Jennifer Lyon

Monday, August 6th, 2012
Weekend Roundup

Such a good weekend! Wizard threw a great party with family for me.  For six months I told him not to make a big deal about this birthday.

He didn’t listen.

I”m so touched. He threw the party, Biker Witch had an awesome chocolate layer cake made–the top layer had caramel filling the the bottom layer had raspberry filling. So delicious! I can’t show the whole cake because it has my age. I don’t care if you guys know my age, but it’s not good to have too much specific info on the Internet for anyone to find. So here’s a pic of the top half:

Biker Witch said she wanted both of me to celebrate my birthday :-) I love that cake so much! And Biker Witch gave me a very special piece of jewelry that I will always cherish.

Then my sons and their girlfriends, and Bailey also gave me a special gift that I love beyond words.

I won’t talk about this anymore, I promise :-) It’s just that I’m writing this blog right after we got home.

In other news, I’m making time to write! Wizard is really helping, giving me the space I need. CAGE MAGIC is different in a very fundamental way, and as a friend point out, it’s scaring the hell out of me. But I have to write the story that’s true to the characters.

Now lets not talk about me anymore! I want to hear about your weekend!

P.S. I soooo have to go to the gym this morning after that cake!!!

13 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    August 6th, 2012 at 2:48 am · Link

    WOW! The cake is lovely. If that’s just the top it must have been SO impressive to see – and eat ;). I am so happy that you had such a nice celebration. Wizard did good :).

    Oh boy you’ve got my attention with Cage Magic. If it’s scaring you I’m betting it’s going to intense. I’m glad you’re letting the characters drive the story. That’s how you know it’s going to be good.

    Weekend was good. I had a great time shopping with my girlfriend and her daughter. We went to the outlet mall and they were having a huge back to school sale. She got all the clothes she needs for school and then some. She spent quite a bit but the savings were great. My friends birthday is the 12th so she picked up gifts for her hubs to give her (a trick I taught her). I even bought a pair of shoes and a pair of pants.

    Andrew finally got his stuff put away and my house looks like my house again :)! Now I have to clean it.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Labrat11
    August 6th, 2012 at 6:32 am · Link

    Gotta love a chocolate cake! Can’t wait for Cage Magic, all these teasers are great.

    Got back from my 2 week vacation yesterday and now I have to figure out how to make it through my first day back at work. Didn’t sleep well due the the cats who wouldn’t leave me alone all night. I think they actually missed me, imagine that.

    Have a wonderful Monday everyone.

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    August 6th, 2012 at 7:20 am · Link

    Awww, they thought of both of you for your birthday. How cool is that. And I love the book on top. It looks gorgeous and I bet it tasted awesome, too. Happy Birthday!

    I spent most of the weekend watching Olympics. Those athletes are so inspiring. I needed a good dose of people doing awesome things, overcoming adversity, and kicking ass. I also finished The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen (picked up at the thrift store) and started Clan of the Cave Bear (as part of my ‘I should’ve read this already’ pact). Although why I started such a monster of a book right before an Amazon order with squee-worthy new books arrives is beyond me.

  4. Kat
    August 6th, 2012 at 9:05 am · Link

    Wow a sister that bakes you a cake like that is great to have. I am glad you had a great day. Left over cake has 1/2 the calories it did the first time. :lol: At least that is what I tell myself.

    This weekend I went out to the fabric shop to pick up some material for the costume I am going to wear at the weekend in Sept. (no real theme) My daughter (10years old) has a talent for designing clothes. She drew a stech of what I had in mind and now we are going to sew it together. I truely am amazed at her talent for design at her age. I have done a lot of costume work when I was in theater in my younger days so I will be able to put it together. I hope she takes to sewing too.
    I am looking forward to working with her on the project even more than I am excited about the finished outfit.

  5. Dawn
    August 6th, 2012 at 9:48 am · Link

    Sound like a great weekend, Jen. Glad Wizard ignored your order and threw you a party anyway :) The cake looks awesome. What a great sis is BW.

    I spent my weekend working again. I did get a mini vcay earlier in the week. Tuesday I went to Indy w/ my cousin and my friend. We went to Cheeseburger in Paradise for dinner and none of us ordered burgers. It seemed wrong, but none of us were hungry enough to order the burgers. In the Buffett spirit, we all ordered Hurricanes to drink :) I’d never had one before, but it was wonderful. I’ll have to have one again sometime. We had a great time @ the concert. JB always puts on a great show.

    Happy Monday, witches.

  6. Silver James
    August 6th, 2012 at 10:33 am · Link

    Awesome cake! Your family rocks, Jen. You know you needed the celebration so good on them for ignoring you. Sounds like all the witches had a great weekend! I’m such a slacker. I didn’t do much beyond clean house and watch baseball on TV. I really need to get my ar$e in gear. Love that CAGE MAGIC is scaring you. That’s a good sign! You need to stretch and get out of your comfort zone once in awhile. You write incredible books when you do, Jen!

    Have a great week, everyone!

  7. Jenn
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:22 am · Link

    Viki, thanks. I was very touched by everything yesterday.

    Sounds like a great shopping trip! I love your birthday trick, LOL! Wizard’s very good at gifts, but we often do lists. Why stress when you can get people what they truly want? Your g/f’s daughters should be all set for college now!

    Yay on getting your house back! I’m right there with you on cleaning. My sisters in law and I were talking about that yesterday. We just don’t have that drive to clean we once did.

  8. Jenn
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:27 am · Link

    Latrat11, AWWW on your cats! That is so cute that they missed you. But getting through work–I don’t have a spell for that. But you can do it :-)

    I’m glad you all believe that on CAGE MAGIC. I’m just…hanging on for the ride and praying a lot.

  9. Jenn
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:30 am · Link

    B.E., I love those inspirational stories too! I’m only catching bits of hte Olympics. I seriously hate the way it’s behind shown, but whatever. Anyway, I’ve seen some stories, like the woman runner who seriously broke her leg and had SEVEN surgeries to regain her ability to run. Awesome!

    I’d read the new books! Life’s too short :-)

  10. Jenn
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:35 am · Link

    Kat, love the tip on leftover cake calories!!! I have one huge piece I brought home. Trying to ignore it, but I know it’s there!

    That is so cool that your daughter drew the sketch and the two of you are doing your costume together! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out. I also want to know what it is, but you’ll tell us when you’re ready :-) Isn’t it a major wonder and excitement to discover these talents in our kids? Enjoy!

  11. Jenn
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:39 am · Link

    Dawn, I’m really glad to hear you got a little time off and had so fun. It does sound wrong to go to a place name Cheeseburgers in Paradise and not order a burger, but I really think the Hurricane made up for it :-)

  12. Jenn
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:42 am · Link

    Silver, you needed a low key weekend, and I’m glad you had one!

    I’m fine with stretching in CAGE MAGIC, I just hope it’s good stretching :-) Not that I ever worry or anything.

    Happy Anniversary Silver!

  13. B.E. Sanderson
    August 7th, 2012 at 5:05 pm · Link

    New books arrived today. Clan set aside to revel in Darklands by Nancy Holzner (the latest in her Deadtown series). Good advice, Jen. ;o)

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