Update on Muffy, our dog: Muffy is home from the Veterinarian Hospital after spinal surgery and a week-long recuperation stay. She is still doesn't have full muscle function in her hind legs and we "walk" her using a sling to support her back legs, which she can move just a bit. She is on three types of drugs, one being a muscle-relaxer, which is counter-intuitive to us. We are so glad she is alive and we have her home, but is proving to be a lot of work, as you can imagine.
Don is also home: He returned from Virginia just hours after we picked up Muffy. Thank goodness. In fact, I delayed picking up the dog, at the cost of an additional sum of money, until he was nearly home because I suspected we would need his muscles, and I was right.
The Rav-4 is home, too: in the midst of all the dog-related activity of the past week I had to take the Rav-4 into the repair shop to get body work for the rear-end collision that occurred right before Labor Day weekend. I was rear-ended by one of those huge, jacked up pickup trucks. The guy was so high in the air he probably didn't even see me. No big damage, but some. Thankfully his insurance paid for the whole thing, including our deductible.
Textbooks: another week of almost exclusively checking out textbooks in the library. One more day and we should be done. Yay! The district made things especially bad this year because they did not send us the number of books we indicated we needed, so we have had to beg and whine to get them to order or send us the correct number. Ugh.
Enough with the whining and pathetic news from my home today...
Good news: I finished my classics club spin book, Great Expectations. I hope to review it later today, as if it needs my pathetic little review. Ha! When a book has been around for as long as this one has it seems as if one should know what the story line is, at least. Well, I had no idea, so the unfolding of the book was a new, delightful experience for me.
Book Club News;
- SOTH book club discussed the book To the Field of Stars by Kevin Codd. It is about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Our pastor, his wife, and three other church members are walking this pilgrim's journey right now so we all have a vested interest in the story. We had one of our best book club discussions ever. The book is very inspiring.
- RHS book club meets this week to discuss Station Eleven. This book is the opposite of inspiring. It is frightening. What if life as we know it ends and the survivors are left to start over?
That is it for my week. May next week be ever better.
For a little fun, watch one of my favorite Weird Al videos. This song, Tacky, was his opening number. We watched him enter the fair and move to the stage via video, singing this song the whole time. Very fun.