Jennifer Lyon

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Weekend Roundup

Who let April in??? I wasn’t done with March!!! LOL!

Saturday, the wedding shower for my nephew’s fiance was beautiful and seeing everyone was fun! It was long drive, over a 100 miles each way. So I drove to Special K’s (my daughter in law) house, and she drove from there. That helped! Plus I love spending time with Special K :-). It all went well until I got about 15 miles from home, and hit a dead stop from an accident on the freeway that required life flight helicopters to land on the highway. The whole thing was much worse due to the Poppy Mania traffic that has already caused road closures to control that traffic flow, which complicated the process of trying to route traffic around the accident.  So the last 15 miles of the over 200 mile round trip was a brutal crawl. Between that, all the sitting, and twisting to talk or see at the shower activities, I’m a little sore but that will get better in a day or two.

Sunday, the swimsuit I ordered came in. I drove to the store, tried on the suit and promptly returned it. FAIL!! I may just wear a one-piece I already own with board shorts in Hawaii. Either way, I refuse to stress over how I look.

I am stressing over everything else, including why 4 out of 16 files my formatter uploaded into our shared cloud service won’t update. Weird & frustrating. I’ve spent way too much time fighting with this for an update that is just correcting 2 minor typos. I finally walked away and poured a glass of wine. I suspect by today (Monday morning) it will sort itself out and update, or I’ll find a solution.

Can the Poppy Mania be over with now????? Okay being serious now: The poppies seem to be fading, and we have a hot week coming up that may hasten their demise. They aren’t as vivid now as they were two weeks ago when I snapped from the freeway:

I appreciate the beauty as much as anyone, but I’m ready to go back to being the town no one wants to visit :-)

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    April 1st, 2019 at 6:41 am · Link

    March was kind of a derp, so I’m ready for April. Yay for the wedding shower, but boo for the drive and the traffic. Sitting too long in a car always wrecks me, so I can totally empathize there. Bummer about the swimsuit. I hope your files update or that there’s an easy fix. Fingers crossed your Poppy-pocalypse ends soon.

    Spring is springing here. Plants are coming up and things are blooming that haven’t bloomed before. The lilac has all sorts of buds. The birds are singing their songs of love. I love Spring. Other than that, I got a lot of reading in, baked some stuff, ate too much, and generally lazed about. =o)

  2. Silver James
    April 1st, 2019 at 8:34 am · Link

    Ugh. Traffic. Glad it will be back to normal soon. Special K is awesome and yay for fun times at the shower! Don’t even get me started on technology, nor the fact that I need to do typo/back matter updates on all my self-pubbed stuff. *sigh* I should have been doing that during my depressive writer’s block fugue but noooo. Not me! :roll:

    March came in like a lion (record-setting cold temps) and roared out the same way. Woke up to a light freeze. Hopefully the few flowers that were coming out won’t be nipped in the bud. It was cold all weekend so I stayed in, did a little website updating (VERY little–like one page. :lol: ), watched baseball, listened to books, and prepped my head for a new month and a new week. Got work to do. Gonna do it!

    Which means I should get off the internet. :lol: Have a great week!

  3. Viki S.
    April 1st, 2019 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I’m happy that Special K drove the majority of the the drive Saturday. She really is Special :). Wish you didn’t have to strain yourself. I hope you recovered fast.

    That’s just awful about the accident just before you got home. I pray the injured will be okay but I also feel bad that you had to sit there. You must have been very tired. Did wine help ;)?

    You know, I like the idea of the one pc and shorts. You’ll be more comfortable. I’m a big one on comfort.

    Did it all work out with the files? That must be SO frustrating.

    Our dinner with Harrison was fun Sat. His mom is WAY too over protective. He was given 4 1/8 wedges of an orange with his dinner. She was going to tear a little pcs off the wedge for him. I looked at her like she was insane and told her to just give the wedge to him. Shocker – she did. He loved it. He put it in his mouth and formed monkey lips. It was so funny.

    Sunday I got up to 5 inches of snow and another fell during the day. Today it’s in the upper 30’s and sunny :).

    The generator guy just left and all is fixed. He’s having them send me brochures on new ones.

    I hope you’re having a great day!

  4. Jenn
    April 1st, 2019 at 3:49 pm · Link

    B.E., thanks I know you understand how sitting too long hurts, but I feel much better today. Part of the trick is to keep moving within reason.

    Files are all fixed!

    Poppies are fading, the end is in site! If we can just get it down to no more road closures, we’ll all breathe a sigh of relief.

    Wow Spring is in a giving mood this you’ll have beautiful scenery to enjoy. I love hearing the birds sing too.

    Reading, baking and eating are some of my favorite things :-) Sounds like a pretty good weekend! I hope April is better than March for you.

  5. Jenn
    April 1st, 2019 at 3:54 pm · Link

    Silver, I know on technology. All I was doing was two simple corrections, but I have the files now and just need to upload them. It’s hard to do anything in that depressed writer funk.

    Hope spring brings you a beautiful flower bloom with no allergies (I’m a mess everyday by 4 O’clock).

    One page of web updates is progress. Hope your baseball team won. You guys got all the cold, while it’s 80 degrees here. The weather witch can’t seem to make up her mind, LOL.

    Hope you’re getting a lot done! My Monday has been a chase the ball kind of day.

  6. Jenn
    April 1st, 2019 at 4:05 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m doing much better today, and Special K really helped. I also am the one that kept twisting before I figure out to just turn my chair around. But I went to the gym today and that helps too.

    Files are all fixed. Frustrating, but at least I was smart enough to walk away. We solved it quickly today.

    LOL on over protective mom. I bet he loved the orange slices. I can totally picture his expression! Besides, orange wedges are fun for them to eat. Turbo insisted on a whole (peeled) apple, and that little guy actually managed to eat some of it with four teeth.

    That’s a lot of snow for spring! I’m glad your generator is all fixed for now. A new generator isn’t a fun expense, but worth the investment.

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