And you did log your practice session, right? You're an appropriately rated pilot and the sole manipulator of the controls, so you can log it, even if you're not acting PIC because of lack of BFR.
The rudder on the Mooney isn't that heavy, but there plain isn't enough of it. Takeoff/departure stalls will always result in dropping a wing, and of course spins are also prohibited in the Mooney.
Your entry made me check my logbook. Geh, it's been 3 weeks since I've flown little bitty. While I realize you'd gone 3 years, I really prefer to fly at least every 2 weeks. School really kills my free time.
If it takes 2 weeks and 5 hours, so be it.
Negatory, good buddy. I only had a few days in Florida -- you ever try doing a BFR outside the US? Clouds on Thursday made me miss that day's flight. Friday was no better: ceilings were 600 with 400 BKN; I missed the a.m. and the p.m. slots. My instructor was stuck at PIE and it took hours before he managed to get SVFR to scud run back to CLW. All I had was that chance and it was close. When I go back to Florida I'll only have to do an hour or so to refamiliarise myself with the controls and airspace and then I can take up the fambly.
OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup
The extent of the BFR depends on the instructor. I've found that with the instrument rating most of it tends to be under the hood, and an approach or two. Not always a missed. Even a VFR BFR should include some hood time, IMHO. With my own airplane I've noticed instructors are less likey to require engine-outs, and one instructor waved off on the power-on stall when he saw the deck angle the Mooney gets to and realized we had long since run out of rudder. :)