Jennifer Lyon
Monday, April 14th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

We took Bailey home yesterday and had lunch on the beach with Middle Son had his girlfriend. Wizard and I forgot how much we love the beach, so we came home, got online and looked at house on the beach, and the prices.

Yeah…we laughed too. A lot. We’re still laughing because unless we win the lottery, that’s hot happening. But it’s fun and cheap to dream :-)

We had Bailey for just over a week this time, and we’re really going to miss him.  But I will get more writing done this week. Bailey was a huge distraction, plus I had two work-related surprises come in, one frustrating and one good if it comes through, but both required a serious time investment.  Additionally, Wizard is still fighting this sinus infection–it’s been aggravating for him.

Right now, however, Hunt and Alyssa (from EXPOSING THE HEIRESS, book 3 in the Once A Marine Series)  need me. Although I do have to take a break this week to get Middle Son’s college diploma framed. He pouted at lunch because neither I or his girlfriend have done it yet and somehow I ended up taking it home to get it done for him. So…he can earn a B.A. but can’t figure out how to frame his diploma…

Or he’s mastered those sad eyes just like his dog Bailey :-) How was your weekend?

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Happy Friday!

I missed Wednesday’s post. Everything is okay, it’s just been a little hectic. Wizard had to go back to the doctor for his sinus infection, and Bailey’s here (distracting me!) until sometime this weekend, and a whole of other stuff.

I’m writing too and making  slow but steady progress.

I want to talk about BLB (youngest son) for a minute. A week or so ago he was offered and internship with a CPA/Financial Planning business. Wizard and I are insanely proud of him. He’s still finishing his degree, but this is a great opportunity for him and will look solid on his resume.  I’m even more proud because he earned this internship. He was working a few hours a week, helping out during tax seasons, and impressed them so much they offered him the coveted internship. And he did all this while holding down another job.

This for my boy whose dreams  crashed two-and-a-half-years ago when he had the freak accident that seriously injured his leg. BLB lives with pain and limitations but he has accepted his new reality, set new goals, and he’s achieving them.  In a lot of ways, he’s my hero.

Changing the subject, here is Bailey right after I took him for a LONG walk:

Bailey after long walkI wore the little guy out!

I’ll be working this weekend, and maybe cleaning. What are your plans?


Monday, April 7th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

What a weekend!

On Saturday, we had Wizard’s birthday. Poor Wizard was still sick, but it tuned out great anyway. Wizard wanted to keep it small so it was just our three sons and their awesome wife/girlfriends. Wizard and I love these girls! So Middle Son’s girlfriend is the cook in the family and I asked her to “prep” the ground meat for hamburger.

Wizard, however, likes plain ground meat, not “prepped and seasoned” meat. This was hilarious. Middle Son’s girlfriend had all the meat in a bowl and kept waiting for something to distract Wizard to add more ingredients. I’m dying laughing at the antics of her and Wizard. Finally I shooed Wizard out of the kitchen proclaiming. ‘My girls are helping me cook. I’ve waiting years for girls. Out. They are mine!” So Wizard goes out back and looked in through the kitchen widow, begging her to stop “prepping.”

Seriously I think I was crying laughing my then.  The hamburgers were delicious!

Plus the three boys and their girls surprised Wizard with a new BBQ for his birthday. Wizard loves it.  The day turned out special for him. (It was a special birthday and we want him to know what he means to us).

And Bailey is with us for a week!

So late Sunday afternoon, Bailey was out back playing, I was on the laptop looking at houses (also playing), and Wizard went into the kitchen to pour some wine for us, when he said, “Oh crap!” A pause then,  “Holy *S#@t”

Uh oh, this can’t be good. So I get up and ran to the sliding glass door  and stopped in shock. Bailey had chased a lizard…

And by lizard, I mean and MONSTER lizard that is eighteen inches long!

…up the screen of the sliding glass door. And as we’re standing there, Bailey leaps up and grabs his tail, dragging him down.

Apparently, I told Bailey to “Drop it.” And Bailey did–I have no memory of doing that though but Wizard said it happened and I believe him.  I also opened the screen door and ran out to grab Bailey. I barely remember that.

