Jennifer Lyon

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Weekend Roundup

My weekend was good and busy. Despite my very best efforts to stall the holidays by employing my Denial Spell…the holidays are here. And therefore, I had to clean seeing as how 20 or so people will show up on Thursday for Thanksgiving.  I imagine they expect food and stuff.  (Wizard is rolling his eyes at that comment–he knows I have the food all planned out and a schedule to cook it).

And Thanksgiving inevitably will kick off my desperate shopping days. At some point, I will fall to my knees in one of the malls across America and beg the shopping gods for an idea, just a clue of what to get a couple people on my shopping list.

On the upside, I get to buy Bailey dog gifts! Bailey is easy, he wants his present to either squeak and be eatable.  And if it’s cold out, he likes warm blankets.  I love shopping for Bailey!

I’m also working slowly on buying new clothes in a size that actually fits. However, I just know that once I invest enough money, all the weight I lost will come back. I’m trying to do this slowly and under the radar, so the fat fairy doesn’t slip in one night, tap me with a chocolate chip cookie, and I wake up 20 pounds heavier.

So how was your weekend?

10 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    November 21st, 2011 at 3:23 am · Link

    First – I understand the busy weekend and planning. I’m cooking normal Thanksgiving on Thursday for the hubs and younger boys. Eldest son and wife go to his grandmothers for Thanksgiving. Then on Friday I’m doing a ham dinner for all six of us plus PeeWee.

    Stay positive about the weight loss. You’ve done a fantastic job and you won’t want to let it get away from you. I honestly never gain weight over the holidays because I only eat a taste of all the yummies. It satisfies the desire for the “only once a year” treats. I also stick with my exercise routine. I make sure I schedule it in on paper so it becomes a must “to do.”

    My weekend was okay. I went out Sat with middle son and came home to hubs telling me we had a leak. He never bothered to trace it or anything. Just let the water soak into everything. I traced it to my reverse osmosis drinking water unit. Of course being Sat. no one from Kinetico is around. I’ve been battling the leak all weekend. I plan on calling again at 8. Sure hope they can come out today as the leak is getting worse.

    Good part – my new car is in. Bad part can’t go get it because I have to wait for someone to repair the leak. And I’m giving them the Audi the kid drives and he has classes. So busy trying to figure this all out as well as figure out buying/preping and making those dinners :)

  2. Shiloh
    November 21st, 2011 at 7:18 am · Link

    My weekend was pretty similar to yours! *sigh* I had class Saturday, then came home and started my massive cleaning campaign. We will have anywhere from 10-20 people over. My house is kind of open to whoever wants to come but will have atleast 10. Luckily for me I just have to clean. My dad comes over early on Thanksgiving and cooks the food. I just have to make sure he has room, pots/pans, and utensils!

    But since Christmas is right around the corner I had to begin purging the house if toys to make room for more toys. This is the worst part! So needless to say after working non stop all weekend I’m still not finished!

  3. B.E Sanderson
    November 21st, 2011 at 8:33 am · Link

    I think you have a good plan in place to keep the fat fairy at bay. LOL about the tapping with a cookie, though. Makes perfect sense. Ugh, I still don’t even want to think about the holidays. Thank goodness all I have to do for Thursday is buy the fixin’s. Hubs cooks this holiday every year.

    I brought the kid home on Friday, so Yay! Other than that, I spent the weekend catching up with her, writing, and reading. I didn’t get as many words done as I hoped, but the wordcount was better than I feared I’d get.

  4. Kat
    November 21st, 2011 at 8:56 am · Link

    Most of my weekend was on the road. We drove to my Father’s 75th birthday party in Ohio. It was great to see my family and all the people gathered for his celebration. It was just to short a time and we had to be back on the road to home.

    Thanks giving at my home is a meat and cheese tray a veggie tray deviled eggs and pies. The only cooking is the pie. We started the tradition the year the oven broke and found we liked it so much more than all the other cooking expectations that we do it every year now. Even christmas is low key on the food.

    Thanks giving is the offical beginning of me and the kids home made christmas gifts season. We love to make things for the rest of the family. This year’s big projects are going to be home made wind chimes, whirly gigs, blanket shawls, mug candles and bath salts/soaps. We have a lot of fun together.

  5. Jenn
    November 21st, 2011 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Oh Viki, sympathies on the leak! What bad timing too with the holidays. I hate crap like that, it’s just a major time and money suck. You’ve been waiting for your car to get fixed for a long time on top of that.

    It’s only been in the last few years on hellacious deadlines that I’ve gained during the holidays. So hopefully, this will be okay. But thanks for the tips!

    Had to laugh at your “plus PeeWee” Thanksgiving plans! You’re just like me with Bailey, so funny!

  6. Jenn
    November 21st, 2011 at 12:30 pm · Link

    Shiloh, your dad is cooking? That’s wonderful! I’m fine with the cooking, it’s the cleaning I hate and that wears me out. But I don’t have to do as much as you since my kids are grown. It gets easier!

    School just adds stress to your weekends, but it’ll all be worth it!

  7. Jenn
    November 21st, 2011 at 12:33 pm · Link

    B.E., any word count with your kid home is something to celebrate! I know exactly what it’s like :-)

    Sounds like you have a pretty easy T-Day planned. I don’t love thinking about the holidays, but I don’t mind the cooking. It’s the present shopping that stresses me to the max. I just don’t have that gift-giving knack.

    Enjoy your time with your kid!

  8. Jenn
    November 21st, 2011 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Kat, that sounds lovely! I bet everyone loves those handmade gifts! I’m very impressed. And they are so much more personal that way.

    You guys have mastered Thanksgiving, LOL! I like cooking the turkey and various things. But I can relate to the money part. It gets insanely expensive. It really helps that family brings dishes, and Biker Witch always brings the pies! (Plus she helps me big time).

  9. Silver James
    November 21st, 2011 at 4:14 pm · Link

    I had chapter meeting this weekend. The fab Sharon Sala spoke about writing hot, sexy scenes, and then members could turn in a scene to be read out loud so Sharon could critique it. Guess who ended up reading most of them. LOL Yeah, I have no shame. ;)

    Thanksgiving is so simple around here! I’m doing cinnamon rolls, a turkey breast for sandwiches and a pie. Paper plates and napkins. WooHoo! There will just be four of us and these are the ones who think turkey sandwiches is the best part of the holiday. :D Boy to I have them brainwashed! LOLOL

  10. Jenn
    November 21st, 2011 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Silver, sounds like a great meeting! Did you get good critiques on your scenes?

    What a great T-day plan! Easy and fun, it’s a can’t miss recipe!

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