Jennifer Lyon


Monday, June 20th, 2016
Weekend Roundup

I hope everyone had a Happy Father’s day! Ours was quiet but nice. Two kids couldn’t get out here, but called or texted and Youngest Son (BLB) came out last night.

My happy news is I sent Ethan and Ana’s novella off to my editor! Then I took a break to do some shopping, getting some clothes for conference this summer in San Diego. Wizard is going with me this year, and I’m excited about that. He’s a die-hard Giants (Baseball) fan and found out they are playing at the stadium right by the hotel. Great timing! He’s so happy.

Now I’m re-reading the manuscript for Savaged Dreams to tackle revisions and jumping right back on the Worry Train :-) I must like this agony, LOL! I love the story as much as ever, but the manuscript needs some work. Too bad editorial revisions don’t come step-by-step instructions, LOL! But it turns out it’s my editor’s job to tell me what needs work and my job to figure out how to fix it :-)

My bummer was yesterday morning. Wizard and I were getting ready to go out to breakfast for Father’s Day, when Wizard noticed something on my purse.

damanged purse

See the pink on the bottom left corner? That is from a pink shirt I was wearing that evidently bled on the purse and we can’t get it off. It’s crazy! I’ve never had that happen. I’ve had this Michael Korr’s purse for almost two years. I bought it with birthday gift cards from the kids after I hit some milestone in sales. Anyway, my expensive (to me) purse was taken out by an $8.00 Target tank top, LOLOL!! I believe I will survive this calamity, however, because I’m tough like that. In all seriousness, it’s just a purse, but I thought it was weird enough share.

Oh and don’t worry, the pink tank top is perfectly fine :-)

So how was your weekend?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
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      · June 20th, 2016 at 6:45 am · Link

    Yay for a quiet weekend and for sending your novella off! LOL about the revision merry-go-round. Yep, we must love this. Masochists. Bummer about the purse. That sucks. Maybe you can use the tank top to get it all pink and then no one would notice. ;o)

    We had a little break in the heat where it only got up to like 89, so I got a wild idea to wash the cars. My car is all sparkly now and Hubs’ jeep got a half-ass job because I was getting hot and tired. Good thing he doesn’t really care. I’m more than halfway through deep editing on my third genie book, so I should be able to get this to my editor by month end (a month later than I had thought, but she’s okay with it.) If I bust my buns, I should be able to release this by Labor Day. :fingers crossed: I already have the cover, so that’s something. Other than that, watched golf, read, and laid around. The usual. =o)



  2. Silver James
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      · June 20th, 2016 at 7:01 am · Link

    You can try using Gold Dial bar soap. I’ve used it to get red dirt stains out of athletic uniforms for years. If that doesn’t work, try B.E.’s idea. ;)

    I had Stormageddon on Saturday while Only did a photoshoot and Lawyer Guy did some “fix-ups” at her house (limb trimming, caulking, etc), while Baseball Boy was in Omaha for a tournament. Yesterday, LG rested and I went to Only’s to wrangle Storm while Only unboxed books and got them on the new entertainment center shelves.

    My Cowboys won their game in the College World Series. My Cardinals are on a losing streak. I’m starting a new project this morning as soon as I get off the internet. :lol:

    Have a great week, everyone, and stay cool!



  3. Jenn
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      · June 20th, 2016 at 11:17 am · Link

    B.E., you washed two cars? I’m impressed! I haven’t washed cars in year. Wizard does it these days :-) Glad you had a small break in the heat. We’re melting here but I shouldn’t complain, we have air and some people don’t.

    I hope you can get the edits done and the have the book ready by Labor Day.

    LOL on making the whole purse pink! I should have! Too late, I washed the shirt enough to prevent that from happening again (I hope). I’m still exasperated-amused.

    Hope you stay cool today!



  4. Jenn
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      · June 20th, 2016 at 11:23 am · Link

    Silver, thanks for the tip. I’m going to remember that for my next stain. This purse is toast–we got a little frustrated and start trying things that damaged the lettering, which isn’t that easy to damage. That’s what happened when Wizard and I get a little too determined :roll:

    Oh I saw a pic of Stormagedden helping with the caulking — he’s too cute! But I want to hear about the photo shoot — family shots or author type shots?

    Congrats on the Cowboys and sympathies on the Cardinals.

    Have fun with your new project!



  5. Viki S.
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      · June 20th, 2016 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Oh your poor bag :(. Feeling your pain. Sorry you got a little overly zealous in trying to remove the stain because I’ve used deodorant soap before and it really does work.

    Glad that BLB came over to see Wizard. My youngest was the only one to be over on Sunday. The eldest went to see his grandfather in WV and the middle on is still recovering from the trip. Five of us did get out Sat. for the “big” dinner. It was really good.

    You must be thrilled to have sent off :).

    You did great with your shopping trip. Like you, I hate shopping ;). How nice is it that Wizard is coming along and he gets to see his team play ball :).

    People here are SO happy with the Cleveland win. It’s so funny – NOTHING else is happening in the world right now ;). I must say the people of NE Ohio made me proud last night. They were out and celebrating and you know what? They behaved unlike so many cities when a championship is won. They did good :).

    I know you’re still really hot out there so take as many pool breaks as you can to cool off.

    Have a great week!



  6. Jenn
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      · June 20th, 2016 at 8:49 pm · Link

    Viki, I’ll remember that about deodorant soap, thanks!

    That’s great that you got to do a big dinner on Sat to celebrate. We knew this would be a quiet year, and that was okay with us.

    I’m really happy with my shopping trip :-) I just hate shopping, but it was a good day and made a big dent in things I need.

    Wizard was watching most of the game when your CAVS won. And even better that the city celebrated WITH CLASS!! That is something to be proud of!

    I swam for a while today, it was wonderful. We saved for years for that pool, and appreciate it as long as we get to have it.

    Hope you have a great night!



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