last Friday-Saturday-Sunday. We have not yet started watching Luke Cage on Netflix, but we are otherwise caught up on TV.

We both are really enjoying Designated Survivor. We're still watching Gotham, Supergirl, Quantico, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. I'm still watching Grey's Anatomy & HTGAWM plus I decided to watch Notorious since it's on in between those 2 shows (but I'm not sure if I am fully committed to it). I also started watching This Is Us, which somehow always makes me teary.

We started watching Westworld on HBO. SP really likes the show. Me? I'm not so sure. I'm just not a huge sci-fi/robots/AI kind of person. Plus in that first episode they relived a few scenes over & over a la Groundhog Day and I realize I am in the minority, but I can't stand that movie.

And how could I forget? We've been enjoying the current season of Worst Cooks in America. It was hilarious watching them butcher chicken last night. To be fair, I've never done it, nor do I wish to, I'd probably massacre the chicken, but things like watching Situation eat his fried chicken and watching Rachael Ray when she realized the competitors left the plastic covers on the meat thermometers - it makes us laugh. And last week was homemade sausage week - oh my gosh we laughed so much during that episode!

Movie Update: None. Haven't been to the theater. Haven't watched any on TV. Haven't watched any on Netflix. But we did watch Deadpool twice on vacation (after seeing it in the theater last February).

Book Update: None. I had to return one I didn't get to and I have one sitting next to my recliner plus 3 ready for pick up plus I added 5-6 to my request list.

Magazines: Uhhh. Yeah. I'm buried. Today when I bumped the table, the stack slid off the table and onto the floor. Apparently they all arrived while we were away and now I have new issues of Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, Cooks Illustrated, and Pittsburgh Magazine plus an old Saveur and a really old National Geographic that's been sitting there so long acting as a coaster it's like I don't even realize I've never read it.

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