Jennifer Lyon

Monday, April 25th, 2022
Weekend Roundup

Aside from computer problems, the weekend was good.

Friday, I went to my doctor and he believes it’s not my cervical spine causing the pain, but a compressed nerve at neck level on my left side. It was amazing the way he isolated the pain points. Plus I have garden variety tendonitis in my left elbow. All of it is from overworked muscles :-) But the doctor wants me to continue with yoga, and as long as I don’t feel pain while doing it, I won’t cause any more damage. So he did a shot in my left elbow, then two anti- imflammatory shots, and he’s sending me to physcial therapy to see if we can release that nerve. For now, the shots are helping some of the pain. I’m relieved that it doesn’t appear to be my spine, and am very willing ot do the work. The shots have helped some of my pain and I’m grateful for that.

Saturday was my mother-in law’s-brithday. My two sister-in-laws did the bulk of the work and made it beautiful for her. Lovely table setting out on the patio, gorgeous flowers and catered food. All I really brought was the cake. But my mother-in-law seemed to love it and I was thrilled.

I really wish I could show you the cake. But my computer is cranky as a wet cat. My bottom tool bar that allows me to run multiple windows, and control other key elements, is frozen. I have yet to find a solution. I also just discovered that I can’t move files from my cloud to my harddrive or even download and save a picture…grrrrr! I’ve tired relauching programs (windows explorer specificially) and other troubleshooting, but so far no luck. The old computer is getting contrary and mean. I’m taking it persoanlly, LOL!

Sunday, Maggie and I took a long walk, did yoga, and then Youngest came over. Maggie got to go in Youngest’s Jeep to go see our house in the framing stage. She showed him all her favorate spots, then she got back in the car and curled up on his sweatshirt. I laughed and thankfully, Yougest doesn’t care. Wizard missed out since he was gone racing in RC cars and hanging out with his friends.

OK I’m inserting the cake picture using my phone:

How was your weekend?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    April 25th, 2022 at 10:03 am · Link

    Wow, what an awesome cake! So pretty! And yay for your MIL. That’s quite a milestone. Yay also for your pain not being due to a spine issue. I hope it goes away soon.

    The weekend here was pretty quiet. Up in Michigan, they had the memorial service for my aunt on Saturday. Mom got to see a bunch of people she hadn’t seen in years and the remembrances were nice. Here, we got boatloads of rain. I spent most if the weekend reading and baking. Now that the rain is over, I really need to get back to weeding.

  2. Silver James
    April 25th, 2022 at 11:51 am · Link

    Whew on the neck and elbow stuffs. Still a pain (no pun!) but relief and possibility of getting better. Ugh on computer problems but what a beautiful cake and the fact you made and decorated it makes it even more special for your MiL. So happy it was a great time and Wiz has an awesome family. Yay for Youngest all to Maggie’s self. ;)

    Friday was softball on TV and a little writing work. Saturday was softball and baseball on TV. We had storms Saturday night and the tornado warning sirens kept going off even though the radar presentations showed the darn things were in a totally different part of the metroplex. All the hail missed us and we did get about an inch of rain, which we desperately need! I pretty much spent Sunday in bed dozing in and out, complete slug time. LG did the same on the couch. Ah well. Sometimes, the brain and body just need a “Not today” day.

    Have a great week, all!

  3. Viki S.
    April 25th, 2022 at 2:47 pm · Link

    Thanks for the update from the doctor. I’m praying that the pain is from being overworked. With lots of rest hopefully you’ll be right as rain soon.

    That cake is beautiful! It would be difficult for me to cut it it’s so pretty. Bet it tasted yummy.

    Maggie had another good day. Going for a ride with BLB’s JEEP and showing off her soon to be new home. She must have been in all of her glory :).

    My weekend was a working in the house weekend. I did get several windows cleaned. The back of the house has been power washed and the stone walk as well. Slowly getting there.

    Today I called the ANT/stinging inspect guy. They’ll be out in a few days. They have to make sure the weather will be good so that the spray isn’t washed away by rain or melting snow.

    I hope you are having a fantastic day!

  4. Jenn
    April 25th, 2022 at 3:46 pm · Link

    B.E, I figured out the fix for the computer last night, and it’s running fine now. So happy about that. Thanks on the cake, and yep, that’s a big milestone birthday. She sure doesn’t look her age.

    I’m sorry about your aunt’s passing, but glad your mom got to see so many people and share memories.

    Hope the rain stopped, and yay for baking and resting!

  5. Jenn
    April 25th, 2022 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks! I was trying to do what I thought my MIL would like, and she sure seemed to.

    Once I figured out the step I was missing, I was able to fix the computer. That stuff is always frustrating, but it’s doing ok now.

    I saw from your last post that you were able to donate blood and got your numbers up. Great job!

    Yay for rain, but boo on tornado warnings. We’re desperate for rain too, so I know and inch helps.

    You’re smart to listen to your body (something I’m trying to do a little more of).

    Happy Monday!

  6. Jenn
    April 25th, 2022 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Viki, sorry I couldn’t answer the blog over the weekend. It was nonstop, then the computer problems, (now fixed, yay!). I hope your brother gets some positive news today or tomorrow. And I’m with you on respecting your mom’s decision. It’s so hard though, and I’m truly sorry you’re going through this. I hope your mom continues to feel as well as possible for a long time.

    I’m hoping so too on my pain. PT might be able to help free the nerve, especially with some careful traction.

    Thanks on the cake. I really wanted to do something she would like.

    Getting windows washed is a big achievement. We’re waiting until we need to do it once we’re ready to sell. Sounds like you’re making progress on getting spruced up for nicer weather!

    Hope your day is going well too!

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