Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 24th, 2022
Weekend Roundup (The Rambling Version!)

It was a beautiful weekend weather-wise! Saturday was cloudy and sunny, with a chance of rain that never happened here. Sunday was mostly sunshine with clouds and about 70 degrees. The best weather ever!

Here’s a pic from Maggie and I hiking up the dirt road behind our house.

Horses! I actually know very little about horses. They were grazing when we walked by and walked a bit closer to see or smell us. Maggie and I didn’t stay too long, I don’t want to stress them. As I said, I don’t really know enough to read their body language and be able to judge if we were bothering them or they were simply curious. This is the second time Maggie has seen them. The first time she was very curious and mildly concerned. This time, she looked and then kept going. It’s good exposure for her.

On Saturday, Wizard and I were finishing breakfast when youngest called and asked if Wizard needed his help. He came over a few hours to help cut out more wood. Wizard was happy, and so was Maggie :-) Fun fact about Maggie, I’ve had her out in the garage with us a couple times while Wizard used the table saw and circular saw. They don’t bother her at all. But the cellphones make her anxious. The dog is, well let’s just call it quirky.

Sunday I ran over to youngest’s for a while to see him, his wife and Phoebe. Very fun! Phoebe is hilarious, when I slow down petting her and talk to her mom and dad, she groans or sits up and puts her face in mine to remind me of my duty as a doggy grandma.

Did I show you guys my daughter-in-law’s housewarming gift?

She’s a witch for Halloween! She cackles and talks, and I love her! My daughter-in-law brought it over the day we were moving in, which is why there are stacked empty boxes and a huge bag of trash behind her in the shot. Now she’s outside entertaining everyone who comes to the door. One of the delivery guys even asked to take a picture of her, LOL!

In case you’re wondering, the witch cackling and talking only made Maggie curious enough to check her out but not anxious. She just hates cellphones. We’re pretty sure she’s in witness protection, it’s the only logical explanation of why she hates cellphones and refuses to have her picture taken.

Let’s see, otherwise it was just a weekend filled with normal weekend stuff. There’s so much to do, and definitely not enough budget for everything, but it’s all good because we’re in the house and don’t have to worry about all the things that got us here! Being busy now feels like we’re living our lives not waiting around for the next phase of life to begin.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

5 comments to “Weekend Roundup (The Rambling Version!)”

  1. Silver James
    October 24th, 2022 at 7:27 am · Link

    Horses! They are curious critters and will often come to the fence to see if you have food. They’re lucky to have something left to graze on considering the drought. Fact: Horses have poor straight-forward vision due to the location of their eyes in their head. If you walk head-on toward them they will shy away. Approach a horse from an angle to one side. Many like their foreheads and behind their ears rubbed. Yes, I do know horses. LOL Glad Maggie isn’t chuffed by them OR the witch, which is too cute. You have awesome kids! Glad your weather cooled off!

    It was hot here. It’s supposed to rain today but so far, we’ve only gotten sprinkles. The heavy stuff (which we need desperately) has split and gone around us. Gives me a big ol’ sad, but temps supposed to drop from the 72 it was when I got up to the mid-50s and stay 60s all week. I’m good with that.

    Good sports weekend. Stormy’s soccer team won and the coach thinks they are in the top 4 which means a “play-off” spot. Yay. He had a good game. My OSU Cowboys beat Texas, coming from behind to do it. Double YAY! They’ve moved up from #11 to #9 in the polls. Yanks lost (sad face) as did the Padres. Gonna be Phillies and Astros in the World Serious. We’ll watch because World Serious! ;)

    I mostly vegged this weekend. Still having some physical problems so not much computer work got done. Better today so I plan to take lots of breaks for stretching but working to get many pages polished. No Wallyworld today because it’s supposed to rain. Schlepping groceries in the rain is not my idea of a good time.

    Not much else going on. Doing a marathon relisten of Nalini Singh’s Archangel/Guildhunter series. I haven’t actually done so since 2019, which is weird for me. I’m enjoying it.

