Jennifer Lyon

Monday, November 7th, 2022
Weekend Roundup

I’m mostly happy about the time change, and super sorry for those who hate it :-) Maggie is not as happy when she thinks her dinner is “late.” She does not believe in excuses like a time change. But we did an awesome marathon walk in the morning so she can deal with the “late” dinner.

The weekend was mixed. Our brother in law isn’t well right now and that’s a worry, though we do think he’ll be okay once the doctors find the right mix of treatment. And Turbo’s family is striving to become germ free, but man, they have had a battle. Turbo’s four and a half and in preschool, so this is totally normal but not fun. Still I think they are almost well and are planning to come out here next weekend! We video called with him yesterday and he’d had enough energy to run a marathon. Kids are amazing!

Yesterday was our 40 year anniversary. We went to a really nice dinner last night (I hope, I’m writing this before we go to dinner, but I expect it will be great). This year we are tentatively planning two trips as our celebration, but not locked in yet. We’re pretty focused on, and enjoying, doing on the house but we also really want to take some trips. We’ll see if life cooperates or we’ll adjust our plans.

Speaking of the house, I ordered two chairs, and hoping I made the right call because they are white. That’s crazy, right? I mean I got dark couches so I wouldn’t have to worry as much about wear, dog hair and dirt :-) But…obviously Crazy Jen got out of the locked closet and placed the order.

So these are my practical dark gray couches. (Ignore the arm of the old blue couch  in the front of the picture, those were given away to one of the construction workers.

And these are the 2 chairs I ordered that probably won’t come until after Thanksgiving:

I think will balance out the dark gray, and pull from the kitchen cabinets and granite. Plus we’ll use the couches more, and Maggie won’t be allowed on the chairs (Famous. Last. Words!). So maybe I’m not crazy?

It’ll be a LONG time before I can afford different tables, but I’m so happy that we will have plenty of seating. The chairs swivel which means they can turn to see the TV, and they recline. This week we are for sure, maybe, probably committing to getting the various retaining walls in the front, side and back, plus a lot of cement work.

So that was my long post about the weekend, now I’d love to hear about your weekend!

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    November 7th, 2022 at 6:26 am · Link

    This time change isn’t nearly as bad for me as the spring one. If they could just leave it here, that’d be great. I’m sorry your brother in law isn’t doing well. Hopefully, they figure out a treatment for him. I hope Turbo and family get well soon so you can see them again. Schools are germ factories. Happy 40th! Yay for new chairs! Fingers crossed for the retaining walls.

    Saturday was Wallyworld. Yesterday, we went for a walk in the morning, in the afternoon I made an apple cranberry crisp, and then we went fishing. We didn’t catch anything, but it was nice to be at the lake. And it was a gorgeous day, so it’s all good. By the time we got home, I didn’t feel like making dinner, so I had a bowl of the crisp with ice cream. Heh.

  2. Silver James
    November 7th, 2022 at 9:23 am · Link

    So sorry for the news about your BiL! Here’s hoping the Docs get it right. And hoping Turbo and family get well! Happy Anniversary! Hope dinner was yummy and yay for future trips–maybe. Love the couches and the chairs. I think you did good. You can always throw a cover over a chair if Maggie appropriates it for every day use and whip it off when company comes. Good luck with the landscaping!

    There was a weekend here. LOL Saturday was siren test and Mexican food. Yay. Saturday afternoon was disappointing football. I took a long nap. We did “every man for himself” for dinner because First Saturday lunches fill us up for the day. I had Blue Bell Moollinium ice cream.

    Since we’re back on Standard Time, I’m actually more comfortable. It’s the actual Daylight Savings Time shift in the spring that totally messes me up. I wish Congress would just leave time alone. The current Senate bill designates DST year-round, starting in March 2023. It’s hung up in the House. I want that one to die a natural death and then Congress come back and be logical and leave time alone along “natural” lines. I can dream.

