Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 30th, 2017
Weekend Roundup

Sorry for missing Friday’s post. It was nine o’clock at night on Thursday when I remembered. Wizard and I were watching a movie, and I couldn’t get myself up off the couch to do it :-)

We found out on Thursday that our grand baby due in March will be a boy! We didn’t care if the baby was a boy or girl, but it’s a lot of fun to find out the sex so we can shop. Special K is planning a “Nursery Assembly Day” in December to begin getting the baby’s room ready. It’s just for fun and to get some free labor, LOL. Not only is my daughter-in-law smart, she’s also sweet enough to include us in everything with this child. Wizard and I are so lucky that our boys chose such great women!

Maggie is doing well. She was a little star over the weekend. First biker witch (my sister) and her biker hubby came over on Thursday. Maggie is very friendly at first, but after a while, she can get a little anxious and stick close to me. We are working on building her confidence little by little. Saturday, Youngest son (BLB) surprised us by coming over and staying most of the day. Then CPA Boy and Special K came over in the late afternoon for dinner and to meet Maggie. She was pretty spoiled and exhausted by the end of the night. We had around three or four nonstop days, so Sunday was kickback for all of us, including Maggie.

Maggie has slept two nights in a row in her kennel with no barking or whining. She doesn’t want to go in, but once I get her in there, she lies down and sleeps. We will see how she does tonight–which when you read this will be last night since I’m writing this Sunday afternoon :-) As Youngest (BLB) pointed out, the difference in just a week’s time between the first time he saw her and Saturday, is significant. Yesterday she was even going out back by herself for a few minutes at a time. It sounds small, but it’s important steps for her.

I’m not talking about writing a lot right now, but I will. Life has been freaking insane this year as many of you know, and now we’re very worried about a family member. He’s still going through testing, and we should learn more this week. Right now it looks pretty damn scary but there’s always hope until there’s not. Whatever happens, we’ll deal with it because life doesn’t give us a choice.

One thing I’m happy about this week is that I see my new doctor (GP) on Wednesday. He’ll be overseeing all my care, including my specialists. I’m very hopeful we can sort of my physical problems! My nerve pain isn’t too bad right now with very limited computer time so that’s also helped. The ringing in my ears is up and down with occasional  headaches, although I’m getting better at recognizing and managing them.

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 30th, 2017 at 6:21 am · Link

    :hugs: I hope everything turns out okay for your family member. Don’t worry about the writing. You’ve got things going on that take precedence. And missing a blog day isn’t a big deal, but if you’re going to miss more than one, stop in and leave a ‘I’m still alive’ note or something. ;o)

    I kicked the writer’s block in the shins and went to work. I’m this close to being finished with Early Grave. A little denouement and an epilogue to knock out. By tomorrow night at the latest. The rest is a blur.

  2. Silver James
    October 30th, 2017 at 7:37 am · Link

    Congrats on the baby boy! Can’t wait to hear their list of possible names. ;) FYI, my b-day and Stormageddon’s are both in March. It’s a good month. :D

    Yay for Maggie starting to settle in. It takes a little time with shelter dogs. Y’all are patient, kind, and caring. She’ll get there. Plus, HUGE step that Wiz is taking with a dog in the house full time.

    Sending good thoughts to the family on all medical fronts. And the book will get done when the book gets done. I finished up yesterday morning–talking about slamming up against a deadline! The book has 12K MORE words than I planned. Doing edits today and crossing fingers for easy revisions and fast formatting for at least an Amazon release tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed.

  3. Jenn
    October 30th, 2017 at 11:23 am · Link

    B.E., thanks, I hope so too on our family member. And you’re right, I should have put a note up on my blog. It crossed my mind, but didn’t stick, LOL! Next time I’ll remember.

    And yay you!! I’m so happy you were able to kick writer block’s butt! You’re almost to the finish line: Go, go, go!!!

  4. Jenn
    October 30th, 2017 at 11:30 am · Link

    Silver, March is obviously a great month :-) They have a name and are already calling him it, but I’m not going to reveal it just in case they change their mind. And thank you!

    It’s been both hard and fun with Maggie, but the return is amazing. I think Wiz and I both needed someone like her in our lives right now :-)

    AWESOME on finishing the book! You’re going to slide in right under your Oct 31st deadline! My fingers are crossed that edits, formatting and publishing all go smoothly.

  5. Viki S.
    October 30th, 2017 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the baby boy :). We certainly know how to take care of boys :). I love the idea Special K has for getting the baby’s room all set up. Great idea. Just remember, now a days there is NOTHING in the crib. Just the baby on a covered mattress. Boring but safer.

    Glad to hear that Maggie has been such a good girl the past few nights. Must make things a bit easier on you guys. Wizard is a really good guy :).

    Sorry about your family member. Prayers work wonders so more will be going up.

    You have to let us know how the new doc is on Wednesday. I’m sure things will be good.

    Harrison went home Friday. We were all surprised but the doctor said he passed the car seat test with flying colors and was really picking up his eating so he could go home. They want to see him once a week and they sent a home care nurse out last night (yes, Sunday after 7PM) to check on him. He’s coming along quiet well.

    I hope you have a really great evening :)!

  6. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    October 30th, 2017 at 5:20 pm · Link

    Viki, little Harrison is a strong boy! I’m so happy for you all that he was able to come home. I’m also glad that the home health care nurse came out on a Sunday night to check him and reassure Harrison’s parents he’s doing well and they are doing a great job.

    Great advice on the crib, thanks :-)

    Thanks and prayers help. People caring help. We are doing better now that a little of the shock has worn off.

    I really was grateful for you asking your brother’s advice on Maggie. I haven’t moved her kennel, but he really reaffirmed out thought that she’s insecure from past experience, and that time, love and structure will help her get through it.

    I’ll let you guys know on Friday how Wednesday’s doctor visit went.

    Have a great evening!

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