Jennifer Lyon

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Weekend Roundup

The good news is I got to see my brother this weekend. He came down our way for a surprise visit. The bad news is that after knowing my brother all my life, I just found out something…well…disturbing.

My brother doesn’t like pancakes. Or waffles.

I know! Shocking! Biker Witch and I were both appalled and we would have insisted on a DNA test because, obviously, we just can’t be related. However, my brother looks just like my dad, so apparently it’s some kind of recessive gene? I don’t know…

I mean come on, who doesn’t like pancakes? And people, the things one can do with a belgium waffle is amazing!

Otherwise, my weekend was the usual frustration of trying to work and deal with life lobbing a variety of curveballs at me. I’m not going to get this revision finished before I go to conference and I’ve just accepted it. Sometimes I fail and yet the world keeps turning :-) I’m not stressing about conference and packing this year–I’ll make do with what I have as far as clothes and other items and be fine.

So how was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    July 11th, 2016 at 6:13 am · Link

    Funny how we can grow up with someone and not know the little things about them. I have no idea if any of my siblings like pancakes or waffles. It’s just not something that comes up in conversation, I guess. And I haven’t had breakfast with any of them in so long, even if I remembered, their tastes could’ve changed.

    Sorry about your frustrations. :hugs: Yay for not stressing, though. =o)

    The weekend here was good. I convinced Hubs to go fishing with me yesterday. The fish weren’t really biting, but he did catch a 11″ largemouth which was enough for him. I caught a turtle. That was a hoot. (I’m easily amused.) And I got back to writing. Yay.

  2. Jenn
    July 11th, 2016 at 11:16 am · Link

    B.E., We were at a pancake house for lunch when my brother told us he didn’t like pancakes or waffles. So distressing :-) Although he and I both ended up eating salads for lunch, so we’re alike in that way.

    Life is what it is, sometimes. I love this news series I’m writing so I can’t let myself lose the joy form the frustrations.

    What did you do with the turtle you caught? I’m really curious. I like turtles (not as food though…ewww). Glad you got away to fish, we all needed our happy place for a few hours after the events of last week.

  3. Viki S.
    July 11th, 2016 at 3:26 pm · Link

    That’s funny that neither of you girls new your brother didn’t like pancakes or waffles :). Maybe you just ate breakfast more often with your sister growing up? I know my brother eats everything. Always has and most likely always will :).

    So sorry about the curve balls. I’m glad you were able to deal with them without stressing yourself out.

    The revisions will be awaiting a well rested Jenn when you get home. It must be a in the cards ;). When do you leave?

    Our weekend was nice. Middle son’s girls’s birthday is this week so we took her out to dinner. She was quiet pleased. She’s a get girl and really good for my boy :).

    Have a nice evening :)!

  4. Jenn
    July 11th, 2016 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Viki, this brother is ten years older than me, so we were often on different schedules growing up. And thinking back, I don’t remember my mom making pancakes or waffles. I just thought it was funny I didn’t know that about him. But I know almost all my sister’s likes and dislikes.

    I love this book, but I’m taking my time to go deeper on the revision because I love it so much :-) To answer your question, I’m leaving Wednesday and the conference lasts through Saturday.

    Aww on your son’s girlfriends birthday! It probably meant a great deal to her. Isn’t it awesome when we like the girls so much?

    Have a great night!

  5. Silver James
    July 12th, 2016 at 8:38 am · Link

    Can’t wait to see you! And anyone who doesn’t like waffles or pancakes is just sick. Sick, I say! ;)

  6. Viki S.
    July 12th, 2016 at 11:20 am · Link

    I love the cover :)!!!!

    Have a great time at the conference.

  7. Jenn
    July 12th, 2016 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Silver, right? Pancakes and waffles are awesome! You must have it to San Diego safely. See you there!

  8. Jenn
    July 12th, 2016 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks!!

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