Jennifer Lyon

Friday, February 23rd, 2024
Friday Five

TGIF!! The weeks seem to be flying by. Now it’s time to share five random things about our week, here’s mine:


  1. I got a call from my medical group that my Humira medication has been authorized. I’m really surprised it happened that fast. I’ll call the specialty pharmacy today to see if the authorization has shown up in their system. If all goes well, I’ll get it next week and only be roughly a week late, which usually doesn’t cause me problems.
  2. I found a way I like sweet potatoes. I don’t hate them, I just don’t really like them and will usually choose something else if I can. Anyway, I roasted them in some olive oil and taco seasoning, then I use them to build a taco salad. I loved it. I still prefer russet or most of the other potatoes over sweet ones. And don’t even make me look at those yams covered in marshmallows :-) I don’t even know what that goop is supposed to be — a starch or dessert!
  3. With this house, our great room (kitchen, dining and living area) is in the back. Maggie has window to the world in the front of the house, and has taken to alerting us if she sees someone coming to the door, often to drop off packages or leave flyers. She just barks a time or two and comes to get us, wanting us to check it out. I’m not sure if it’s age, access to a front window or just the layout of the house making her feel she needs to alert us to people walking to the front door. Dogs are interesting! We always check and tell her she’s a good girl. She doesn’t harass people walking by, so it’s a behavior I like.
  4. I’m listening to Kristin Hannah’s THE WOMEN, a fiction about an army nurse serving in Vietnam and her life after that. I like it. I just started reading Larissa Ione’s THE LEGACY: A Demonica Birthright Novel. I’m not far into it, but really like it so far.
  5. Today the plan for Wizard and I is to go to his brother’s house (his widow’s house now), and do some power washing on the outside. We borrowed Middle Son’s power washer and then the rain keeps delaying getting this done. I don’t think Middle needs it back soon, but Wizard and I want to get this done and return it soon anyway. Otherwise, the rest of the weekend is up in the air. We have some ideas but no solid plans yet :-)

That’s my five, now I’d really love to hear yours! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

2 comments to “Friday Five”

  1. Viki S.
    February 23rd, 2024 at 3:38 pm · Link

    1. Wow! I’m shocked and very happy that your Humira has been approved faster than is usual. Happy dance!
    2. Your sweet potato idea sounds good. I’m with you on that marshmallow mess – yuck🤢.
    3. Maggie may just think that this new house has to be guarded in a different way. Dogs are very smart.
    4. Nice on the reads. I have my copy of THE LEGACY on the table waiting for me to have the time to finish IRON FLAME. I love Larissa Ione.
    5. I hope you were able to get the power washing done. It makes such a difference when the house looks clean.

    1a. I need a chill pill. I’m trying to learn to count to 10 again like I did when the boys were little.
    2a. I got my hair done. So far it looks good. Next time will be on Good Friday and I’m going to get it fully highlighted to bring in Spring/Summer.
    3a. Tonight I think dinner is going to be panko shrimp. It’s from Costco so it should be good.
    4a. Speaking of Costco – C had his order delivered here yesterday like he always does so that I can put things in the refrigerator until he gets home from work. He ordered paper towels but they also gave him toilet paper. They aren’t going to make the trip to get it back so he gave it to me ☺️.
    5. We’ve had really entered the spring weather rollercoaster. It’s been mild with rain /sun but tomorrow it will be back in the low 20’s and snow. Have I mentioned that I love weather? As long as people and animals are safe I love it.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Jenn
    February 24th, 2024 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Viki, I’m so sorry for the late rely. Friday was a marathon, and Saturday morning I had a sinus headache, and then when I tried to respond after lunch my website errored out. It’s sooooo annoying when my website randomly does that, but I’m here now! I was surprised about the Humira too. They are delivering it on Tuesday and all should be well. Now for you:

    1) Patience is so hard (at least for me!). I hope you sourced some really good chill pills :-)
    2) Yay for getting your hair done, and that you like it. The summer highlights will be pretty. I’m getting mine done this week and the color needs it.
    3) Hope you enjoyed your shrimp dinner.
    4) Pretty good deal for you to score toilet paper! And very nice of you to help keep the groceries at the right temp until he can get them.
    5) Variety in your weather! Ours changes some, but nothing like yours! I do enjoy variety, and love that everything is getting green here from the rain.

    I hope your weekend is going well!

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