Jennifer Lyon

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

Great weekend except I bet on the wrong horse, dang it. Let’s start with the great part: I had lunch with Biker Witch (my sister) and she’s doing so much better now after her back procedure.  She looks great and that made me incredibly happy. At lunch we were catching up and chatting away when I said, “I want to go by Pet Co on the way home. They might have dogs there.”

Biker Witch is a big dog lover, so she jumped at the chance. “Let’s go!”

We pull up and much to our surprise, the rescue people had just arrived. Most of the dogs were still in their crates in the truck–except one. A little dude who was so cute.  I walked up to the guy holding him on the leash, and the guy says, “You’re welcome to pet him but he’s kind of shy.”

“Really?” So I crouched down and this super shy dog crawled right up in my lap. I was toast. Seriously, I fell so hard for this dog. Such a sweetie.

Here’s a pic of him. (Ignore me–I was causal and not planning on a picture).

Dog and wish 1


Biker Witch took this pic and sent it Wizard. (Because Biker Witch was totally egging me on AND she loves to yank Wizard’s chain.)

Wizard replied, “She’d better not bring him home.”

So I texted Wizard, “But he loves me.”

He tested “Oh well.”

I shot back,  “Meanie.” Because I’m a master word smith like that :-)

Fast forward a few hours later, I’m home trying to work and not think about the dog.  I could get the dog–believe me, if I dragged Wizard down there to see him, he’d cave instantly because he’s a big softy like that. But we have stuff going on, it’s not the best time, I NEED TO FINISH THIS BOOK! So I’m trying not to think about it.

Meanwhile, Wizard’s super excited about the  Belmont Stakes horse race. For weeks he’s been telling me he thinks California Chrome is going to win it and the triple crown. Friday, he stood at my desk and announced, “I have a feeling California Chrome will win.”

So the race is almost on, and I settle in to watch it with him. A few minutes before the race, Wizard does a complete about face. “I don’t think California Chrome will win. First off that’s weird for Wizard–when he commits, he’s in so that surprised me. “What do you mean? That’s all you’ve talked about.”

Without hesitating, he said, “That’s because I bet $10.000 dollars on California Chrome.”

I laughed in his face. “Liar.” He was lying, he’d never do that. Ever.  But brilliant inspiration hit me on how to get even with him. “You want to bet?”

He raises his eyebrows. “I’m listening.”

I’m sure he was. I have a history of, um, let’s say stimulating bets.  “If California Chrome wins…” I trailed off suggestively.

Wizard leaned forward, forgetting the TV. “What?”

“You have to go look at that dog with me.”

He snarled something about me being a tease…but he agreed and we watched the race.  For weeks, all I’ve heard from Wizard is how amazing this horse is.

Wizard was WRONG! The horse lost. Not only didn’t we go look at the dog, but Wizard’s been torturing me for betting on the wrong horse.

So how was your weekend?


6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    June 9th, 2014 at 2:35 am · Link

    Very happy to see that you and Biker Chick got out together. Glad she’s mending well. Looks like you had a beautiful day too.

    I like the photo. You look very happy.

    Again, you two are too much ;). That dog is too cute too. You can see in his face that he normally is shy. He liked you :). Your word choice was great in my opinion. My favorite comeback to hubs is “meanie head.”

    As for the Belmont. It’s a shame California Chrome didn’t win. He did grab the hearts of so many.

    Sat here was beautiful. Lovely day. We stayed around home and then had dinner at the Outback. Sun rained cats and dogs. We got well over an inch. It cleared up nicely in the evening. Today I have my early meeting with my cancer surgeon and a mammogram ;).

    Have a great day!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    June 9th, 2014 at 8:05 am · Link

    OMG, you look awesome with that puppy. But I don’t feel like he’s the right puppy for you. He’s probably going to get too big. And an overly shy dog in you active house would probably freak out. (Yes, that’s all sour grapes on your behalf.) Heh. You’ll find the right puppy at the right time and it will all be wonderful. But he is a cutie. He’s probably already found a home and junk, cuz he’s so cute.

    I’m so glad you had an awesome time with BW and that she’s feeling better now. :hugs for you both:

    That California Chrome thing was a bummer – made worse by his part-owner being a whiner pants on TV.

    The weekend here was all about recovery. Hubs recovering from the vapor barrier project and me recovering from finishing that first draft. Lots of laying around reading and watching TV. (So not that far off the usual for me. LOL)

  3. Jenn
    June 9th, 2014 at 10:44 am · Link

    Viki, hope you get the all clear today. You’ve been cancer-free for a while now, right? Sending positive thoughts your way!

    It was sad for California Chrome, but I felt sorry for the win who was over-shadowed by the hype. On the upside, CC’s journey build a lot of interest in both the horse and racing so that’s a good thing.

    That little buy was so sweet. But there will always be a dog that needs a home when we’re ready to fully commit. But it would take a feather to sway me into getting that dog :-)

  4. Jenn
    June 9th, 2014 at 10:48 am · Link

    B.E., yeah the sour grapes thing was sad. I didn’t watch all of that, but caught it this morning.

    They rescue folks told me he has Corgi in him and will only get five or ten pounds bigger. He looks bigger in the pic–but who knows.

    Taking time to recovery from huge projects is smart! Hope you enjoyed your down time.

  5. Silver James
    June 9th, 2014 at 10:57 am · Link

    Wait…there was a weekend? Oh, yeah. I pretty much stayed in bed because I was all lazy and shit stuff. I did get my DVR/cable box cleared off so I can trade it in. It won’t channel all the channels. LOL

    What a cute puppy but when the time is right, the right pup will show up. Like maybe Father’s Day? *bwahahaha*

    So happy to hear Biker Witch feels so much better! Have a great week.

  6. Jenn
    June 9th, 2014 at 2:33 pm · Link

    Silver were you sick or just taking a break this weekend?

    Pup for Father’s Day is hilarious, LOLOL!

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