Jennifer Lyon

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Weekend Roudup

A good-ish weekend :-)

The Good: We had fun both with Youngest helping Wizard with the fan, and with Oldest, Special K and Turbo visiting for the afternoon and dinner! Oldest LOVED the sourdough bread, and there was a battle between him and Wizard for the last piece. I think Oldest won (and Wizard let him cuz he was full.) Turbo loved the small hose for my plants on the side of the house where there’s a long strip of dirt. He played with his trucks in the mud :-) His very cool mom was fine with it. It was hot so she put on sunscreen and a hat and let him be a kid. The before dinner, she gave him a bath and put clean clothes on him.

The Frustration: The patio ceiling fan! First it was the wiring and we had to exchange the fan for the right kind of wiring to work with our wall switches (for the fan and the light). The second fan worked — but the bracket isn’t right. The cheap brackets weren’t going to be strong enough. So Youngest and Wizard stopped again so Wizard could figure out the solution. Sunday, Wizard made a bracket that he was happy with…until he realized he cut it too short. Wizard was frustrated-mad on Saturday, but by Sunday he was fine. He had to leave anyway to go help his brother with something, but this fan is so much more complicated than it should be. But we’ll appreciate it that much more once it’s done!

The Bad: Yesterday I went to the pharmacy to pick up some meds. Maybe thirty seconds after I passed through the intersection, there was a bad accident. One car was flipped on it’s roof. I parked in the parking lot and jogged closer but I was on the opposite side of a pretty busy street so I stayed there. People on that side of the street parked where they were, leapt out of their cars and were running to get the driver and any passengers out, and others were clearly calling 911. Since the police were on their way, I decided the best thing I could do was get my meds and leave the area. I hope everyone’s okay. I was uneasy the rest of the day. I’m not usually that easily weirded out, but it was just so odd to have it all happen seconds after I went through the intersection. My best guess is a car blew through a red light.

And The Smart: I sort of took Sunday off. I did stuff around the house and just caught my breath after a really busy week. It might have taken me six decades, but I’m learning to attempt a little balance and I’m kind of proud of that :-) This week could end up being another juggling act, but on Friday we are going on a day trip to where Middle is camping and we are so looking forward to spending the day with them and having a good time!

How was your weekend?

4 comments to “Weekend Roudup”

  1. Silver James
    May 22nd, 2023 at 7:37 am · Link

    Balance is good and I’d be freaked out too!Yay for family time and mud trucks (Turbo DOES have a cool mom) and boo on that frustrating fan. Hopefully it’ll finally work out.

    I did nothing but softball and baseball this weekend. If it were possible for me to OD on a sport, I would have. :lol: OU swept through easily. They are such a juggernaut that no one is surprised. OSU also came through their regional undeafted. Yesterday’s championship game was a nail-biter but they scored the go-ahead runs in the top of the 7th then held Nebraska to no runs in the bottom. Yay! Also, the Cards did well against the Dodgers.

    I listened to Shelly Laurentson Badger books. I napped. And since I have a doctor’s appt. this morning, I hit Wallyworld yesterday. Oddly, a pickup blew through a red light right in front of me on the way home. Luckily, no one in opposing traffic (including me) moved. I’m always careful to watch for idiots blowing through lights because that’s a thing here.

    Have a great week!

  2. Viki S.
    May 22nd, 2023 at 1:54 pm · Link

    The sour dough battle was won by default🤣. Isn’t it a wonderful thig to know how much they like stuff we make for them?

    Oh boy, I can picture Turbo having a ball playing in the mud and even more fun getting a bath at Grandma’s house.

    That fan is a pain in the fanny! When it’s finally up and moving you will be very happy and hopefully will forget the frustration of installing it.

    Accidents are awful. We all want to help out, but as you pointed out, sometimes too many hands just get in the way. I sure hope those in the accident are okay.

    I’m glad you were able to balance things out a bit on Saturday and enjoy a little reprieve.

    My weekend happened and I’m glad it’s over.

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Jenn
    May 22nd, 2023 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Silver, Wizard made another bracket for the fan yesterday after he got home from his brother’s and we got that up last night. Not sure if we’ll do the rest or wait for Youngest, but this should work. Wizard’s happy that he (hopefully) figured out a secure work-around. Turbo does have a great mom, just like Stormy! Kids need to explore and his dad was right there in the mud with him :-)

    Nothing wrong on enjoying your sports weekend! I know how much you love softball and baseball and all your teams did well which makes it more fun!

    I really hope your doctor appt went well!

    Blowing signals is more and more of a thing here so I try to be mindful too. We also have geniuses trying to beat the train at train tracks but that’s a whole other level of stupid.

    Let’s all have a great week! We deserve it!

  4. Jenn
    May 22nd, 2023 at 4:13 pm · Link

    Viki, the sourdough battle was pretty funny. Especially when Wizard found out that oldest had a piece earlier in the day. He wanted to try it so I cut him a huge slice :-) But I have some dough rising now and it will be ready to bake tomorrow. Wizard will survive.

    The fan is a little funny. Thankfully it’s not in the house where something half done would drive us batty. And you’re right, it will be worth it!

    I’m with you on weighing out if I could be useful at the accident scene or not. I didn’t count, but I was surprised and truly heartened by how many people were already running toward it and two guys were on their knees by the flipped car. The other thing I had to consider was crossing the street when the oncoming cars are looking the other way at the accident. I had a 1000 things racing though my mind in a minute’s time.

    I hope the celebration dinner went well! I thought of you this weekend. I know you were hoping hubs would be able to relax and enjoy it.

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