Jennifer Lyon

Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Weekend Roundup

I’m posing this early on Sunday because I don’t want to rely on my blog scheduler. Anyway, it was a fast weekend!

So I believe dress #3 is the one. It’s a tad loose which is fine, and given the way I seem to be eating, it may not be loose for long :-) Here it is:

Saturday, I made a baby dragon cake. It was a ton of work with very amateurish results, but I loved doing it. The part I loved the most was carving the cake and doing the crumb coat, which is a thin coat of icing to seal the crumbs in and prep it for the fondant. My fondant skills are a work in progress. I really had no idea what I was doing, and it’ll take a few more tries to get the hang of it. Because I was struggling with that, I didn’t have time to do much detail work like carving more of the face or texturing the skin of the dragon before the fondant began drying and would crack. Here’s my amateur attempt:


Sunday I met my sister, Biker Witch, for coffee because I was dying to hear all about the trip she and her daughter took to Virginia for a wedding. Guys, four hours passed while we talked and I didn’t even notice! I’m just happy for her and my niece that they took this special mother-daughter trip together.

And here we are on Monday with a new week in front of us. Wizard and I are taking the car into the shop for repair, then I’m going to sit at the computer and see what happens.

How was your weekend?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    September 27th, 2021 at 6:08 am · Link

    Sorry I’ve been absent lately. This should be the last week of crazy and I should be back to my regularly scheduled attempts at normalcy next week.

    I love your dragon! He’s so cute! And your dress is so pretty! Yay for time with Biker Witch!

    Weekend? Saturday was 6 straight hours of packing my friends’ house and then vegetation at home. Sunday was a day off of that, so I spent a lot of it vegging, but I did make cookies and granola bars and a big pitcher of sweet tea. Hubs and I watched several good movies together, too, which was nice.

  2. Silver James
    September 27th, 2021 at 6:35 am · Link

    BABY DRAGON! There should be a Baby Dragon song! “Baby dragon, doot doo da doo-de-don…” I think that cake is precious! Good job!!! Pretty dress! So glad you found one! Mother/daughter trips are the best. I’m so glad I got to take Only to NYC with me for my last RWA conference! We had a blast. And spending times with good family (whose also a friend) SHOULD pass the time like that.

    We’re still waiting on LG’s truck. It was a good sports weekend–all teams won. Mostly vegged, listened to the current set of books on Libby/Hoopla (library apps) and figured out why my new street address sign didn’t light up at night. I’m an idiot sometimes. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣🤣🤣

    This is a new week and there are all sorts of possibilities. Here’s hoping the words come for us both! 🥰

  3. Viki S.
    September 27th, 2021 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Nice dress. I like the little bit of sparkle. It is a great color for a November wedding.

    Time does slip by when you’re having a good time with people you love (and coffee ;)).

    The dragon cake is SO cute. Who all ate it?

    My weekend was okay. The best was having dinner Saturday night with middle son. We had a great time. It was surprising that the restaurant was packed. It’s the first time we’ve seen it full since 2019.

    It was nice and cool here all weekend and today it’s 82F. Tomorrow back to 68F. Just strange. I tested the furnace yesterday morning when it dropped to 63F in the house. All is working fine so we should be good to go when we really need the heat.

    My mom is doing better each day. She’s finally starting to eat. She really needs someone to bring her groceries but she won’t ask my brother. Youngest and I considered sending them to her but we don’t know what she’ll eat and she won’t tell me. Oh well.

    I hope you are having a great day!

  4. Jenn
    September 27th, 2021 at 4:17 pm · Link

    B.E., you’re a great friend and I’m sure your friends truly appreciate all your help. I’m glad you found time for a little baking and kicking back with hubs.

    Thanks on the dragon and dress :-)

  5. Jenn
    September 27th, 2021 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Silver, that’s what the world needs, a Baby Dragon to go with Baby Shark, LOL!! That trip with your daughter was awesome, and I hope you get another chance to do it again.

    Hope LG’s truck is finished soon. Yay for your sports teams, and for good books to listen too. I doubt your an idiot, sometimes we just miss the most obvious thing (if that was it). You’ll get it sorted out.

    Hope the week ahead is good to all of us!

  6. Jenn
    September 27th, 2021 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Viki, Wizard and I have had some of the dragon cake, and Youngest took home some of the extra cake that I cut off since it was dairy free. We won’t eat all of the cake though and I’ve made peace with that. The only way to build any skills is to practice.

    Thanks on the dress.

    Good to know your heater is working for when the colder months hit. The temp changes are a bit unusual.

    It’s good that your mom is getting stronger day by day. I can’t imagine how aggravating it is to try to find ways to help and she won’t give you the info you need to do it. Maybe she’ll relent and let you guys help soon. But she is amazing to recover as well as she has so far at her age.

    Hope your week is off to a positive start.

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