Jennifer Lyon


Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
Wednesday Chatter

I am weirdly excited about my doctor’s appointment today! I normally go only because I have to. But today, I’m hopeful that he has the answer that will make me do a face-palm and mutter, “Why didn’t I think of that?” And then we will both laugh at my silliness, the doc will go off to see real sick people, while I resume my life doing wild and reckless things like, you know, eating food.

Totally realistic expectations, right? LOLOL!! Wouldn’t it be nice if life came with easy answers and simple solutions???

In other news, all the retaining and planter walls are done! As I’m writing this, the guys are working on the forms for the concrete now. They might be able to pour tomorrow. Wizard is so happy with the progress so far.

Southern California is so beautiful it is right now. I took Maggie out yesterday, which is nearly two days after the heavy rains stopped, and got a couple pics.

This one is the stream coming down the hills. It’s much less water now, but still running.

This section is pretty close to behind our house. There’s a road to the right of this, then our houses.

These are priceless days in terms of beauty here.  No matter what kind of day I’m having, getting out here makes it better!

How’s your day going? And do agree with me that our life problems should come with easy solutions????

8 comments to “Wednesday Chatter”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    January 18th, 2023 at 8:02 am · Link

    I hope the doctor does come up with an easy answer for you. Alas, they rarely do. Good luck! And thanks for the pretty pictures. You’ve got a different kind of beauty out there than here, but it’s still pretty. Thanks for sharing! Yay for you getting out there in it.

    I totally agree. The day’s going pretty well. I was laid up with a stomach thing yesterday, but all is well today. We’re having some nasty thunderboomers this morning. Nothing swirly, but man, those lightning strikes are close. And it’s pouring rain. Fun fun fun. Let’s see if we have internet and phones at the office when I get there. If not, I may be headed straight home.



  2. Silver James
    January 18th, 2023 at 9:10 am · Link

    Crossing fingers 🤞🏼 on the whole doc thing! Pretty pics and WATER! I know parts of Cali got way too much all at once but water is water and y’all needed it desperately! I’m all for doing things the easy way! Too bad the world feels different. LOL

    We got a little rain overnight and this morning. About 2/10ths of an inch but hey! We’ll take whatever we can get.

    No Stormy today. There’s an afterschool church thing he always goes to.

    I’ve gotten three chapters done since this weekend. I hope to get at least one more and maybe another today. Yesterday was mostly spent figuring out where a random scene fit in and I found the perfect slot which opens up a reason for a change in direction and the “invervention” of a 3rd party to move things along. :roll: My brain sometimes. Anyway, progress. Or there would be if I could get Boone to lay down and go to sleep instead of crawling under my desk and/or pushing my chair. Grrr. *deep breath* I shouldn’t lose my temper but he does this for hours when he gets in a mood. He won’t lay down. He won’t go out. He knocks stuff over.

    Yeah, a good day has just turned frustrating so I’ll go away now. LOL Have a good day!



  3. Viki S.
    January 18th, 2023 at 3:41 pm · Link

    I hope all went well at the doctor’s office and that you got some good useful answers to help you feel better.

    You and Wizard should be very happy with the progress on the retaining and planter walls. It seems like they have been able to get much accomplished rather quickly. Maggie must be happy too. I’m sure she wants her yard back so that she can hunt lizards. (There are lizards to hunt at the new house?)

    WOW! The sky is lovely out there in your photos. It’s also very telling that the ground looks so dry only two days after all the heavy rain. You guys need a long steady, not heavy, rain to work at the drought. It still must be nice to have water running in the creek bed.

    Youngest is having the new septic system installed today and tomorrow. What a relief that will be. From the digging up of the yard he found some drainage pipes completely clogged with roots and debris. One comes from the drain in the garage. He will be busy clearing them next. The work around a house never ends.

    Have a great day!



  4. Jenn
    January 18th, 2023 at 6:02 pm · Link

    B.E., it’s desert type of landscape out here :-) I’ve learned to appreciate over the years of walking with Maggie. And the doctor was super responsive and sent me for a battery of labs. We’ll see what happens.

    Man I’m so sorry you had a stomach bug, but very glad you’re feeling better. Hope the phones were working at the office UNLESS you wanted to come home :-)



  5. Jenn
    January 18th, 2023 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Silver, we do need the water, so that’s great. I wish things were easy too. Today has been one of those days. But my doc is doing all he can to help, so I’m grateful. He ordered a crazy amount of labs, LOL.

    Yep all rain is good when we’re desperate for water! I’m happy you got a bit of it.

    Yay for progress! Sounds like you’re getting into the groove. But so sorry Boone’s getting on your nerves. Maggie’s doing a needy thing right now too so I get it. I’m sorry, I know how much you love Boone but they can test our very last nerve sometimes (like kids).

    Hope the day got better!



  6. Jenn
    January 18th, 2023 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Viki, the doctor visit was long but he’s helping. we’re trying one medication plus a huge amount of labs to determine if it’s viral (most likely) or something else. But it’s been a long day.

    We are so happy with the progress and work so far. Maggie’s unhappy that she can’t go outside. I’m taking her for walks when I can, but I’m not well so can’t always leave the house. It’s hard on her, but one more day and the concrete will be dry.

    Youngest is a GEM of a son. Tree roots are the enemy of septic systems and plumbing. Hope it all goes as smoothly as possible!

    Hope you have a good evening.



  7. B.E. Sanderson
    January 18th, 2023 at 9:16 pm · Link

    LOL, when I got there, the phones were up but the internet was out. We got it back again in short order. Yay. I took most of yesterday off, so I really can’t afford another day of not working.



  8. Jenn
    January 19th, 2023 at 1:52 pm · Link

    B.E., I’m glad the internet came back up and that you were able to work. It’s frustrating when our finances are at the mercy of weather and technology. Hope you’re having a good day today!



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