For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, March 9, 2020

My Monday Musings…



Last week was a fairly unproductive one on the reading/blogging front for me.

Lots of vet visits (both Figgy and Fonzi are still having problems but are doing better – or I should say eating and not vomiting at least. For Fonzi, it’s thanks to some nasty drugs I’d rather not be giving him but we had to take drastic measures before he starved and withered away. If we can get him under control, we can go back and deal with the underlying issues but we think he has IBD and food allergies - in addition to recovering from his pancreatitis episode not long after major abdominal surgery.

Kevin was notified that he’ll be telecommuting at least several days per week – if not full time soon. His company is based out of Bellvue WA, which is epicenter of the COVID19 outbreak in the US. We’re 3 hours away but management has to drive there for a lot of meetings and training so they’re asking all non essential personal (he works at a power plant) to stay home when they can. So we set him up in my office and we’re going to have A LOT of bonding time lol

Before:


via GIPHY

After:


via GIPHY

I was just starting to kick back in with reading and blogging so I’m not sure how that will go with him home all the time lol

Time for updates!

Read:

I read 8 books in January but that dropped to 5 for February. To be expected with all the pet related stuff I had going on & I’m happy that 2 were books to clear off my TBR pile (Dread Nation & Alex + Ada), 2 were review books that I read and reviewed on time (Undercover Bromance, The Gravity of Us), & got in a book for fun (Rafe) and all were pretty good!

Last week I finished The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee and it was INTENSE. While the first book was more sci-fi/dystopian, this one is much more of a psychological story about survivors of abuse (both sexual, verbal and physical). It was hard to read but I liked the outcome of the Feverwake Duology. I should have a review up this week. 

For fun, I read Prince of Heir and Darkness by M.A. Grant – a M/M, fantasy romance series and it was ok. I liked the magical creatures but they weren’t developed enough. The romance was ok but I hated how the author dealt with the subject of abuse/torture. One of the heroes was tortured by his love interests mother and brother and despite having PTSD in the beginning of the book – he’s over it? by the end and he has to continue to interact with them. I guess each brother gets his HEA and I'm not a fan of people who torture getting HEA's.


I’m planning on starting Jen Bennett’s Chasing Lucky today. I wasn’t a huge fan of her last book, Serious Moonlight, but she is a favorite author of mine so fingers crossed!

After that – no clue! I’ll probably grab something from the TBR pile again as I whittle that down.

What are you reading this week? Any recommendations?

33 comments:

  1. Lol I feel that 'after' photo. Matt has been super on edge as he awaits info from the city/his school. Ughhh.

    Im finishing the Honey Don't List and will probably jump back in The Dragon Republic.

    I liked Rafe and hope to read more by Rebekah.

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    1. Kevin will be going to work a few days per week (for now)because they need management to act as a go between (sacrificial person) for contractors and operators. But that may change too as the situation evolves.

      I can't imagine being quarantined like you all are with a baby. I'm sure you wan tto get out a little.

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  2. I'm so happy the furry duo's health levels are looking better! I'm still sending all the good vibes their way. 🐾✨

    Stay home and stay healthy! 👍✨

    Have a wonderful new week! 🌞

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    1. We're not out of the woods because their situations are complicated but stable is fine for me right now. I need a break to regroup lol

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  3. "A LOT of bonding time lol" haha that's funny. Seriously though, this coronavirus thing is getting out of hand and I'm glad at least they're taking steps like this to hopefully protect people. Hopefully this thing blows over without getting too much worse, but what are the odds of that right lol?

    Glad to hear the furry ones are doing better. Good grief poor Fonzi sounds like he's been through the ringer!

    Those GIF's cracked me up. :)

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    1. Kevin's main offices are all at the WA epicenter so even though we're further away and haven't had any cases they're trying to limit exposure since management has traveled to those places recently.

      I think our fearless (idiot) leader needs to step up in order for us to get past it.

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  4. Ugh. You're not so far from the danger zone! At least Kevin can work from home. I'm sure you'll find a nice accomodation LOL. You can still go blogging in the basement! 😉 Take care!

    Where I live is relatively safe - only one confirmed case of the virus so far, though there are more in the nearby towns - but still. I think no one is safe these days.

    I hope things will work out for Figgy, and especially for poor Fonzi, who's been through so much these latest months.

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    1. We don't have anything where I live but neighboring counties in both WA and OR have had cases.

      I would worry more if we lived near his corporate offices because they are right in it.

      He can work from home but they consider the operators at the plant the higher priority (Figures after he gets promoted lol) so that's really why they're keeping him home - to keep them safe. And he needs to go in as the go between whenever there are contractors. Basically sacrifice himself and not the workers because keeping the power on is an essential service.

      Figgy is pretty stable but there are signs that his stomach issues have evolved into cancer and other age related issues like kidney problems are starting. but he's 15 so I'm not going poking around.

      yeah, I tried everything conservative with Fonzi but finally had to cave to the strong drugs - which can cause problems later. But he's gone over 1 month not really eating more than a few bites a day - if that.

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  5. Yay bonding time! Cos stay away from Covid people!

