Jennifer Lyon

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Friday, May 17th, 2013
Happy Friday!

It’s been a nice change to have a little down time. Biker Witch (my sister) came over Wednesday, we hung out and went to lunch. That was all great, but the waitress annoyed me.  As soon as Biker Witch and I sat down, right there in front of my face was a picture of chocolate cake.

I tried to look at the menu, but that cake picture kept enticing me.

So finally I ordered grilled chicken and a salad. Because….chocolate cake.

After we finished our lunch, the waitress  barely stopped long enough to drop off our check and vanished without asking if we wanted anything else.   So I took this a sign from my hips and thighs to forget the cake.

My will power is astonishing like that. Amazing. I really should have a fan club for my will power. Right up until Biker Witch left my house and I ate the last two (big!) chocolate chip cookies I had left over from Mother’s Day.

Will power lasts about as long as chocolate around me. And worse? Wizard came home, and I told him about eating the cookies. He laughed and said he saw chocolate cake in his future anyway because once I get a craving, I can’t resist baking.

Ha! I’m so going to resist!

And back to Biker Witch–she’s having way too much fun working with the dogs at her volunteer job. I’m so jealous!

As to the weekend, shhhh, I may be working since I’m getting my manuscript back from the editor, but don’t tell Wizard. I told him I was taking the weekend off :-) So what are your weekend plans?



Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

How can May be half over? Incredible and scary!

I finished the revisions on POSSESSION (book 2 of The Plus One Chronicles) and sent the book to the editor for round 2 on Monday. Hopefully everything will work out as it should to get the book up around the 28th.

To celebrate the upcoming release of POSSESSION, book 1,  THE PROPOSITION  is now 99 cents :-) I think the price has changed at all the e-retailer now.

But today I’m not working!  Biker Witch (my sister) is coming over and I’m excited. I’ve been wanting to show her my counters etc.  We’ll probably just go to lunch and hang out.

And now, here is  today’s hunk candidate:



What do you think?

Monday, May 13th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Had a fast weekend! Mother’s Day was nice, oldest son and fiancee came out and we had breakfast. So great to see them. Talked about the wedding and they are looking a buying their first home. So much fun!

Otherwise I worked. I only have to finish the end today and the book goes back to the editor.   I love Sloane and Kat so much, I justice hope I’m doing them justice in book 2, POSSESSION.

I so ready for a little freedom from work thought! All work and very little play (or sleep) is not good.  Anyway, once I send this off, I’ll be around more to answer comments and such. (And Viki, thank you for the tips on granite! I knew about the cleaning products but not the bottles with oil in them).

How was all your weekends/Mother’s Days?

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Happy Friday!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!


My plans are the same–more work. But I’m getting close to saving the book by Monday:-) So what are you doing this weekend?



Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Wednesday Hunk

Okay we’re going to bring back a classic guy today.  Mainly because I have zero brain cells right now. All I’m doing is working or eating :-)  Although I did talk to middle son last night and he asked me if I’d take care of Bailey at the end of the month while he goes on vacation.  Any guesses what my answer was???

bigstock-Young-Man-On-The-Beach-3739580 LINC


So what do you think?

Monday, May 6th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

I’m missed Friday’s post, sorry! Everything went like clockwork getting the granite in. Here is the kitchen in the morning before the guy got there. (All the drawers out and the bottom cupboards emptied)

Kitchen before granite 2

And after it was all done, including the new sink and faucet (my old sink had a massively ugly chip in it for a decade or more):

Ktichen Granite Finished

I love it! This exceeded both my and Wizard’s expectations! We waited and saved for a long time, and planned to do this when BLB was injured.  But all the work involved wore us out. Wizard has a cold on top of this.  I have no choice but to keep going on Possession since I’ve lost days of work. Doesn’t matter, I love the book so it’s all good.  Although I did stop long enough to make brownies.  Which, by the way,  I do not need! I can’t get to the gym enough as it is, I don’t need to add brownies in the mix.

So how was your weekend? What have I missed out on?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

I’m playing a life and death game of “Can This Book Be Saved?” It’s an awesome game if you:

1) Think stomach acid pain is exciting

2) Believe sleep is for losers when you can lie awake and get some quality worrying time in.

3) Don’t want to have a life. Any life.

4) Think it’s acceptable to go to the store to buy paper plates but come home with paper towels.
I mean they are on the same aisle, right? At least I got close.

All that said, I love this editor. She’s make me dig hard and find the emotional crux of the story, along with the cleanest way to tell the story. This is what an editor is supposed to do, and I’m extremely happy with her work.

Tomorrow we’re having the granite counters put in the kitchen. I’m still a little shocked we’re ding this after years of talking/saving/hoping. I’m not sure how I’ll work through that thought. I’ll probably have to do it on my laptop.  But all this means that today I have to empty out the cupboards and clean out under the sink. In my spare time. Hey! I know I should multi-task and do that while I’m not sleeping :-)

I don’t have a good pictures, so I’ll throw this guy up today because I wish I could sleep like that!


So what do you think?


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