Jennifer Lyon

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Weekend Roundup

Great weekend! Well except that I somehow hurt my hip–maybe cleaning bathrooms? It doesn’t matter–Saturday we were celebrating Middle Son’s birthday and nothing was going to stop me :-) We all have busy lives and getting together is a joy we all value too much for little things to get in the way. We hit the wineries up in the hills and had lunch on the patio of the first one. It was gorgeous, overlooking the grapevines. But the best part was a French bulldog named Penny. She was a friendly sweetheart who loved playing ball.

At the second winery, we did a small tasting, then most of us headed outside on another patio while Middle Son and his girlfriend stayed inside to buy some wines. I mentioned to CPA boy I wanted chocolate. He went in and bought my favorite and his wife’s favorite. I love that! So we all shared the two chocolate bars, and left one piece for Middle Son and his girlfriend. I’m not proud of that, but people, it was chocolate :-) And of course, we gave that last piece to Middles Son’s girlfriend.

So…to sum up; it was Middle Son’s birthday and he didn’t get any chocolate. Hmm…we might suck just a little bit, LOL! But he had his favorite cake at home that I’d made for him. Besides, he didn’t care. If he did, I’d have bought him chocolate.

Of course he might have still been a bit shocked that CPA Boy saw him coming out of the winery, raced across the patio and lifted him up in hug, shouting out, “Happy birthday baby bro,” and doing his best to embarrass his brother. These are adults professional men…but you’d never know it when we get together. And also why I love writing about guys–they have such an interesting way of showing affection :-)

Back at home, Middle Son’s girlfriend cooked delicious chicken and beef fajitas, we ate and had a blast. By the time everyone left late that night, I was limping and mildly concerned about my hip. However I slept something like six hours straight (trust me, that’s a lot for me) and got up with barely any pain at all.

Sunday I was back wrestling in the mud with my book.

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    May 23rd, 2016 at 6:54 am · Link

    Sounds like you had a blast. I’m so glad your hip was better after some sound sleep. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get the squonky parts to behave. Yay. LOL, guys are weird. I’m so happy all your sons get along well.

    I read a lot this weekend. And did some gardening. Those weeds won’t pull themselves, ya know. Then last night, as I was falling asleep, the basic idea for my next SCIU novel unfolded for me. I tell myself not to think about writing when I’m trying to sleep, because I almost never remember by morning, but I can’t help it. Lucky for me, I remembered it this morning and got it down in a Word file. =o)

  2. Jenn
    May 23rd, 2016 at 11:56 am · Link

    B.E., isn’t it amazing how the ideas come at night? So glad you remembered it the next day! It must be good to have really stuck like that.

    My “squonky” hip is getting in the way of my workout routine, but otherwise it’ll be fine. Today it’s just twigny so definitely making progress.

    Hope you’re Monday is going well!

  3. Silver James
    May 23rd, 2016 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Yay for an awesome weekend! I love your boys. And the Wiz. And you. I’m all about the hearts and rainbows today. ;) (Otherwise, I’ll be headdesking hard enough to give myself a concussion.)

    I can’t even list all the busy. It boggles my mind. I did take last night off and listened to a favorite book on audio. Problem is, I fell asleep and missed one of the best parts. :lol: Ah well.

    It is Monday, isn’t it….. *sigh*

  4. Viki S.
    May 23rd, 2016 at 3:35 pm · Link

    Sorry about hurting your hip. Is it feeling better now? Glad you were able to get around it and have fun on Saturday. Kind of thought there would be a posting of Penny’s photo ;).

    I can just imagine all the fun you guys have and then add a little bit a wine to the mix – what a hoot :)! Don’t you just love how brothers are with each other? Man they like to tease :).

    You guys are all so funny. Poor birthday boy not getting any chocolate but his choice in cake makes me think he was okay w/o the chocolate ;). The cake looked yummy:)!

    My weekend was spent doing stuff around the house. I got all my clothes switched over to spring/summer. It’s supposed to go into the 80’s this week and after the snow we had 10 days ago it will certainly be a shock.

    Have a great week!

  5. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 23rd, 2016 at 8:19 pm · Link

    Silver, hope you got a lot done! I know you’re stressed but no headesking to a concussion :-( Hang in there, Monday is almost over!

    Get some rest!

  6. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    May 23rd, 2016 at 8:22 pm · Link

    Viki, I would have posted a picture but we didn’t take any at that point. I really wish I had!

    My hip is better. It sucks tonight but it’s been good all day so I’d say this is normal healing. I’m sure I tweaked it while cleaning and didn’t notice.

    Birthday boy didn’t mind the chocolate or we’d have bought him his very own.

    I hope you get some great weather after all the snow you’ve had!

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