Jennifer Lyon

Friday, April 5th, 2024
Friday Five

TGIF!! I can’t believe it’s Friday again. Let’s jump right into sharing five random things about our week.

  1. Yesterday was Wizard’s birthday. We went to dinner to celebrate, which we really enjoyed. Saturday, the kids are coming over for a second celebration. I’m looking forward to that! I love that they are bringing food too, so all I had to do was easy appetizers, cake and drinks.
  2. I went to my little cake store this week. I was only there 20 minutes, but it was fun. I haven’t done many cakes lately, due to health, house projects and inflation. The cost of baking ingredients plus supplies has me pausing lately. I certainly don’t make cakes we don’t need. But it was nice to get out to the cake decorating store, and get some suggestions from then on the filling for Wizard’s cake. This one will be simple cake, not super decorated.
  3. Oh, Monday we got our passport pictures to renew our passports and Wizard broke the camera, LOLOL!! So first they staff did my pictures, and they uploaded and printed fine. Then they took Wizards, and they would NOT upload to the computer — the pictures would just vanish. It took about 20 minutes and 4 different employees to finally get a set of pictures that would upload to the computer. I was cracking up so hard. The employees were all laughing too. I, being the loving and supportive wife, accused him of being a vampire. Why he puts up with me is anyone’s guess. And then, we headed over to the At Home store and bought a six-and-a-half-foot artificial tree (I think it’s a dracaena tree?) for a corner in our great room. I was surprised that Wizard didn’t even blink at the cost — after I publicly accused him of being a vampire :-) Both of us really like that fake bamboo tree that we probably won’t kill…hopefully.
  4. Today I’m going to the doctor’s for a pre-op clearance. It sounds like a big deal, but it’s just for a throat biopsy to see if we can determine what weirdness is brewing in there. The MRI ruled out most serious things, which is great. Here’s the funny thing. Wizard was in the doctor’s office with me, and I asked how the doc wanted to do the biopsy. He asked how strong my gag reflex is — and I look over at Wizard who was suddenly pale and leaning toward the door. He thought the doctor was going to do it right there and was panicking. He wanted out of that room. Wizard is squeamish, LOL. In his defense, he’s been very supportive and making sure I keep following up on this for 8 long months. Anyhow I told the doctor my gag reflex is a 10 out of 10, so we’re doing it under anesthesia. That’s why I need need a pre-op clearance from my regular doctor. So not a big deal. But trying to coordinate all this plus an ultrasound (another thing that is likely nothing to worry about), getting approvals and scheduling has been time consuming!
  5. I’m sure hoping I can start to catch my breath next week.

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

2 comments to “Friday Five”

  1. Viki S.
    April 5th, 2024 at 2:55 pm · Link

    1. Happy Birthday Wizard! I’m glad you two were able to celebrate together and will have a family celebration this weekend.
    2. After going to the cake store have you decided on the filling for Wizard’s cake? Is he a fruit guy or cream guy?
    3. That’s so funny about the photos. Poor Wizard. He has a great sense of humor. The last time I did my passport I just took a photo with my phone. C showed me how it fits them for passports.
    4. Again, poor Wizard, but I’m laughing too. It’s really wonderful how this team is keeping things moving in trying to solve your issue and heal you.
    5. I hope you do get a chance to sit down and catch your breath soon.

    1a. It’s so strange here. Sunny and snowing. Then rain. It can’t make up it’s mind. We all just hope that the clouds clear enough on Monday that people get to enjoy the eclipse. Harrison and family are coming up tomorrow for Monday’s event. C is going to take everyone out to his buddy’s farm in the middle of nowhere so they can few it with no issues.
    2a. I got the preliminary taxes. OMG! It’s more than my first house just for the Federal. It makes me sick how much they take from us. Why did we deprive ourselves to save money for retirement only to have to give it all to those crooks in Washington? Sorry – I’m not happy about this.
    3a. Hubs got his car registration sticker today. Trying to get him to follow instructions with it was a nightmare.
    4a. Tomorrow A is taking my to see The Merry Wives Of Windsor downtown Cleveland. it is my Christmas present from him. Since I will be gone all day, C is coming over to be with hubs. Thank God I have good kids.
    5a. I still haven’t tried on the dress. I did get it on a hanger 😊.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fantastic time celebrating the birthdays with all the family.

  2. Jenn
    April 5th, 2024 at 6:40 pm · Link

    Viki I wrote reply then closed the blog without submitting it. I’m an idiot, LOL!! So for your question, I have caramel for the filling, and may do a simple caramel mousse tonight if I have time, if I run out of time, I’ll just do a caramel layer over chocolate buttercream. He’ll be happy whatever I do.

    1) The weather is crazy! We’re getting less dramatic changes here too.
    2) Taxes Suck and I don’t blame you a bit for being upset!
    3) I hope you were able to successfully guide him into getting it done. But I can understand your frustration.
    4) I hope you and A have a delightful time!! It sounds so fun. And yes, you do have great kids. I think you’re like me and appreciate the more and more.
    5) LOL!! Try on the dress! But hey, getting in on a hanger is definitely progress!

    Have a great day with A, and a wonderful weekend overall!!!

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