Reality First

Please tell me how one goes to bed at night feeling just fine and wakes up the next morning feeling like spikes are being hammered into her back? And three days later as she feels like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel of pain, she wakes up in the middle of the night feeling like the above-mentioned spikes are now being drilled into her hips? The reality of getting older is so much fun, let me tell you. It does beat the alternative though.

All this along with Jimi being one month into recovery for his knee replacement and you can imagine how fun the Hunter household is right now!  Dance parties every night, let me tell you.

I’m hoping my current cocktail of ibuprofen, acetaminophen and CBD will get me feeling much better ASAP. I don’t do too well sitting still and relaxing. Hmmmm possibly that is the lesson in all of this for me.

Future Fun

We’re traveling in a little more than a month, which is motivation to heal and be ready for the adventure. Here’s a little video hint on where we’re heading back to:

Fun TV Series

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Let’s discuss something more exciting now. This week, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite television shows from the past year. I watch a lot of series. I’ll share a few that I enjoyed from my watchlist. Some you may or may not have heard of. If there’s interest, I’ll share more shows to watch in the future. I won’t give away too much information on the shows listed below, so no fear of spoilers.

The Bear on Hulu

“The Bear” on Hulu is a recent binge watch that I wasn’t too sure of to start. I would say I did really enjoy it and “YES, Chef!” I would definitely recommend it. I love to cook, and I admit, I felt a bit of kitchen-inspiration watching this show. I’m also looking forward to Season 2.

Annika on PBS

I tend to like a lot of International (especially British and Norwegian) detective shows. The British actress Nicola Walker is one of my favorites. So, I was very happy to find and binge “Annika” on PBS Masterpiece. I watched it through my Masterpiece subscription on Amazon. If you also like detective shows, I think you’ll enjoy this one. I especially liked the way her character interacts with the viewer.

dectectorists on Amazon Prime

Not a new show, but highly recommended by our friend Dave, I one-thousandth percent (is that thing) enjoyed “Detectorists” on Amazon Prime. Trust me, stick with this one! The characters will consume you and you may even cry when the series ends as I did. Charming, sweet, well-written, safe for any age group and just an endearing show. I know I’ll be watching this series again.

Only Murders in the Building on Hulu

Another one on Hulu, and recommended by my cousin Kim, I enjoyed season 1 of “Only Murders in the Building”. One of those shows you can have on and simply enjoy (and not have restless dreams later). Even though the title has “Murders” in it, I wouldn’t exactly call it that scary. Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez keep you entertained with their story and characters. I’m ready to start season 2 now.

Tehran on Apple TV

On AppleTV, Jimi and I both really enjoyed the two seasons of “Tehran”. What I love most about this thriller is how the action just keeps you on your toes at all moments. I’m not sure I’ve gotten that anxious watching a show in a long, long time.

Derry Girls on Netflix

Okay, last but definitely NOT least, I absolutely LOVE “Derry Girls” on Netflix. I will not admit to you how many times I’ve watched seasons 1 and 2 but let’s just say it’s more than five. AND since I did re-watch them this year, I feel safe putting them on this list. Season 3 has already been released in Europe. I hope it will be released here soon! Great 80’s humor, emotion and incredibly funny characters – in my opinion.

I’m pretty sure I’ve watched many of the very popular shows (i.e. Stranger Things, Ozark, Ted Lasso, etc.), but please send me comments below with any shows you recommend.

Black Bird on Apple TV

Currently, we’re ready to wind up the show “Black Bird” on AppleTV. Shockingly, it’s based on a true story. The character Larry has to be about the creepiest character written (and acted) that I’ve seen in quite some time. I feel like there’s a plot twist coming, but I wouldn’t give that away here if I knew.

That wraps up my second post of the year! Hope I can keep this writing trend going. I think I’ll change my “About Me” to include the words digital journal. I feel like that’s more where I’m leaning with this round of posts.

Hope you are all well. ‘Til next time….