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Marvelous Monday

Monday, August 14, 2017
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As you can see, Lexi went to the groomer, Miss Ashley, this past weekend. Despite Ashley's repeated assurances that Lexi was good with her, my experiences with Lexi's daily grooming needs told me otherwise. I stopped by to pick Lexi up from the groomer's early and discovered that she does behave for Miss Ashley. I'm not sure if I feel relief or exasperated by this discovery; if only she behaved as well for me!

The interview with Social Security went off without a hitch. Even though I answered all of the questions online when I applied for disability, I needed to answer them to see if I qualify for SSI. I'm waiting for a packet in the mail to fill out and send back so that my eligibility for SSI can be determined.

I am hunting for another job. The staffing agency I was working for tried to schedule me exclusively with a client who requested me. While I was flattered that a client requested me, there were a few problems: first, the client wanted me to work on the days I needed off for doctor's appointments and such. Second, I re-injured my left flank working for the client because the permanent housekeeping staff rushed me so they could leave a few hours early. Finally, another client who I enjoyed working with told me they had requested me several times and the staffing agency told them I was unavailable after the agency declined me for several jobs with the client, even after I told the staffing agency that I wanted to work with this second client rather than work for the first client.

I was pretty upset when I discovered how the staffing agency was trying to manipulate me into working with a client I didn't want to work for. When I tried talking to them about it, they told me there were no other jobs available and then declined to place me in other open jobs I showed an interest in. Since they weren't sending me to any housekeeping gigs, I let them know to take me off their employee list.

For the time being, I am going to start publishing posts on the blog a bit earlier in the day at 4:30 PM CST. If, or when, I need to make a permanent change to my posting schedule, I'll let you know. I have enough reviews in queue to post twice a week through August and into September. I've also caught up with posting reviews on Goodreads and merchants' websites, so authors who are waiting for reviews will not have to wait until I post on the blog to see what I thought of their books.

Currently Reading

A Change in Crime, D.R. Perry, TBR, Supernatural, Thriller
In November of 1929, the last autumn leaves started a domino effect in Fall River. At a time when most give thanks, others lurk at society’s fringes, waiting for a shot at revenge. Power. Redemption.

A Mafia hit leaves Leo Riley homeless and at the mercy of Oguina, a powerful monster under an ancient curse. A hunter with skin in this game stalks the streets, playing cat-and-mouse with the creatures he’s sworn to eliminate. The capo di tutti capi with a secret gazes into a moral abyss, threatening to take his men with him if he falls. All struggle to hold on to humanity.

Unlikely allies join forces, fighting for their rights to Fall River's streets and their very survival. Some will fall, some will rise, but can there ever be a winner when crime and change come to call?

Up Next

The Leftover, Brooke Williams, TBR, Romantic Comedy
A reserved wallflower discovers that reality TV is the perfect backdrop to develop her confidence in this lighthearted rom-com. Megan Malone is the ultimate homebody. When her sister talks her into going on The Leftover, a local version of the TV show Survivor, she isn’t sure she’ll make it past the first vote. Meanwhile, Cane Trevino is nursing a broken heart by joining the show as a medic. With time away from his regular job and a dozen contestants to distract him, he hopes he can finally get over the woman he thought was “the one.”
Rather than asking you a question this week, I'm going to take the opportunity to get something off of my chest. I have been following the news about what happened in Charlottesville and I am appalled by what I saw. The "protest" by White supremacists was nothing more than a lynch mob that was free to walk the streets. It was an act of domestic terrorism that was ignored because they were White. If it had been a group of Black people, Asian people, Hispanic people, women, LGBTQ, or any other minority group; it would have been a bloodbath because the police and National Guard would've fired indiscriminately into the crowd. So, think on this point before you believe the rhetoric about "both sides being at fault."

Have a marvelous Monday and take some time to demonstrate that you do not agree with the White supremacists and their message.

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