Saturday, September 26, 2020

What's Happening (09-26-20) - Whew, It's Been a Month!


So I'm doing things a tad bit differently this year and will be combining all of my regular weekend posts.  This will enable me to add more content on Fridays and it is just starting to make more sense.  I'll still be linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga's Reviews and Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.  Both blogs are awesome so make sure you check them out.

Man, it's been a while since I've done an update and all I can say is that life's been throwing me for a curve.  I've missed doing these posts and hopefully I can get back on track.  Let's start with a few life updates:

  • Gpa is doing fine but getting him linked with some VA services has been a task.  He's had to see 5 different specialists and social workers in his home as since he doesn't always understand them the best, someone else, usually me, has to be present.  At least until things get going.  Thus my weekly trips to his house have turned into two and sometimes three a week.
  • I'm still only working part-time which is killing me.  I've worked full-time for the past 25 years and while I certainly understand the precautions and how serious COVID-19 is, I need to get back to work and on a regular schedule.
  • I had my truck battery and the dryer all die on the same day.  Both were quickly resolved but I didn't want to buy a new dryer so it took a week or so to find a good deal on a used one.
  • If you saw over on Twitter, Apollo continues to be out to get me.  First, he had a lump in his private area which we were worried about for several weeks.  However, our vet has assured us it's part of his development and we have nothing to worry about.  THEN, earlier this week, he walked in the house from a 5 minute yard break and plopped a hunk of rat poison out of his mouth.  We had to put some underneath our shed because the neighbors live like animals and all we can figure it something drug it out.  A half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, a lot of puke, no signs of green poison, and a quick call to the vet later and it was determined he just carried it in.  It was enough to send me into an anxiety attack for the rest of the day.
Now on to what I've been watching.  Lack of movie releases in theaters has meant there's not much to stream.  We did watch and enjoy Antebellum but I figured out the "shocking ending" early on so I wasn't so shocked.  I binge watched 2 seasons of Scream (the series) on Netflix and was surprised at how entertaining the whole thing was.  We have also went back and watched some of our favorite older horror movies since it is the spooky season.

I've been reading a lot, when not running and having heart attacks, but this is my primary focus this weekend.  

I also received some awesome looking books for review!

So I hope you all are doing okay and staying safe and thanks for hanging in there with me!

Also, new blogger sucks!


  1. Oh boy, what a week you must have had, I can imagine the panic you must have been in when that happened to Apollo. I'm definitely no stranger to that scenario with my own dogs, who are always sinking their teeth into stuff they shouldn't and stressing me out! I'm glad everything turned out okay, and good luck with your grandpa!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. OMG - the rat poison - I would have had a conniption!
    Thank goodness he's okay.
    Lynn :D

  3. I'm glad to see a Whats Happening post, I've definitely missed them. Sorry to hear about all the stress over Apollo, I've had some moments like those with my dogs too😬 Hope you have a less stressful week!

  4. Tell Apollo dogs are supposed to keep you calm, not stress you out! Glad he's okay. Hope this week is better! :)

  5. It's just busy, busy trying to deal with life and COVID. I'm going to be on projects like mad this week with the ex here to help. You have to be excited for all the spooky reading in October which is not my thing.

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

  6. Rat poison! How terrifying. I'm so glad he's ok. Possession looks like a fun one. Happy reading!


  7. Wow, sorry things have been tough for you. I hope they get better! I’ve had a few poison scares with my dogs. I had a retriever who loved ant poison and dug a hole under the deck to get it. She was fine, though.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. Oh wow you have had lots happening! That's scary about Apollo but I'm glad to hear he's okay. Rat poison would be scary.

    Scream sounds like fun. Hard to believe it's almost October but I need to get my spookiness on!

    New Blogger does suck!!!!!

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  10. wow, what a week you had...i hope the next one is better
    sherry @ fundinmental

  11. Ugh, that is a LOT to deal with. I'm so glad Apollo is ok. That hydrogen peroxide works like magic but it's so awful to see! I had to dose my two labs after they ate an entire bowl of the kids easter candy years ago.

  12. I've been struggling to do update posts as well. I hate this year. I'm glad Grandpa and Apollo are doing OK!

  13. You have had an interesting month or so! Glad you made a Sunday post I was missing them!

  14. I'm happy to hear that Grandpa is holding his own. I hope all the services start soon and that everything falls into place easily. 💜

    Aww... poor Apollo. I'm happy to hear the lump was nothing bad. 🐾✨

    I did see your DDOS email and I will get back to you soon! Things have been a bit wacko around here. I would still love you to use it even if you pick the charity yourself. 👍✨

    I hope you had a great start to the week. ☀

  15. Apollo is certainly trying to scare you for sure-thank heavens he was ok! It's good that your Grandpa is getting the help he deserves at last and that he's doing ok. It's been a rotten year overall and I don't have the highest hopes of next year being much better! Blogger ugh! I'm finding it very easy to just avoid blog posts at the moment as I don't want the struggle to get it to work!