Jennifer Lyon

Monday, December 7th, 2009
Monday! Aren’t We Happy?

witch at work I finally gave in and actually started Christmas shopping!

Okay, Wizard dragged me out. But we got a very good start and I get credit for not whining! I was a very good witch! We even celebrated by going out to dinner.

Today I’m calling all the Wing Slayer Hunters BACK TO WORK! We need to revise Phoenix’s book. I’d like to have this done by New Years…


Sigh, even I know that’s impossible with the holidays taking up so much time. But it’s still my goal because I am stubborn like that.

Also this weekend, I read WEDDING AT KING’S CONVENIENCE by Maureen Child.  Maureen always rocks!  Then I started Lisa Jackson’s FATAL BURN. I’m not very far into it yet, but so far, so good.

Oh, and while browsing the Internet, I found a recipe for Kahlua Cake that sounds great (I gained three pounds just reading it).  I can’t wait to find an excuse to make it (and gain six pounds).

So how was your weekend?

P.S. Seriously, witches, All Wing Slayer Hunters must report for duty!

20 comments to “Monday! Aren’t We Happy?”

  1. Dru
    December 7th, 2009 at 5:05 am · Link

    Good morning!

    My weekend was quiet. I did find the perfect fabric for my quilt project so I’ll be working on that. I read a couple of books, FINAL APPROACH by Rachel Brady, MURDER HAD A LITTLE LAMB DIRTY by Cynthia Baxter and SEXY KNITTING by Christie Ridgway.

    I did do a little Christmas shopping and it required me to do is hit “submit” at the various online sites.

    Have a good Monday.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    December 7th, 2009 at 9:17 am · Link

    Yay for getting some shopping done. I hit the online stores on Saturday. Here’s hoping everything arrives by Christmas.

    Every year Daughter and I do what we call the Cookie-Stravaganza. We bake batch after batch of cookies and then give them away to friends and Husband’s co-workers. This weekend saw the first four batches done. I’ll be six pounds heavier by the end of the week. Ugh. And I didn’t even see your Kahlua cake recipe.

    Other than that, I read Obsession Untamed by Pamela Palmer – book two of her Feral Warriors series. Nothing like a man who turns into a tiger to get the old heart pumping. Almost as good as Wing Slayer Hunters, but not quite. ;o)

  3. Val
    December 7th, 2009 at 9:52 am · Link

    I can describe my weekend in one word, hectic. I have a love hate relationship with this time of year. Love seeing friends and family, and shopping for my kids, but hate being so busy I don’t sit down for what seems like days.

    We had our family christmas dinner, went tree and ornament shopping, got hubby’s oil changed while grabbing some presents, got my sons shoes and paperwork together to start work at McDonalds tonight, got daughter what she needed to complete her cheerleading outfit, got new winter coats for kiddies, grabbed some presents for the church christmas dinner tonight (they give them to the local c & y to hand out), grocery shopping, and cleaning. Didn’t have any time to read and probably won’t have much till after the holidays.

    B. E. I love Pamela’s books, but your right WS could kick FW butt. Hmmm…maybe an idea for Linc’s next cage match.

  4. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 10:55 am · Link

    Dru, that’s great that you found the perfect fabric for your next quilt. How many quilts have you made now?

    You shop online? So smart! Wizard drags me out to stores.

    Christie wrote a book called SEXY KNITTING? Hmm, I missed that, I’ll have to check it out.

  5. Kira Daniels
    December 7th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    Saturday I helped my in-laws move. That was a job! Mainly because the house they built is on the lake and all the living space is upstairs to take advantage of the view. It’s a beautiful home! I was really happy for them. :)

    Sunday DH had a migraine so we didn’t do much except for grocery shopping and watch football. I can NOT beleive the Steelers lost to Oakland. *smacks head* That was just wrong on so many levels.

    Jen, if you can keep the witches hands off your WS I’ll be the most surprised person here. lol Good luck with that!!!

  6. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 10:57 am · Link

    B.E. your Cookie-Stravaganza sounds fun! When the kids were little, we used to bake (cookies, fudge, peanut butter balls, truffles, English toffee) and give it out to neighbors and assorted people too. We had a lot of fun!

    You ordered your gifts early enough that they should arrive.

    Feral Warriors sounds awesome! I must get her books!

  7. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 11:00 am · Link

    Val, you had a crazy weekend! How on earth did you get all that done? I’m impressed! And no, you’re not going to have much time to read.

    That would be a fun cage fight! Although, I going to tell Linc no–wouldn’t want the author mad at me :-) I’d explain that Linc did it, but you know I’d get the blame. Linc would throw me under the bus then bet on whether I survived or not.

