Jennifer Lyon


Monday, December 13th, 2010
Monday Roundup

Friday Night we went to Wizard’s Christmas dinner for work.  I wore my high heels without falling  or tripping. Even after I had some wine. Pretty impressive huh?

Saturday I went to half of my RWA Chapter meeting, then had lunch with friends and finally, Wizard and I went out to get our Christmas tree. So we were looking at trees, when I some how lost Wizard.  I didn’t even realize he’d wandered off until I heard him and other people  shouting “Squirrel!” And laughing like lunatics

Umm, there was no squirrel, they were reenacting the scene from Chevy Chase’s CHRISTMAS VACATION. Which is one of Wizard’s favorite movies.  If you don’t know, don’t ask.

The tree is up, but evidently we did NOT buy a self-decorating tree. So I suppose we’ll do it the old fashioned way…eventually.

Oh, and for the first time ever, I watched Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  I loved it!

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

9 comments to “Monday Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 8:07 am · Link

    LOL, I was flipping through the channels this weekend and landed on Christmas Vacation just in time for the squirrel scene. Classic. My husband didn’t get why I thought it was so funny. :shrug:

    This weekend was spent working on query materials, crocheting my daughter’s Christmas blanket, and reading. I did get like 1100 words out, and beat up on my MC some more. She hates me and I don’t blame her. ;o)

    Have fun decorating the tree. It’s been so long since I had a real tree. The smell of pine in the house must be wonderful. Enjoy.



  2. Silver James
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am · Link

    I remember those shoes! Saturday, there was a couples shower for The Only and Baseball Boy. My critique partner was there and she and I holed up in a corner and talked writing. LOL Sunday, we went to look at the duplex the kids will probably lease to live in. Yay! They will move out sooner than later! This would be the best Christmas present ever! (Though I will miss them!)

    Our Cactus Tree(TM) is up but is bare underneath. I really need to do some Christmas shopping–just as soon as I have non-wedding funds available. 8-O

    Happy Monday!



  3. Val
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 11:01 am · Link

    Oldest son and I got our tree last Wedensday night, it was so cold out we kinda just walked around real fast and said “There, that one should be fine” and beat it out of there to get warm, lol. Daughter and I finally decorated it Friday night, and it actually looks pretty good. I do still have some decorations sitting on my table waiting for me to figure out where to put them. And hubby still has to put the angel on top of the tree.

    Saturday, my mom came for our annual “Bake Christmas cookies with Grandma day”. We baked cookies all day, and this year it was my turn to flub up a recipe. Every year there is at least one cookie that gets goofed, it is kinda part of the tradition, lol. No worries though, I just ended up with a lemon cake (maybe a little dry, but good with coffeee ) instead of lemon cookies. Then in the evening daughter babysat my cousins grandaughter for a couple of hours. The baby was so cute I had a moment of temporary insanity while thinking about how my oldest will soon graduate, and the other two will follow shortly after. I had a brief moment of wishing I could have one more. Thank God it passed quickly though, all it took was thinking about how much work babies are no matter how cute, lol.

    Sunday was work and grocery shopping. Still have bought zero presents. Just havn’t had time, thinking about taking off Friday to get some shopping done.



  4. Jen Lyon
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 11:13 am · Link

    B.E., we have the DVD and watch the movie every year with the kids. It sad that we still laugh :-)

    You got more writing done than me! I have do some proposals and will just get to it after Christmas I guess. Oh and I bet your daughter will love her Christmas Blanket.



  5. Jen Lyon
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am · Link

    Silver, LOL on the shoes! I haven’t worn them since conference.

    Talking writing at a wedding shower–sounds good to me :-)

    I know you’ll miss the kids, but having your house back is going to be wonderful! The wedding is getting closer and closer!



  6. Jen Lyon
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 11:20 am · Link

    Val, it’s opposite here, so hot I didn’t want to stand around in the heat.

    Sounds like you salvaged your recipe brilliantly! How many cookies did you all make? I’m starting on Wed. I’m not doing that many though.

    I’m with you on babies! I love other people’s babies, but I don’t think I could do the work again!

    Good luck on your Christmas shopping. I’ve barely made a dent and plan to do more today.



  7. Val
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 12:42 pm · Link

    We made seven kinds of cookies, but I didn’t count how many dozen that came out to. Everyone picks a new cookie to try each year and then we usually have two that we make every year but I had ordered cookie dough from one of the kids fundraisers so we made those instead of our two staples. Each of the kids mixes their own pick and I do hubbies and mine. Oldest had to work so daughter mixed his for him this year. Grandma gives out advice, sometimes unwanted lol, and mans the oven. Hubby cooks dinner. It is something we have done since the kids were little and they look forward to the day spent with Grammy every year.



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Val, what a great tradition! I love it!



  9. Cecile
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      · December 13th, 2010 at 11:52 pm · Link

    Ohhh mine was too hectic, so I just sit here with one of the Slayers and sip my **looks over… what did you call this again** Oh yeah… My drink, lol!!!

    I hope everyone is well!! Hugs to all!







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