Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 29th, 2012
Weekend Roundup

Bailey has a new sweater:

It’s a bit of a crappy cell phone pic–but I don’t get to see Bailey much anymore so I take what I can get. To make  a long story short, for years all three of my sons lived together in one house. Now middle son has moved into a condo, and Bailey went with him. This cuts my visits down by a third since all three boys each brought Bailey with them when they came out of visit. But Bailey is happy in his new home!

Oldest son and BLB  are still living together, and of course they can see Bailey time they like.  They can take him for visits too.  So Bailey has gone from two homes to three :-)

In other news, Wizard and I were chatting with neighbors across the street.  The woman asked me if I wrote books.  (They haven’t lived there long). So the conversation went like this:

Me, “I better get back to work.”

Neighbor, “You write books?”

Me, “Yep. It keeps me busy.”  (I usually don’t say much because reactions can be range from nice to weird to annoying).

Neighbor, “What do you write, children’s books?”

At which point Wizard bursts out laughing and decides to jump in with,  “No, she writes, sexy, trashy, dirty books.” And then he laughed again.

I’m rolling my eyes, but Neighbor perks up and starts talking about trashy, sexy, dirty books she loves. My neighbor’s a keeper…not so sure about Wizard. (And okay, I *might* have laughed at his description, it was kind of funny!)

But why does everyone thing I write children’s book? I always get that question. Weird.

So how was your weekend?


17 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    October 29th, 2012 at 2:55 am · Link

    I love Bailey in his sweater :). Sorry to hear you will be seeing him a bit less than normal.

    Great new neighbor too.

    Finally got my new computer and am “learning” – Windows 8 is a bit different. I don’t know how I feel.

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:57 am · Link

    Too funny about the neighbor. I can’t imagine why people would think you write kids’ books – like you can tell from how someone looks what books they might write. :shrug: Bummer on the decrease in Bailey time. I’m glad he likes he new home, though.

    Nothing going on here. I’m re-writing a different book now that I finished and submitted that urban fantasy, and it’s giving me fits. (Or rather my own indecisiveness is giving me fits. Ugh.) This too shall pass.

  3. Kat
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:21 am · Link

    Cleaned house. Now battening down the hatches. I popped into the office this morning to work on stuff to makes sure all the disabled adults I work for are going to be ok and Now I am going back home myself to wait out the storm.

  4. Silver James
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:24 am · Link

    *bawahaha* on Wizard! Too funny. I get that to a degree but no questions about children’s books. Most people think I write history books–I guess cuz I’m older than dirt. ;) I tell them that I write “those” kind of books. I’m always a little hesitant to share the exact heat level though I had a 80-year-old neighbor ask me if my books were really sexy because her daughter kept bringing her “sweet” romances and she wanted “the real thing.” I gave her copies of all my print books and now she’s bugging the family for a Kindle so she can read “what the hell I want.” She cracks me up.

    Viki, I want to know what you think of Windows 8. I can’t decide if I need to upgrade or just give up and go to the dark side of Apple.

    B.E., get to work before you make me crack my whip. Or maybe I should loan it so you can whip that first chapter into shape!

    Kat, stay dry and safe! Here’s hoping you and all your clients ride out the storm safely. It has an unfortunate name. Sandy? Really? I keep hearing John Travolta singing “Sandy” from “Grease.” Evil brain! :twisted:

    Saturday, I spent the morning in the ER with The Only. She badly sprained her ankle during the 5K Komen for the Cure race. Then I cleaned a closet and took two bags of clothes to the local women’s shelter thrift store on Saturday. Sunday, I…did something–mostly lazed around instead of doing what I was supposed to. :lol:

    Have a great week, witches, and stay safe if you are in Sandy’s path!

  5. Jen Lyon
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:57 am · Link

    Viki, my sons have Windows 8 and like it better than Vista. Hope it works for you.

    It’s all fine with Bailey, I can always go get him for a visit. Or drop by and see him. We were just spoiled with all the kids and Bailey living in one place for so long :-)

  6. Jen Lyon
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:59 am · Link

    B.E., it’s downright odd how many people ask me if I write children’s books. I can’t explain it. Maybe I look like “a mom?”

    I feel your pain on the book giving you fits. some revisions were doing that to me, and I was whining to Wizard I would never figure it out. He said I most definitely would–at 2am. That made me laugh, but it’s truly agonizing to go through it. Hang in there and keep at it!

  7. Jen Lyon
    October 29th, 2012 at 12:00 pm · Link

    Kat, stay safe! Thinking of you and your family!

  8. Jen Lyon
    October 29th, 2012 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Silver, you are not old! You have a very strong interest in history and are quite knowledgeable!

    I’m dying laughing about your neighbor in the best way–I want her to be my neighbor! Good for her! Her kids better get her the Kindle and buy your books for her!

    Hope Only’s ankle feels better, but it probably hurts like the dickens. Sprains really HURT. Poor thing! Hurt while participating in a good cause, that’s just not fair!

  9. Dawn
    October 29th, 2012 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Your Wizard stories always crack me up! The new neighbor sounds like fun. You should keep her around ;)

    Sorry you get less Bailey visits. Now you’ll just have to go visit him more :D

    Saturday I worked from 5 – 10:30. (That’s AM! Ewww!) I had just enough time to come home, grab lunch, shower and change before leaving again. A friend had a Mary Kay party. She’s a new consultant and it was her 1st party. After that, I came back home for a bit before leaving again. I went to another friend’s place and we rented a movie. She said she was in the mood for a scary movie and I love scary movies. So we watched DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK. It was pretty creepy. Probably not something I’d want to watch while home alone at night. Then Sunday I had to go to a baby shower. It was a busy but fun weekend.

  10. Jane
    October 29th, 2012 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I love Bailey’s new sweater. Bailey has more residences than most people. The city is in lockdown for Sandy. It’s weird to see the streets so deserted.

  11. ban
    October 29th, 2012 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Wizard is definitely a keeper ;) Funny guys always are!

    The weekend was fine but at this moment the wind is blowing something fierce, the rain is coming down and the power is flickering. Not sure how much longer it will stay on…

  12. Jen Lyon
    October 30th, 2012 at 11:04 am · Link

    Dawn, you just go non-stop! I would love to have your energy level!

    I like suspenseful movies but not scary/gory.

    Glad you had a fun weekend!

  13. Jen Lyon
    October 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am · Link

    Jane, hope you and yours are safe in the storm!

    Bailey amazed me how he gets all these people to cater to him. He’s a little dog with a big talent :-)

  14. Jen Lyon
    October 30th, 2012 at 11:06 am · Link

    Ban, so many people have lost their power–I’m hoping you’re not one of them and that you are safe.

  15. ban
    October 30th, 2012 at 11:16 am · Link

    we’re fine Jen – one of the few towns that has NOT lost power!

  16. Jen Lyon
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Ban good to hear! But man, people got pummeled by this storm. Really thinking of everyone affected by it.

  17. Viki S.
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Silver – I’m getting used to Windows 8. I think I should have stayed with 7 like my middle son said. I bounce from the old to new constantly which makes things take longer. Loving the touch screen.

    Jenn – I’ll get the hang of it. Bailey is very lucky to be loved so well :)

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