The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
This was a hard week. On monday Smarties went for surgery, which went fine luckily. And we lost our little Pita, on monday we decided to put her to sleep. I miss her terrible, but I am happy we made the descision as it was the right thing to do, she was so sick and she’s in a better place now. Then monday evening I got sick, it started with a sore throat and got worse in the next days. I think I catched a cold or something, probably because of all the stress lower my immune system, so I haven’t been as active online this week because of that. And grocery shopping on friday wa shorrible, with me being sick and someone stole my shopping cart, luckily I found it back later. I finished this month’s marketing assistant work, but this has been a bit of a slow week in terms of work.
Sunday Pita’s health took a turn for the worse while saturday morning she had been happily eating, although not easy she did eat, but saturday evening and the whole of sunday she refused to eat at all and all she did was sit and sleep and her teeth where chattering. She couldn’t eat, drink, walk or clean herself and she seemed in pain. Then sunday she also started to have poryphne around her nose, which is basically red coloured rat snot and usually another sign that somethings wrong. So sunday evening we decided it was best if we put her to sleep. Monday morning I brought Smarties to the vet for her surgery to remove her tumor and made the appointment to visit with Pita that same day. Then later that day I returned to the vet with Pita and I held her while the vet injected her, which sounds a bit creepy, but it was a very touching moment. Ofcourse I was crying, but I am happy I was there for her in her last moment and could hold her while she passed away. Then I got to take Smarties home and after some more crying I spent some time cuddling with Smarties and Snickers. It was a very stressful day, but I do feel sort of relieved that Pita doesn’t have to suffer anymore.
Smarties her surgery went really well and she was running around the moment she got from the cage. She’s drinking well and also ate a bit, although she prefers the yummies. She ate all her meds easily, just licking them from the syringe and I can also let her drink water through the syringe, which is very handy to ensure she drinks enough. Her wound looks really nice and she’s recovering nicely. Every day she can have an hour social time, where she can interact with Snickers on the couch under supervision, so they don’t tear Smarties her stitches. It’s so sad to see Snickers being all lonely in that big cage.
On Tuesday I did a big cage clean, changing also the bedding in the lower half of the cage which I don’t do often. When Skittles passed away I also did a big cage clena, so I did one again now. And then I put lots of clean bedding back into the cage and hammocks, I put some things in the cage specifically for Snickers as she’s the only one in there now. I also put one of Pita’s hammocks in there as a sort of memorial for her. It’s this simple square hammock which Pita always loved, but the other rats not as much, so we named it after her. I also ordered some new bedding and hammocks for the rats, it felt soothing to spend a lot of time with Snickers and Smarties and care for them.
Also I want to thank you all for all the well wishes and good lucks for Pita in these past few weeks, your loving and caring comments really helped and I am happy to know so many wonderfull people who know how important our pets are to us.
On a more happy note, a while ago I wrote a guest post for Oops I Read a Book Again as part of her Under the Radar Friday Feature. I talk about five books that I loved that are I think are under the radar and deserve more attention. And there’s an awesome giveaway where you can win some of the books I mentioned! So make sure to check it out.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Sajoer Beans
- Extra: Failed coconut macarons
- Monday: Spinach Quiche
- Tuesday: Risottto with egg, paprika and curry spices ketchup.
- Extra: Apple Crumble
- Wednesday: Sauerkraut Casserole
- Extra: Oatmeal Cake
- Thursday: Green Curry
- Friday: Fish with mashed potatoes and masala spiced veggies
- Saturday: Spaghetti – made by my boyfriend
- Extra: Banana Crumb muffins
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Here’s Smarties (post surgery) enjoying some porridge.
This week I blogged about:
– Review: The Best Laid Plans by Amy Vastine
– Review: Adamant by Emma L Adams
– Lola’s Ramblings: why do you DNF a book?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Indian Cauliflower Mash
– My To-Be Read List #7: chosen book
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Flip (Slip #3) by David Estes
– Lola’s Ramblings: Ten Thing You Didn’t Know about me Part Two
– Lola’s Kitchen: Shepherd’s pie Recipe
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cross Roads by Donald Wilson II – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Last House Burning by Katy Scott – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Click Date Repeat by K.J. Farnham – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Calling California (Hunter Hill University #1) by J.P. Grider – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Mending Michael (Hunter Hill University #2) by J.P. Grider – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Nights Under the Tennessee Stars by Joanne Rock – sign-ups open till further notice
– Blog Tour: Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock – sign-ups open till 31 March
– Book Blitz: Mine Tonight by Lisa Marie Perry – sign-ups open till 31 March
– Book Blitz: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 12 April
– Book Blitz: Bound by Blood by Scott Springer – sign-ups open till 20 April
– Book Blitz: Suspected by Rori Shay – sign-ups open till 21 April
– Book Blitz: Love Overcomes by Angela Schroeder – sign-ups open till 18 May
– Blog Tour: Beyond Reach by Siobhan Davis– sign-ups open till 30 April
– Blog Tour: All for Love by Susanne Matthews– sign-ups open till 25 May
The Murder Pit (A Moose River Mystery #1)
by Jeff Shelby
Source: grabbed it for free on amazon and Kobo
You can find The Murder Pit on Goodreads
Daisy Savage finally has everything she wants. A new husband. A bunch of kids. A charming old house.
What she doesn’t want is a dead body.
When a frozen pipe in the basement of her century-old home leads her and her husband downstairs into a newly discovered crawl space, they find a coal chute they didn’t know they had. And a corpse inside of it.
Things become complicated when Daisy realizes she knew the victim. And things get even worse when it becomes increasingly clear that the body was placed there to make Daisy look like the killer.
Against her husband’s advice and her own common sense, Daisy makes it her mission to prove to the denizens of Moose River that she is innocent. But doing so may be more dangerous than she planned.