Jennifer Lyon

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Weekend Roundup

A good but busy weekend! Here’s the highlights:

Friday: I honestly can’t remember, LOL! Biker Witch came home from the hospital and…OH! The garage door spring broke. Wizard knows how to change out the spring, and we’ve done it many times. But there was a complication that took a couple of hours of troubleshooting to finally resolve. We were just minutes away from calling out a repair man when Wizard figured out the solution. Whew! It wasn’t the money as much as the inconvenience for Wizard as his garage is his workshop and he needs the garage door open.

Saturday: For the first time, Wizard and I went to look at existing homes (rather than new) in our target area. The one we were most focused on was nice, but it won’t work for our needs. Not a big deal since we still love the home we have, but would like a one-story at some point in the future. We also rehung the repurposed picture frames over our fireplace mantel with another sign I bought, and I love it now! All I need a couple find a couple smaller items to go on the mantel, and that spot will be done. Here’s a pic (from before I straightened the one on the right.)

A few things in the family room are a work in progress right now, but I’m making progress as my budget allows.

I also made a couple necklaces, that’s the first time I’ve worked on jewelry since my surgery. I didn’t have any problems with my neck or shoulder which is a definite win!

On Sunday, I was walking Maggie at my normal time in summer, about 6:30 in the morning. I know for some it sounds awful, but Maggie and I really enjoy it, and I pass others doing the same most mornings. So yesterday morning I passed a man I’ve seen a few times with his small (and very cute!) dog.  We stopped to chat for a second and he said, “I’ve noticed whenever I see you that your dog is really well-trained, are you a professional dog trainer?” LOL! It’s a lovely compliment, and I preened a little for Maggie. I have her trained to my needs, but she’s definitely NOT professionally trained. Still it’s really nice to hear others think she’s well-behaved. Complimenting Maggie is like complimenting our kids or grandson :-)

After that, Wizard went racing and I went out to play with my grandson Turbo. Love that boy! We sent pictures and videos to Wizard to make him jealous. He, in turn, sent a picture of his “racing buddy” a cool dog. He knew that would give me a twinge since I want to play with all the dogs, LOL!

Much as I love all this busyness in my life, I have to carve out a writing schedule. I miss it, although the tinnitus is still giving me problems when I sit still and quiet, making writing tough.

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

4 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    July 22nd, 2019 at 5:47 am · Link

    Busy lady! You’ll get back into the groove of writing again. I wish there was a way to fix your damn tinnitus. And… Yay for a well-behaved Maggie! She’s such a good girl.

    There was a weekend? I’m losing track of my days again. And those two flew past. Not much going on to make them fly either. Let’s see… I got back to writing, but I’m trying to find my groove, too. I got back to editing and that’s more of the same. I spent some time setting up and populating a Pinterest account. Did some marketing. Read. It’s been pretty here, but too hot to enjoy it much more than gazing through the window. You’re smart to walk so early. I’ve been getting out around 7-8am because I’m not quite infused enough with coffee to go earlier. I wish I had a dog to take with me.

  2. Viki S.
    July 22nd, 2019 at 3:01 pm · Link

    You had a very busy weekend!

    I like the Home Sweet Home with the photos. Looks great above the mantel. You’re funny about the crooked frame ;).

    You are so fortunate to have Wizard and that he knows how to repair the spring to the door. I have had to have a repair guy out 3 times over the 21 years we’ve lived here. Hubs had no clue how to fix the springs :).

    You and Wizard are so funny competing with photos :). I think you still win because you had Turbo!

    Glad to hear that you were able to make necklaces pain free.

    Maggie is a very good girl who has a wonderful human that did train her well. You should be proud. So many people don’t train their dogs and then blame the dog for “being bad.” Heck, the human was BAD!

    Went to a graduation party Sunday for a nephew and it was very nice. It was still awful with heat and humidity. Thank heaven it was in door :).

    Today the heat broke along with the humidity. We should have three nice days before the yuck comes back.

    Coffee tomorrow with girlfriend.

    I send prayers and good wishes to Biker Witch and your brother. I pray they are both on their way to speedy recovery.

    Have a great afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    July 22nd, 2019 at 4:19 pm · Link

    B.E., I will get back in the groove. I’m actually hoping that will happen next week. As for the tinnitus, I’m doing better at night with it most of the time, I just haven’t quiet figured out writing yet.

    The writing groove is interesting–sometimes we slide right into it, other times it feels like we’re chasing our tails in circles trying to find it. I hope your groove shows up for you! I wish you had a dog to walk with too :-( Although I understand why you don’t have one right now. Going between 7 and 8 isn’t bad!

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

  4. Jenn
    July 22nd, 2019 at 4:34 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks! I like the look of the sign and pictures, but now I need to find something that adds a little color to the mantle. I’ll know it when I find it :-)

    I’m so grateful Wizard can do so many tasks like the springs on the garage doors! We have the older doors though, not rollups. My middle son is very handy too.

    Aw, thank you on Maggie! I appreciate that. She was already a pretty calm, sweet dog when we got her. She she knew the command “sit” and wants to please. That really does make her very easy to teach.

    I definitely won because of Turbo, LOL! But Wizard was having fun with his friends, which is very important to me. I want him out and enjoying life now that he’s retired. He deserves it.

    I’m so glad that party for you nephew was indoors! Heat and humidity are an icky combination. Congrats to your nephew!

    Yay for the break in hot, humid weather! We’re just starting a 7 day streak of heat and humidity here, but we probably are have less humidity that you do.

    Thanks on Biker Witch and my brother! And have a great time at coffee with your girlfriend tomorrow! Happy Monday :-)

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