THIS WEEK IN REFLECTION
I get that my personality is a bit like a toddler cartwheeling across the lawn, but hear me out. This week I have been obsessed with a human foot. On August 16th a human foot inside a shoe was discovered in Yellowstone National Park. I’ve been there myself! Seriously, the main thing I remember about that trip is the bajillion warnings about never going off the trail. What looks like solid ground is often just lies floating on boiling hot water. You just step in the wrong place and WOOSH, straight down, and then bam, you’re dead after like a spaghetti noodle. What I’m saying is that water is hot.
Anyway, the foot. I immediately texted my dad. Had he heard about the foot? Why is there a foot? Why just one foot? Where is the rest of this human person? I heard rumors that the type of shoe the foot was found in is known to float, so I wondered why the second shoe failed so spectacularly in its buoyancy. But now there is no record of what kind of shoe, so the floaty shoe theory is moot.
Here’s the wild part: there are no missing person’s reports in the area. “The foot does not belong to us,” says sergeant Swensen of Fremont County Idaho, an area through which millions of folks pass each year to get to Yellowstone National Park. An earlier theory was that the foot belonged to one person in relation to an “incident” that took place July 1st. But now I’m reading that there were two people. The plot thickens, but there haven’t been any updates in the news since August 23.
Moving along. It’s been two weeks since Frogerick Toadman, animal attorney, has made an appearance, but I learned why. He clearly was working on a big case so he could afford to update his kitchen to something swankier:
I’m a believer of “If you build it, they will come,” so I just had to wait. Every night I would sneak out in the dark before bed to see if Toadman was enjoying his new digs, and alas, he wasn’t there! Although, I did scare myself every time. Garages are creepy in the dark, right? Worse, was trying to put my flip flops on in the dark in the mudroom where Kitty lives. Given that all it takes is a knife to cut the screen out of a window oh-so-close to the ground, I’m sure someone could have been there in the dark, ready to murder me, and yet I didn’t want to turn on the lights and disturb the cat. All it took was a slightly drizzly evening for Toadman to seek shelter and scoot his booty in between the counter and sink! You seriously have no idea how proud I am of my photo. I framed it. Ask my spouse.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POST
It was a slow week again! At first, I was thinking perhaps I need to spice this blog up, make it less like minute rice. But, then I learned from Karen @ Booker Talk that there is a problem with WordPress not letting folks leave comments. I had seen the problem notification when visiting some WordPress blogs, but not all of them. Here’s hoping it’s fixed soon, but there are simple workarounds if you want to leave your two cents on my review of Finding Zoe by Brandi Rarus.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POST
I can’t remember why I chose a collection of “scary fairy tales” out of the pile of books I own other than maybe because it’s been there so long in the stack. I have a teeter-totter history with the author, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. How did things go with her collection There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill her Neighbor’s Baby? Let’s just say it wasn’t a heartwarming adoption tale, and I was oddly glad for the darkness within.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 202
Owned Books on TBR Last Week: 199
Owned Books on TBR Today: 197