Okay, we’re going to try to get back on track with my blogging this month. I’m starting this on the Sunday before I’ll post it, just like I did before things in my life and my family seemed to go to hell and back. This Sunday was the first Sunday family get together since the beginning of April. Since my mom is still getting back on her feet, and my stepdad just got home the Thursday before, my brother had dinner at his place. The night before I’d been a prom chaperone, which was okay, it’s always neat to see the students all dressed up.
Monday back to school, my library clerk came in for half a day, although her husband is now in the ICU, so she left halfway through the day to go be with him. I went and spent time with the latest litters of puppies before going home too.
Tuesday my library clerk was there for the morning again. I had my hair appointment I had to reschedule last month during all the craziness with my parents in the hospital, and now I’ve got red hair again. Came home from school though and found that someone, pretty sure it was Dora, had been sick in the cage during the day. So cleaned that up and debated cancelling the hair appointment, but in the end she seemed to be doing better. When I got home after the appointment she was still doing better. But still had bouts of diarrhea a few times that night. Debated if I needed to take her to the vet, although I know she’d been eating stuff in the yard the other day, so I hoped it would work itself out of her system overnight.
Since I spent Tuesday night up every hour and a half to two hours because of Dora needing to potty, I didn’t get much sleep and decided to take her to the vet on Wednesday. I had to just drop her off since I didn’t have an appointment. Doesn’t seem like much was wrong. I kind of wish I’d just given her some pepto bismol like I’d given another dog I’d had. It also sucks because they charged urgent care visit prices. Sucks. Remember the days when a visit to the vet was just the normal office charge with the other things done added in as needed? Fortunately I have one of those Care Credit cards for just vet bills where I get no interest if paid off in 6 months or sometimes a year. I also went on in to work about 3 hours late and just picked her back up after work.
And I woke up early Thursday morning to my other dog Argyle now having diarrhea and throwing up. Unfortunately with him, he won’t just take the pills like Dora will just eat them when I put them in her dish with a little food. So not sure other than fasting for him how to get it to clear up. And I’m definitely not paying the same amount to take him to the vet just to be told it is something he ate. So I took all of Thursday off, hoping to maybe get ahead of it so I could leave the dogs home on Friday in their cages and not worry about a mess.
I got more sleep Thursday night as their issues seemed to slow down finally. And I had my mom and stepdad stop by halfway through the day while I was at work Friday to let them out, and there were no messes in the cage all day. So I think the dogs are slowly getting back to normal. Although the vet did call with the results of the expensive bloodwork they wanted to do on Dora, and of course they found things that they think we should maybe do an expensive ultrasound on. But since Argyle also got sick, she did say that the other thing probably wasn’t necessary now unless Dora continued to have issues.
Saturday I definitely had a better night of sleep, although I got a text at 5 am from United Airlines about a change in my seat for my flight in July because they had to switch aircraft. Dogs still having a little diarrhea throughout the day, but seemed to be mostly almost back to normal behavior otherwise. Went to lunch with my dad, stepmom, and sister. Then went back home to hang out with the dogs and hope they would keep getting better as the night progressed.
First was an audiobook for the SmartyPants Romance world. My review for that should be next week. Second was an ARC from the publisher, I reviewed it this past week. Third was technically finished last Saturday night, but since I didn’t do a weekly wrap-up last week, I’m including it this week, and it’s review will be posted with my L-L-L-Little Reviews for May. Fourth was another SmartyPants book and the review will be Monday!
New Additions to My Library
The first one was with my monthly Audible credit, the second one was on sale for $5.99 on Audible so I gave in and bought it too.
These are over the last couple weeks when I wasn’t posting. The first three are SmartyPants Romance titles and the next three are for reviews for Rachel’s Random Resources, for some of my favorite authors, as I’m trying to narrow down reviews I take from favorite authors to cut myself back on reviewing so much that I don’t already have on my shelves. The 7th one is an author’s review team that I am on. The last one is for a blog tour this coming week, that I started reading on Saturday.
None, I’m trying really hard to weed out a lot of the email newsletters I get, so trying to not take a bunch of free books anymore.
Got what I assume/hope is a last box of books for the Gateway committee I’m on. There were two here I had been interested in, but didn’t get when they first came out, so hadn’t got to. It might even be too late to add these as I think our cut off date for people to recommend from the big list to at least narrow it down a little was May 1st. The second picture was my Book of the Month club selection for May.
What I’m Watching
I’m still working on my rewatch of The Walking Dead. I’m seeing certain things a little differently as I rewatch. First of all, it is crazy how many episodes ended with Glenn possibly being dead, or in a lot of danger. Then, in the season when Negan shows up, what Rick does, well I’m thinking maybe Negan isn’t so off in how he comes after Rick and his group after how many of his people Rick’s group kills, while some were in self defense, others I kind of cringed at when it happened.
Then people on Facebook started talking about Queen Charlotte, by the Bridgerton people, so I was excited to get started on that, and it was soooooooo good! Tears with those first two episodes for sure!
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
First two are SmartyPants Romance, the third and fourth I think I’m reading the e-galleys for blog tours.
Don’t forget that I do now have the nice little box on the right hand sidebar so you can check out giveaways all the time! My new monthly giveaway started this past week and it is HERE. Remember if I get over 100 entries in that monthly giveaway I add more winners, and last three months I had over 100, so that was two winners each month this year so far.
Scotland Tour Tidbits
The fourth day we will head first to The Kingdom of Fife, the harbor town of Dysart, which was used in season 2 as Le Harve.
How was your first week of May? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? Here are pictures of me with the new puppies!