Saturday, May 22, 2021

What's Happening... (05-22-21)

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 if you saw my post earlier this week, you know we lost Grandpa on May 10th.  He suffered so much at the end that it was really for the best.  And he lived a good long life.  The funeral was a mess because of Stupid Uncle and him not following through with Grandpa's wishes but then I don't know why I was surprised.  For the past 10 years I've pretty much went to his house every Saturday.  When he was feeling good we'd run errands and go eat and then when he started declining, I'd do some household tasks and shopping for him and keep him company.  So the past two weeks I've tried to keep my Saturday mornings busy.

Speaking of, this morning Cassius and Apollo participated in the first Pooch Parade our neighborhood had.  They were about 50 pups of all sizes and many dressed up.  We even had a shark dog.  It was nice and it was early so at least it was still cooler on them.  Cassius also got to see his girlfriend who saw him outside her bedroom window and came and saw him while we "lined" up.  Spoiled dog!

The job is great and I've been reading a lot.  Seems like my library has been getting lots of great new releases so as always, I have too many books out at one.  I've done 3 buddy reads with Stormi this month and with all that's going on, her friendship has been a lifesaver.  I'm so glad I met her and I'm grateful for our friendship.

Here is what I'm focusing on this weekend:


I had to pick up a few holds at the library yesterday so here's a few I grabbed. That "new" shelf right when you walk in the door is a disaster waiting to happen!

And in closing, here's a picture of Grandpa throwing out the baseball at a high school game a few years back.  He's was 96 here and still going strong.  Hope everyone is staying safe and having a great weekend!


  1. Condolences again to the loss of your gpa, from your stories towards the end, it does sound like he's in a better place now, may he rest in peace. Also glad to hear you had a good day out with the pups, a parade like that sounds so much fun! Also curious to hear what you'll make of Every Last Fear. In some ways it was a pretty depressing read for me!

  2. I think it's cool that you had a pup parade!! It was a good distraction for you! I am grateful for your friendship too! I can't wait to see what you think of Every Last Fear!!

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. And the Pooch Parade sounds awesome, I'd love to see photos😁

  4. I'm glad the job is going well and you have a great library. Blood Heir is spectacular! Enjoy!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  5. Love that picture of your grandpa! Loved ones really do leave huge holes in our lives when they pass, don't they? But your Pooch Parade sounds so fun! Hope they do it again next year. :)

  6. Sorry about your loss. The pooch parade sounds fun.

  7. I hope you're doing okay, considering. Sorry to hear your uncle made things more difficult... We had something similar happen for my grandpas funeral. His step children caused a huge scene that was so inappropriate and then stole his ashes... People are nuts. What a lovely photo of your grandpa!! <3

  8. I was sorry to here about your grandpa. (((((((HUGS))))))) 💟💟💟