Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
My Happy Surprise!

So yesterday was just one of those days. Nothing bad, just one irritation after another. And then this came:

My thoughtful sister-in-law knows that I love baking and that I need to go mostly gluten-and-dairy-free for awhile, so she sent me this book. She and her adult daughter do a lot of baking together and they love this book, so I’m confident I will too. It’s full of beautiful pictures and interesting recipes. I can’t wait to read through it all and pick out the ones I want to try first.

But even better is how sweet and caring a gesture this was. It made my day and week so much better! I’m so very grateful to have such a kind and thoughtful sister-in-law.

How’s your day going?

6 comments to “My Happy Surprise!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    March 8th, 2023 at 7:20 am · Link

    I’m sorry you were having an irritating day, but yay for a happy in the midst of it.

    Today is going well, but I’m only an hour in. Yesterday was not a good day. I am, however, committed to generating a positive attitude and wading back in. On a happy note, my hyacinths are blooming and the rose I thought was dead has leaves coming up out of the ground about four inches from the dead part. I think I shall name it Phoenix. Or maybe Lazarus. It will be feral now, of course, but it’s alive.

  2. Silver James
    March 8th, 2023 at 8:26 am · Link

    You DO have the best family! And waht a beautiful book to go with the very kind and sweet gesture. Have fun! And we want pictures!

    As for today, it’s only 7:20. What the rest of the day will bring is only wild speculation. LOL

    Yesterday? Tuesday, right? We had a special election. Jake and I went to vote and ended up hanging around for almost an hour as the poll workers all petted and cooed over Jake. Then the voters wanted to pet him. He was in heaven. LOL The election was to legalize recreational marijuana. We already have “medical” marijuana and that whole deal is a complete and utter Charlie Foxtrot. Only about 25% of voters came out and the state question was soundly defeated 62% to 38%. The finger pointing has already started. :roll:

    That’s about it for me. Oh! Ireland. Baseball Boy put together a trip for his AP world history students (and others) to go to Ireland and Wales. Pre-covid, they did London. Only goes as a chaperone and this time, they’re taking Stormy because he’s old enough. The trip is booked through one of those student-study companies so all the Kids have to do is herd cats…er…wrangle the kids and other parents. :lol: I think they’re gone 8 days? Maybe a day longer? I don’t remember. My bad. They’ll have fun. That’s all that matters. :D

  3. Viki S.
    March 8th, 2023 at 11:51 am · Link

    How sweet! You have a wonderful sister in law. If the rest of the photos are anything like the cover it must be fun just to flip through the pages.

    I sure hope today is a good day for you.

    When do y ou think your freeze dried starter will arrive? You have to keep us up to date on Rye-N too 😊.

    It seems our tax guy screwed up last year. IRS has let us know. So he sends and amended return and I think it’s wrong again but he hasn’t called me back. I am annoyed. I wish hubs were helpful, unfortunately no. I had all the papers arranged on the counter and marked to refer back to and he packed them all up. This just sucks.

    Well, it is a pretty day out. Cold but sunny so I will keep a smile on my face and enjoy.

    Have a great day!

  4. Jenn
    March 8th, 2023 at 5:13 pm · Link

    B.E., it was just a normal irritating day, LOL. Today has gone better.

    I’m sorry for your bad day but so with you on striving for a positive attitude. Yay for blooming hyacinths and rising roses! I know roses can be fragile, but the few I’ve had were always very resilient.

    I hope today was a great day and tomorrow even better!

  5. Jenn
    March 8th, 2023 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Silver, thank you! I need to work on breads first, then the desserts from the book :-) It’s good to have goals, LOL.

    I’m hopeful your day went/is going well!

    I actually saw in my news feed about the marijuana bill in your state, which, when I saw it, I thought that was an exceedingly odd thing to pop up on my feed. Also my last sentence is odd too :-)

    Sorry it was a mess, but yay for Jake bringing his very special brand of joy to the workers and voters! I love that. Dogs make the world a better place!

    What an awesome trip for the kids! I hope they have a fabulous time! And LOL on not remembering the exact dates they’ll be gone. I’m pretty much the same when my kids travel now. Once I knew the exact hour they left and returned!

  6. Jenn
    March 8th, 2023 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m really looking forward to reading through the book! And today is pretty good all things considered.

    The started arrives today. And I’ll update you guys soon!

    Your tax guys screwing up annoys me. I mean I know it happens, but taxes are miserable enough without mistakes that I assume were not your fault. I would also be frustrated if Wizard put away stuff I was working on. I really hope this gets sorted out with minimal hassle!

    Hope the pretty day helps! And maybe a glass of wine with dinner :-)

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