    We didn’t win the lottery so we did some housework and I did some MS polishing on Sunday. Not enough but forward progress is forward progress. I also did some book listening. Boring weekend which isn’t a bad thing.

    Have a great week, everyone!

  3. Viki S.
    November 7th, 2022 at 4:14 pm · Link

    I’m sorry that your BIL is ill. Sure hope the correct treatment is found soon and that he recovers fast.

    Poor Turbo and family. Still dealing with the ick stinks. At least we now have technology so you can Facetime. You guys must really missing one another.

    Ha Ha on Maggie and dinner – Spunk is the same way. He was really wondering where the heck his breakfast was Sunday morning. Funny how our pets can tell time ;).

    Happy Anniversary! Sure hope your night out was great! What did you have?

    Our anniversary is Wednesday and we’ll go to a little place on the river here in the village.

    I like your furniture. It looks comfy. You know the geometrics in the chairs go with the table so I don’t think you have to hurry for new tables.

    How did the quotes go with the landscape? I hope they weren’t too out of this world.

    The weekend was good. Got hubs off to TN and then youngest/girlfriend and I went to Costco/bookstore/dinner. It was nice.

    Tomorrow I have to vote. The guys are also coming to clean my 3rd floor gutters and put the heating cable back in the front gutter for me. I hope they don’t show until I get back from voting. Hubs also gets home tomorrow afternoon.

    Got the Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer email today. Guess what I’m doing Thursday? I don’t go often but when I do I have fun.

    Have a wonderful afternoon!

  4. Jenn
    November 7th, 2022 at 4:34 pm · Link

    B.E., schools are germ factories! But it is also how our immune systems build up. We just keep readjusting our plans and we’ll see them soon. And thank you both on thinking of our brother in law, and on our 40th.

    For me, thinking about going to Walmart is usually more painful than doing it, LOL. Yay for the nice walk! I saw that you’d baked the apple cranberry crisp. Did you post the recipe? It sounded amazing.

    Hope fishing was relaxing. I popped over to your blog and saw it was one of those weekend where you were in a bit of a funk. I hope this week is better. We all get that sometimes, but you sounded like you did all the things this last weekend that can help. Hang in there.

  5. Jenn
    November 7th, 2022 at 4:54 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks on all. I suspect we’ll be lucky to get one trip in but that’s all good. Good tip on the chair.

    Glad siren test and Mexican food went well. Really sorry about football being disappointing. Every man for himself is a good dinner solution!

    The time change is as polarizing as everything else these days.

    Sorry about not winning the lottery and being forced to do housework :-( That’s just mean, you totally should have won! Forward progress is important! Keep doing what you can and don’t be too hard on yourself.

    Is your shoulder feeling better?

  6. Jenn
    November 7th, 2022 at 5:14 pm · Link

    Viki, me too on brother in law. I do think it will happen, I’m just sorry it’s taking so long. It’s not much fun for my sister either, but she’s a handling things really well.

    Facetime is great! We do miss him, but we also understand. They plan to come out this weekend if everyone is relatively well.

    Poor Spunk! Maggie feels his pain.

    We had a great night out! We chose the surf and turf, which was delicious. For dessert, Wizard had key lime pie and I had a chocolate gooey butter cake. We had a great time.

    The quotes are about what I’m expected. But seeing the hard numbers always makes me pause just to be sure. Wizard’s the same.

    I’m telling myself the same on the tables :-) We just wanted enough comfortable seating.

    Yay for hubs getting off to TN and your nice day with youngest and girlfriend. We did Costco this weekend too :-)

    I never thought about heating cables in gutters. But it makes sense now that I consider it.

    Trader Joes! I don’t get there nearly enough! I hope you find everything you want there.

    And Happy Early Anniversary! Sounds like hubs will be back just in time for you both to celebrate at the place on the river.

  7. B.E. Sanderson
    November 7th, 2022 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Since you asked, I set the recipe to post in the morning. =o)

  8. Jenn
    November 8th, 2022 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Thanks so much, B.E.! I so want to try this soon!!

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