Jennifer Lyon

Monday, February 7th, 2022
Weekend Roundup

It was a good weekend! Nothing super exciting to share, just a nice weekend. Saturday was normal stuff. I had to laugh at Wizard though. I needed to go drop off something at Youngest house. I was leaving about 4pm and he said, “You’ll be back by 5 right?”

I mean…let’s see it take ten minutes to get there, then minutes to get home and forty minutes to pet my grand dog and visit? Not a chance, LOLOL To my credit I was back by 5:15 so I didn’t pretty amazing. Then we cooked dinner together.

Sunday, Wizard went racing with Middle Son, and Biker Witch (my sister) came over. We went to some model homes, had lunch and then did a little fun shopping. I really enjoyed the day. It was an easy, fun, no pressure day.

Today Wizard and I are going to see if we can move forward on some plans. That’s not vague, right?

Now a question: Do anyone have a light, fun and recent mystery series you’d recommend to read?

And finally, Maggie says Hi

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

P.S. We just had a quick earthquake as I was writing this. That jolted my heart a the couple seconds while I tried to figure out if it’s a small or big one :-).

7 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    February 7th, 2022 at 6:54 am · Link

    Yay for a nice weekend! LOL about Wizard thinking you’d only be gone an hour, but go you for getting close. Nooo, not vague at all. =op. Hi Maggie! And boo for earthquakes!

    Recommendations for a cozy mystery series? Are you sure you’re ready for this? LOL Try Elizabeth Spann Craig (Elizabeth Craig – Southern Quilting mysteries / Riley Adams – Memphis BBQ mysteries) I haven’t read all her books, but the ones I have, I’ve really enjoyed. Also Laura Bradford is pretty good. She writes some Amish mysteries and a Southern Sewing Club series as Elizabeth Lynn Casey. Gah, I know there are more, but I’m brainfarting this morning.

    The weekend here was quiet. I spent a lot of time editing. It’s slow going, so I’m only through page 80, but I’m liking the results, so it’s all good. We also spent time dealing with the snow. They never did plow the road in front of the house, but we have nowhere to go.

  2. Silver James
    February 7th, 2022 at 8:20 am · Link

    Lots and yays and smiles there this weekend for y’all. Boo on the earthquake. That’s always a bit scary given where y’all live! Virtual pets to Maggie.

    I’d say B.E. knows her cozy mystery stuff. I don’t really read any so I’m no help. The only cozies I’ve read had a paranormal bent–the Jayne Frost series by Kristen Painter. Jayne is Jack’s daughter and Santa’s niece. She runs the Santa’s Workshop Toy Store in Nocturne Falls (which is also a series). Also, Molly Harper as an audio-series, Mystic Bayou, that’s available for free if you have an Audible membership. They are fun, a little tongue in cheek, and there’s lots of different preternaturals populating the area.

    Okay, my weekend. We had siren test so lunch with the Gang at our fave Mex place. No masks! It was wonderful to see all the smiling faces again. Boone is getting more…everything. We’ve tried everything and poor Jake worries that we’re mad at him when we get upset with Boone. Then we had an internet meltdown yesterday after buying a new TV for the family room. We also discovered that U-verse is probably being phased out by AT&T. They’re shifting to AT&T Direct TV streaming service. They say those already subscribed to U-verse are fine but we’ll see. Anway, we have a wifi mesh system to extend wifi connectivity in the house due to the configuration of walls and number of devices. LG took one of the cables to make sure we got the right replacement when we put the bigger TV in. It was a mess and we finally ended up with customer service. 🤦🏼‍♀️ But we have wifi now. The TV is still in the box and it’ll stay there for awhile. LG broke his toe dealing with Boone about 3 a.m. He says it only hurts when he walks on it. 🤦🏼‍♀️

    Warmer weather coming, snow mostly melted, blue skies. It’s going to be a good week, yeah? 🥰

  3. Viki S.
    February 7th, 2022 at 4:23 pm · Link

    You had a good weekend and you even made brownies :). Can’t wait to hear what the plans are you’re working on.

    How often do you have earthquakes? Did this one cause any damage or was it real small?

    Maggie looks very happy. She must be loving the beautiful day.

    My weekend was a normal weekend end. Do stuff around the house – you know.

    We did finally use the stuffer waffle iron. We made waffle pizzas and they were very good. The iron is 5 inches so they aren’t very big. Hubs, youngest and I stood around the island as I made them. We stood there and shared them. Only made two and it was enough ;). I think Chicken waffles will be the next experiment or maybe apple cinnamon monkey waffles.

    Have a great afternoon!

  4. Jenn
    February 7th, 2022 at 5:24 pm · Link

    B.E, I thought Wizard was hilarious, but I impressed myself with how quickly I got back, LOL. Mostly because I was hungry :-)

    Thank you for the cozy mystery recs! I’m going to look at them tomorrow when I get a free few minutes. I’m looking for brand new series, but I need good mysteries to read so it’s a great list!

    All the editing work you’re putting in now will pay off. But I know it can feel like a slog sometimes. And seriously, why haven’t they plowed the road in front of your house? Since I don’t live in snow, I probably don’t understand, but it seems super important to me.

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

  5. Jenn
    February 7th, 2022 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m used to occassional small earthquakes, but I pay attention when there’s two in a week. We live right by a fault line (in CA it’s almost hard not to live by one). But so far, they’ve been small.

    Thanks for the recs! I’ve read a lot of Molly Harper. I like Kristen Painter–I just read one of hers and it was super cute. I’ve read a lot of paranormal mysteries. I’m just dabbling around, looking for what’s launching out there these days :-)

    Wonderful that you guys had a mask free lunch! Here we take them off once we sit down and it’s all usually fine.

    Poor Boone, I hope it’s nothing neurological going on. You guys must be so exhausted. Huge sympathies to LG on his broken toe. Those hurt! I wish I had something helpful to say, but it’s a real rough patch for you guys and the worry over our dogs or cats is real.

    Man getting the new TV, dealing with Wifi hook-up and extending the connectivity can be a pain of migraine proportions. I’m glad you’re getting it sorted, but it’s a stressor until it’s all done and running as seamless as we can make it.

    Glad the snows melting and its a big warmer. Let’s all make it the best week possible!

  6. Jenn
    February 7th, 2022 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Viki, there’s a lot of earthquakes we never feel here. But usually we only have ones we actually feel something less than times a year, but it can really vary. We might feel nothing for a few months and get a cluster. Most don’t cause any visible damage. It’s rare to get one that does cause damage, actually.

    But that said, when I feel one start, I move out of “dangerous” places. My office is dangerous with books cases and a credenza. It’s only a few steps to a safer spot, and I move fast. But really, in my lifetime I’ve only been in a handful of quakes that did any damage.

    Your waffle iron sounds awesome! I’m sure the pizza waffles were delicious and I’d definitely try them. But just mentioning the apple cinnamon ones made my mouth water, LOL. In any case, the waffle iron is fun!

    Hope you’re have a great afternoon and a good week!

  7. B.E. Sanderson
    February 7th, 2022 at 7:27 pm · Link

    I have no clue why they didn’t plow here. They usually do – even though we are in the boonies, they do usually get to us eventually. Lucky for us, it’s gotten warm enough that the snow is disappearing fast. Good thing, too, because I ran out of ice cream tonight. And I made cake today. :gasp:

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