Jennifer Lyon

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Weekend Roundup

It was cold and rainy here! Here is how Bailey deals with cold weather:

By the fire, on a quilt with a brand new toy. Rough life, Bailey!

Wizard and I went to see Act of Valor Wednesday night. It was the first movie we’ve been out to see since BLB had his accident. The movie was good, more of a guy movie than a girl. But good. We also rented Moneyball. Eh…a lot of hype and I found it mostly boring.

Sunday, I wrote for a while. I used my laptop so Bailey could sit next to me :-)

Today is a long day. We have BLB’s physical therapy and then we have to go get an xray. Tomorrow BLB sees the surgeon again. Keep your fingers crossed! His progress these last two weeks has been amazing. He’s only using a cane now. I suspect he’ll be at this level for a while, but this is still huge progress for him. And me since he can do so much more for himself now.

So how was your weekend?


12 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:47 am · Link

    It’s so funny – we were in the upper 7-‘s and sunny all weekend. The normal high is 47F this time of year. It’s seems the country has done a weather flip flop. I love seeing Bailey so happy in front of the fire ;). He is so darn cute.

    BLB has made great progress. I’ll be saying prayers and crossing my fingers that all goes well with the surgeon.

    Saturday I went shopping with my girlfriend. She did some major damage at LUCKY. I bought a pair of white capris but because I’m so short they fit just as I wanted – like normal length pants :).

    My youngest left for your neck of the woods ay 4am Sunday. His buddy went out there for school but decided he didn’t like LA so he asked my kid to drive back here with him. Chris is spending his spring break driving across the country. Kind of cool.

    Yesterday Joe called and said he was feeling good and wanted us to come over. He is so thin but he was moving around really well. He grilled little chicken wings and was even able to eat a couple. He really is amazing. He crams as much in as he can. He even hit some golf balls with my hubs.

    I’ll be keeping you and BLB in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. B.E Sanderson
    March 19th, 2012 at 5:42 am · Link

    Tell BLB I said ‘way to go’. That’s great progress. Yay! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that everything goes well with the doc and the xrays.

    Aww, Bailey’s awesome. =o)

    Saturday was a smudge. But I think that’s cuz yesterday was a 13+ hr extravaganza. I took the kid back to college, then on the way home, I saw a rising cloud of smoke (from like 30 miles out). Turns out there was a massive wildfire outside town, so shortly after I got here, I went down and helped at the evacuation center. Lucky for us, we weren’t in any danger and happily, those people who got evacuated should go home today.

  3. Julie
    March 19th, 2012 at 6:20 am · Link

    Oh, the rough life of a dog! How cute!

    It has been beautifully warm here, in the high 70’s and low 80’s. We really enjoyed our spring break. We went to the Arboretum, saw Million Dollar Quartet on Wednesday night, took the dog on a few bicycle rides, etc.

    The weekend was fabulous. RenMan & the girls took my MIL to the airport on Satuday so I had 2 hours of blissful quiet! Then as soon as they got back home the girls were invited to go to a flea market with some friends! I did some quick shopping and bought jeans a whole size smaller!!!! Saturday night RenMan & I went out for the required Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day. (On st. Paddy’s day there are no points for a Guiness after all :-? ). Sunday I took the Scouts to a CSI event which was way cool.

    Today the kids go back to school and I’m off to a really long workout. Life is good.

  4. Kat
    March 19th, 2012 at 7:54 am · Link

    Weekend Cleaning more Cleaning and ya Cleaning.

    Sunday went for walk with Hubby. We are going to try to make it a every sunday morning thing.

    I read Alyssa Day’s Alantis Awakening. I like the books so far.

    Our spring here has been so warm a lot of people are worried about how hot the summer might get. We may even set up the kid’s swimming pool a month early this year.

  5. Silver James
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:21 am · Link

    Viki, keeping Joe and your family in thoughts and prayers, too!

    Dang, B.E., that was a huge fire if you’re talking about the one in Yuma County? Glad the FFs got it under control and good on you for volunteering!

    Julie, absolutely Guinness has NO calories on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, it’s positively diet food! Srsly!!! ;)

    Kat, I’ve heard those books are pretty good. I have them on my radar but haven’t put them on my TBB list yet.

    And Jen? Bailey-dog FTW! He’s soooo cute and I’m so proud of BLB. He’s really worked hard to come back from a kick in the pants that might have left a lesser person curled up on the fetal position under the covers. And yay for some writing time for you!

    I had chapter meeting all day on Saturday. Mel Odom, a multi-pubbed author spoke about self-publishing. He’s got NY contracts but self-publishes, too. “I have five kids,” he said. “I’d dance on a pole if I thought I could get money in my shorts.” (He’s hysterically funny to boot!) He gave me a lot of food for thought. Yesterday was cloudy and cool and today is pouring rain and thunderstorms–we’re under a flash flood watch. We’re desperate for the rain so I’m not upset.

    Have a great week, witches!

  6. Jenn
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:32 am · Link

    Viki, it must be so bittersweet for you to see Joe, watch his amazing spirit embrace life while his body fights against the beast of cancer. I am sure both you and your husband are a huge comfort and joy to him.

    LOL on not liking LA! I stay away from LA for the most part myself :-) Mostly, I just don’t want to deal with the traffic.

    Yay on the white pants! I just bought some last week too. I’m short (probably taller than you) so my size is a bit small and hard to find.

    The weather flip flop is really weird. We keep having weekend rain here, which is not making Wizard happy. And unhappy Wizard is never good.

  7. Jenn
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:35 am · Link

    B.E., I will tell BLB and thanks. I know he has a lot more ahead of him, but he’s working hard.

    What a thing fro you to come home to with the fire. And how lovely that you went to the evac center to help. I hope they were able to save everyone’s homes and animals. I guess the upside was that you didn’t have much time to miss your daughter.

  8. Jenn
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:39 am · Link

    Julie, you did have a good weekend! If there were no points for your Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day can I have no points for the pizza and ice cream I had last night?> Because my scale did NOT get the message :-)

    Aren’t those quiet hours priceless?

    I was thinking that Bailey basically has 5 people who love him to death and 2 homes. Not bad at all!

  9. Jenn
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:44 am · Link

    Kat, all your cleaning is making me tired :-) But yay you! I wish I had the time, energy and motivation to do it. My house needs it.

    I’ve read on of that series and liked it. But I don’t think I’ve read anything in almost a week. I just seem to be constantly coming and going.

    The weather is just weird.

  10. Jenn
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:48 am · Link

    Silver, I hope you’re really thinking hard on the self pub thing. It’s not easy, but I know a lot of authors doing both self put and NY. I’m aiming for both. I just need time and to write faster.

    The speaker sounds hysterical, with my kind of humor!

    What’s amazing about BLB is the way he’s doing this–methodically. He’s not trying for fast, but a solid, recovery. Not many young men have that kind of patience and will. I’m beginning to have a tine grain of hope that he won’t need more surgery for a while.

  11. B.E Sanderson
    March 19th, 2012 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Yeah, that was us, Silver. They’re talking 84sq miles burned.

    The last report I heard was 2 lost homes and 3 injured firefighters, Jen, but no human lives lost. No count yet on the # of livestock destroyed, but at least it never got as far as the big feedlot where there are around 100K cows.

  12. Jenn
    March 19th, 2012 at 8:32 pm · Link

    B.E., glad to hear no one was killed, but so sorry about the injured firemen and two homes lost. I hope the news stays positive.

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