Jennifer Lyon

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Monday, November 11th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Saturday was wonderful to see old friends! Long day, but so much fun!  There is nothing like seeing long-time friends…it’s a nostalgic, grateful feeling to know that these are the people who are always there no matter whatever else happens in our lives.  Every passing day I appreciate my friends more and more.

In other news, CPA Boy and Special K didn’t get the dog Buttercup (he’s in a great home!), but it looks like they are getting this dog. Here’s Corky sleeping in the sun:

Corky Sunbathing

He’s a three-year old rescue. I haven’t met him in person yet, but he looks like a sweetheart! They have to make sure it works out with their other dog.

Hmm…if it doesn’t work out, will Corky need a new home…at my house? Just asking!

This week, I’m working, working, working!

So how was your weekend?


Friday, November 8th, 2013
Happy Friday!

Okay so the stress has hit me and I’m in full-blown deadline panic for THE COWBOY MARINE.  It’s crazy time over here in our house.  I have no idea how I’m going to get this book done. The ONLY saving grace is I’m now feeling this book, so connected to it that I wake up thinking about it. But it’s not translating into enough words yet.  All I can do is keep trying.

Let’s talk about something else! Wizard and I had a great anniversary and thank you so much all of you for your good wishes! All he got me this year was a card, and I was thrilled.  We went to a nice dinner, came home and had apple pie.  However, while at the restaurant,  I think we scandalized one couple which still cracks me up. Wizard and I were sitting in one of those horse shoe booths. I was on the inside sitting a few feet from him.

But once we were finished,  we were talking, and Wizard had his arm up on the back of the booth.

That looked like an invitation to me. So scooted in and he put his arm around me. I don’t remember exactly what we were talking about but I remember laughing.

That amused Wizard and he kissed me. Trust me, as kisses go, this was TAME. Totally G-rated. So G-rated I’d have done it in front of my kids or anyone’s kids.

But I looked up to this middle-aged dark-haired, very nice looking lady staring at us. Then she said something to her companion, an older gentleman and his head snapped around to stare at us.

SO. WEIRD.  Even Wizard saw it. I swear up and down it was a G-Rated, impulsive kiss. But we must have scandalized those two. Near as I can tell, nobody else in the restaurant even noticed.  See? I get into trouble without even doing anything! Really! It was a G-rated kiss!

In other news, I’m so excited to go to my RWA Meeting tomorrow. An old friend who moved out-of-state will be there and I can’t wait to see her! I can’t afford the time off, but sometimes friends come before work!

So what are you doing this weekend?


Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

I’m making an apple pie today.  I know, I know! Cookies and now apple pie? With vanilla ice cream?

But it’s Wizard’s fault. He’s been whining for apple pie, and since today is our anniversary…what could I do? I have to make it. It’s a rule or something. Especially since we’ve been married soooo long. Wizard DESERVES apple pie!

And here’s an example of WHY Wizard deserves apple pie from our conversation at dinner last night:

Me, “You’re not getting me anything for our anniversary right? I’ll be mad if you do.”

Wizard rolled his eyes.  “Like I have had time to go shopping?”

That was true, but Wizard can be devious. “That’s not an answer. We agreed, no gifts. We’re going to to dinner and I don’t want anything else.”

He got this really mutinous look. “I can buy you something if I want to.”

I finally realized how absurd this conversation was and started to laugh.  “I think we’ve been married too long.”

He nodded while scarfing down the steak tacos I made for dinner.  “Probably.”

“You still better not buy me anything.”

He stopped talking to me, probably because I was annoying the shit out of him.  But like I said, we’ve been married a long time and I know exactly how to get back in his good graces.   So I said, “I’m making you an apple pie tomorrow.”

And just like that, I was once again the love of his life.  See? He deserves apple pie!

Okay so this is an old picture I had on my files that I bought from Shutterstock. I don’t even know if I’ve shown it to you all before. But here’s our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:


So do you think he’s worthy?






Monday, November 4th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

It was a pretty good weekend, I cleaned and worked. And an odd thing was happening…people are asking me what to bring for Thanksgiving. So I looked at the calendar and HOLY CRAP! We’re in November.

And it turns out that I’m doing Thanksgiving. All because one of my kids asked me too. When will I learn to say no?

Never mind this deadline bearing down on me. Oh wait, we’re not talking about that. I will say this much, I like my hero and heroine so that’s something :-)

In the whiny section of this blog, I have a cold. So far it’s mild.  So I decided that since CPA Boy and Special K were stopping by yesterday, I’d go to the store and buy a broasted chicken. Those are super flexible and easy to do something with whenever they stopped by. And if they weren’t hungry, then I’d make it into dinner for Wizard and me.


Except the store didn’t have any broasted chickens out yet. So I came home with chocolate chip cookies instead.  I blame the cold. And my missing self control.  Wizard, by the way, thinks it’s hilarious and awesome that I went out of get chicken and came home with cookies. To celebrate my awesomeness, he went out and got us some dinner last night. And possibly, he didn’t trust me to cook.

How was your weekend?


Friday, November 1st, 2013
Late Happy Friday!

Wizard and I ran out of candy! It was insane– 7 1/2 bags of candy gone in about an hour and a half. Then we had to hide :-) So I didn’t get my blog up.

This morning I discovered that someone (WIZARD!) had set aside some candy in one of the cupboards so now we still have candy in the house.  Sigh. At least I went to the gym, that’s something, right?

Okay first a little news that made my day yesterday.  THE PROPOSITION was on Galley Cat (an industry blog) with the header SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR JENNIFER LYON AMONG TOP PAID iBOOKS. You can link to it here

So awesome! I actually didn’t see it, my formatter (love her!)  did and forwarded it to me.  Once aqain, I’m stunned, humbled and grateful.

And I also wanted to let everyone know that Silver Jame’s book SEASON OF THE WITCH is up at Amazon here 

Season of the Witch Silver James


I have to get my copy!

This weekend is all work for me.  However next weekend I get to go see some old friends so I don’t mind sacrificing this weekend to work!

How was your Halloween? And what are you doing this weekend?

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