Winter Part I: Slug Mode

I had been thinking I have nothing to write about.  I am deep in menopausal winter.  Okay okay, peri-menopausal winter. Whatever.  All I really want to do is sit on the couch, eat just about anything and watch television.  Here is a list of what I have been watching:

  1. “Victoria” on PBS.   A pain to record.  I set it up as a series but realized I missed the second episode for some reason (the naming perhaps?) so now I have to check each week to see if I need to add it manually.  Luckily I caught a rerun of the second episode.
  2. “The Great British Bake-off”  on PBS.  Also set up to record as a series from the last time it was on.  Since I missed some episodes the first time around  I am just watching them all again.
  3. “This is Us”.  I seldom watch network series but I kept hearing about it so I started watching the past episodes on-line and now I am hooked.  And only two more episodes until I am caught up.
  4.  Miami Heat basketball.  Eight wins in a row, woo-hoo! I broke down and ordered NBA league pass.  I am totally worth it.
  5. University of Arizona Wildcat basketball!  The team is on a roll.
  6. The usual assortment of classic movies DVR’d off of TCM.


Tune in tomorrow for Winter Part II.  One does not stay in slug mode all the time.

That’s enough typing and walking on the treadmill, back to the couch!


I love my DVR (Digital Video Recorder). It makes watching sports so much easier. First you can watch the games when you want to. Football game starting during church? Not a problem. College football game on late? Watch the first half, go to bed and watch the second half in the morning.  Basketball game on bowling night, no biggie.

And not only can you fast forward through commercials but also pitching changes, free throws and overly long play reviews.  When it comes to sports DVR is the way to go.

And then there is Turner Classic Movies (TCM).  Great old movies on all day and all night.  Once a week I sit down and study the TCM Magazine and set up the DVR.  Sometimes (many times) there are just too many good movies on.  My list grows and grows.  And then I feel weighed down by this very long movie to do list.

I don’t have the time or inclination to watch that much tv.  So once the list gets so long I take an afternoon and try and make a dent in it.  Usually I can find two or three movies to just delete and start another one or two and realize, meh and delete them.

Right now I have  twenty-seven movies on my list.  Since I already have some for halloween:  “Dracula” and “Young Frankenstein” and “Misery” (DVR’d from a different channel) I have decided to make a bold move.


There it is in big bold letters. The decree has been issued.

My work table all Autumned Up! Love the bronze mums.