Jennifer Lyon

Monday, August 14th, 2023
Weekend Roundup

A good weekend! A family member came through surgery well, and we are so relieved. And the desk and filing cabinet came — we love it! This is exactly what we wanted. We still need a bookshelf but are waiting on that to see precisely what we’ll need space and storage wise. Then we’ll put up all our pictures and office-like things we still have boxed. The best thing for us is that in the past we always had to have our desk facing a wall with out back to the room. Now the desk is facing the room, with the door opening at the right.

We also spent a lot of time and muscle pain (LOL) to go through remaining boxes, and got rid of about 6 full boxes which is a nice dent. Eventually we’ll get it down to a few boxes that we want or need to keep.

And Maggie got three new collars! Wizard insisted I get her another green collar so I got a good one in his preferred color, then I got her two “fun” (as in cheap, LOL) collars; one with bees and one with hearts. So far, she wants to wear her bee collar. Maggie thinks that will make her blend in with the bees on the hill and then the lizards won’t realize she’s there hunting them. Here’s her face when I told her I didn’t think her plot would work:


Then I convinced her to wear her heart collar, but Maggie is a tough negotiated and it cost me two treats and the promise of putting her bee collar on right after I took the picture. It looks like a prison booking photo but I took what I could get!

And yes, if anyone is still wondering, Maggie is in charge of the house :-)

How was your weekend?

4 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Silver James
    August 14th, 2023 at 7:46 am · Link

    LOVE the new desk and filing cabinet! There’s just something cool about library/writing desks. Yay for all the progress on unpacking. Yay for good family health news. Yay for fashion-forward Maggie! Love that Turbo is the wallpaper on your monitor. LOL

    Weekend? Oh, yeah. I guess there was one. It was brutally hot despite rain that seemed to evaporate as soon as it hit the ground. I barely poked my nose out the door. We didn’t do much of anything. I lisened to books (and napped). LG watched TV. Jake napped. Pete mostly stayed outside or just inside the garage where he could look out the cat door. Loki did what ever Loki does when he disappears into Loki Land. The Kids caught up on their rest and went through some paperwork.

    Stormy has been placed on the “beginner” team in this league, which is NOT a bad thing. As an academy league, as he learns the finer points of the game and gets serious playing time, he can progress up through the teams. The “everyone plays/everyone wins a medal” league he’s plays the past few years didn’t really give him a firm foundation. His new coach played in high school and college and currently coaches on both high school and college level. It’ll be very good for him. We’re excited and I think he’s looking forward to the challenge. Also, his BFF from school is on the same team so that’s a plus.

    The circulating fan in the family room died yesterday so that’s on my list for Wallyworld today. That room is at the end of the duct run and the two vents in there are both under furniture and the ceiling fan just doesn’t do all that much to cool.

    On that note, Stormy arrives in about 45 minutes and I need to hit Wallyworld. LG will be here but I want to get there and get hom. At least an actual “cold” front came through last night and it’s 69 degrees instead of 89, like it was this time yesterday!

    Have a great week, all!

  2. Viki S.
    August 14th, 2023 at 2:40 pm · Link

    That’s a really nice desk and filing cabinet! I like them so much better than what you normally see for office furniture. Your screen saver is amazing too 🥰.

    You must feel so good getting through so much paperwork and eliminating a bunch from your house. It always feels great to me when I can get rid of stuff.

    What a relief that your family member made it through surgery okay. Even if you don’t recognize it, you two were probably stressed out with concern.

    I love Maggie’s photos and her new collars. She is so funny. That look on her face is priceless.

    It’s a fact that the pets rule the household 😄.

    Didn’t do much out of the ordinary over the weekend.

    Got some good news from A & A. The three legged traumatized cat they wanted to adopt from a rescue will be going home with them this coming Saturday morning. The foster people were giving them a bad time but eventually these people figured out that A&A know how to handle a frightened cat.

    I hope you have a great afternoon.

  3. Jenn
    August 14th, 2023 at 4:24 pm · Link

    Silver, it’s almost always Turbo on my screensaver, LOL! And thank you all everything. This desk is something we both love and we both use it which is nice too.

    I hope your weather cools down to something more livable soon. Smart to stay inside the AC for sure! And good to hear the kids are able to rest and get a bit caught up and centered, at least as much as possible at this point.

    It sure sounds like Stormy was ready to move on to a more mature and competitive team, and I’m happy for him! He’ll do great! His love the game may even blossom as he gains more skills and learns how to negotiate real disappointment along with the fabulous successes. I’m with you on the “everyone is a winner forever” mentality. It’s fine for the 3 to 5 or 6ish age group when their just learning and developing a basic understanding, but there should be a natural progression in reasonable increments into the realities of the sport, including winning, losing, making mistakes etc. Sigh…I’m getting old and I know it so I’ll shut up about it.

    Hope you got the new fan! We are big on fans even with the A/C. It really helps.

    Yay for cooler weather coming your way!

  4. Jenn
    August 14th, 2023 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Viki, Happy Birthday! You’re a very special woman and I hope those around you are celebrating you!

    Thanks on the screensaver, LOL! And yeah, we have been very worried about the family member. The whole weekend we felt like we could breath a sigh of relief for now (long story and not mine to tell).

    When we got Maggie, I was sure we would run the house. I’ve learned that was an incorrect and very naïve assumption, LOL.

    Sigh…yeah, the culture of deciding who is good enough to adopt animals can be a little crazy. I’m sorry they went through that. I haven’t experienced it myself, but have stories from others that make me roll my eyes in disgust. But the good news is this cat is getting a great home with A&A!! I’m happy for them and the cat!

    I really hope you have the special birthday you deserve!

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