Jennifer Lyon

Monday, January 15th, 2018
Weekend Roundup!

The baby shower turned out fantastic! Here’s a picture of the safari cupcake table. The picture is a little dark but you get the idea.



The whole shower was a family group effort and a blast! Special K and CPA Boy were both there (CPA Boy never misses a chance to be in the limelight, LOL!) It really was a special day to celebrate the baby. I’ll share more photos on my Facebook page today or tomorrow.

Yesterday Maggie and I went on an extra long hike in the hills. It was a warm, beautiful morning and we got carried away going farther than we should :-) But these walks are also part of my overall health plan to get as strong as I can in case I end up having to have neck surgery down the road. I will do everything I can to avoid it, but I’m going to be in the best shape I can manage if it comes to that. Maggie is a big motivator too. She loves to for walks and hikes.

Now I just need to cut out the junk food. Maggie isn’t much help there.

Today I’m writing!

How was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    January 15th, 2018 at 6:39 am · Link

    So cute! I’m glad you guys had a nice baby shower. Yay for fresh air and exercise! I find it’s better to cut back on food than cut out the goodies. Smaller portions. (Then again, I could just be rationalizing because I can’t cut out goodies.) And here’s to an awesome writing day!

    The weekend here was good. I made some good progress on my editing. And we’re making progress in the woods. Then it snowed. We got about 1.5″ of the white stuff. Very pretty, but bleh. It’s hard to work in the woods after it snows because it’s all downhill and everything gets slippery, and lord knows I do not need to fall again. We spent some time looking at trees online to get an idea of what kinds we’d like to plant in the woods. (Kind of a reforestation where the previous owner cut down trees for his sign business.)

  2. Silver James
    January 15th, 2018 at 11:19 am · Link

    Awwww! The cuteness is made of awesome! Sounds like a good time was had by all and the next couple of months will fly by!

    Yay on the exercise. I really need to get back into some sort of routine but…that means much cleaning and stuff to get to the gazelle and it’s too freaking cold to walk outside, plus two big dogs when I’m out of shape? Yeah…not pretty. :lol:

    And another yay on writing! You go, girl!

    I vegged this weekend, beyond writing up a lesson for the on-line class I’m teaching. And I got contacted about maybe teaching it for another RWA chapter. That would be awesome. $$ is always in demand. ;)

    Now it’s time to follow-up on some class responses and then I have many words to write today. Lawyer Guy is home so we’ll see how that actually works out.

    Have a great day, everyone!

  3. Jenn
    January 15th, 2018 at 11:56 am · Link

    B.E., We’re a tad excited about our grandson as you all can tell, LOL!

    I agree with you on cutting back on food in general too, rather than cutting out junk food entirely. But I’m trying to watch mindless eating :-)

    At least you guys got a lot done before the snow hit. But yeah, you don’t need to fall. Hopefully, it’ll melt soon and you can get back to it.

    In the meantime there are books to write and editing to be done!

  4. Jenn
    January 15th, 2018 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m amazed at how fast time has gone since they told us about the baby. But I’m more than happy to wait until he’s ready to be born. It’s all been fun.

    It’s very hard to exercise when you’re limited by snow, physical issues and two massive dogs. It’s a lot easier for me to walk while in pain in warmer climate with a fur friend whose only 15 pounds. I totally that!

    You are in demand! I don’t know if my chapter can afford to fly you here, but I can always forward them your pitch if you have one. Just let me know if you ever want that. Or I’ll find the contact info for you. (I don’t go to my chapter meetings much, it’s just too far).

    LOL on trying to write with the husband at home!! Good luck!

  5. Viki S.
    January 15th, 2018 at 3:46 pm · Link

    Love that cupcake tower. Did you make it? I’m guessing the nursery theme is Zoo animals? Glad you all had a great time.

    The photos you posted of your hike with Maggie were great. The captions – fantastic ;)! She really has great expressions. You have a great place to hike just be careful.

    We postponed eldest’s dinner until this coming Sat. We all want to see how Harrison does in a restaurant. Having postponed the dinner, had John take me out for Lobster Bisque :lol: . Yes, I am spoiled.

    Tomorrow I get my hair done. Can’t wait until DIL goes back to work so I can get a cut I want. She goes back Feb 23rd. My hair is counting the days ;).

    Have a great afternoon!

  6. Jenn
    January 15th, 2018 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Viki, we ordered the cupcakes (lemon, chocolate and Special K’s favorite of red velvet), but I brought the tower, the cupcake toppers and the giraffe :-)

    Thanks on the hikes with Maggie, and I’m careful. I really don’t want to fall, I’m not out there at dawn, dusk or nighttime when coyotes tend to hunt, and I’m able to keep my bearings pretty well. Snakes are something I worry about though, but not usually this time of year.

    That’s sweet that you all are working about baby Harrison. You’ll have to take lots of pics of his first time out to dinner in a restaurant. You deserve to be spoiled! Hope you enjoyed your Lobster Bisque.

    Hope you’re happy with your hair tomorrow, even if it’s not your DIL doing it!

  7. Silver James
    January 16th, 2018 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Thanks for the offer, Jen, but these are on-line classes posted to a forum in written form. The best way to teach is sitting in my PJs while drinking coffee. LOLOL I’m hoping the class I pitched on writing body language will get picked up for RWA in Denver. I even have a Powerpoint and everything! :lol: That one IS better in person. ;)

  8. Jenn
    January 16th, 2018 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Silver, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that RWA Denver picks up your class!! Oh and my chapter has online classes too, but it sounds like you have enough irons in the fire right now :-)

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