Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 5th, 2020
Weekend Roundup

We had a stay-at-home weekend, which is nice. I got two main things done; a draft of the blurb for Savaged Devotion, and I did a newsletter. Wow, can I just say, I miss Anna (my assistant) :-) It took me forever to navigate my newsletter site. Then I had to figure out a logo. I’ll have a better one done later, right now, I just did a placeholder that is okay for now. I’m working through my fast growing list of things to accomplish. Once I get this stuff a little more under control, I’ll start writing PRIMAL MAGIC. Being an eternal optimist, I’m hoping to write a quick and dirty first draft, but the realist in my rolls her eyes at my foolish dreams.

Maggie went to the vet on Saturday. She loves going in the car! With Covid-19, our animal care hospital asks the customers stay in the car, then they come out wearing masks and take them inside. Since the vet tech is also Youngest Son’s wife, Maggie was thrilled to go with her. She trotted off and didn’t even bother looking back. Overall Maggie’s healthy and in good shape, but she’s gained a pound in the last year and is just a tad over her optimal weight. When her awesome vet told me that (she came out to the car since we’re also friends) I looked at Maggie and laughed. “Like mother like daughter. Time for diets!” She didn’t care, she just wagged her tail. Honestly, I’m happy the vet and my daughter-in-law take such good care of Maggie, and tell me things I can do now to prevent problems later.

But Wizard’s reaction when I told him was hilarious. “Are they calling her FAT? What? Do they think she should be stick thin like a model? Maggie’s not fat! She’s fine!”

I snort-laughed so hard, it’s a wonder my eyes didn’t pop out. I finally convinced him that it was more of a gentle reminder to keep taking good care of Maggie so she doesn’t continue gaining weight and develop painful and expensive health problems that reduce her quality of life. I finally convinced him it’s important for us to be on top of this.

Today is Biker Witch’s birthday! We have plans to go to lunch at a winery where they have a big outdoor shaded terrace. It should be reasonably Covid-safe, and I’m happy to take the risk to see my sister. I miss her!

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

11 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 5th, 2020 at 5:57 am · Link

    If you sent out the newsletter, I didn’t get my copy. (If you didn’t, ignore me.) Yay for getting stuffs done! Yay for optimism! And while I don’t think writing a dirty first draft is in your process, you can do anything you set your mind to. Go you! Yay Maggie! I’m with Wizard, but I totally understand what you’re saying. Happy Birthday to Biker Witch! Enjoy your time with her today. =o)

    We had a good weekend. There was yardwork, of course, and we’re feeling it, but it was good to get some things accomplished outside. I’m motoring along on the edits for Cinder Ugly, and I’m really enjoying this final installment of Jeni’s story. It’ll be nice to finally have this done – considering I had planned to have this finished in like June. Not sure what’s up next. Other than that, not much going on around here.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    October 5th, 2020 at 6:13 am · Link

    Heh. Never mind. The newsletter showed up at 6am on the dot this morning. Yay!

  3. Roz Heiko
    October 5th, 2020 at 7:51 am · Link

    So happy that you are able to get all this done! And sad it’s been so so hard hearing the voices of your characters. You are one courageous woman. And with such a fun-loving, positive, creative spirit!

  4. Silver James
    October 5th, 2020 at 8:20 am · Link

    Productive weekend! And yay for Maggie! 💕 Tell Wiz he needs to watch his weight too. ;)

    Busy weekend but didn’t accomplish much writing wise. Hoping for more gumption today.

    In a It’s a Small World bit of weirdness, the family gathered at our fave Mex restaurant after siren test on Saturday. We were seated near a table with an older couple and girl (grandparents and granddaughter.) They recognized Jake! Turned out, they were the 3rd family who returned him to the rescue group. The woman claimed they were “just fostering” him but had to return him when he caused problems. Yeah…right. 😒 Poor Jake was nervous and needy and couldn’t settle until after they left. I get the sense he was worried we might send him with them. NOT A CHANCE!!!!! Anyway, he’s still a bit needy and wanting reassurance. I put off a grocery run yesterday because of it. We’ll try today, see what happens.

    So that was the excitement for the weekend. My Cards are out of the playoffs. Ah well. Have a great week, everyone!

  5. Viki S.
    October 5th, 2020 at 3:22 pm · Link

    I love Wizard’s reaction to the vet implying Maggie might be a bit chubby. I get the same way when they imply Spunk is too heavy 😜. Maggie really did well. It’s so nice the BLB’s wife is the vet tech.

    You did so much over the weekend! I love your new photo.

    I sure hope you and Biker Witch had a nice lunch. The winery sounds lovely.

    Yes, the nerve pain is in my leg. Got my hair done. It looks good and feels so much lighter. I have so much hair for a blond (natural dirty blond prior to the grey).

    Have a wonderful week!

  6. Jenn
    October 5th, 2020 at 7:08 pm · Link

    B.E., glad you got your copy, I should have specified I had it scheduled for the Monday morning. I thought Wizard’s reaction was funny as heck. Lunch was wonderful, and as safe as one can expect.

    I need to catch up on your Cinder-books. I buy them, then they get buried in my pile because I’ve never figured out how to organized them on my Kindle. It’s the ONLY thing I don’t like about my kindle. But I loved the first one! The fact that you love this one makes me more excited to read it when it’s released!

    Yardwork causes soreness for sure! Yay on getting it done.

    Hope your week is starting off right.

  7. Jenn
    October 5th, 2020 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Roz, thank you so much! I try to remember that my issues are small compared to what a lot of truly brave people are going through.

    So great to hear from you! Hope you are doing well.

  8. Jenn
    October 5th, 2020 at 7:15 pm · Link

    Silver, LOLOL! I can’t possibly tell Wizard that with a straight face–he occasionally gains a pound or two, skips dessert one night, and loses it. He’s annoying that way :-) While I watch him eat dessert and gain 10 pounds.

    WOW, Wow, wow!!! What are the chances of running into Jakes former owners (or foster people…not sure I believe that either). Jake’s reaction makes me so sad for him. I’m sure it caused you stress too. But he has the best home now, and has thrived with the love and security you guys give him! He’s has a very important job now too, and is so proud to do it. You guys did a wonderful thing giving him the chance to show you, and all his new friends, what a great dog he is!

    I hope Jake felt more himself today. I’ve been thinking about him.

    Happy Monday!

  9. Jenn
    October 5th, 2020 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Viki, I love that BLB’s wife is there, and will miss her if she ever leaves. Maggie adores her!

    I figured it was nerve pain in your leg, I’m so sorry.

    Yay for getting your hair done! I know it was a hassle but worth it do feel better!

    Hope you have a great night!

  10. Silver James
    October 6th, 2020 at 8:58 am · Link

    Update on Jake. He was quite happy to go in the car (ALWAYS loves to go LOL) and did his Walmart rounds with me. Not many people in the store but we met a little boy who was afraid of dogs, a lady who loves dogs and just wanted to pet, and a checker who has a German Shepherd and couldn’t believe how calm and well-behaved Jake is. All is good. He knows where he belongs and we’ll avoid those people if they ever happen to be in the restaurant again!

  11. Jenn
    October 6th, 2020 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Silver, it made my day to read how well Jake is doing! It’s a testament to the confidence he’s build under your care and guidance.

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