    That’s about all the news that’s fit to print. Have a great week, all!

  2. Viki S.
    October 24th, 2022 at 2:50 pm · Link

    That is so cool having horses kind of in y our backyard. You’re right that it’s good for Maggie to be exposed to them. All knew things are good. Keeps the pets minds fresh. It’s kind of funny that she really wasn’t interested in them this time around. She’s a very smart dog.

    I must say that we have really great kids. BLB calling to ask if dad needed help on the tables was so nice. They get to have that cool adult father /son bond time too.

    Maggie knows that those phones are no good and take up the time of her humans so they are something to be afraid of. Okay, the witness protection sounds better😁.

    Phoebe is one smart cookie too. That is so cute how she lets you know that you are slacking. Hey, you stopped petting me!

    The witch is great. When I first saw it I didn’t think Halloween. I thought, Dan is Wizard and you are Witch and I wondered where the Wizard may be.

    My weekend was spent cleaning up stuff, shopping at Kohl’s (had Kohl’s bucks expiring, bought hubs stuff), and winterizing things.

    Youngest came over and did so many things I didn’t even have on the “Chris do for mom list.” He is so helpful. We still have about 10 things to do on his list, maybe next weekend.

    Dinner Saturday night was very nice and I got to see girlfriends dogs. They like the special treats I bring them.

    It’s another beautiful fall day here. Tomorrow should be great too. I must do the deck/slider windows.

    Have a wonderful afternoon!

  3. Jenn
    October 24th, 2022 at 5:07 pm · Link

    Silver thank you for the horse info! It’s great to know. The few horses I have been around have been great, but I’m still very inexperienced and really don’t like the idea of stresses the horses out in their own space. Plus I want to keep things positive for Maggie, right now she’s not threatened which keeps her energy balanced and less likely to upset the horses :-) If I sound weird, no one is surprised, LOL!

    The weather is just so weird these days. I hope you guys get significant rain soon. We need it too, but it appears from the forecasts to not be in the cards.

    Yay for Stormy and his team! Awesome for your OSU Cowboys, especially coming from behind! Hope you enjoy the world series! I’m sure Wizard will be watching too.

    I’m sending all the positive healing vibes to hurry your shoulder to feeling better. Sounds like you’re pushing through all the things that should help you get there.

    I say if you have a reason to avoid Walmart, do it. I do shop there for some things, but I don’t look forward to it.

    Enjoy your relisten of Nalini’s series!

  4. Jenn
    October 24th, 2022 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Viki, the horses are fun to see. I think they are staying far enough back that Maggie doesn’t feel too worried. But the first time she was really curious.

    I should get a wizard if one comes in that size!

    You’re smart to use your Kohl’s bucks. Ours expires all the time and it’s just not that easy to go since it’s out of town.

    Your son is so helpful and generous with his time and energy! I’m sure he knows how much you appreciate it. We are fortunate to have good kids. my other sons will do it too, they just live further so we plan more in advance.

    That’s really nice dinner went well and yay for meeting girlfriend’s dogs! Of course they liked the treats :-)

    Windows are such a chore, but hopefully you can get them all done! I’m not going ours until the close the road behind us is paved and we get the backyard in. Have a great night!

  5. B.E. Sanderson
    October 25th, 2022 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Awesome picture and I love your witch. I’m with Maggie… I hate cell phones, too. I think the horses were probably headed over to see if you brought them food. Unless they’re wild, they probably look at people as bringers of noms and scritches who occasionally sit upon their backs while they walk around. I’d say stick a few baby carrots in your pocket, but their owners might not appreciate strangers giving them food. If you whistle, they might come visit. That’d be awesome. I wish we had horses around here. We just have unfriendly cows. Yay for feeling like you’re living your lives now. No more waiting. :hugs:

    Nothing much going on around here. Work, life, eat, sleep, repeat. We finally got rain… man, did we ever. 3.3 inches over yesterday and today. The autumn colors are past their peak, but it’s still really pretty. It’s finally getting cooler. Yay. And I saw a bald eagle! =o)

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