Jennifer Lyon

Monday, June 12th, 2023
Weekend Roundup

Happy Monday!

So first Maggie; the lipoma on her belly turned out to be a hernia, but now it’s repaired and she’s healing great so far. Our biggest issue is limiting her activity as she thinks she’s just fine. She is being very good about wearing the shirts I have for her to keep her from annoying the wound. One story; for two nights, I had her sleep on the floor by me so I could watch her. I didn’t get much sleep because I reacted to every sigh. So the third night I put her in her onsie (a shirt with snaps to keep her from getting to the wound) and told her to go in her kennel. She did that willingly, but I didn’t want to be too far away from her so I slept in the guest room. I shut the door but figured I’d hear her.

I didn’t hear something about 4:30 a.m. but it wasn’t crying or barking, it was movement in the house. I told myself I was dreaming or Wizard was up early and tried to go back to sleep.

Twenty minutes later, Wizard opened the door and told me Maggie got out of her kennel. Maggie bounded in, soooo proud of herself! Since the closed door prevented her from seeing me, she happily woke up Wizard. The first time he pet her, turned over and went back to sleep, thinking I was up. But she woke him again and he knew something was up.

Long story short, I didn’t latch the kennel right, and she must have turned around in her kennel and inadvertently pushed the door open. This isn’t really a surprise as I had noticed it didn’t really catch, but I thought it was partly latched and didn’t worry. I was obviously really tired.

Anyhow, Maggie thought she was an amazing magician for this incredible feat of escaping her kennel, LOL. I’ll make sure a latch catches tonight, only because we want her to sleep as much as she can and she rests better in her kennel.

Otherwise the weekend was fairly quiet. We bought and planted four plants (limiting it to be careful of Wizards back, which is improving steadily!). Saturday night we went to a neighbors to celebrate their sons high school graduation. We only stayed an hour as we aren’t leaving Maggie alone for long stretches until we know the stitches are healed enough to keep her from opening them, but we had a great time. And twice I went out for long walks without Maggie. I feel weird and guilty doing it, but I do take Maggie out front on a leash or slow-walk a few houses down to the mailbox before I go. I’m reading a non-fiction book that would probably bore you all since it’s by a gastroenterologist, but I’m consistently and slowly trying to teach my stomach to handle a bigger variety of foods. To stay on track, I do a mind-numbing amount of research.  On the lighter side, I’m listening to a book by Darynda Jones, it’s the third book in a trilogy (or is it a series?) — A HARD DAY FOR A HANGOVER. I’d listened to to the first two books a year or two ago and forgot about the third :-) I’m enjoying it.

How was your weekend?

4 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Silver James
    June 12th, 2023 at 8:13 am · Link

    Yay for HANGOVER! I love Sunshine and Levi, Auri, and all the assorted friends and family. I could live in Del Sol. LOLOL Glad you are enjoying it. Yay for Maggie’s recovery. Y’all will be out on long walks before you know it. That’s funny about her escapte and waking up Wiz to help find you. Glad his back is healing and smart to limit his activity too. ;)

    There was a weekend, right? We had a big storm early Saturday morning–HEAVY rain, wind, and a little hail. Soccer was canceled. We just lazed around though LG did wage more war on the Oriental Cockroach gang. We are finding fewer casualties each morning so I think he’s winning. I basically did nothing of import, interest, or production. Ah well. I did devolve into a couple of naps and listened to whichever book I’m on in the Kate Daniels series (Ilona Andrews). They have two new novellas in a “follow-on” series about Kate and crew and the audio will finally release around July 4th so I thought I’d do a marathon relisten.

    Raining this morning so glad I went to Wallyworld yesterday. WAIT! I DID do something productive yesterday. LOLOL Anyway, we weren’t sure of the chauffeur schedule this week so I wanted to get it out of the say. Stormy has VBS followed by afternoon STEM classes at a local community college (which is clear across town.) We pick him up at noon, feed him in the car while racing to his next “event.” I’ll have to drive at some point because LG has a full day of doctor appointments but that’s like next week? Anyway.

    Have a great week, all!

  2. Viki S.
    June 12th, 2023 at 2:31 pm · Link

    I’m so happy to hear that Maggie is healing well. She must have been very proud of herself and her magic trick. It’s cute how Wizard just petted her at first, like it was normal for Maggie to be there at 4:30 am 😊.

    Darynda’s Sunshine books are SO good. I love the ending of this series with Hangover. The characters are all so well written. I hope you are enjoying it.

    After 23 days we finally got some rain. We really needed it and we could use more. Supposedly we will be getting a little here and there the next couple days.

    My weekend was a weekend, nothing fun or interesting.

    I hope you’re having a great day!

  3. Jenn
    June 12th, 2023 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Silver, I love the characters and town too! It’s perfect for listening to when I’m walking without Maggie (I never have distractions when I have her with me), and when I’m doing chores. And yep, Maggie will be back to “real” in a another week or so. It’s going fast. Her waking Wizard cracks me up.

    Wow are those kinds of storms normal for you guys right now? It sounds pretty crazy. Bummer about soccer too. I’m rooting of LG’s team against the cockroaches!

    Okay, first, going to Walmart and getting stocked up is a pretty big accomplishment in my book. Naps are great if they make you feel better. And of course, listening to (or reading) books is an important part of anyone’s day, And it can be called “research” for an author so that means you were working and therefore did something important!

    Stormy’s schedule sounds complicated, LOL! I remember those days with my kids — juggling three took a bit or organization a lot of energy. I know I say it a lot, but both Only and Stormy are lucky he has such amazing and involved grandparents!

    Sympathies to LG for a marathon day of doctor appointments. And hope it’s an easy day of chauffeuring for you!

    Happy Monday!

  4. Jenn
    June 12th, 2023 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Viki, Maggie was wicked proud of herself, LOL. I think the first time Wizard just thought I was up earlier than my normal 5:30. I have done that. The second time she woke him, the cobwebs cleared his brain and he got worried I was sick. Maggie woke him AND insisted he get up once when I was sick — both of us were shocked then. We still aren’t sure if it was intentional to help me, or I was just gone from her so long she decided she needed her other human.

    I really am enjoying HANGOVER. I’d completely forgotten I hadn’t listened to that one yet until Silver mentioned it last week. I was delighted to remember it!

    Yay for some rain! It seems is always feast or famine with rain.

    I hope your week is more fun than your weekend!

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