Jennifer Lyon

Sunday, July 31st, 2022
Weekend Roundup

This weekend turned out really special. We celebrated my birthday (which is actually tomorrow) with a family gathering. We had great food and wine. A decadent chocolate cake and a lot of love.  Maggie also came, which made it more special.

My sister and brother-in-law were there too, which was so important to me. My sister has been there all my life and celebrated every special moment with me. As each year goes by, I love and value her more and more. And I know I’ve been very lucky to have a sister like her.

Wizard went overboard, getting me a watch that he searched and searched for and finally had a small jeweler in town order for me. I’m just stunned at how hard he tried. And he got me a handbag by a designer I like, which is so cool. I wouldn’t buy it for myself and he knows it. He was so worried I wouldn’t like the gifts, but he chose them and so I love them. I really don’t know how he found the time and energy to do all this while we’re dealing with all the house stuff. Honestly, until he told me we were having this family gathering, I was surprised. I’d had no clue he was working on it.

I did have one little story though. I came home from some errand one day, and he abruptly hung up the phone. I asked what was going on, and he said, “Oh it’s one of my racing friends bugging me about going to that track I don’t like. He won’t give up.” I was like, “Oh, yeah, that can be annoying.” It turned out he’d been talking to one of our daughters-in-law who was arranging a lot of the gathering. He told me later, he sort of panicked when I came home sooner than expected, LOL. Generally Wizard isn’t a good liar, but I just accepted what he said. My birthday didn’t really cross my mind.

The kids gave me a beautiful necklace that I will cherish forever. When I first opened the box, I was so stunned and overwhelmed I closed the box. But then I looked again and the tears started…sigh. How did the tough woman who raised three sons become this weeping sap??? Just asking, LOL! I love this necklace, but my sons, daughters-in-law and Turbo are my very heart.

It was a very special birthday.

How was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Diane sirkin
    August 1st, 2022 at 3:14 am · Link

    Happy birthday

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    August 1st, 2022 at 6:34 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!! I’m so glad they threw you a lovely gathering. And that Wizard put so much effort into finding you the perfect gifts. He’s a keeper. :hugs:

    Eh, I didn’t used to be a weeper either, but now I catch myself crying over songs and sappy endings and stupid commercials. It’s kind of irritating, but there’s no help for it, so I try to go with the flow. (And flow it does. Blerg.)

  3. Viki S.
    August 1st, 2022 at 3:08 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! What a sweet weekend you had 😊. Wizard really did a great job along with all the kids in surprising you. That’s just so nice.

    Wizard also gets kudos for the excellent gifts. He’s a good guy, I’d keep him if I were you 🥰.

    After going to NY on Friday the remainder of the weekend was just normal household stuff.

    Today I tried getting ahold of my Dr. to get a script sent to a local pharmacy. She had sent it to ExpressScripts Thursday adn they want to charge me 5X more than what GoodRx will charge. Unreal.

    I also tried to get a hair appointment so that I don’t have a crummy hair on my birthday but she’s booked until Aug 26th. Oh well, it was much worse in 2020 😅.

    I hope you are having a fantastic day!

  4. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 1st, 2022 at 9:40 pm · Link

    Diane, thank you so much!

  5. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 1st, 2022 at 9:42 pm · Link

    B.E., thank you!

    Good to know I’m not alone on the weeper thing! It is irritating, and it amuses my kids, but it’s all good. Hope your week is off to a great start!

  6. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 1st, 2022 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks, I think I’ll keep him too :-)

    Wow, that’s really complicated and expensive to get your script. I hate that so many people are fighting these problems.

    Bummer on your hair, but I’m sure you’ll look beautiful no matter what. Still I get the urge to look your very best. Your birthday is right after mine if I remember right.

    Have a great night!

  7. Silver James
    August 2nd, 2022 at 6:44 am · Link


    I’d claim that I waited to comment on yesterday’s post so I could wish you a wonderful day today but yeah…No. Yesterday’s morning routine got discombobulated and the whole day followed the morning’s example. Anyway, so glad you had family time and an awesome celebration.

    Wiz is such a keeper! So is your family. Good thing you have such a big heart. ;)

    There was a weekend. It went by in a blur. I’d rather talk about your special celebration! Have an awesome week. 🥰

  8. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 2nd, 2022 at 2:56 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks!

    I’ve been having a lot of those days where things get off track and I can’t seem to catch up with the rest of the day.

    I hope all is well with you. It sounds like just life stuff, but in case there’s more going on, I’m always here if you need a friend.

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