Jennifer Lyon


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Wednesday Worthy & Random Chatter

If you want to skip all my chatter feel free to scroll down to the Wednesday Worthy Candidate at the bottom of the blog!

And…the floors are done!! You guys have been awesome putting up with my whining :-) I love the floors, most especially the tile. It’s truly beautiful. I  like the carpet very much too. There’s one room (my office) that I’d love to have tiled rather than carpet, but after much debate, we went with carpet in there too and it looks pretty. We have almost everything back its place, we just have some storage boxes to move from the garage back into an extra closet upstairs.

I want to quickly mention Bailey here too. We loved having him, but it was hard to see him in pain. The meds the vet put him on helped tremendously in the days, but at night after being asleep for a few hours, he’d cry. One night was pretty bad, and around four a.m. I finally sat in the recliner and he slept on top of me. It was like having a sick baby again, LOL. Yet the next day he livened up and played out back, having fun. I’m not sure if he’s tightening up and cramping/spasming when he tries to move or if it’s something else. He’s now back home now with the two people he loves most in the universe and they are taking excellent care of him. Middle son texted me last night that his girlfriend was babying Bailey and all I could think of was this lovely young woman came into Bailey’s life a couple years ago exactly when he needed her. And in turn, he gives her his boundless love.

Yesterday morning I got up to the news that Brussels, Belgium had endured a terrorist attack. Like all the sane and caring people in the world, I’m sickened and enraged by these atrocities. I don’t want to dwell on it as my goal is to keep this blog a place to get away from it all. But I want to send a shout out to our friends in Belgium that we care and are thinking of you.

I’m working away, rewriting scenes to get the book ready for the editor. This first book is going to be roughly 60K words, probably more by the time we’re finished with edits–which is why I need to split it into three books. For reference 60K is LONGER than each book in my Once A Marine Series; The Baby Bargain, Her Temporary Hero and Exposing The Heiress.  So I have been working, LOL! But man this turned into a project–but it’s a labor of love. I’ll have it ready for the editor probably by Monday and then we’ll see what she says.

And so…that’s what my month has been like so far!

Now I’ll stop rambling and move onto our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:

Muscled Boxer Wearing Red Strap On Wrist

So what do you think?

 

4 comments to “Wednesday Worthy & Random Chatter”

  1. Silver James
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      · March 23rd, 2016 at 11:18 am · Link

    Poor Bailey. We’ve gone through arthritis, hip displasia, epilepsy, and old age with several dogs. It’s heartbreaking but they’re loved, they know they’re loved and they love back so hard which makes it worth it.

    Yay for the floors. That’s on the list here. Along with some ceiling repairs, repainting the exterior, a new stove, some kitchen remodeling to widen the slot where the fridge fits. All it takes is $$$. :lol:

    As writers, part of the joy is getting to tell the story the way the story demands to be told. I may start out with an estimated word count but I seldom end up there. :D

    Happy Hump Day!



  2. Jenn
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      · March 23rd, 2016 at 11:50 am · Link

    Silver, I know you’ve been through it and I agree 1000% they are worth it in every way.

    The list of home repairs/upgrades seems to grow in the dark doesn’t it? But you’ll chip away at it when you can. Plus you have animals and Stormagedden running all over, this may not be the best time for new floors anyway.

    So true on the story! It’s almost always better if we let it develop into it’s fullest potential. (I may be changing my tune once my editor gets a hold of this!)



  3. Viki S.
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      · March 23rd, 2016 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Bailey first – The little guy probably felt better with your body heat. It may have eased the arthritis just like warmth does for us. I feel awful for him. Fur babies have no real way of telling us what really hurts so we do anything and everything to make the comfortable. Love his mom taking such good care of him.

    Great job on the floors. Are you going to share more photos?

    This guy is go to me ;). Reminds me of Sloane working out ;).

    I hope you have a great afternoon and get through the edits easily. Can’t wait to see this book :).



  4. Jenn
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      · March 23rd, 2016 at 6:00 pm · Link

    Viki, that could be it for Bailey. As awful as those moments were, in the day he was playing, eating, and being himself so that’s a good thing.

    I didn’t want to overshare and bore everyone on my floors :-)

    I thought of Sloane too, LOL!

    Hope you have a great evening!



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