Work was so slow it was almost boring. I was glad to get home, even if it meant to the rambunction kidlets. I still wonder about that man on Friday, but nothing has been posted on the internet on the police logs yet.
Last night I posted a page here about my reading challenges that I’m participating in this year. One of the challenges says to read a book outside of your comfort zone. Well, I have picked up a zombie book, and I am not comfortable with it. Vamps, I’m cool with, werewolves I can handle….walking dead bodies, aka zombies…I’ll run the other way, thank you very much. Maybe it stems from my grandmother’s funeral 17 years ago when we had some awful flooding happen in New Orleans at the time (see: May 8th floods of 1995). Yeah, we were having her funeral at the time, and I was terrified the lights would go out.
There’s just something creepy about being in the dark with a dead body. So, in essence, I’m terrified of zombies, dead bodies (whether human or otherwise), and I certainly can’t touch them.
Title: Cat Daddy: How One Very Special Cat Fixed One Very Broken Man
Author: Jackson Galaxy
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
This book is basically the story of how a struggling musician addicted to legal and illegal drugs as well as alchohol became a cat behaviorist. Its a good story. It has some really good tidbits thrown in there about cat behavior, some things which I shared with my mother in law who has her very own cat from hell. The author shares his fight to become clean and stay clean.
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I took out this book from the library. More cat behavior stuff, less detail about his relationships with girls and drugs. You can tell the author is definitely not a writer, but the story comes across with an honesty that is admirable. And yes, the end had me bawling like a baby.
Its been a very long week at work, which capped at a very interested time as I was leaving work yesterday. As I was pulling out of the parking lot, I had to stop for an elderly man crossing in front of me. He was probably early to mid 70s, a shock of white hair, and white as milk. How did I know? He wasn’t wearing a shirt. This bothered me, the whole shirtless thing. Now there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with men going shirtless outside, even in their 70s and 80s, but this guy’s skin was so pale, it was obvious that he wasn’t one of those guys that spends their time walking around outside shirtless on a daily basis.
I fought with myself for ten minutes as I drove home, before I finally pulled over and called the police to just check on him. I hope they found him, and I hope that I was just being concerned for no reason, that he really was just a regular old man going out for a walk in 76 degree weather right before it was supposed to rain. But, on the off chance that he was a dementia or Alzheimer’s patient that had escaped his caregivers, I hope he was found and is getting the care he needs right now.
I still have the review for Cat Daddy to write up. I’ll do that next. I’m currently reading Hood by Stephen Lawhead.
The girls are doing good. Back to school sales are going on right now at Walmart (and probably Target and KMart) for school supplies, so if you’ve got a kid in school, now’s the time to pick up those notebooks for only 19 cents, the crayons for only 50 cents. Heck, if you’re a crafter that uses those things, now’s the time to stock up!!!! Geez, I can’t believe I’ve got a second grader!
My co-worker’s mother died on Sunday. I’ve offered to work her weekend so that she doesn’t have to worry about that during her time of grief. I’ve got to get some of the shawl done tonight.
I finished Visits from the Afterlife and am halfway through Cat Daddy. I’ll try to get to reviewing it this week perhaps.
Work has been good, I guess. More responsibility since our senior tech is on vacation, but nothing I can’t handle. The vice president of the hospital came in and shadowed Blood Bank and Chemistry for awhile….that was stressful. He’s the one with the power of budget, and that is certainly important in our mundane, litle insignificant peon lives as hospital workers. He’s going to be shadowing in Hematology in two weeks but I’ll be on vacation.
A new week, a new blog, a new adventure. Its been years since I’ve blogged, but I feel the need to do it once more.
Right now, I’m working on a prayer shawl for a co-worker whose mother is not doing very well in the hospital. She’s off for another week, and I’m hoping that if I can work on it an hour a day I can get it finished by the time she gets back.
I’m also about 1/3 of the way through Sylvia Browne’s book Visits from the Afterlife. This isn’t a book I usually read, and I’ve got Jackson Galaxy’s book Cat Daddy in the wings waiting for when I finish this one.
I brought the girls to the library on Friday, and ran into two girls from our Girl Scout troop. A very big reminder that summer is halfway through and I’ve got to get on the ball as far as planning meetings.