Jennifer Lyon


Monday, September 10th, 2012
Weekend Roundup

Awesome weekend! Friday I met Biker Witch at Barnes and Nobles for coffee.  As she began talking fast and jumping subjects, I began to wonder if I was having some kind of stroke because I couldn’t following her train of thought. Then I realized the problem and began to laugh. Hard. So hard I was sinking in my seat, head thrown back and snorting. Cause I’m classy that way.

Someone forgot to order DECAF coffee and it wasn’t me. I mainline caffeine. Biker Witch, however does not. She was wired on caffeine. Like…WIRED.  Too funny! You had to be there. Then we had to go our separate ways to run errands. I got a text later from Biker Witch that she went to six different stores and got a lot done.

I started laughing all over again. I don’t know why she puts up with me. Oh wait, I do.  When we got to the B&N we quickly found out that the Starbucks had run out of raspberry scones that Biker Witch really wanted. But I managed to get them to find one for her. So…just saying I’m not totally useless.

Saturday I went to my meeting. Most of it was spent with Laura plotting a secret project. We had a great time!

Sunday, Wizard and I hung out.

Here’s how Bailey spent his weekend:

Saturday: Bailey uses his sad face to convince BLB to stop doing homework and play with him. Works every time.

Sunday: Bailey goes to work with CPA Boy, takes a long nap then here he’s checking into make sure CPA Boy is working. He needs more toys and treats.

The boys text me regular Bailey Dog updates.

And lastly,  BLB is doing pretty well. He works more than I thought he would, along with carrying a full load of classes, but that’s his call.  I trust his judgement and know he’ll adjust as he needs to.

How was your weekend?

13 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 2:53 am · Link

    What a great weekend you had! I can imagine Biker Witch on a caffeine rush. My eldest has been known to go on them and state while under the influence that caffeine doesn’t effect him at all :).

    Oh yummy – a secret project. Can’t wait for you to tell us more.

    Those Bailey shots are too much. The sad face is the best. BLB had to play with him after seeing that look. BLB really sounds like he’s doing well. It wonderful that he feels he can take on that load. I’m very happy for him.

    I met my girlfriend on Saturday and did some real big dishing :lol: . Her husband is out of the country for three weeks and mines leaving for a week so they were our major focus. We also had a nice lunch at Maggiano’s.

    Yesterday was so nice and cool. We all enjoyed the day. John has this thing with pull-ups and made me go to the park and do some. I have to admit that I felt great afterwards. I only did one full pull-up but attempted several more. It seemed to help with my nerve pain in my legs and back. I may have to get that bar that you can hang from the doorway :). Oh yeah, hubs can only do cheaters pull-ups (uses legs) so he has now stopped bugging me since I could do a free pull. Yes – score a big one for me!

    Have a lovely day!



  2. Kat
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 8:00 am · Link

    Friday 6 hours at the football game wasn’t bad because I earned enough to buy 2 pairs of shoes on Saturday. :-D I did not get to the projects I wanted to get to this weekend but I did get some other things done. Overall productive weekend- I hope I can continue the trend into work this week.

    This morning I put on my new shoes and hit the ground running.

    You could devote an entire blog to the world of Bailey.



  3. B.E. Sanderson
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am · Link

    ROFL about Biker Witch. Caffeine is the juice of life. Yay for plotting your secret project. And Yay for Bailey! What a card. I’d never get anything done if he was around. Way to go, BLB. Kicking butt and taking names. That’s the way to recovery. ;o)

    It’s fall, so my weekends consist of watching football. Oh, and writing. And reading on commercials. Pretty tame stuff here. I finally finished the Louis L’Amour I was reading – Last of the Breed. It’s one of his rare non-westerns. Really good stuff, but the end was kinda lackluster. After that I started a new book by Larry Correia – Spellbound (book 2 of the Grimnoir Chronicles.) Definitely awesome so far. Alternate history with magic. An interesting cocktail of Raymond Chandler, Jim Butcher and Vince Flynn with a twist of something that’s all Larry. (He’s my new writerly crush – can ya tell?)



  4. Julie
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 11:13 am · Link

    Love the caffeine story! I wish caffeine had that effect on me, but alas, I have minor caffeine benefits. It’s so great that you have such a good relationship with your sister. Mine is 10 years younger and going through some kind of hormonal change (i prefer to think that than she’s just becoming a raving *******)and is driving us all crazy. It’s the first time I’ve been glad we are 1000 miles away from family.

