Jennifer Lyon

Monday, August 15th, 2022
Weekend Roundup

The heat sucks. Just thought I’d mention it :-)

Saturday we went out to see Wizard’s mom and took Maggie again. That made her happy. Getting older is not easy, and if Maggie can make her smile, then she’s earned her keep!

Sunday Biker Witch and I went to lunch and hung out at the mall to stay cool. I even found a few things to buy because I wasn’t looking, which is always how it goes. It was great to see her and just hang out. I wish my stomach had been a tad more cooperative, but overall, it was a good day.

Wizard let me know just this last Saturday night that his reunion is casual. I made him show me this since it’s at a country club. I honestly couldn’t tell if they meant casual because it’s buffet style dinner or casual dress. Also, why did he want until after I bought and showed him the dress to tell me???? But I’m seriously thinking I’ll take the dress back and just wear something casual. I really like the dress but it’s not something I’ll wear a lot so I’m leaning more toward going with a more casual look. I’ll be more comfortable too which is always a plus.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    August 15th, 2022 at 7:04 am · Link

    I agree. The heat totally sucks. Yay for Maggie bringing joy to Wizard’s mom! Yay for hanging out with Biker Witch and finding cool stuff to buy. Sorry to hear your stomach was being uncooperative. Ugh, men. No one knows why they wait until after we’ve bought something to tell us it’s casual. It’s a cute dress, but if you’re not going to wear it much, I’d totally send it back. Yay for more comfortable!

    We went out and bought a new mattress on Saturday. Then we actually ate lunch at a restaurant. (Something we haven’t done together since maybe 2017.) While we’re waiting for the new mattress to reach its optimum expansion, we’ve been sleeping on the old mattress on the living room floor. It’s like camping LOL. Tonight, we sleep on the new one. Yay. And that’s my exciting life. Woohoo.

  2. Silver James
    August 15th, 2022 at 7:36 am · Link

    Yes. The heat sucks hind tit. Just sayin’… Yay for family time (MiL AND Biker Witch!) and Maggie is such a love. Yuck on the continuing tummy issues. Uhm…is there a friend in his class that you trust to ask what the actual dress code is? Before you send back the dress? I mean, I’m all about being comfortable but…

    There was a weekend. Saturday, one of the cables on the garage door broke. Then LG broke the door trying to fix it. Uncle Fix-It’s garage door guy will be out today or tomorrow to figure out what we need and get it done. FYI, the door is original to the house so it’s almost 60 years old. It’s amazing it’s lasted this long. I’m just hoping the door guy will install a cat door in the new one. Also, it should help the temp in the garage this winter so yay.

    We watched baseball. My Cards took 2 of 3 from Milwaukee so they’re up 1.5 games over Milwaukee to lead the NL Central. We also watched “On Patrol Live.” I tend to fall asleep so I’m glad we DVR it. LOL

    Yesterday, I FINALLY got through those last 10 pages, I added almost 6K words to the book and I swear to the writing gods most of them were in the last two chapters (which was like the last ELEVEN PAGES!) This week, I’ll go back to the first book, make sure it’s formatted and get up uploaded for release on next Tuesday/Wednesday. Then I’ll spiff up the other three and have them uploaded and “pre-ordered,” one a week for the following three weeks. I’m never sure which is the best day to schedule a release–Tuesday when all the new traditionally published books come out? The day before? The day after? Friday, when people might be looking for a weekend read? Questions! I haz them!

    Anyway, mostly boring weekend. Stormy’s here today and tomorrow. I should make my Wallyworld run this morning but I’m debating whether I want to schlepp groceries from the driveway, through the back gate, down the pass-thru and in the back door. I’m so spoiled. For 20+ years, I’ve backed into the garage and just unloaded. Ah well.

    Have a great week, all!

  3. Viki S.
    August 15th, 2022 at 3:01 pm · Link

    Yes! Heat sucks. We had a cool weekend and I loved it.

    So happy to hear you were able to bring Maggie with you to visit Wizard’s mom. Pets really seem to make our older family members happy – such a good thing.

    So, since you weren’t looking and you found stuff to buy while out with Biker Witch, did you buy? When I actually used to go shopping for things other than food, I would find all kinds of things but rarely ever buy. Used to really bug my best friend because she bought everything 😄.

    Being a guy, I’m betting it didn’t occur to Wizard to tell you that the reunion was casual. He may have realized he didn’t tell you when he started thinking about what he’s going to wear. Guys just aren’t concerned about things the way we are. You’re smart to return the dress. It’s beautiful but if you don’t need it returning it will make it one less thing to pack.

    My birthday was quiet and a normal day. The weather was great too. Tomorrow I’m going for a massage. I always try to book one near my birthday. If only I had been able to get my hair done too. The gray stripe is getting quite wide. My hair grows very fast.

    I hope you have a great evening!

  4. Jenn
    August 15th, 2022 at 4:43 pm · Link

    B.E., I suspect Wziard thinks he told me. We’ve had a bunch of stuff going on, a lot of it with his family, and it’s to the point where we carefully write everything down so we remember or don’t miss an appointment or event. So I can’t blame him if he did forget. In any case, it’s not a big deal. I do have a dress I could wear, but it would be easier to wear pants and more comfortable shoes.

    A new mattress is exciting! I really hope you love it!

    You were way overdo for lunch at a restaurant :-) Hope it turned out good.

    Have a great Monday evening!

  5. Jenn
    August 15th, 2022 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Silver, good suggestion on asking a friend, but I think they all have the same info. After two days of thinking about it, I took the dress back today. Wizard seems to want to go casual, and I’m more worried about making him happy rather than anyone else :-) But I do have a dress I can wear if I change my mind.

    Yeah, it’s time to upgrade the garage door. Sorry for so much hassle though. We’ve been through that and it’s a royal pain. Keeping my fingers crossed for the kitty door.

    Congrats on getting those last 10 pages done!! That’s a big accomplishment. You have a plan and I’m pulling for it to all go smoothly! As to the best day to upload, I don’t know. I think if you’re doing any pre-marketing, just be sure to have it up by the time you tell readers to look for it.

    Okay I feel your pain on schlepping groceries. I always come in through the garage too. The other way sounds like a lot more work.

    Hope the garage gets done ASAP and your week is off to a great start.

  6. Jenn
    August 15th, 2022 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m jealous of your cool weekend!

    The hilarious thing is I showed Wizard the dress and he liked it. I’m pretty sure he thought he told me and that I chose to dress up anyway, which is something I would do, LOL. Who knows, but he was just as happy with me wearing another outfit so it’s all fine. Plus we’re probably moving right around the weekend of the reunion (maybe) so I’m going to keep it simple.

    I bought 3 short sleeved T-shirts for $12.99. They are my daily around the house shirts. I bought a nice shirt for dressing up a bit and a necklace to go with it. But I don’t buy anything for the house, I really want to wait on that stuff.

    I really hope you had a Happy Birthday. Did you make the brownies? Enjoy your massage tomorrow! Sorry you couldn’t get a hair appointment in time. It seems that it’s harder and harder to book any appointments these days.

    I hope you have a great week!

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