It is still and somewhat dark outside. Yesterday we had a brief spat of rain.
My poor Japanese Maple’s leaves are burned and weary. I think the tree is ready for cool weather so the leaves can fall off and call it a season.
It is now beginning to thunder. That low menacing growl that prefaces a summer storm. And suddenly it’s pouring outside.
Charlie isn’t feeling well today. I haven’t even tried to give him his medication.
He threw up yesterday once and again about 5-6 a.m this morning, and he has a bit of diarrhea. Plus he seems a bit weak and confused.
I took him to acupuncture this morning but this was the day they only do laser therapy on his neck.
Dr. Poteet saw Charlie last week for x-rays. But maybe he needs blood work done.
I’m worried about my Charlie boy.
I just called the vet’s office and made an appointment. They had someone cancel so the vet will see Charlie at 3:30.
Oddly he hasn’t been coughing at all.
I’m still watching “Shetland” on BritBox. I’m well into the series now.
The show is set on the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland. The isolated setting is quaint and picturesque.
It is an engrossing series right off the bat. And it becomes even more so once the series transitions from episodic to serialized storytelling.
Everyone I’ve talked to who has watched Shetland loved it.
I’m reading a book called “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty. I tend to like her books.
She wrote “Big Little Lies.”
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are there to lose weight. Some are there to get a reboot on life. And some are there for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.
Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests.
But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer. Or should she run while she still can?
It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.