Jennifer Lyon


Monday, June 10th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Conversations overheard in our house this weekend:

Conversation 1

Wizard sits at the computer and complains. “I can’t see the keys on the keyboard.”

Me. “What do you need to see them for?”

“To type.”

“Really? People look at the keyboard when they are typing?”

He narrows his eyes on me. “This keyboard is only a few months old. You typed off the letters in record type.”

“You’re keeping track? Maybe you should spend that time learning to type without looking instead.” I might have been taunting him just a little bit.

“Don’t you have a book to write? How’s that first chapter going?”

I stomped off to pout because I wasn’t having fun anymore.

Conversation #2

I bounce into the family room to interrupt some dumbass thing Wizard was watching on TV. “Sloane is one of the Bad Boys of romance on a blog.”

“Right. Super happy to hear it. Can you move?”

I roll my eyes and drop onto the couch, moving out of his line of vision. “Thing is the blogger used the one line I buried late in the book. It’s kind of dirty.” I paused. “Really dirty.”

Wizard’s head snapped around, the TV forgotten. “What line?”

I swear I feel myself start to blush. “I’m not telling you.” Which is odd because I can tell him anything. Anything but that.

His eyes gleam with interest. “Oh you’re telling me.”

“Am not.” I am NOT saying that line. I’m not!

“You totally are.  If you don’t, I’m not putting gas in your car. You’ll have to do it yourself.”

Damn it. I told him because he’s a total cheater.

But I had the last laugh on Wizard, I went and out bought a dog!

New Dog

What do you think of my new dog?

So how was your weekend?

 

15 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:16 am · Link

    You two are too much ;). I visualize the two of you having these conversations and always laugh.

    I have to admit that Sloane is one fine bad boy.

    What a cute dog you bought. Is he always going to hang out at the pool or will he follow Wizard around ;)?

    Saturday night hubs and I went to our favorite Thai place for dinner. I love spicy food (growing up in Western NY suicide wings were a way of life) and hubs “thinks” he does too. So we order and I get mango curry 4 stars (extra hot) and hubs orders Panang Seafood Curry. As he orders I hold up 2 fingers to him which he ignores shaking his head and says 3 stars. Well guess who ate all of their dinner and who could only eat 1/3 because it was too hot? He even took all of my rice to try and combat the heat. We now have a frozen lunch for him to take to work and eat with some cheese to neutralize the curry. MEN!

    Have a wonderful week :-).



  2. Kat
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 7:42 am · Link

    Hee Hee. The perfect dog for you all.

    Well we did not get the rain over the weekend but we are getting it now when I am back at work and can’t spend my time reading. Instead of reading did some yard work, cleaned my son’s room- he is away at Boy Scout Camp this month- I told him to make sure his room was clean before he left. It wasn’t so now I get to clean it. Maybe next time he will do what I ask before he leaves for a while :twisted: There are consequences when you don’t listen to mom.

    I did get to have some fun on Sunday. We went to a pick your own Farm in the area and picked 10lbs of sweet cherries and 8lbs of Strawberries. It took a couple hours to get them cleaned and pitted and into baggies for the freezer but it is so worth it later in the year to pull them out and make something with it. Next weekend the pie cherries come in and we will be getting about 10lbs of those.

    The Farm is family owned. They started doing pick you own things about 20 years ago and when the orchards in the area all ending up closing and selling the land off for developments they really marketed and converted the land to more Berry Plants, and large Garden areas and pushed the Pick your own angle. So they have been able to keep the farm and thrive. I like to support local business and I get great fresh food.



  3. B.E. Sanderson
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 7:46 am · Link

    You guys are a hoot. Our big, deep, philosophical conversation this weekend consisted of wondering whether a deer had ever been a featured cartoon animal (other than Bambi, of course). The closest we got was Bullwinkle.