    I spent all Friday evening and most of Saturday at a zoo overnight with my Girl Scouts. Since I love zoos I had a great time. The girls had to do some extra Journey work (a new badge system that we all HATE) and so had a little less fun. But we got to see a 3week old baby rhino and a baby giraffe, and see hippos out of the water. Needless to say I came home and crashed after a pretty sleepless night. Sunday was dedicated to trying to get my back happy. I’ve had back trouble again for the past few weeks and it’s been no fun. That drafted joint still isn’t back in place, but oh we’ll I’ll probably have to go back to PT or suffer the pain. As an orthopedic surgeon said, “Growing old isn’t for sissies!”



  5. Julie
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 11:14 am · Link

    Oh, and B.E. thanks for the heads up on Larry Correia. I’ll have to pick up that series. It sounds right up my alley.



  6. Jenn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 11:51 am · Link

    Viki, I’m so impressed you can do a pull up! I’ve never ever had upper body strength. All my strength has always been in my thighs and core. I bow to your pull up!

    Too funny that you showed up your hubby! I can show up Wizard in endurance, but he beats be by miles in upper body strength. There’s a story of the two of us needing to jump a fence to rescue our rabbit…and Wizard doubled over laughing his ass off at me trying to pull myself up on the fence with upper body strength before he finally lifted me. The bunny was fine, and he totally didn’t laugh at me like Wizard did.

    Dishing time with friends is the best! Especially if good food is involved!

    So sorry about the nerve pain in your legs. Hope you can find a permanent solution.

    Bailey is an expert at getting what he wants :-)



  7. Jenn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 11:54 am · Link

    Kat, your hard work at the football game paid off! Hope your new shoes today don’t give you blisters. I always have to break mine in. Even my work out shoes for some reason.

    A productive weekend is a very good thing!

    All the Bailey pics from the kids makes me smile no matter what kind of day I’m having.



  8. Jenn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 11:58 am · Link

    B.E., that’s exactly what happens when Bailey visits–I don’t get any work done. The best I can usually do is edit if I’m doing it on the couch on a laptop or hard copy where he can lay with me. It’s ridiculous how much power one little dog has!

    Thanks on BLB.

    Since Wizard had a lot of football on this weekend, I figured you were watching too. I tend to tune out the TV to either read or work so I have no idea what actually happens in these games.

    I must check out your new crush! But overall sounds like a very good weekend for you!



  9. Jenn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Julie, I’m sorry you’re going through that patch with your sister. had to laugh at your comment about being happen living a 1000 miles away!

    People often comment on how close Biker Witch and I are since there is an age difference. But we always have been, and I can’t imagine life without her in it.

    Oh no on your back! I’ve been having some very minor back stuff and really feel for you. I hope you can get back to PT and get it healed.

    Spending the night at the zoo with all those kids…you’re a brave, brave woman!

    Hope your rested up now!



  10. Dawn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Jen, I’ve never thought of you as useless. What would I do w/out all of your stories? (Both the ones on the blog and the ones I buy.) Glad the boys and Bailey are doing well and that you had fun w/ BW.

    I went to a concert w/ my bff and her daughter (my niece) on Friday. The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Tour. It was an all day concert w/ 9 bands, supposed to be 10 but 1 had to cancel. My niece was so excited she never stopped smiling the whole day. It was the first time she got to see her favorite band, Shinedown. They had CD’s of all of the bands for sale there. If you bought a CD, you got a meet & greet w/ that band. BFF bought her daughter a CD so that she could meet the band. After which, she said, “I’m never washing this hand again!” The bands were awesome and we had a great time. Saturday, BFF and I went w/ the kids to a parade and carnival near her. The kids rode some rides and we ate carnival food. My niece even got me to go on a ride w/ her. NEVER again! It spun the car back and forth and upside down. Once was enough for me!



  11. Silver James
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Silly Biker Witch! And good on BLB. He sounds like he’s hit the ground running. I’m dying to know what you and Laura are cooking up. What secret “witches’ brew” are you concocting?

    The family took a road trip Saturday to the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center. It was fun. I was hoping to get some inspiration. I did, but for the wrong book. :lol: Isn’t that always the way?



  12. Jenn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Dawn thank you!

    What a great weekend for you and your niece! I like Shinedown too, but probably nowhere near as much your niece! BLB got me to go on a roller coaster ride once with him, and I swore the same thing, Never Again! Too funny what we’ll do for them. So glad you all had a great time.



  13. Jenn
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      · September 10th, 2012 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Silver, it is always that way! I had to laugh at getting inspiration for the wrong book. I’m stuck right now and would love specific inspiration so I know how your feel.

    Laura and I both seem to have developed amnesia :-)







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