Barely.  Been a tough week of pain and exhaustion, mainly sleeping, reading, watching stuf on my Amazon Firestick.  Love that thing.  So much better than Roku ever was.  Anyway, I think my body was adjusting to not taking those two meds, and is slowly adapting.  Did not take any pain meds today at all…yet.  Will probably take some when I settle in for the night.  Helps me sleep better anytime, not just now.  Rechecked the side effects of the meds I quit (omeprazole and meloxicam), and opted to deal with the pain for a while in hopes it would get better, and it seems to be.  I hope.

Snowed last night and this morning.  Lovely snow.  Slushy mess, but I don’t have to go out in it.  🙂Snowmanglobe

Have binge-watched some things.  Dicte, which is a Danish show.  First season of Bosch.  Getting ready to do season 2.  Started The Last Ship, but really, the plot was kind of stupid, and another ‘everybody tries to kill everybody, and oh, yeah, there’s a spy on board’ which seems to be the only ideas they can come up with for disaster scenarios, unless it’s the one where weirdly dressed and tatooed motorcyclists run rampage.  Really, come up with something else, will you?  Maybe people could attempt to work together to find a solution, or to make new lives or whatever, but noooooo.  Gets really old, even though it’s probably accurate as far as how humanity will act in such situations.  Depressed enough, thank you. Two main characters in Dicte.  She is Dicte, he is a cop.dicte

Oh, typing hurts.  Typing.  Back to the couch soon, I think.

christian-kaneSo more tv:  Kind of binge-watched The Librarians, which was kind of lame, but has people I like in the cast.  Christian Kane, for example, who I alternated watching here and on Leverage.  Leverage.  Read a thing that said the writers had to tone down their research for subjects, since real life was so much worse than they could depict on the show.  How surprised am I?  Not at all.  Greed and corruption are the rule in today’s world.  Or ‘you can’t trust anybody’. Really.

Just started ‘Homeland’, which is riveting.  Claire Danes and Damian Lewis are so intense, such good actors.  I like him from ‘Life’, which was another quirky show I loved, but quirky doesn’t play well with viewers, it seems.  All the ones I like get cancelled.  Terriers, anyone? Or Backstrom?  Never seen them, right?  Well I did, and I liked them.  So there.

Watching Rizzoli and Isles, which I’ve seen already, but it’s kind of like easy reading, only with pictures.  Man, are those ladies unprofessional, crying over corpses in the morgue, among other things.  No other pathologist cries over corpses, at least not in any shows I’ve seen.  Seeing it more often than once a week makes me realize how annoying Maura is, too, and kind of idiotic, as well.  Liked the actress better on NCIS.

Oh, binge-watched Shut Eye on Hulu.  Almost didn’t watch it, but Jeffrey Donovan.  He was so good in Burn Notice, which I am revisiting as well, and is just as good in this show.  Yes, it’s fortune tellers and tarot cards, but much more.  It’s really good.jeffrey-donovan

Tried to watch Greatest American Hero.  Loved it when it was on tv, back in the Dark Ages (which we may be revisiting for real starting in January) but it is just sooooo corny now, had to give up.  Did DCI Banks, New Tricks, which was sort of like comfort food, Elementary, all that were available, am doing Midsomer Murders for the second time, more comfort food and beautiful scenery, The Detectorists, which was just lovely and calm and lovely.  There’s tons more, that I’ve been watching for the past however long, not just this week, really, there aren’t enough hours for all those things I’ve mentioned and the ones I didn’t.  Noteven if I watch 24 hours a day, every day. These are The Detectorists.  I guess you’d call this another quirky show.  I loved it.the-detectorists

Going to check out The OA and Department Q on Netflix.

I have rambled, but this is the longest I’ve been able to sit at the desk in a week.  Oh, there was another update last night.  Second one that killed the laptop.  Had to unplug, unbattery, let sit, before it would go any further than a black screen.  Do they mess things up on purpose at Microsoft?  Would not surprise me.

Listening to Abney Park’s free Christmas album.  I love Abney Park and it’s great that they’d put out an album for free, but I’m sorry to say they all sound kind of off key.  Maybe they’re smashed.  They’ve recorded while drunk before.  But the off-key?  Is it just me?  It’s here:

Abney Park

christmas-dinnerGuess you’re all gearing up for Christmas.  I’ll be spending mine here, alone, again.  Although my new homemaker invited me to her parent’s house.  Not going to happen, but nice to be asked.  Probably won’t even get a Christmas-type dinner.  I didn’t get a Thanksgiving one.  Poor me.  LOL   There will be no peas in my Christmas dinner, should I get to have one.  I do not love peas.  Green chili relish, yes.  Peas, no.  My late Father-in-Law always took pictures of the Christmas dinner.  I thought he was weird, but he was just ahead of his time, it turns out.  🙂 Happy, happy, everyone.

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