A bit ago I told you that my “Jo Bucket” was empty. I was referring to “me time”. I hadn’t been getting much time to myself. I also don’t get a lot of Rosie time….at least not hanging out time. Most of our time is spent with telling telling her no. We don’t get a lot of good plan snuggle time. So in light of that, I decided to do what I can to get some “Jo time”, “couch time”…”stitching time”…”Rosie time” all wrapped up on one. To do that I am cross stitching. I decided that at 9pm on many nights, I’m going to sit on the couch with Rosie, watch TV and stitch.
I told myself, nothing good can happen here after 9pm so I’m giving in and stitching. (as a teen my parents said that about midnight…nothing good could happen after midnight) Whatever I didn’t get done for the day can wait until tomorrow. I’m sure this won’t be an everyday occurrence but I’m going to make a serious effort to make it happen more often.
Last night I didn’t get there until 9:30pm but that’s an improvement and I’m going to take it.
So what have I been watching….
On Netflix I watched The Pharmacist.
It’s a very interesting docudrama on a couple different levels. There are personal stories that come together to that tell about the opioid crisis.
Here is the synopsis from IMBd:
“In 1999, after losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans and lacking answers from police, a small town pharmacist – Dan Schneider – beats the odds when he embarks on a dogged pursuit to find and bring his son’s killer to justice. But months later, the ripple effects of his son’s addiction and tragic death would find him again when a troubling number of young, seemingly healthy people begin visiting Dan’s pharmacy with high dose prescriptions for OxyContin. Sensing a crisis long before the opioid epidemic had gained nationwide attention, Dan stakes a mission: Save the lives of other sons and daughters within his community. Then take the fight to Big Pharma itself.”
….and the trailer. If the trailer doesn’t show up for you you can find it HERE on Youtube.
The show was tragic but good. I admire a man with conviction to change things he can see are not good with the world. Living in rural NE Iowa in a small community, I don’t end up seeing a lot of prescription drug addiction. I know when Kramer was sick and needed opiods for pain management we were put through many precautions and lots of hoops had to be managed to get them. Now I see more clearly why the hoops are needed.
I recommend the show. It’s only 4 episodes and I think run time is 215 minutes for the entire series.
The next show I started watching but I’m not done with is…..
Outlander. (I know I’m late to the party)
This has come up in recommendations time and time again. As I finished up The Pharmacist, I caved and decided “one episode. I will watch one episode just to say I gave it a try”.
This show is about time travel. I’m not big into time travel type shows or ideas…I am more of a reality gal. So, my plan was to watch one episode and be done with it.
That didn’t happen. I am still watching it. In fact, I went to bed the other night and as I was lying there to go to sleep I grabbed my phone and looked up how many seasons there are. I was happy to know that there are 4 that are able to be streamed. Five is just being released now on Starz and season 6 has been renewed.
Netflix has the first three seasons. After that I need a Starz subscription…or Amazon has the seasons available for $8 – $12 per season. (Here’s the LINK)
Here is the synopsis:
“After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. `Outlander’ is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.”
UPDATE: I was pretty happy with the show but as the episodes go on and on, I’m becoming a little disenchanted. There is so much nudity. There are sex scenes regularly. There is brutality. All of it is too graphic so as happy as I was when I started it, I’m over it.
Then in one scene, the husband spanked the wife. I was done then. That may have been a social norm of that time but I can’t and won’t abide by abuse of any kind. I don’t want anyone thinking it’s ever okay to spank their wife.
So now I’m back to looking for something to watch. Tell me what you’re watching…I am always looking for ideas.
..and with that, it’s 9:10pm and I’m needing some “me time”, “Rosie time”, “stitch time” so I’m off to hunt for a new show. Buck said that he’s enjoying Jack Ryan. I might check that out on Amazon.