Jennifer Lyon

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
Weekend Roundup & Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday!

Hi guys! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty amazing. I got to bake just for sheer enjoyment, as well as see my grandson Turbo, two of the my sons and their wives.

And Turbo called me Grandma! It’s sounds like Am-ma, but close enough to thrill me! He was chatting away to me, and I adored every second. He also LOVED his cookie. Here’s what the cookies looked like:

They are big, so I was trying to split it with him, but he had a death grip on his cookie, LOL! I think I managed to eat about half of it. Anyway, the cookies are very simple, have no icing (by design as I didn’t want to overload him with sugar), nor did they use any of meger decorating skills. But since Turbo’s not even two years old yet, I figured these would make him happy. They did! I don’t have a picture of him eating it because he was sitting on my lap, and my phone wasn’t close by. FYI his parents were out doing last minute shopping, but I checked with him mom and dad to make sure it was okay to give him a cookie after I fed him lunch.

In other news, my side is improving enough to relieve my mind a bit. I didn’t tell anyone for a few days, but I felt a definite pop when it happened. I don’t think I’ve been in anywhere near enough pain to have fractured a rib, but I’ve been somewhat careful just in case. It’s still sore, especially when I laugh or try to sleep on my sides, but it’s definitely improving enough that I’m relatively sure I didn’t fracture or seriously bruise my rib.

Today Biker Witch and Biker Hubby are coming for an early Christmas dinner. Christmas Eve will be pretty quiet, and Christmas Day we’re going to see Wizard’s mom. I’ll see or talk to the kids, but we’ll do our family Christmas with our sons and their families on the following Saturday. I’m looking forward to all of it.

And finally, I’m not going to post on Wednesday, Christmas Day, so I want to say now:

I hope you all have a safe and happy Holiday! I should be back on Friday, but if for some reason I don’t post, then I’ll definitely be here on Monday!

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup & Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday!”

  1. Nicole
    December 23rd, 2019 at 6:22 am · Link

    Wishing you and your family all the best of the holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    December 23rd, 2019 at 6:51 am · Link

    Those cookies are darling! And yay for Turbo saying Grandma! As for the ribs, you probably just squonked up some connective tissue, like a sprain. But taking it easy on the ribs is a good idea either way. Have an awesome early Christmas. (Yay for being able to spread the holiday over several days!)

    The weekend here was quiet. The turkey is defrosting for Wednesday. I did a batch of apple-cranberry bread for holiday munching. And I read a lot. There was some woods work in which I overdid it again – which I didn’t even notice I was doing until about an hour afterwards – but those trails are going to come in really handy when we walk down in there. No more tripping over hidden rocks.

    I hope all of you have the merriest of Christmases. Stay safe and get loads of hugs from everyone. :hugs:

  3. Silver James
    December 23rd, 2019 at 9:09 am · Link

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jen! Those cookies are perfect and how much fun! Am-ma works for me. Turbo is sooo cute. And so is Maggie. (Don’t want her to pout. ;) ) Glad the ribs are better. B.E. is probably right. Good family is a blessing and yours is the best. Enjoy all your celebrations. We’re going to be quiet. Just LG and me until Christmas morning, then it’s up to the Kids for Santa and cinnamon rolls and then a quick dash to the BiLs for stockings. Then home for naps and turkey or ham sandwiches. Everyone is worn out and stressed but we wanted to share a little time together.

    My weekend was boring. I finished all the edits on my Feb. release and now I’m down to front and back matter, the dreaded blurb, then waiting on the cover so I can send it off to the series manager for formatting and uploading. It’ll soon be time to start back to work on other WIPs. :)

    🎄🎅 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! 🍾🌟

  4. Jenn
    December 23rd, 2019 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Nicole, thank you very much, and I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well!

  5. Jenn
    December 23rd, 2019 at 2:25 pm · Link

    B.E, thanks so much!

    Quiet weekends are much better than being out shopping in holiday crowds. I’m sorry you’re sore from overdoing in the woods, but I know how easy it is to do that! Adrenaline and determination mask a lot. Still it’s nice to have your paths cleared.

    Turkey for Christmas sounds delicious! I hope you and your hubby have a yummy dinner and a Christmas wonderful day!

  6. Jenn
    December 23rd, 2019 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Silver, Thanks, I really enjoyed making those cookies just for fun. When I do “real” decoration, which I don’t do much anymore, I put too much pressure on myself. I know, shocking :-)

    Your Christmas should be perfect for all the stress. It’s the time to appreciate our family and the love we share. Cinnamon rolls always smell so enticing and Christmasy to me.

    Wow, you’re really getting that book in shape. But your still waiting for the cover? Ugh, I know its the time of year, but very frustrating when you’re on a timeline. I feel the same about blurbs, LOL.

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas!

  7. Viki S.
    December 23rd, 2019 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Merry Christmas!

    Love the cookies! I can see why Turbo wouldn’t let go. They are the perfect cookie to bite. Glad you got Am-ma from him. My middle one was talking by 10 months (full sentences before he was a year) and I was Ama :). Bet you were tired afterward ;).

    Yup, you bruised the rib or two. Still take it easy.

    Have a wonderful time celebrating with Biker Witch and family :).



  8. Jenn
    December 23rd, 2019 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Viki, thank you! The cookies were fun :-) Wow your Middle talked very young.

    I hope you had a good weekend, and have a very Merry Christmas with your family and Harrison!

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