Jennifer Lyon


Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Randomosity

Randomosity…

What? It’s a word! It is! Well is should be, that’s all I’m saying! It means: Here’s my random thoughts :-)

I finished DARK LIGHT  by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz) and then I read THE SECRET PASSION OF SIMON BLACKWELL by Samantha James.

My reading slump appears to be over!

However, I do have a book to write so I can’t read as much as I’d like too.

Key’s book so full of highs and lows for me.  Every hump makes me think I’m home free, and then I stumble and fall again.  I know why I’m tangling up right now, it’s a matter of sorting out the plot threads. You know how when you dump all your necklaces into the jewelry box, then pull them out later and they are a big clump? That’s where I am right now.

I can do this! I know it. Just have to take a breath and figure it out. And maybe some plot threads need to be tossed.  Or something.  Sometimes, I think I should learn to destress like Bailey:

He just lays down on the carpet and goes to sleep. What a life! Of course,  if I did that, I’d immediately start thinking, “Hmm, maybe I should vacuum the carpet.” And then I’d start calculating how much it would cost to put in wood floors just so I wouldn’t have to vaccum. But then I’d wonder how do you clean wood floors? Would it be more work than vacuuming?

And if I put wood on the stairs instead of carpet, would Linc take bets on how long it would take before I slipped and fell down the stairs?

And that would bring me right back to worrying about the book.

What does Bailey think about when he sleeps? I bet he doesn’t worry about vacuuming the carpet!

How about you?  What’s your Randomosity for today?

12 comments to “Randomosity”

  1. Val
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 9:27 am · Link

    Hmmm … random thoughts, I can do this. My brain is always pumping out all kinds of stuff that has nothing to do with anything, lol.

    Actually today I am wondering if maybe I overestimated myself. I joined a woman’s softball team, love the sport and have missed playing over the years. Now with the kids older I decided to play again. I also figured it would be a fun first step in getting back into shape. However, after practice last night I’m left wondering if maybe I just don’t have it anymore, lol. Been playing with daughter and felt pretty confident until I got out there with some of those ladies, man did they make me look bad. Hubby says I just had an off night because I was tired, and thinks maybe because the ball is smaller than I am used to combined with the fact that it is slow pitch, I just need some time to adjust. I know it is supposed to be for fun, but I have a competitive nature. I’m determined to step it up a notch, somehow, someway I’ll get back in form. And nope I will not use being 37 years old as an excuse, lol.



  2. Cecile
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 9:33 am · Link

    First Val, I know you can do it. I have faith in my fellow witch!!!! How do I know this, cuz if I can go back into dancing with kids my daughters age and keep up, you can do this!!!!! ***shakes pompoms for VAL!!!***

    Okay random man is making his show up in my muddled mind today… I have no clue where to begin, so I won’t! My Halfing Witch will be leaving for a trip half way across the world in less than 3 weeks, have not clue when hubs is coming home from job – hopes he makes it back before Halfing Witch leaves. Trying to figure out what to do with my pups when we go visit hubs this weekend… Just a bunch of random thoughts there… Randomsoity is a word cuz we sazs so!!

    Oh damn… I am heading to the lair, no sneaky shoes today… Need to clear the mind…. Hee heeee



  3. B.E. Sanderson
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 10:22 am · Link

    I’m with Cecile. You can do it, Val. Witches can do anything we set our minds to. =o)

    Randomosity. It’s such a good word, it ought to be a song. My randomosity for today: I think my grass seed is coming up. It better be because I just bought another bag to fill in the patches. I also bought one of those Ped-Egg thingies. Here’s to a future with softer feet. Yesterday we had a wind storm – 62mph gusts. Bleh. I spent the morning cleaning up all the crap the wind dumped on my front patio. And now that the wind’s gone, it’s nice to have the windows open for a change.

    Random enough? Cuz I’m so scatterbrained today I could fill a whole page. ;o)



  4. Silver James
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 10:30 am · Link

    Val, good on you though I could never go back and play slowpitch after fastpitch! I wish my knees would let me play!

    Cecile, Halfling Witch will have a ball! We sent The Only on two trips, one to play on an All-Star team at in international fastpitch tournament and then to Italy for a trip with a high school group. Her life was all the richer for it!

    If synchronizity is a word, so is randomosity! Just sayin’.

    Random thoughts: I have to get to the cleaners today or do laundry. That ain’t happenin’! (laundry, I mean.) I have to finish reading my revisions on my novella and get that puppy sent back to Ms. Editor 2.0. Dinner. Not even lunch yet and I’m anticipating dinner. No clue what I’m fixing–whatever falls out of the freezer and hits my foot, I guess.

    Squirrel.



  5. Erika
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 10:31 am · Link

    Wow. That was random. First, I don’t recommend wood floors. While pretty they are definitely harder to keep clean than carpet. At least superficially. Random thoughts? I’m every where. I’m still trying to find a f/t permanent job. *shaking head* what a mess. No one is hiring, the places that are hiring want 10 years experience, a degree, the blood of your first born and a hair clipping from your second. All of that AND they’re willing to pay you $10 an hour. *sigh* I shall persevere. I think.

    There are only 3 days of school left for my kids. I’ve already started on their chore lists for the summer. They’re so excited!

    I wish I could destress like Bailey too. If you figure out how to make that work please share. :D



  6. Jen Lyon
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 11:21 am · Link

    Val, you can do it!! Your hubby is probably right it was an off night, but also, you’ll get better if you stick with it. You can do it!



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 11:22 am · Link

    Cecile, you have a LOT of random going on! I didn’t realize hubs job was and Away Job. That makes it so hard. And your daughter leaving for a trip…you know you’re going to miss her and worry. Hang in there!



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 11:24 am · Link

    B.E., very random! Those Ped-Egg things make me queasy every time I see the commercial. I feel for you on the winds! They destroy my pool and takes forever to clean.

    Here’s hoping your grass comes in thick and lush!



  9. Jen Lyon
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 11:28 am · Link

    Silver…first Silver did an awesome blog over at MSW today. If you are a writer or reader, go see it here http://www.murdershewrites.com/ It’s seriously one of the best blogs I’ve ever read.

    You said, “If synchronizity is a word, so is randomosity!” That is some random logic at it’s finest! You deserve and appleitini for that.

    We’re having Broccoli Cheese soup, and maybe salad, for dinner if that helps. I know this because I just went grocery shopping.

    Have the squirrel do the laundry :-)



  10. Jen Lyon
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 11:32 am · Link

    Erika, have pity for Wizard–he lives with me and my mind always spins like that. No wonder he has migraines!

    Bummer on wood floors. So they don’t come with a housekeeper? It’s kind of what I was hoping for.

    On the job front, I so hear you! I think about this a lot–I’d do better to get a “real” job, but I have no skills and my children won’t let me barter them or their hair. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you–you have more to offer the job market than I do.

    Bailey really knows how to play hard and sleep peacefully. Not everyone is that talented, I guess.



  11. Val
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone :) . I know I’ll get it, I’m determined like that, just frustrating.

    Erika, I’ve been in your shoes looking for a job and I can only think that it is even harder right now with the ecomony the way it is. Hang in there, it does get better just not as quickly as we would like.



  12. Jenn
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      · May 25th, 2010 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Val, I really get the frustration! But at least you’re getting out there and doing it. I admire that!



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