Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

The lizards are back! My dog Maggie is thrilled. She’s spending hours searching the backyard for them. She circles the entire circumference of the yard, looking around the pool equipment, under all the flower pots, in the back planter, under the trashcans and on the side hill.

She does this over and over, and every once in a while she scores by finding a lizard, and the chase is on! it usually only last a few seconds, but those are the best seconds of her life. If I had to guess I’d say she spends at least five hours searching for a few seconds of chasing.

Most of the time, the lizard escapes.

But once in a great while, she’ll actually catch one. Those are magical moments for Maggie. Rare and golden, and worth all the hours of looking followed by disappointment.  She hasn’t caught one yet this year, but she doesn’t care. She keeps going with the burning confidence that she will catch another lizard and relive the magic all over again.

That’s how I feel about writing.

Except, to the best of my knowledge, no lizards are harmed or terrorized when I’m writing :-)

Happy Wednesday!

7 comments to “Wednesday’s Thought of the Day”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    April 7th, 2021 at 7:10 am · Link

    Yay for Maggie! I’m so glad you’ve got her in your lives and she’s got you. Although I’m sure the lizards aren’t thrilled she’s around. ;o)

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. Silver James
    April 7th, 2021 at 7:47 am · Link

    Love Maggie and the Lizards. Love the words you wove today. And yes, writing is a lot like that. :lol:

    Loki is home. I’ll save the tale for my Friday Five. No go hunt some lizards! Me, too. 🥰

  3. Silver James
    April 7th, 2021 at 7:48 am · Link

    *NOW not “No.” My brain is caffeine deprived this morning.

  4. Viki S.
    April 7th, 2021 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Maggie sure does keep her head in the game while chasing lizards. She sure is fast too. The lizard seems to “just” get away.

    Remember how I told you we had 5 inches of snow last Thursday and that it was cold? I was so thankful that Keith (furnace dude) fixed us up last Wednesday evening. Well, today it’s 82F. This weather is very strange ;).

    Have a great afternoon and give Maggie kudos from me on keeping those trespassers on the run 😊.

  5. Jenn
    April 7th, 2021 at 6:19 pm · Link

    B.E., I’m pretty sure Maggie is Enemy #1 on the lizard’s list, LOL! Hope you had a good day!

  6. Jenn
    April 7th, 2021 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks :-)

    I am so relieved Loki is home and looking forward to the tale on Friday.

    No worries on typos. I make them and am pretty good at reading them too. That one was easy to figure out.

    Happy Hump Day!

  7. Jenn
    April 7th, 2021 at 6:25 pm · Link

    Viki, I agree on Maggie. She lives to chase lizards. That poor lizard had to be terrified. I still don’t know why he dropped off the fence where he was safe, but he eventually escaped.

    It’s a danged good think you got your furnace fixed! But wow, that weather is crazy.

    Hope you had a good day!

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