Jennifer Lyon

Friday, December 4th, 2015
Happy Friday!

Okay some of you may be aware that Wizard and I are fairly close to the mass shooting that happened on Wednesday in San Bernardino, CA. We are fine. Emotionally, we are as upset, horrified and outraged as all of you, but we weren’t in any danger. I’d like to give a huge shout out to first responders, emergency workers, law enforcement agencies and support personal. While they couldn’t save everyone, their quick actions very likely prevented even more injuries and deaths. And I’m going to leave it at that because I want to this blog to be a place we can come together to have fun, to support each other, and to care about others. But we won’t give any emotional energy or power to those who are evil. So moving on…

Happy Friday!

Dog casual friday

I’d love to have a Casual Friday, writing in my comfy clothes all day! However, we’re going to be gone all morning doing some followup with specialists for Wizard. It should all be fine, but we need to do the follow ups with two different doctors just to be sure. But if everything goes the way we expect/hope it will, then life will return to normal which is awesome.

Yesterday oldest son stopped by since he had a meeting in the area. Oldest son is the one who broke his wrist, but he got the cast off Wednesday and is doing well. He’s so happy. The fracture is healing solidly and he can SLOWLY do some rehab on it. He misses weight lifting but it won’t be long before he can start again.  It’s nice to see him without the cast. He didn’t complain much, but I know that wrist really ached for a couple of weeks, and the cast was annoying.

By the way, when Wizard was in the hospital, Oldest took me out to the store to get things I needed for Wizard when he came home.  He insisted on driving and pushing the cart…all with his broken wrist. Everyone looked at me like, What is wrong with you lady? Can’t you see he has a cast on? Help him! But anytime I tried to do anything, Oldest got all snarly. He’s so much like his dad! I probably won’t be winning Mother of the Year Award this year.

This weekend, I’m going to try to write and clean. I’m going to have to start Christmas shopping too, but I’m finally getting in the mood so it’s all good. It’d be even better if I could sleep a full night, but we can’t have everything we want :-)

What are your plans?

6 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    December 4th, 2015 at 8:03 am · Link


    Fingers crossed that all the follow-ups go well and everything is peachy with Wizard. Yay for OS getting his cast off. And LOL about the shopping trip. Other people are so weird, giving you dirty looks when they have no idea what’s going on in your world. They all need to bugger off. I got dirty looks when I still had a handicap parking sticker. I could walk okay – but not for long before I’d start limping, so they’d see me get out of my car looking all normal. They never saw what I looked like on the way back to the car. I finally learned to say ‘screw them’.

    A full night’s sleep? Interesting concept. I’d like to try that sometime. LOL

    I talked to my editor and let her know I wouldn’t have the manuscript back to her by tomorrow. She’s cool with that as long as she still has a month to edit. Now I’ve got until next week. So, I’ll be editing like a madwoman this weekend. And walking. And maybe playing in the woods. Oh, and reading Allison Brennan’s latest. =o)

  2. Silver James
    December 4th, 2015 at 9:34 am · Link

    Good thoughts to Wiz, and to you! OS is so typical of all the males in your family. Something in the DNA I’m sure! LOLOL So glad y’all are safe and the first responders from SBPD and surrounding jurisdictions were awesome!

    I’ve sort of taken the week off. Low-profile on social media. Reading. Still dealing with a few aftereffects from the ice storm. We were without power last weekend and have had spikes, brownouts, and outages this week. I was 12 hours late on my deadline, but Mr. HQEd said no big deal. I got my blurb for THE BOSS AND HIS COWGIRL (RDR#3) and it made me cry. It releases June 2016. Now I’m trying to pick out my next project. I have a bunch to choose from.

    Christmas is coming. *FLAIL* We’re buying a regular tree this year. For almost 20 years, we’ve used our barb-wire cactus tree. This year, Stormageddon is active enough we need to nix the sharp pointy stuff. So, I’m on a mission to find a tree. And decorate this weekend. Which means washing down the front porch for garlands and lights, and finding the boxes of ornaments we haven’t used in…20 years. LOL Fun times. Speaking of Storm, he’s coming for dinner tonight. Mom is working late and Dad has baseball practice so Storm is ours for a couple of hours. Yay!

    I’ll be starting FORBIDDEN MAGIC today. Yay! Totally loving my reread of the updated Wing Slayers. SINFUL MAGIC still makes me cry. And smile. Because…Evil Silver. ;)

    Have a great weekend, witches, and keep us posted on Wiz, Jen.

  3. Viki S.
    December 4th, 2015 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I hope all went well with Wizard and the doctors this morning. You two could use a little break.

    Love the puppy in the robe. How nice it would be to do that just once ;).

    Wow, CPA boy sure healed fast. That is great. He better listen to you and the docs and take it slow getting back into lifting or he’ll mess things up and be really bummed out.

    I have the Christmas shopping done except for the hubs. Only have one thing for him so far. Glad you’re now in the mood to go brave the crowds ;). Me, I just point and click :).

    We’re celebrating middle sons birthday which is Sunday, on Saturday night. Should be a good time. Hubs and I are also going to do the decorating for the first time since I go my cat. We’ll see if the tree stays up ;).

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Jenn
    December 4th, 2015 at 6:01 pm · Link

    B.E., people are very weird. Oh and the handicapped. My mom was in a wheelchair the last few months of her life. People would see me get out, and do teh glared thing UNTIL I unloaded with wheelchair and got my mom in it. She was so tiny, I don’t think they saw her in the van at the time. Btu I can know what you mean.

    At least we’re not alone in our insomnia. So many of us have it that maybe it’s the ones who sleep that are unusual.

    Get that book in then RELAX! You deserve it!

  5. Jenn
    December 4th, 2015 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Silver, the first responders were awesome, and the follow through. They found pipe bombs, etc, BEFORE they killed and maimed more people.

    OS was pretty funny. But all three of the boys were there exactly as we needed them to be.

    HUGE CONGRATS getting that book in! 12 hours late can’t even be counted as late, LOL! It’s all good and I’m sure Mr. Editor is impressed. Can’t wait to see Cowgirl #3 blurb.

    Christmas…whatever. I’m trying to be enthusiastic :-) But yep, with a busy toddler boy you definitely need a kid friendly tree. Hope you have fun with Storm tonight!

    Thank you on the books! And Evil Silver, LOL!

  6. Jenn
    December 4th, 2015 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Viki, the news from the docs is mostly good. More tests but this is to make sure everything clears up.

    I’ve never stayed in my robe or PJs unless I’m extremely sick, but it looks like fun :-)

    Oldest Son’s fracture was small, but it healed very fast too. The doctor warned him to go slow, first his doing physical therapy exercises, no lifting. He won’t push for a while (and his wife will make sure of it).

    I’m going to do some online shopping and easy stuff. This year is too complicated to do a lot out mall shopping.

    Happy Birthday to Middle Son! Hope you guys have a great weekend! And your kitty decides to tolerate the Christmas tree :-)

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