Jennifer Lyon


Monday, November 4th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

It was a pretty good weekend, I cleaned and worked. And an odd thing was happening…people are asking me what to bring for Thanksgiving. So I looked at the calendar and HOLY CRAP! We’re in November.

And it turns out that I’m doing Thanksgiving. All because one of my kids asked me too. When will I learn to say no?

Never mind this deadline bearing down on me. Oh wait, we’re not talking about that. I will say this much, I like my hero and heroine so that’s something :-)

In the whiny section of this blog, I have a cold. So far it’s mild.  So I decided that since CPA Boy and Special K were stopping by yesterday, I’d go to the store and buy a broasted chicken. Those are super flexible and easy to do something with whenever they stopped by. And if they weren’t hungry, then I’d make it into dinner for Wizard and me.

Easy.

Except the store didn’t have any broasted chickens out yet. So I came home with chocolate chip cookies instead.  I blame the cold. And my missing self control.  Wizard, by the way, thinks it’s hilarious and awesome that I went out of get chicken and came home with cookies. To celebrate my awesomeness, he went out and got us some dinner last night. And possibly, he didn’t trust me to cook.

How was your weekend?

 

9 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 3:40 am · Link

    You are too funny. Honestly I could easily do the same thing and bring home cookies. Good job on Wizard’s part in going out and getting dinner :). He really is a keeper.

    Speaking of Thanksgiving – here it’s Christmas ;). While out Sat. night I made the comment that because of the kitten and his kitteny ways there will not be a tree in the house this year. Yes, he will climb it and destroy all my hand made ornaments. So Sunday late morning I come downstairs from playing with said kitten and see hubs and one son bringing trees up onto the deck and then decorating them. Fine, I’m cool with that BUT now the lights are on too. I sneak and turn them off but somehow they come back on ;). It’s a good thing we’re all goofy ;).

    Have tons of fun planning Thanksgiving. I’ve already started buying food :).

    Have a great day!



  2. B.E. Sanderson
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 7:44 am · Link

    Sorry you have a cold. That sucks – especially when you’ve got writing to do. Good for Wizard bringing you food. (Non-cookie food, that is.) Don’t even mention Thanksgiving. I mean, we aren’t doing anything, but I need to think of a way to talk the Hubs out of cooking a big bird. With just the two of us, we’ll be eating that thing all year. But I’ll probably give in. He does enjoy cooking Thanksgiving dinner so much.

    Hey, if you have enough people coming over, you could assign each of them a dish and then all you have to make is the bird. Way easier than doing the whole shebang yourself. ;o)

    We had a good weekend here. I’m on track with my NaNo writing – just under 6500 words since 11/1. We did some raking and carting of leaves yesterday – which made writing last night tiring. I love having big trees all over the yard, but that means a lot of leaves all over the yard, too. And the big oak isn’t halfway done dropping them. I also took the time to read Silver’s Season of the Witch. Wicked awesome book.



  3. kat
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 8:34 am · Link

    We are getting ready for the Thanks giving hibernate at my house too. So many people traveling and doing the black Friday shopping- we hunker down and hide from the craziness. Thanks giving dinner is a meat and cheese tray, a veggie tray, some pies and a home made cheese ball with crackers. We get movies, books and crafty things out and have our own fall shut in for 4 days. By that time we are all sick of looking at each other and the kids are ready to go back to school. I am running out the door to work to see the world again and my husband is ready to have the house to himself. :lol:



  4. Silver James
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 9:39 am · Link

    Thanksgiving has evolved (devolved?) into easy-peasy around here. I actually enjoy making the big spread–it’s becoming a lost art, I fear. But…I’m also the only one who truly appreciates all the sides. I asked the family one year what their preference was. Bottom line? Turkey sandwiches and pie. Wow. So now I roast just a turkey breast, buy fresh sandwich bread, and bake a couple of pies–pumpkin and rotating chocolate meringue, pecan, apple cobbler, coconut cream meringue… We eat and watch football, on paper plates. Cleanup is super easy and we have the camaraderie.

    Jen, feel better soon! Colds this time of year are no bueno. :( Viki, we have a cactus made of barbed wire for a Christmas tree because we had a dog eat our tree on year. Luckily, the ornaments survived but… Now it’s part of family lore. :) Kat, I’m with you. Black Friday SCARES me! 8-O And B.E….awwww. :oops: I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Have a great week everyone!



  5. Jen Lyon
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m late today! I’m having a security door put in after years of whining, um, asking and the poor guy is running into complications. Wizard was right about this all along.

    Anyway…Yeah Wizard is a keeper, and he was tired last night too so it worked out fine.

    Wow that’s early for a tree! Your son and hubs are having fun though. I’m assume the kitty can’t get out on the deck so the tree is safe. I’d have been like you and said “no tree” too. I can’t take the stress of worrying.

    I’m not planning T-day yet until I get a little better idea of who is coming. But it’ll work out, it always does.



  6. Jen Lyon
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 1:07 pm · Link

    B.E., thanks on the cold, so far it’s mild so I’m not complaining too much.

    But you have to have a turkey! Can you talk him into a small bird?

    People always bring dishes and help out, so you’re right it’ll be easy that way. I’m trying to just not worry about it yet.

    I’m impressed with your word production! I can’t work like that. I’ve tried and tried. so when others tell me how they do it, I’m amazed. Everyone has a different process!

    Yay on Silver’s book!



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Silver, nothing wrong with easy! I vote for easy all the time, I just get outvoted and then I get all hyped up and I’ve no one to really blame but myself :-) Plus it ends up being so much fun. Could be the wine though…LOL!

    Turkey sandwiches rock! And I’ll never forget that video of the dog eating whipped cream. That was Thanksgiving wasn’t it?

    With cold pills, I’m working find so far :-)



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 1:12 pm · Link

    Kat, love your plan to hibernate! It sounds like pure bliss to watch movies, eat and read for four days. I suck at crafts, people take my glue away and tell me to go bake. Whatever :-) But what a lovely family tradition for you guys!



  9. Silver James
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      · November 4th, 2013 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Jen, yeah. That was T-giving and Cooper getting his first taste of whipped cream. He’d eat the pumpkin pie if we let him. :lol: We laughed so hard over that!



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