Jennifer Lyon

Friday, June 18th, 2021
Friday Five

TGIF!! Yep, it’s Friday again. Time to share 5 random things about our week. Here’s mine:

  1. One of these times, I’m going to mess up and post this on a non-Friday day :-)
  2. It’s stupid hot here. Has been all week. I’m back on my walking Maggie around 6:30 am schedule to cope.
  3. The other morning I was in my room discussing with Maggie what color of flip flops I should wear. Maggie chose black and I agreed with her. I was telling her that when I looked up and saw Wizard standing there shaking his head. I said, “What? Maggie was right, black is the right choice.” He laughed at me and said, “Seriously? You think that’s why I’m concerned?” I mean…what else could it be?  I was wearing a black top with tan shorts–obviously the black flip flops were better than my green ones. Honestly, he’s just so weird.
  4. I wrote a bunch of pages, trying the scene a couple different ways and dumped them all. Grrr….I should probably talk this over with Maggie and see what she thinks will work.
  5. I’m planning to make ribs and some key lime pie for Father’s Day just for us, and maybe spend time in the pool. The kid who lives closest may stop by, but it’s a lot more complicated for the other two and I didn’t make a big thing this year. One thing I know for sure is that I appreciate how much Wizard is my partner in parenting (and now grandparenting) every single day of the year.

So that’s my five random things, now I’d love to hear yours! Hope all the dads out there feel loved and appreciated! Happy Father’s Day!

8 comments to “Friday Five”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    June 18th, 2021 at 7:18 am · Link

    Gah, I totally forgot it was Father’s Day this weekend. Not that it really makes a difference one way or the other. I hope Wizard has a happy day. LOL about you and Maggie, and Wizard’s reaction. Bummer about dumping pages. You’ll get there. :hugs:

    1) I finally got back to writing last night. One night in a row. Woohoo. I’m working on a fantasy novel I started back in 2011. I plan to finally finish it.
    2) We saw the first fawns of the season this week. Twins! Yay!
    3) I’ve been mowing the lawn. I’m doing it in spurts because it’s so damn hot. Hubs usually does it, but I wanted to this time. I need the exercise.
    4) Hubs feels totally guilty about NOT mowing. He shouldn’t but he does. It’s okay. I feel guilty when he does the dishes.
    5) We were a bot worried about Chester the Chipmunk this week. We had a big ol’ rat snake in the yard and then we didn’t see him for a couple days. But he was back again for the last couple days, so yay. I think he’s moved his home from under the peonies to under the hydrangea. He gives me a happy.

  2. Silver James
    June 18th, 2021 at 8:53 am · Link

    Amen on the hot! Maggie IS smart and you are smart to listen to her! Forget Wiz. What does he know? ;) And words are words, even if you dump them. They’re just a roadmap pointing you in the right direction.Mmmm! Ribs and pool time. Sounds like a plan to me. Also, you and Wiz are perfect together. Okay, my 5:

    1. Stormy is on his way. He didn’t stay as many days this week as planned. His dad got him into a baseball camp at the HS where he teaches so we just had him Monday and then today. Next week is a new story!

    2. Words? Nope. Nada. Zilch. Zip. I do have a possible plot hook maybe sorta on the Christmas novella due for an anthology. I REALLY gotta get my brain in gear!

    3. My Christmas present from LG finally arrived. It’s been out of stock. It’s a big ol’ honkin’ cast iron skillet. It came pre-seasoned and it’s square and when I do burgers or steaks, they don’t overlap. I love the darn thing and luckily, it also has a gripper handle to help when I carry it. It also has a silicone handle sleeve that doesn’t go squirmy when I pick up the pan. (I had on on the old pan that worked while cooking but twisted if I tried to carry the pan off the stove.)

    4. It’s hot. As you know. Stupid heat dome!

    5. I got to do a Zoom meeting with a very cool dude from Goodreads. They’re working on some changes and I’d clicked onto one of their beta deals and left feedback. They contacted me to see if I’d do an interview. The 30 minutes turned into 45, and I’m getting a $50 Amazon GC for my “trouble.” Sam was cool and he seemed to really appreciate what I had to say, and was excited that I was not only a GR author but a user as well. He gave me some tips and also some ideas about the way I shelve things. LOL Yeah, I started adding shelves sorta like I started using Scrivener. It’s a process. 🤣

    Anyway, that’s my 5 for the week. Hoping to get some words this weekend while I hide under the AC. Have a great one, all!

