Jennifer Lyon

Monday, May 11th, 2020
Weekend Roundup

Mother’s Day was good, but quiet. Because both Wizard and I had some allergies, so we erred on the side of caution and didn’t see Turbo. But we video chatted with him and had fun. Middle Son called and Youngest dropped by. Mother’s Day is good as long as my kids are healthy, happy and reach out to say hello.

Also, Youngest Son wrote nice stuff on a card, then added, “P.S. I could use some more cookies.” So, I’ll probably make him some this week, then I get to keep a few for myself :-)

Otherwise, we cleaned, did stuff and I happily wrote.

Here’s Maggie showing off her new chair:

It’s a small inexpensive chair, and works great for her, and fits the spot better.

So that was my weekend. How was yours, and how was your Mother’s Day!

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    May 11th, 2020 at 6:29 am · Link

    Oh, man. I’m sorry your didn’t get to see your family in person this weekend. Thank goodness for video chats and stuff. LOL about Youngest Son angling for cookies. Super yay for writing happy. Yay for Maggie and her new chair!

    The weekend was quiet. I made myself a chocolate oil cake with peanut butter frosting. Unfortunately, we’re out of ice cream. Cake needs ice cream, so I’ll be picking some up today. Mother’s Day was just another day, except for being wished a happy one by Hubs and Owl this year instead of just Hubs.

  2. Silver James
    May 11th, 2020 at 7:24 am · Link

    Awwww. Maggie looks so happy on her new throne chair. It looks great! Glad you got to video chat with Turbo. They’re so cute on the phone. Not as good as in-person but still cute. Youngest cracks me up, but cookies ARE important.

    Quiet weekend in. Our fave Mexican restaurant finally opened for limited dining room service. They’re closed on Sundays but we met the Kids up there for an early Saturday dinner. We made little pigs of ourselves, all while wearing masks and social distancing with others. GREAT FOOD! And so good to see our friends/waitstaff again.

    Yesterday, I did laundry and LG worked more on decluttering the garage. I’m finally getting my new kitchen faucet for a “late” Mother’s Day. He’s calling plumbers this week because he decided he can’t do it. Good idea, LG! :lol:

    I got the short story submitted to 1001, now it’s wait and see. Either way, it will become a novella for publication–sooner if rejected, later once the rights revert to me.

    Hoping for more new words this week. It’s raining this morning and I have hot coffee. So far, so good. Have a great week, everyone!

  3. Viki S.
    May 11th, 2020 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Maggie’s chair looks perfect. It’s just the right size for her and her blanket matches so well too.

    I happy you were able to see middle son. You were smart not to see eldest, DIL, and Turbo. Playing it safe is the way to go. BLB cracks me up :).

    We went over to middle and DIL’s house yesterday. We got a very nice surprise. They added a member to the family. He’s 8 weeks old and his name is Queso. He’s a standard poodle puppy. He is so cute. I disobeyed social distancing and picked that puppy right up. Such a love ball. The cat, Muffin, is not thrilled.

    We took a tour of the house. It’s lovely. A three story 117 year old farm house right in the city. It’s less than a 1/4 mile from the lake so we figure it was one of the original farmhouses before they broke up property and built the suburbs. Had a nice time even if we did have to distance ourselves.

    I hope you are having a great day!

  4. Jenn
    May 11th, 2020 at 5:35 pm · Link

    B.E, I’ve learned a new appreciate for video chats by having them with my grandson. He takes daddy’s phone to show us stuff, it’s really cute :-)

    Yay for you having cake! I bet you all enjoyed it. And of course it’s better with ice cream! I hope having your daughter there made the day a little more special.

    Happy Monday!

  5. Jenn
    May 11th, 2020 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Silver, you’re so right about cookies being important! I think he just likes that once we understood his dietary limitations, I hunted until I found a recipe that worked for him. I’d do that for any of the kids, of course. Most moms who like to make would!

    I barely remember going to restaurants but so glad you enjoyed your meal there and seeing everyone.

    LOL on LG deciding to call in a plummer. I think you may have suggested that once or twice :-)

    Crossing my fingers for your novella! And can I just say, isn’t it nice that we have more options now? Your plan to self publish it if it’ snot right for 1001 Nights is perfect.

    Hope your words and coffee flowed!

  6. Jenn
    May 11th, 2020 at 5:47 pm · Link


    I agree with you on playing it safe with Turbo. Our son and daughter in law also trust our judgement and that means a lot to us.

    A puppy!!!! I’d break the social distancing for a puppy too! How exciting!

    Their house sounds so pretty and charming with all that history. Being by the lake is awesome too. I hope they are enjoying being homeowners, nad embracing the challenges of turning it into a home they love and cherish! You must be very proud :-)

    I hope your week is off to a good start.

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