Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
And Again the Blog Didn’t Post As Scheduled

Hi there everyone! Sorry for the late post. I can’t figure out why the blog scheduler is occassionally glitching or if I’m doing something wrong without realizing it. This morning I took a screenshot of my dashboard and sent it off to my website designer to see if she can figure it out. It’s pretty frustrating to see the blog sitting on my dash board under “Publishing soon” when it’s past the time I set to publish it. I double check the whole am/pm but that’s all correct.

It’s a mystery to me :-) It will be hilarious if it’s “User Error” and I was too–let’s say distracted–to figure out what I’m doing wrong on the blog I’ve been using for over a decade now.

And since we’re just chatting–this morning I dropped Maggie off at the vet’s for her teeth cleaning. It’s hilarious how bad Wizard and I felt about not giving her breakfast and her normal walk. I don’t think we ever felt that bad for the kids, LOL. When did we get so weak??? Then I had to sit for 25 minutes with her in the car, and she’s anxious. It took me about 10 minutes to realized I was doing her no favors by letting her fret and finally put her in a firm down with a “you wait” command. That helped her settle. (FYI–Maggie isn’t super well-trained like some dogs, so “command” is more of “firm suggestion” that she usually follows :-) )

Anyway, it occurred to me that pet parents might be even weirder the human parents!

6 comments to “And Again the Blog Didn’t Post As Scheduled”

  1. Silver James
    April 28th, 2021 at 12:54 pm · Link

    We are. Totally. Of course Only was raised with big dogs for brothers so….

    Poor Maggie. I hope she settles when she gets home. And extra walks and pets for her being such a good girl!

    I use WordPress as a blog/website platform and they’ve been fiddling with it. It wasn’t broken but now it is. I have to double check not only the hour/minute and am/pm but the entire date now. Before they “fixed” it, I could save a draft and then fill in those blanks when I was ready to schedule. Now, old drafts come up with the date and time I originally saved them. It’s enough to make my head explode so I’m totally with you.

    Whatever the cause, I hope your web guru can figure it out. 🤞

    Jake and I went to Wallyworld this morning. It rained hard most of the night. Jake got me up early and I let him out. Five minutes after coming in, it started raining again. Poor ol’ Boone slept through it. He was still down when there was a break so Jake and I dashed. He got to see some of his friends and get pets and brags about what a good boy he is.

    I’ve written words. Need to write more. Sorta wishing for a nap, though. LOL

    Happy Hump Day!

  2. Viki S.
    April 28th, 2021 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Oh yes! We are totally wierder as pet parents than human parents. My boys always say that I NEVER talked as sweetly to them as I do to Spunk. I tell them it’s because they weren’t furry and cute 🤣.

    Sorry the post was late. I hope the web designer has better luck figuring it out than McAfee and Windows have with sync’ing my computer. I guess I’ll just live with them being 14 hours behind 😖.

    I hope Maggie had a good cleaning and that all is well with her teeth. Will she stay the night at the vet? The only time I had one of my cat’s teeth cleaned, he was kept over night.

    Have a great afternoon!

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    April 28th, 2021 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Could it be a time zone issue? Like somehow the blog got reset to American Samoa time or something? Silly internet glitches. LOL, yes, we do tend to get a little weirder with the pets than we did with the kids. Kid gets a boo-boo, it’s ‘eh, walk it off’. Pets get a boo-boo and we all turn into neurotics. I’m glad Maggie’s dental appointment went well. She’s your baby. :hugs:

  4. Jenn
    April 28th, 2021 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Silver, my web person updated stuff on our end hoping that will do it. But you’re right, it’s been really glitchy so we’ll see. She’s also trying to help me fix a plug in, but I can’t find the danged plug ins to fix it. I’ll try again tomorrow.

    I’m glad Boone slept through it–he doesn’t need the stress. Yay for Jake going to Wallyworld and making people’s day. It’d make me smile to see him there!

    Hope you hot a nap. I am rewriting the same words, but I’m narrowing the character’s goals, motivations and conflicts so it’s not all bad.

    Happy Hump Day to you too!

  5. Jenn
    April 28th, 2021 at 4:33 pm · Link

    Viki, my boys say similar things, LOL! But you’re right they aren’t cute and furry :-)

    Wow that 14 hour time lag in MacAfee is just weird. I don’t know what else you can do though.

    Maggie’s all done, and they sent me pics of her teeth. No she doesn’t have to stay the night. I’m going to go pick her up in a few minutes.

    Have a great night!

  6. Jenn
    April 28th, 2021 at 4:37 pm · Link

    B.E., nothing would surprise me, but my web person thinks it’s glitchy from updates, and ran updates on our end to even things out. Those are my words, hers were in geek-speak and gave me a headache :-)

    I agree on pets, and I think it’s partly because they can’t tell us what’s wrong. Our imaginations fill in the blanks. Maggie’s apparently all good from the update and pictures I got. I’m relieved since chihuahuas and small breed are prone to serious teeth issues that can make them really sick. I’m picking he up this afternoon. Then hopefully we won’t see the vet office for awhile!

    Hope you’ve had a great day!

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