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    1. There aren't any cases in our county but so many management people go back and forth from where it is and out to the other plants. Just stay home! lol

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  6. I cackled at those cat gifs. Kevin is lucky to have a job he can telecommute to. I, unfortunately, do not. Though, a goal is to get one of those jobs. I hope your pets have a run of good health, and that your household remains virus free

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    1. This is new for him - he's usually on the front lines (a plant operator) and had to stay at his job no matter what. like in FL he had to be at work instead of home during hurricanes because he was considered essential.

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  7. OMG your talk about Kevin working from home paired with those gifs is making me howl. 😆 maybe the telecommuting will be short lived. LOL I hope Chasing Lucky is a hit!

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    1. We spend a lot of time together anyway so I'm sure we'll be fine but...24/7?? I don't know lol

      We've been treating it like he's not here. he's int he back room all set up as an office and we avoid each other until lunch and again at 4 pm lol

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  8. I'm glad that Figment and Fonzi are both doing better, and that you can get Fonzi's issues figured out soon!

    Since I used to live in Seattle & Everett, I have a lot of friends still in the area up there. Thankfully none of them have been affected directly yet, though one has had 2 parents from their children's school test positive. Scary stuff! So far here in Oregon it's not hit our area yet, but work is starting to look at possibly solutions should we need to close one of our centers {we are in 6 states throughout the US}.
    I hope Kevin's telecommuting is short-lived {unless you end up loving it lol}. I'm sad because the gifs didn't load for me.

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    1. We're closer to Vancouver, WA & Portland OR and there have been cases there too so even though Kevin's corporate offices are in Bellvue - it's probably a good idea to stay home anyway.

      Oh no - well the first gif is two little cats in love the next is two cats fighting to the death lol

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  9. I hope there continues to be improvement in your furry friends. Poor Fonzi has really been through the mill recently. It must be a relief to have Kevin working from home and away from the outbreak area, rather than having to travel into potential issues.

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    1. I'm sure he'd be fine going to work if they would just cancel all the meetings and training where he has to drive out there but this is good too.

      Yeah, poor Fonzi needs a break!

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  10. Oh I know how that goes. When Ken retired and was home all the time we got on each others nerves for a while. Now we just do our own thing. lol

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    1. That' show we're handling it. We set up the back room as his office and he *goes to work* and we ignore each other for the day lol

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  11. I'm sorry to hear your Fonzi & Figment are having icky tummies still. I hope they're feeling better soon. And best of luck with Kevin at home :)

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    1. They're both doing better but I guess these will be lifelong conditions. I just need a few weeks away from the vet at this point lol

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  12. I hope your babies are better soon and that the meds work for Fonzi. My husband's company (global) is requiring all employees to work from home and no travel. I hope they don't close the schools. That will be a nightmare! *fingers crossed*

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    1. That's what they're doing with Kevin's company. The home offices and most meetings are based out of Bellvue, WA - right near Seattle. Then they drive back home to their plants/offices.

      I hope it's over soon because it's getting so nervewracking.

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  13. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Jenn Bennett! Oh no, office sharing is a little too much togetherness. Can you possibly pick up an officer petition? 😂 I hope Fonz and Fig and doing okay now, our little guy's condition seems to be worsening sadly, we need to book him in for more testing and checkups. Gosh these furchildren, they're pretty much our entire lives aren't they.

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    1. Fonzi is doing better but it's due to prednisone which isn't a great long term solution but we ran out out of options.

      I hope you can find a way to manage your babies condition. i know it's a serious one.

      I wish you were closer to share the book!

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  14. Aw, your poor pets. I hope they both start feeling better soon and relieve you of some stress. Good luck with your husband working from home. LOL Hopefully you can get plenty of space from each other. I do hope to read The Electric Heir as soon as I can!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. He had to go in today but we spent Monday and Tuesday home together and so far so good. We treat it as work. He goes to the office int he back of the house and I ignore him all day lol

      Both pets are doing better this week so fingers crossed.

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  15. Sending positive and healthy vibes for your fur babies!! <3 And you as well with all the COVID-19 craziness. The mass panic down here in Oregon is insane. My motto for now is Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands. Which sounds like a good life motto, anyway. Haha.

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    1. I mean...we should be doing that all the time anyway lol

      We aren't too panicky where we live but I can see it starting. Or maybe people are driving up from your way to get stuff since we are still pretty well stocked.

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  16. Yeah, the virus is getting to everyone now and a lot of confinement and working from home is happening. I hope maybe you can get some reading done soon and enjoy your books. I am currently reading The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie and really enjoying it so far.

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  17. Those gifs are everything! I'm actually dreading being told to isolate... Trapped in a house with the husband and the kid and no escape?! Fine for a day or two but for a week or two (or more)?! Nope. Just nope. I'll die.

    I'm glad to hear Fonzi and Figgy are doing better even if you had to take measures you'd have rather avoided.

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  18. We’re really close to that “after” photo 🤣 both of us working from home is challenging but so far we’re making due. I hope kevin adjusts well (as do you!); this transition has been so difficult on many who have come to rely on their normal routines,eh?

    Sending all my love

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