Then the MONSTER LIZARD burrowed in the track between the screen door and the slider and we were terrified it’s going to get into the freaking house. And the thing is HISSING at Wizard.

Long crazy story short , Wizard was able to get the MONSTER LIZARD out of our yard.

Okay, so we know those things are up in our ice plant on our hill, but they never come down, Never bother us. What we “think” happened is that Bailey was up in the ice plant, saw it and chased it down. Wizard said he chased that sucker all the way across the patio. Wizard thinks Bailey was picking it up, then dropping it and chasing it again.

Let me tell you, that little dog is fearless.  Wizard is seriously impressed.

But man, I hope that’s our big adventure for the week. I’m telling you, that thing was BIG! And I don’t want it in my house!

Wizard however gave Bailey a treat and told him he’s Super Awesome Dog.

How was your weekend?



Friday, April 4th, 2014
Happy Friday!


So on Wednesday, Wizard went to the doctor after I  nagged him into doing it. He came home and said, “No infection, just severe congestion.”

I’m like…hmmm…  But what can I say? He went to a doctor that I know is very good. So…maybe I’m wrong and he just has a bad cold.

Then, after dinner Wednesday night, he went to pick up the prescription the doctor had called in for him, but it wasn’t ready. Wizard was annoyed and left instead of waiting. I was going to go pick it up for him later that night, but he told me not to, that it was  just nose spray and could wait until the next day.  So I waited because I’m not feeling a 100% myself.

Then last night, this was our conversation at dinner after I’d picked up what turned out to be TWO prescriptions.

Me: “I don’t understand why the doctor gave you antibiotics if you just have a cold. You told me you don’t have an infection.”

Wizard: “Oh, yeah, what he said was I don’t have an ear infection, but I have a sinus infection. That means severe congestion, right?”

Picture me banging my head on the dinner table. Finally I told him, “No, a sinus infection can be serious and is always miserable. That’s why it’s called AN INFECTION. Why didn’t you tell me this YESTERDAY so I could pick up the antibiotics?”

At this point Wizard leaned back in his chair, like I was yelling or something. “Um…I didn’t know he was giving me the antibiotics until I got to the pharmacy and it wasn’t ready. I didn’t think it was any big deal.”

This is my fault for not making my very-smart-in-so-many-things-but-THIS-husband tell me EXACTLY what the doctor said.  But the good news is that Wizard’s on antibiotics and will be feeling better soon!  We’re going to celebrate his birthday one way or another this weekend.  And there will be chocolate cake, which everyone knows is good for sinus infections :-)

During all this sickness  drama and trying to get ready for Wizard’s birthday I’m working, actually writing pages which I’m thrilled about.

What are your plans this weekend?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

Poor Wizard is really sick with this cold.  That sucks even more as his birthday is this weekend. I’m hoping he gets better by then so he can enjoy spending Saturday with the kids and Bailey Dog.  (I think Bailey will be staying with us for a week–that will make Wizard feel better!)

Here’s our candidate for today.

athletic young man outdoorWhat do you think, is he worthy?


Monday, March 31st, 2014
Weekend Roundup

The good news is my new laptop came and we’ve got it pretty much set up. Yay!

The bad news Wizard and I came down with a cold, or some demonic virus. Ugh.

How was your weekend?

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Happy Friday!

Is anyone else sick of hearing about Selfies and Twerking? How about Kim Kardashian?  What we really need is Kim taking a Selfie while  Twerking–that would really send me to the liquor cabinet.

Okay I’m done complaining. How about you guys? What are you sick of?

Now moving on–it’s Friday! I’m working hard on the book and determined to be positive. Each day I fall more in love with Alyssa and Hunt. Alyssa is turning out to be a much stronger woman than I originally envisioned her. She may not know it in the beginning, but she definitely will be by the end. Now it’s just getting the right scenes to show their story.  I’m also starting to get excited about THE COWBOY MARINE coming out in July. All of a sudden, it doesn’t seem that far away!

I don’t have anything exciting planed this weekend, what about you all? Whatever you do, have a great weekend!