Saturday, April 24, 2021

What's Happening... (04-24-21)


So once again I'm going to try to make this a regular feature.  I got really bad about updating at the end of 2020.  Hopefully I'll get better at checking in regularly.  As always, I'm linking up with Stacking the Shelves at  Tynga's Reviews and The Sunday Post at The Caffeinated Reviewer

So the job is still going really well and I feel like I'm getting more of a foothold on things.  It's the kind of work though where you're always learning new things so I think it will take me a while to reach a comfort level though.

Cassius and Apollo are doing well.  Cass has a bit of a tummy ache as I type this but I don't think it's anything the Pepto I've given him and a lot of cuddling won't cure.  This week was the anniversary of when we lost Booker T so that's always rough for us.  

Gpa is back in the hospital.  It's kind of a long story but the last time I mentioned him, he was in the hospital after being found barricaded inside his home.  We managed to get him into a nursing home for a short-term stay because he couldn't be home alone and because Stupid Uncle never did all the paperwork he should have done months ago.  Anyway, he was in quarantine for 14 days and I only got to see him once through a window for few minutes.  My Aunt and I managed to figure out they weren't giving him the right meds, despite me telling them they weren't and even driving 75 miles to give them a medical print out.  Stupid Uncle came in Thursday and when I called Friday to arrange a visit for today since he was to be out of quarantine finally, learned he had abnormal blood work and that an x-ray earlier this week indicated they may have been a hip fracture.  He is now in a different hospital and a fracture of his left femur near his hip has been confirmed and he may need surgery.  I don't think he'll survive it so I'm waiting for a call for an update at the hospital (because COVID limits visitors) as I type this.  Poor guy.  That nursing home is going down!

I have been reading quite a bit but somehow I let Stormi convince me to read Needful Things with her for a buddy Retro Horror read this month and it's killing me.  I like it but it's so long and I'm having a hard time concentrating.  I did actually visit a book store last weekend and found this cool Shining bookmark.

And Tor Nightfire was kind enough to send some e-arc invitations my way and I can't express how thrilled I am. I've already read Certain Dark Things but I do see a reread in my near future.  I loved it so much.


So I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  I'll close with a picture of our lovely son Booker in his favorite Walking Dead cap.


  1. Oh no! My thoughts are with your family and your grandpa...I know things seem dire, but I hope it will go well. From what I've read on here, your gpa is one tough dude. On to bookish things, I don't know if I can ever go back to read King's longer, doorstopper books, so I wish you luck with Needful Things. That is a really cool bookmark though!

  2. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about what is going on with your Grandpa. I think that learning a new job would be challenging. I hope that you and Stormi enjoy your buddy read.

  3. I am praying everything goes well with your Gpa! I see blaming me on Needful I just got lucky to have an older copy with less info dump...hehehe. Not sure why King thinks he needs to add to his already long winded books!

    You can do it!! You still have a few days left. :)
    Week in Review

  4. I would love to reread Certain Dark Things, but I'm not sure I have time. Sorry to hear about gpa😥 Good luck with everything.

  5. You are busy these days. My mom broke her hip and had surgery 2 years ago and has never been the same. Here's to a better week.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  6. So sorry about your Gpa! Broken bones of any kind at that age are so scary. But I'm glad your new job is going so well. Hang in there!

  7. New jobs take so long nowadays it seems like, there's always so much to learn. It takes months to really get in the groove I think.

    I hope everything goes well.

    The Last House looks good.

  8. Ah I'm so sorry to hear things are still not going well with your grandpa. I hope he heals up quickly! With the job, I always try to remind myself that it takes about a year to really feel confident in the role. <3 LOVE Booker's hat!

  9. I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time. I hate that there are so many problems with homes for our grandparents. It sucks that those should be the places where they get to rest and get better. Love the picture of Booker with his TWD hat! Hope your week gets better.
    Lisa Loves Literature

  10. Hugs about Booker. ❤

    Any new news about grandpa. Did you get to visit him finally? 😔

    Ihope you had a better week this week. 🤗