by Doctor Science
Mister Doctor Science had the peroneus tendons on his left foot reconstructed on Friday. He'd managed to completely rupture the brevis tendon, and longus was in pretty bad shape. The surgeon was able to reconstruct them into a single useful tendon that is predicted to make it possible for Mr Dr to keep fencing.
For the next 6 weeks, though, he can't put any weight on that leg, so he's sitting at home in his Dad Chair trying not to go out of his mind with boredom. He can still do most of his work on his laptop, and he can read, but not-fencing leaves a *lot* of extra hours in the week. So, TV! -- streaming services, to be precise, we never had cable, we use FiOS for internet and went straight from broadcast TV to streaming. And we don't even watch much of that, usually.
At the suggestion of Youngest Science, we've started watching The Good Place, and it proves to be just as good as people were saying! No spoilers, please, we're only up to episode 7 or so. Youngest then wondered if he'd like Psych, so we watched the pilot of that and decided it's just not that good. All I know of Psych I got from fandom, which led me to believe that it would be funnier than it actually is.
We then tried him on Brooklyn Nine Nine, and he likes it a *lot*. Multiple actual LOLs were heard, a sign of unusual favor. So there's quite a bit of that available for the next weeks, along with finishing up our family re-watch of Babylon 5. He & I also recently finished watching Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, which bears NO relationship to the books except the name, and is kind of a train wreck with some good characters and acting. I'm not sad to hear that it didn't get renewed, honestly.
Because of Surprise!Surgery, we didn't travel to my parents' place for the holidays (they're both in their 90s and no longer travel well). But we're having a Boxing Day dinner for 12 today, turkey with all the fixings, no present-giving except friendship.
How is your holiday-ing going? Open thread.