Jennifer Lyon
Friday, April 4th, 2014
Happy Friday!


So on Wednesday, Wizard went to the doctor after I  nagged him into doing it. He came home and said, “No infection, just severe congestion.”

I’m like…hmmm…  But what can I say? He went to a doctor that I know is very good. So…maybe I’m wrong and he just has a bad cold.

Then, after dinner Wednesday night, he went to pick up the prescription the doctor had called in for him, but it wasn’t ready. Wizard was annoyed and left instead of waiting. I was going to go pick it up for him later that night, but he told me not to, that it was  just nose spray and could wait until the next day.  So I waited because I’m not feeling a 100% myself.

Then last night, this was our conversation at dinner after I’d picked up what turned out to be TWO prescriptions.

Me: “I don’t understand why the doctor gave you antibiotics if you just have a cold. You told me you don’t have an infection.”

Wizard: “Oh, yeah, what he said was I don’t have an ear infection, but I have a sinus infection. That means severe congestion, right?”

Picture me banging my head on the dinner table. Finally I told him, “No, a sinus infection can be serious and is always miserable. That’s why it’s called AN INFECTION. Why didn’t you tell me this YESTERDAY so I could pick up the antibiotics?”

At this point Wizard leaned back in his chair, like I was yelling or something. “Um…I didn’t know he was giving me the antibiotics until I got to the pharmacy and it wasn’t ready. I didn’t think it was any big deal.”

This is my fault for not making my very-smart-in-so-many-things-but-THIS-husband tell me EXACTLY what the doctor said.  But the good news is that Wizard’s on antibiotics and will be feeling better soon!  We’re going to celebrate his birthday one way or another this weekend.  And there will be chocolate cake, which everyone knows is good for sinus infections :-)

During all this sickness  drama and trying to get ready for Wizard’s birthday I’m working, actually writing pages which I’m thrilled about.

What are your plans this weekend?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

Poor Wizard is really sick with this cold.  That sucks even more as his birthday is this weekend. I’m hoping he gets better by then so he can enjoy spending Saturday with the kids and Bailey Dog.  (I think Bailey will be staying with us for a week–that will make Wizard feel better!)

Here’s our candidate for today.

athletic young man outdoorWhat do you think, is he worthy?


Monday, March 31st, 2014
Weekend Roundup

The good news is my new laptop came and we’ve got it pretty much set up. Yay!

The bad news Wizard and I came down with a cold, or some demonic virus. Ugh.

How was your weekend?

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Happy Friday!

Is anyone else sick of hearing about Selfies and Twerking? How about Kim Kardashian?  What we really need is Kim taking a Selfie while  Twerking–that would really send me to the liquor cabinet.

Okay I’m done complaining. How about you guys? What are you sick of?

Now moving on–it’s Friday! I’m working hard on the book and determined to be positive. Each day I fall more in love with Alyssa and Hunt. Alyssa is turning out to be a much stronger woman than I originally envisioned her. She may not know it in the beginning, but she definitely will be by the end. Now it’s just getting the right scenes to show their story.  I’m also starting to get excited about THE COWBOY MARINE coming out in July. All of a sudden, it doesn’t seem that far away!

I don’t have anything exciting planed this weekend, what about you all? Whatever you do, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

*Someone* needs to go on a diet. I’m not saying who is the FAT WITCH

Jen is the FAT WITCH!!

Jen is the FAT WITCH!!


But I will say this; IT’S ALL WIZARD’S FAULT!

Remember on Monday I mentioned that BLB (youngest son) stole my chocolate chips? Well Monday Wizard was off work and after I mentioned my missing chocolate (twelve or fourteen times) he went down to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and bought me these:

Truffles for a FAT WITCH named Jen

Truffles for a FAT WITCH named Jen

Sigh…I’ve been eating them. I’ve been working out when I can around some physical issues but it’s been an uphill battle lately.  But life’s too short to whine about it (but not for wine!!), so I’ll just keep trying…

Now for work. I was REALLY close to a melt down when I emailed my editor and told her the book would be later than March 30th. She emailed back that’s not a problem at all, she doesn’t need it until July. YAHOO! I really only needed a few weeks so I’ll have it in well before that, but it’s a big relief. I’m trying to dial back the stress I’ve been putting on myself lately, and enjoy the process more.  So that’s what I’m doing and happy about it.

In other fun news, my new laptop is on it’s way! Now I’ll have two updated computers a desk top and laptop–something I waited nearly two years for.  As much as I use the computer, it’s necessary.  Wizard gets to use them too so he’s really happy.

And just because it’s Wednesday, here’s a random guy:

bigstock-Handsome-man-in-sunglasses-wit-53489935So what do you all think of our Random Guy?


Monday, March 24th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

BLB (youngest son) is developing a bad habit of coming by on Sunday and EATING! This Sunday he had French Toast for breakfast, Subway sandwiches for lunch and then HE TOOK MY BAG OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS! Although he did leave before dinner so I guess I got off easy there.

But he took my chocolate!

It’s my fault, I showed him the bag of chocolate chips as we were toying with the idea of making cookies. As he was leaving, he picked the bag up and said, “Mom can I have these?”

I’m a total sucker because I know how much he loves chocolate but he doesn’t buy it for himself. So I had to say yes. As BLB drove away I don’t know what I was sadder about, him leaving or my chocolate :-(

Other than that, Wizard and I looked at another one-story house but so far, we’re still just looking.

How was your weekend?


Friday, March 21st, 2014
Happy Friday!

This week flew by! It’s wild how fast time is going. Yesterday I finally hit a milestone in Exposing The Heiress. I kept writing to a certain page number, then I’d realize, Oh Crap, this isn’t working.

That happened 3 or 4 times sending me back to page 1. I’ve seen other writers make a note that they needed to change the first few chapters and keep going–getting the draft finished. I think that’s really smart, but I can’t do it. For me, it’s like putting frosting on a burnt cake.  I just can’t go forward until I have the first part of it right.

I’m still waiting for THE PROPOSITION to clear through Audible (audio book) quality check. I’m really impressed that they check each book though so I don’t mind.

And now for the fun party. BAILEY! He came Tuesday night and left Thursday. We had a blast. And of course, since I went grocery shopping while he was here, I bought him a new toy.

Bailey New Toy 1


He doesn’t look excited in the above picture (that’s his “tolerating her taking pictures again” look), but he really was. He showed everyone his new toy. But he spent most of the day out back looking for lizards. He didn’t find any, but he never gave up until dark. Then he came in with me to hang out with me…

Bailey after playing all day

He conked out.  When we went to bed, he didn’t move all night long.  Who knew lizard hunting was so exhausting? But he got up happy and raring to go again in the morning.

This weekend, I’m writing and probably cleaning. What are you doing?