This week has been a very interesting week. I’m thrilled that it’s September, but part of me can’t believe that it’s already September.
This week was a bit up and down. The animal shelter that I volunteer at had a parvo outbreak and will be closed for the next few weeks while they deal with treating the dogs and pups. I’m hoping for the best, but I’m worried about my furry friends. I love that they are a wonderful no kill shelter and that until this week, never turned away a stray or lost pet. But this week really brought home the importance of the spay/neuter debate as strays without prior medical care can have contagious and potentially fatal diseases. No dog deserves to suffer like that. *Steps off soapbox*
On a happier animal note, at least one of the deer that visits our apple tree has returned. With twin fawns!! They are so cute! Earlier this week we had noticed that there were a lot of apples on the ground. We’d had some heavy rain storms but none so powerful that fresh apples should be knocked off. Mom thought it was the crazy squirrel. (Apparently we have one of those, too). I thought deer or turkeys. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a turkey try to balance in an apple tree. I’ve seen crows fight over the apples on the ground, but I’m not sure if crows are strong enough to knock them from the tree. My house is like Wild Kingdom sometimes. Yesterday we got our answer. At first we just saw the fawns, and one was prancing all over the yard. The momma was hiding on the other side of the tree and all we could see were her legs, until they left through the brush. I always worry about our deer and turkey visitors when hunting season rolls around, so I’m always happy when they return.
This week I have been watching an insane amount of Doctor Who. I rewatched season 7 and the specials to get a refresher for the kickoff of season 8. When Matt Smith’s episodes first aired, I wasn’t a huge fan of his Doctor. (David Tennant will always be my Doctor). Now that I’ve rewatched them, I’ve decided that even though I adore Amy, Rory, and River as companions, I don’t really care for what the Doctor was like during those episodes. But I grew to care for his portrayal of the Doctor more when Clara was his companion. He seemed more focused and caring, but still a madman with a box, instead of just a madman with a box, and an odd choice of hipster fashion.
I’ve watched the first three episodes of season 8 and I love Peter Capaldi already. He’s dark but still a bit silly, and he has a more snarky sense of humor which always appeals to me. 12 may give 10 a run for his money.
I also got into watching The Great British Bake Off. I’ve heard about it for a long time, but never seen it and didn’t really know what it was. So I thought I’d watch an episode just so I’d know. I honestly thought I wouldn’t care for it. But you guys, the show is awesome. I can’t decide if it’s legit awesome or at times so bad that it’s awesome. But I’m hooked either way. I hope Martha wins.
One the blog this week I posted my August Wrap-up/September TBR and my review of (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn.
I finished reading The Elite by Kiera Cass and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I started reading Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett, but DNF’d after about 70 pages. I didn’t like any of the characters, and the book would have been an unpleasant struggle.
I’m currently 20 pages into Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton, and just about ⅔ done The One by Kiera Cass.
Now that I’ve sufficiently rambled, I’m off to drink tea and finish The One.