  8. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 11:03 am · Link

    Kira, your in-laws house sounds like it has an awesome view, but moving everything upstairs–shudder! It’s lovely of you to help!

    Really sorry about your DH’s migraine. Those are terrible. Hope he’s feeling better.

    Sorry your team lost :-(

    The Hunters have to work! I have to get this revision done! I’m sure the witches WANT to help, right?????

  9. Silver James
    December 7th, 2009 at 11:18 am · Link

    Good morning, witches! I. Finished. My. Edits/Revisions. *gloat* I am now free to decorate (yeah…27 degrees and I need to put up outdoor lights. *sigh*) I’m going to need some Loco Cocoa when I come in! (Peppermint schnapps and hot cocoa–just sayin’!)

    I also finished reading HEART OF THE WITCH by debut author Alicia Dean. Awesome romantic suspense with witches and a fond nod to the Wizard of Oz. Next up? I’m not sure. I’ll see what falls off the pile and bashes my toes when I walk by.

    Have a great Monday! (Yes. I am in a good mood. No, I have NOT started the loco cocoa. Though…it is almost noon on the East Coast…)

  10. Cecile
    December 7th, 2009 at 11:58 am · Link

    Oh Jen… **bowing down to you the Wizard** I have not even started shopping yet. I just made the list out this weekend… among the million of other things I did. I do not mind shopping, really I don’t. Friday night we had sleet (temps got down in the low 30’s) and rained all evening and all night. YUCK!!! Then Saturday, me, half witch and her bff went grocery shopping, then that night I had to work… worked from 4-10. Then Sunday half witch wanted to go to the book store, how can you say no to a child wanting to read, lol… yea that is what i always say. And of course her and bff just wanted to go walk inside the mall… you know to “look”… yea right! At least my treat was Godiva & Victoria Sercet!! Hee hee… Yea, good luck with getting the Wing Slayers back after that last store, lmao!!!!!

    I promise I bought the stuff to help lure them back the lair… I promise… **evil vixen little grin**

  11. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 1:16 pm · Link

    Silver, CONGRATS on finishing edits/revisions! I am just starting, so you are my goddess!

    Seriously? You’re going outside to put up Christmas decorations in 27 degree weather?

    I could use some LocoCoco :-)

    Oh I want to read that book! I have dozens of books I want to get.

  12. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Cecile! Victoria’s Secret is an evil way to thwart my callback to the WSHs!

    You had a very busy weekend, and who ever says no to a bookstore?

    Wizard always gets things done. Most of the time, I just stay out of his way. Or go along and nod a lot :-)

  13. Dawn
    December 7th, 2009 at 2:02 pm · Link

    I went Christmas shopping this weekend. I now have the immediate family (the parents and sister) done, though I do have to wrap. I still have to buy for the kids (friend’s and cousin’s kids). I, too, went to the book store and Godiva. I got an email from Godiva for 20% off. Gotta love that :)

    Cecile, low 30’s? Is that all? Friday it got down into the teens here. The high on Friday was only in the 20’s. Brrrr. And the low’s are supposed to get down into the teens again latter this week :(

  14. Jen Lyon
    December 7th, 2009 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Dawn, that’s a good start! Although did you have to bring up wrapping?

    20% off Godiva is wonderful!

    Wow, it’s cold there!!

  15. Jane
    December 7th, 2009 at 4:33 pm · Link

    I didn’t have a very productive weekend. I still have a lot of shopping to do. I think I’ll just stick to gift cards.

  16. Dru
    December 7th, 2009 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Jen, I’ve made 85 quilts since I started quilting 6 years ago.

  17. Alicia
    December 7th, 2009 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Fine Jen! I will let Linc go back to work….for now :)

    My weekend was great. I went Christmas shopping ALL day Friday with my sister and then we put up Christmas at hoome on Saturday and hung out with family on Sunday…..busy busy over here.

    Now they are telling me we could get up to a FOOT of snow!! So you are very lucky that I am letting Linc go back to work…..he insists that he help out where ever he can.

    Have a great week and stay warm :)

  18. Alicia
    December 7th, 2009 at 8:36 pm · Link

    I have read the Feral Warriors series, its good. So is J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood.

  19. Cecile
    December 7th, 2009 at 9:30 pm · Link

    Yea Dawn… that is all… We are sooo not use to that though!! OMG… Girl, I see temps go into the low 60’s and I am looking for my sweater, lmao!!

    But that is okay… it is all what I have underneath to the Slayers happy, lol!!!

  20. B.E. Sanderson
    December 8th, 2009 at 8:37 am · Link

    Thanks, Jen. Amazon shipped most of my stuff priority (even though I didn’t ask for it, and certainly didn’t pay for it). So, I got just about everything yesterday morning. Yay!

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