Jennifer Lyon

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Wing Slayer Worthy

Monday we saw BLB’s surgeon and got the expected news that there’s not much more they can do.  They are going to try one more (non surgical) thing, but the reality is that eight months in, we’re only talking degrees of improvement. But it could be enough to help with some of the pain, and we’d gratefully take that.

We’ve known the reality right from the start. In fact part of our greatest frustration is people telling US we don’t understand, BLB is young , etc. To which BLB relies:  “Human bones against asphalt, guess who wins?”

He cracks me up. And I know people mean well when they say that, they really do. So humor is a good way to handle it.

BLB is amazing, and he’s coping fine.  Nor is HE finished working/rehabbing on the leg, which counts for a lot. Yesterday, he was out riding his biking. He’s getting ready for the new semester and figuring out work. He will be fine.

I’d just better write faster to pay for things, which is pretty funny since I’m constantly jumping hurdles to write at all. Like a power outage yesterday. But that’s simply how life rolls.

Now onto Wing Slayer Worthy. I’m still working on rebuilding my files of pictures. I’m having trouble find blonds, and realized as I was searching, what the problem is.  The blond men tend to look alarmingly young. Good for them, bad for us :-)

So let’s go with this candidate today:

What do you think? Wing Slayer Worthy?




Monday, August 13th, 2012
Weekend Roundup

It’s been HOT! Perfect pool weather :-)

I’m finally making some progress again on CAGE MAGIC. I think.  A friend and I were talking about our crazy-ass process of writing.  It’s hair pulling frustrating, insomnia inducing stressful, and yet it’s so addictive.

Now let’s talk about distractions :-) One day last week I was writing and got a text from BLB’s girlfriend. The text looked like this:

With the words: “Can BLB have him?”

I answered back, “Forget BLB, I want him!”

But that didn’t happen.  Of course,  now I think about this puppy all the time. And when I showed the picture to Wizard, he actually said, “I like him.”

I’m pretty sure that puppy is gone though, so I’ll just keep my focus on writing :-)

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Whatcha Readin’?

Happy Friday! Wizard is off today, so I may only write a half day, we’ll see. I finally had a breakthrough on something I’ve been stuck on for a loonnngggg time now, so I need to work. But Wizard often lures me away from work and into the pool. Given the 100+ temps around these parts, that’s not hard to do. Tomorrow I”m going to my local chapter of RWA meeting and really looking forward to it.

On Tuesday, two of my good friends had releases. Laura Wright’s newest release her in Mark of the Vampire Series ETERNAL BEAST. And Kate  Carlisle’s news addition to her Bibliophile mystery series PERIL IN PAPERBACK. I was even able to get out of the house and to Barnes and Noble on Tuesday to buy both books.

But I couldn’t decide which one to read first! The decision was agonizing.

So I copped out and started reading Lorelei James’ ALL JACKED UP.  Usually I love her books, but this one isn’t my favorite.

So that’s what I’m reading. How about you?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Wing Slayer Worthy

It’s Wednesday again! Days and weeks are just flying by. I’d really like to have more to show for it. Sigh.

Okay, I used up some old credits to get this pic, some my options were limited. Plus it takes forever to browse so many photos. I’m gong to have to find a faster way! But here’s our candidate for today:

So what do you think? Is he Wing Slayer Worthy?

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!!!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Happy Friday!

So…yesterday was my birthday. I got up happy, quickly checked email, made coffee and read. Then went back to check email…my desk top computer was dead.

I. Mean. Dead.

I was dumbfounded, trying not to panic, and wondering why this year is just freaking endlessly hard. And even more curious, why is it that every single time I have a plan, an all-day plan to work on Linc’s book, something happens?  But shaking off the pity party, I’m thinking, hmm, it’s not a blue screen, in fact, it’s nothing. This isn’t a virus it’s a hardware issue.

BLB came downstairs, and I told him what was going on. “After you have your coffee and whatever, can you help me get to the power cords?” They are behind a billion pound desk so access is difficult. I was hoping something was jarred loose, or we’d just get lucky.

Always calm BLB said, “Sure, Mom. But more importantly, Happy Birthday and what do you want from Starbucks?”

That stopped my worry.  “You’re going to Starbucks?”

He grinned, and spoke slowly so I could follow along. “Yep. To get us coffees for your birthday. What would you like?”

I nearly cried. Such a little thing that made me incredibly happy.  This kind of little gestures and thoughtfulness touch me deeply from my kids.

After that, BLB worked on the computer, calling his techie friends and determining it was the power source thing inside the hard drive tower. When Wizard came home, he and BLB conferred and agreed. Then Wizard put the hard drive in the trunk, took me to dinner, then took the hard drive to Best Buy to have the power source thingie replace. He and BLB probably could have done it, but this was simple, faster and pretty inexpensive.

As I’m quickly typing this up on my laptop, Wizard is hooking up the computer and backing up everything of his. I had my books backed up, but not some photos and misc. stuff. I will do that ASAP. All is well in the kingdom again. It was a nice day otherwise, my kids sent flowers, everyone is being lovely. And Wizard has a party planned this weekend. I didn’t want all this fuss, but why would Wizard start listening to me now?

Now for a totally random subject change: When my oldest son, CPA boy, goes into the office on the weekend to catch up, Bailey gets to go with him. Bailey loves it and works hard to keep his position as Weekend Worker Dog (see picture of how hard he words below).  Sometimes there’s other people in the office to, then Bailey can be found curled up on their laps. That dog is spoiled!

Hope you all have a great weekend! And today, Friday, I am working on Linc’s book!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Wing Slayer Worthy

Holy Cats, it’s AUGUST 1st!!! How did that happen? Hey, so do you guys want to see what I look like exhausted from conference and wearing my new glasses (as opposed to the contacts I usually wear)? Promise you won’t laugh? Okay, fine, go ahead and laugh…

Yeah, I know, tacky (strap showing!) and tired.  Go ahead and laugh. Wizard blinked once when I came home, then recovered and told me I looked...waited for it…sexy.  SNORT! I love a man who will lie to me with a straight face about how I look! And yes, I am THAT blind in case you were wondering. I actually see better out of contacts which is why I wear them most of the time.

Moving on now.

I’ve been trying to work on CAGE MAGIC, and so Linc is on my mind.  So when searching Big Stock to find images to buy the rights to share the pic here, this is what I came up with:

He looks a lot like Linc to me. But what do YOU think? Is he Wing Slayer Worthy?

P.S., Ram, Shayla and Ginny (from the eNovella FORBIDDEN MAGIC) are on my mind too as they are very much in this book…their story is still unfolding.


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