Jennifer Lyon


Monday, September 6th, 2021
Happy Labor Day + Weekend Roundup

To all those celebrating in the U.S. Happy Labor Day! I hope all who have the day off enjoy it with those you love. Today, CPA Boy, Special K and Turbo are coming over to swim. Youngest will come by too. Middle is camping with his wife and friends.

My weekend was good. Saturday I went to Special Ks and she drove to my niece’s bridal shower. That was lovely. My niece is a sweet, smart and accomplished young woman marrying a wonderful man. I’m looking forward to their wedding in November. I also really appreciate Special K “taking” me so I didn’t have to navigate to an area I’m unfamiliar with. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself where ever I need to go, but I was happy I didn’t need to do it :-) Plus I love being able to hang out with Special K.

I also got to see Turbo for a few minutes and he carefully showed me every detail of the Lego police car he built with his dad. I don’t know why this made me happy, it just did. It’s the small moments sometimes. Uncaring of my heels and dress, I crouched down to examine this very important Lego police car because my grandson is very proud of it.  And of course, we had to see how fast it goes and discuss how many bad guys the police car can catch. FYI the answer is–all the bad guys :-)

Sunday Wizard was off racing with his friends, so I did errands, and tried making a fondant pig. Um…well…okay, I tried and that counts right?

It’s okay to laugh! I’m learning. One thing I discovered is my cheap plastic fondant tools suck, LOL. That’s okay, I planned to buy good ones if I enjoy it. Each brand of fondant is different, and I’m learning how to get the consistency right, how to add Tylose powder so it will stiff and dry firm, and how long I have to form things before it begins to dry and crack. Plus I’ve never ever made 3D figures so there’s that. I’ll get better.

I also made the dough and formed chocolate peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip cookie and froze the dough balls. I’ll bake those in the morning. It may sound weird, but they bake better frozen.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

4 comments to “Happy Labor Day + Weekend Roundup”

  1. Silver James
    September 6th, 2021 at 8:00 am · Link

    That pig! I <3 that pig! As soon as I saw the picture, I knew what it was and its too cute! I am laughing but it's because the pic made me happy. Yay for Turbo and Special K time. You raised good boys who picked good ladies. Happy family! Even with GPS and Jack (my GPS voice) telling me where to go, I HATE driving in unfamiliar places. Yummy cookies, yay more family time, and I hope Wiz won the races. ;)

    We had siren test then lunch with Stormy and Baseball Boy at our fave Mexican restaurant. It was yummy. Only was "shooting" a wedding and was gone for the day. I'm always happy when she gets to use her talents AND get paid for it! Saturday night, LG and I vegged after naps.

    Yesterday was a decent writing day. I did laundry. We got the big "craft" table moved against the window wall in the Florida room so there's an open space now. (It was sitting in the middle of the room and I had to dodge it on both sides.) Loki likes his new perch. There are birds and squirrels out there!

    Today is the whole James Gang gathering for lunch at a "historic" pizza place. The boys both ate at the original up in Stillwater when they were in college and the restaurant expanded into a family-owned chain over the years. They'll have pizza. I'll have grilled chicken salad and fried mushrooms. Yummers. I hope to get some more words in this morning before we meet the Gang. However, I'm out of bird seed and feeling guilty. :lol: I may have to run to Ace Hardware to grab a small bag to get me through until I hit Wallyworld tomorrow morning.

    Enjoy your day, all! 🥰



  2. Viki S.
    September 6th, 2021 at 2:35 pm · Link

    I love little piggie 🥰. He’s really cute. You did a nice job. You will do even better with better tools.

    Special K is a great DIL. It’s always nice when you don’t have to drive, especially to an area you aren’t familiar with. Sounds like your niece has chosen well and has a good head on her shoulders. I wish them a very happy life. Heck, they’re getting married in November, that is a great month to solidify a marriage. We both know 😊.

    I can see Turbo being very careful with his Lego police car. He made it with is dad, so it’s special. Yes, I get touched by the little guys too.

    Bet you are all having a wonderful swim day. What a great idea, planning ahead on the cookies. Yum!

    Hubs and I are just hanging today. We’ll do ribs for the two of us and that will be all. Harrison and his family are grilling at their house. Middle is just happy to have wife home after a week away, so they’re chilling. Youngest is at a friend’s farm target shooting. Families are all so busy :lol:

    Have a wonderful holiday!



  3. Jenn
    September 7th, 2021 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks but it’s definitely a beginner pig :-) I have so much to learn and am enjoying it. And thanks on our daughters in law. We are so grateful, and try hard to respect boundaries. Families are messy by nature but we all try.

    Yay for Only getting a gig! Honestly I don’t know when she finds the time, but she’s amazing. You have so much to be proud of with her!

    Smart to more the craft table and Loki can now monitor the birds and squirrels :-)

    I’m thrilled you had a decent writing day.

    I hope you were able to get the bird seed, get some words in and have a fabulous time meeting the family at the “historic” pizza place!

    All in all, sounds like a good weekend and hope your week is going well.



  4. Jenn
    September 7th, 2021 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks, I really know nothing about 3d figures, or much about fondant. I hope I can learn :-)

    November is a great month to get married in! It’s worked for you and me! I appreciate your good wishes for her.

    Oh my gosh, poor Turbo forgot his Lego police car and was sobbing because he couldn’t show grandpa. He wanted to go home and get it, but it’s just too far (over an hour one way). After ten minutes, he calmed and played the rest of the day as happy as always. But for that first ten minutes he was so upset and we felt bad for him. Grandpa told him he’d go by this week to see his special police car and that cheered him up too.

    We did have a fun day, thanks! I hope you and hubs enjoyed the ribs. They sound wonderful. And you’re right, getting the families together is a lot harder these days.

    Hope you’re having a good week!



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