Jennifer Lyon

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?


8 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Viki S.
    April 11th, 2014 at 2:48 am · Link

    Way to go BLB! Man, you are right to be proud of him. He really is one strong person and you know that you and Wizard helped make him that way. BLB big congratulations! Do I see chocolate chip cookies in his future ;)?

    Bailey really is worn out :). He is so cute I don’t know how you get any work done. Playing with him would really be distracting.

    Poor Wizard. Did they change the antibiotic? Sure hope he clears up real soon.

    Don’t work too hard over the weekend. Have a great one!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    April 11th, 2014 at 7:21 am · Link

    Hey, BLB! You go, boy! YAY!

    Aww, Bailey! He looks bushed. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your time with the grand-puppy. =o)

    Not much going on here. Hoping the rain holds off so we can commence with Tickpocalypse Now this afternoon. I debated whether to have Ride of the Valkyries playing while the pest control dude sprays the lawn. I really need those little buggers to die. They’re everywhere. Yesterday, I found one crawling up my leg after I watered the lawn and two while walking Max. Bleh. (Max wears a flea/tick collar, so he’s safe. Too bad they don’t make those for me to wear on my ankles while I walk in the lawn.)

  3. Kat
    April 11th, 2014 at 7:54 am · Link

    BE I hope your Tick solution is very successful. I have known several people who have had real issues after having gotten lymes’ disease from tick bites.

    It must have been a really long walk to wear Bailey out. I wish I had 1/2 his energy.

    This weekend is spring cleaning again. Now that spring is staying I want to throw open doors and windows and let it in. The kids are on spring break next week. I am going have a list of things for them to do around the house. I expect a lot of grumbling and “but mom.”

  4. Silver James
    April 11th, 2014 at 10:17 am · Link

    High fives to BLB! You and Wiz (and bros & Special K) have every right to be very proud of him. That’s awesome. Missed you Wednesday but figured you were way busy and…BAILEY! Who wouldn’t want to spend extra time with that cutie patootie. :)

    If I get the proposal done and emailed today, I plan to get my office back in order. I need to sort paperwork, set up files, find some paperwork, and rearrange my work area because I got a new printer. The old one works but the ink well filter is full and it comes up an error every time I try to print. I can stop and start over and it works but is really irritating. I have to send it to the company to be fixed and by the time I pay postage, parts, and labor, I’ve paid for a new printer. *sigh*

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  5. Jenn
    April 11th, 2014 at 11:23 am · Link

    Viki, thanks so much on BLB and Wizard. I swear this is the demon cold, although I haven’t been anywhere near as sick as Wizard (although I’m wondering if round 2 has hit me today). The doc was going to put him on a stronger antibiotic but changed his mind due to Wizard’s schedule next week so it’s more of that same, plus a shot.

    BLB took cookies I made home from Wizard’s party–that should hold him for a while :-)

    I’m not getting enough work done with Bailey here, that’s for sure.

    Have a good weekend!

  6. Jenn
    April 11th, 2014 at 11:28 am · Link

    B.E., I’m crossing my fingers that the exterminated can kill all those ticks! You and your animals don’t need that.

    I’m glad Max’s collar is protecting him. But you’re poor ankles need protection too!

    Thank you on BLB.

  7. Jenn
    April 11th, 2014 at 11:30 am · Link

    Kat, Bailey has slowed down a bit since he’s getting older, and I walk him on hills so it’s a work out for us. You should see him at night–he’d be happy to go to bed at 7:30 or 8:00!

    You’re going to hear a lot of “But mom,”! I can remember my kids whining, “But it’s our vacation.” It never worked though because i was suucccchhhh a mean mom.

    Happy Spring Cleaning!

  8. Jenn
    April 11th, 2014 at 11:33 am · Link

    Silver, I’m the same way on printers! It’s the ink that ends up costing more anyway. Plus the HASSLE of packing it up, going to the post office, living without a printer, etc.

    BLB has had support–and his girlfriend’s been amazing. Her life changed too. But in the end, it was BLB’s choice to accept and adapt.

    Good luck getting your office organized! Oh and HUGE CONGRATS on getting the proposal done and off! You had so much going on, I’m impressed!

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