Jennifer Lyon

Monday, July 29th, 2013
Weekend Roundup!

So sorry for not answering Friday–it got a little crazy including a pretty serious health scare with my brother.  We’ll find out more today, but I think he will be okay.  In all the activity, I just didn’t get to answering the blog.  But I read all the comments, I always do.

Aside from my brother, the weekend was great. Friday morning,  I got my hair done. My hairdresser is a long time friend and we talked about how to wear my hair for the wedding. I always wear my hair the same, but I might have her put it up just for the change.  Now you’d think this would be the end of her advice, right?

Nope, she went on to lecture me about my fish belly white legs. She was offended at my calves–not at how huge they are, but how white. I laughed…but I’m also getting out in the pool :-)  So her lecture worked!

The rest of the weekend was spent on:

–Engaging in an epic battle with ants. They are currently in retreat but I think they are actually in strategic planning for a new attack.

–My regularly scheduled panic attack about the book.  (Wizard deserves a medal for living with this!)

–Spending awesome time in the pool. That pool is saving my sanity.

–Hours of phone calls for Special K’s (Oldest Son’s fiancée’s)  bridal shower next Saturday. Wizard’s two sisters spearheaded it and I’m very excited.  But stuff like this is always a time suck — however Special K is totally worth it!

–Break through on book and real pages written. Majorly stunned and I’m not going to jinx it by talking about it anymore. Hope it keeps working!

–Then while writing those magical pages (see above) I decided to go get a latte, but came home with two pairs of shoes instead. As I was driving, I just randomly decided to stop by the Naturalizer store to look for sandals.  Shoes are a major problem for me due to the RA and left foot and ankle aren’t doing well right now. But because miracles were happening on Sunday, I found sandals  AND shoes that I think I can wear to the wedding. They match the dress so well! Here’s a pic a couple pics:

Wedding Shoe 2

Wedding Shoes 1










The wedge heel is higher than it looks in that picture.  I’m going to wear them around the house and see if they work. But I think they will and I’m thrilled.

This is just a little bit of all the stuff going on.  I’m really trying to write around all constantly shifting chaos.   And by the way, when I spontaneously decided to to the shoe store–I was dressed in shorts and a tank top along with wild hair, so of course I ran into someone I haven’t seen in years. Figures, right?

How was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup!”

  1. Viki S.
    July 29th, 2013 at 2:30 am · Link

    I love those shoes! They look so comfortable and stylish. Great buy. Did you get your latte?

    Sorry to hear about your brother I pray all is well.

    LOL, on the legs. If all else fails do a bronzer tan on on them that way it washes off. I’ve been dealing with the very very white issue too since we leave for FL Thursday and I NEVER go out in the sun. I say I glow I’m so white. Am so trying to avoid getting a burn.

    Oh yes – pages flowed :). Can’t wait to see what happened especially since you are stunned. I’m sure you’re not as bad as you think you are but Wizard does appear to be a great guy.

    Have a great week!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    July 29th, 2013 at 7:53 am · Link

    So sorry about your brother. Let us know so we can send all the good spells his way.

    I hate ants. When we were in CO, I found this ant poison that looks like peanut butter. it comes in a syringe type thingie. You just squirt a line of it wherever they’re coming in and they take it home for snackies later. In no time, no more ants. Works even better if you know where their nest is.

    Yay for breakthroughs and magical cute shoes!

    Other than yardwork, I didn’t do much of anything this weekend. The old nasty flowerbed in the middle of the yard is gone! Yay! I put the birdfeeder over there and my feathered dependents are loving it.

  3. kat
    July 29th, 2013 at 7:55 am · Link

    I got a surprise this weekend. A friend paid for me to have an hour massage. Did I mention how good a friend this person is. My birthday was earlier this month. Yes I am a cancer- explains a lot about me right. This is the same friend who is going to the RAW weekend with me in Sept. We have a great time together when we can get together.

    My reading lately has been nonfiction type. A sociology book by a leading expert in the field. I am trying to be inspired to go back to school next year for a masters in social work. I was excited 2 years ago but missed the deadline for getting into the program (darn US Mail) now I don’t have the same level of desire so I am not sure about committing to the program. :-| I did the pros/cons list and there are no cons. I probably need to work more on my inner pep talk.

  4. Jen Lyon
    July 29th, 2013 at 10:58 am · Link

    Viki, nope I didn’t get the latte. But it worked out :-)

    Are you going to Florida on vacation? It sounds like fun! I have the Jergen’s stuff that works pretty good. I’ll use that if I need to.

    Wizard is great, but he can also be, you know, a man :twisted: I’ll have tell the story of what happened last night when I found out I’m not crazy, it’s been him doing something for weeks.

    Thanks on my brother!

  5. Jen Lyon
    July 29th, 2013 at 11:02 am · Link

    B.E., thanks on the tip for the ants. We’re trying various things. We can’t find their nest, I wish we could!

    It must be a great feeling to get rid of that flower bed, sounds like you hated it.

    Thanks on my brother. I think he’ll be okay but we’ll find out more today, hopefully.

  6. Jen Lyon
    July 29th, 2013 at 11:07 am · Link

    Kat, it’s all about what YOU want to do, not what you think you should do. A master’s degree can open more doors for you, and there’s rarely ever a downside to pursuing more education so I’m all for it. And you’d be doing something for yourself, which I’m hugely supportive of. However…you have a super busy like and a lot of stress so only you can decide if this is the right time.

    Wow, I got all wordy there :-) But let us know what you decide!

    Your friends sounds like a keeper!

  7. Silver James
    July 29th, 2013 at 3:03 pm · Link

    I’m late getting around today. :( The RSS feed/reader I adopted after Google Reader bit the dust had major outages last week and then this week decided to close up shop to the public. I’m not on the cool kids list so I had to scramble for another feed. Ugh. I’m just now getting caught back up after taking the weekend off. Remind me not to do that again. WAAYYYY too many emails to sort through.

    Sending good thoughts to your brother, you, and families! Yay for shoes! Special K is awesome, as are your SILs!!!

    And shhhhh, on the new developments. Can’t wait to read the book when you get done but I know how fragile that incubation period can be. Oh, I owe you an email, too. Maybe tomorrow. ;)

  8. Amanda R
    July 29th, 2013 at 10:36 pm · Link

    Love the shoes! I hope your brother is alright. On the pages written… I cannot wait for the finished result :-D . I love the first two, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read them.

    Moving on, you’re lucky. No matter what my skin does not tan. Even after a sunburn peals away I’m still “Snow White” as my cousin, and friends, call me. I have learned to live with it, and laugh at people who are shocked at how pale I am, I did this at a company picnic I wore shorts, and my boss was so shocked she stood there staring at my legs and just blinking like she couldn’t believe it (I laughed).

    Lastly, the only thing that Wizard deserves for living with your regularly scheduled book induced panic attacks is… a plate of brownies (or a cake) not a medal. It says “eat, and don’t say a word about this to anyone” :wink: .

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