    I love your dog! He’s attentive, easy to care for, and playful without being underfoot. ;o)

    The weekend here was quiet. We finally saw the fawn again. Yay. And that was the highlight of my weekend. Yep, I’m livin’ on the edge. LOL



  4. Silver James
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 7:58 am · Link

    Roofers come this week. Saturday, I cleaned out the library–partially so the collapsed ceiling can be fixed in there eventually ad partly to stack stuff from the attic. Sunday, we cleared everything out of the attic, sorted, culled, tossed, and donated to the thrift store that supports abused women. Turned out, there was less than we thought, it’s all stacked in the garage (and I can still park Drover inside!), and the only thing in the library is two tubs of old Christmas decorations I need to sort. Eventually.

    I love your conversations with Wiz. And now I want to know what the line was! At least share the link so I can go look. :lol: Cute dog but not to warm and fuzzy when he gets in your lap for pets. Just sayin’… ;)

    Happy Monday, witches!



  5. Jenn
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 11:30 am · Link

    Viki, the dog is supposed to hang out by the pool on the small table by the Jacuzzi. If he starts following Wizard around, I’m going to be a little worried :-)

    Wow you like it hot!! I wish I could do that, but I’m a wimp. However I admit my wimpiness like someone else you were dining with, LOL! Have you ever seen that movie ALONG CAME POLLY? I was picturing that scene with spicy food!



  6. Jenn
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 11:34 am · Link

    Kat that sounds like so much fun! i have a friend who does that with her kids–both for apples and berries and she loves it. Then she makes wicked desserts. All that work to pit, clean and freeze will be worth it!

    Your son will learn :-)

    Now I’m thinking about fresh stawberries adn cherries. Especially the strawberries since Wizard loves strawberry cheesecake.



  7. Jenn
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 11:38 am · Link

    B.E., you guys really do have deep conversations! I’m coming up blank too. Plus my oldest son never forgave me for taking him to see Bambi when he was about five. Dumb as this sounds, I didn’t know what happened to Bambi in the movie. I had never seen it. My son was soooo mad at me. Hm, I got a little off track there!

    Right on my new dog! Very easy! And he’s always in a good mood.

    Aside from seeing the fawn, did you get any writing done?



  8. Jenn
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 11:40 am · Link

    Silver, do the roofers start this week? IT’s going to be great once it’s done. I’m impressed you could get everything stacked in the garage.

    What about ROUGE MOON?

    Definite downside on the dog–he’s not very cuddly.

    All right, here’s the link. I didn’t put it in because–Whoa, out of context :-) http://www.underthecoversbookblog.com/2013/06/bad-boys-of-romance-giveaway-hop.html



  9. Ban
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 11:42 am · Link

    Thanks for the laugh Jen, I’m waiting on the realtor to show up with the first prospective buyers. We put our house on the market Saturday, we really want to move back to PA – we shall see !

    PS: I love your new doggie – no poops to clean up !!!



  10. Jenn
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 12:00 pm · Link

    Ban, good luck selling the house! It’s a tough process, I hope ti goes quickly!



  11. Amanda R
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:52 pm · Link

    I have to say that I can see the two of you having many conversations like this, and I just have to laugh. Its one of those conversations that can later be used as blackmail and at the same time a good laugh.

    Sloane is one fine bad boy, and he’s perfect for the “type.” You know the ones that you can totally picture as the bad boys.

    On the dog, he’s so perfect. No mess, he doesn’t bark at all hours, and he won’t eat you shoes.



  12. Silver James
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:53 pm · Link

    Jen, *BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA* Yeah…that line out of context and scene is just…*bwahahahahhahahaaha* I can see why you wouldn’t want to just blurt that out to the Wiz. *gigglesnort* :twisted:



  13. Jen Lyon
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Amanda, lots of blackmail going on my our house–almost always the good kind of of blackmail :-)

    I’m thrilled you feel that way about Sloane. He’s raw, real and only bad when he’s pushed, or you know, he wants to be bad for a good time. Wow that sentence made no sense at all, LOL!

    The dog really is perfect. I’m trying to get Wizard to name him.



  14. Jen Lyon
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Silver, I know, right? You know I’m hearing about it too…



  15. B.E. Sanderson
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 6:47 pm · Link

    I got about 2K laid down, Jen. Not quite what I had planned on, but better than nothing.







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