  3. Viki S.
    June 18th, 2021 at 3:23 pm · Link

    1. Ha Ha.
    2. I really feel for you and Maggie with that awful heat.
    3. How strange is Wizard? He must know that Maggie is very smart and has great fashion advice. You are very wise in getting her opinion.
    4. Maggie should have great insight into the scene.
    5. Your plan for Sunday’s dinner sounds great. Key lime pie will be very refreshing. Your pool will be the best place to hang out too. I hope closest and family get to come by. It is so very hard to get them all together now that they all have families.

    1a. Six of us are going out tomorrow for dinner (not Harrison’s family). It will be nice. Even though they all live within an hour of us we don’t get together often so we try to plan dinners for special events.
    2a. Harrison’s family is having hubs and me over Sunday for Mission BBQ. I picked up a very small ice cream cake from Carvel. It should go over well with Harrison.
    3a. My shoulder gets worse as the day goes on. Making food really does it in. Chopping is a nightmare.
    4a. Youngest has Lazarus CBD balm 1200 mg and he has rubbed it into my arm and it really helps. More than other products. I went to buy some and they no longer have his. They have upgraded and now have a 3000 mg so I just ordered one. It has already shipped too.
    5a. Spunks is very upset. Petco has been my auto delivery for his favorite Tuna treat by TIKI CAT. Well it was out of stock for the last shipment and they gave me $5 to make up for it. I re-ordered and they said it shipped and would be here tomorrow. They just emailed me that it’s backordered and added $10 to my account. Poor kitty :(.

    I hope you guys can find some relief from the heat and have a nice Father’s Day weekend!

  4. Jenn
    June 18th, 2021 at 6:19 pm · Link

    B.E., the pages is frustrating, but I tend to do this the hard way, LOL.

    1) Yay for settling on a project!
    2) How cute :-)
    3) I feel for you doing it in the heat. Wizard did it yesterday morning at 8am. The. Heat. Sucks.
    4) Is it weird how we do that guilt thing? It’s silly–chores should be divided up to whatever works.
    5) Happy to hear Chester the Chipmunk wasn’t a snake meal…that gives my shudders. Snakes are just not my thing.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Jenn
    June 18th, 2021 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Silver, all true on words. The last two days have been frustrating but part of the process.

    1) Any Stormy Time is a good thing :-) Hope he enjoyed the babeball camp.
    2) Words will come once a story takes shape. I know we want it instantly, but that’s not really how it works.
    3) A good cast iron skillet is a great thing to have! But WOW six months out of stock?
    4) Yep, a whole western swath of the U.S. is getting broiled.
    5) That’s great news!!! Where is the interview available? Or is it just for GR internally to improve beta deals?? And kind of connection like that is great!

    I’m hoping the same here–have a great weekend!

  6. Jenn
    June 18th, 2021 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Viki, it really is hard to gather everyone. They’re all willing, but schedules are complicated :-) And I agree, Maggie has excellent fashion advice, LOL. I haven’t asked her about the scene, because she’d probably think they should all catch lizards, get a snack and take a nap.

    1) Hope you guys have a great time!
    2) I bet Harrison will love that ice cream cake! Hope hubs had a good time.
    3) Your shoulder sounds really painful.
    4) I hope that balm arrives quickly and works even better! If a nerve is involved, it’s hard to find anything to help with that pain.
    5) Poor Spunk! He doesn’t care about money, he wants his tuna treats. I don’t blame him for being mad.

    I hope you guys have a great time on Saturday night dinner with part of the family, and again Sunday dinner plus ice cream cake with Harrison’s family!

  7. Silver James
    June 19th, 2021 at 8:18 am · Link

    No, it was just for their beta team on the website redesign. And trust me, I was pretty boring. LOLOL

  8. Jenn
    June 19th, 2021 at 11:52 am · Link

    Silver, you’re never boring! Thanks for answering :-)

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