Jennifer Lyon

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Happy Friday!

Friday again! Wow, it’s crazy. How is it Monday, I blink and it’s Friday?

It’s official now, HER TEMPORARY HERO has been moved up two weeks for release on July 14th. I’m getting excited but there’s too much to do to get ready for the reelase. At least I have Carla (my assistant) to help me. I hope that books makes readers happy.

Oh and I have my speech for June 14th written! It need a little tweaking, but the bulk of it is done. Wizard is so amusing–while I’m writing this speech he’s reminding me, “Tell them about your YEARS of struggle.” Umm, does he think I’ve forgotten? That made me laugh, and FYI there will always be struggles. But yes, Wizard, I will mention that.

And now I’m back to working on Hunt and Alyssa’s story.

So BLB’s (youngest son)  girlfriend texted me the other night that she’s getting a new dog. She works for a vet, and came across a four-year old golden retriever–I’m so happy for her and jealous! This is a very lucky dog though–BLB’s girlfriend is an animal lover, and the dog couldn’t have a better owner. But you had to see Wizard’s face when I showed him the picture and told him.

Wizard said, “We don’t have a room for a dog. Our back yard is all cement and pool and–”

I cut him off. “She’s getting the dog, not us.”

He narrows his eyes. “Is this a set up?”

“No. BLB’s girlfriend already loves this dog.”

He didn’t say anything else and we went in the Jacuzzi. Then like twenty minutes later, he randomly says,  “Golden retriever’s shed a lot.”

I cracked up. “Yes, I’m sure they do. But she’s not going to give me the dog. You know BLB’s girlfriend, she gets really attached and besides, the dog will be really happy with her. You’re safe.”

“Okay.” He relaxed marginally. “Because Bailey’s the only dog I would be willing to take.” He then went on to tell me how excited Bailey gets when Wizard goes over to Middle Son’s house.

Umm….I remember a time when Wizard didn’t really like Bailey and objected to Middle Son bringing  him over. Just saying, LOLOL!! But this really truly isn’t a set up :-)

This weekend, I’m going to lunch with Biker Witch (my sister). I can’t wait!

What are your plans?


8 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Viki S.
    June 6th, 2014 at 5:26 am · Link

    :-) you two are so funny. I love Wizard giving you pointers on your speech and stressing “years.” You two must have tons of fun.

    Now You inadvertently get Wizard with a photo of a puppy ;). I have a feeling he’ll be fine with this guy coming to visit just like he warmed to Bailey. Isn’t Bailey the dog that now goes on car rides with him ;)? How we change.

    How exciting that the book has moved up. I know it has to be stressful on you too but all will be well.

    Have a great time with Biker Chick. How’s she doing, all recovered?

    No real plans yet for the weekend.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    June 6th, 2014 at 7:06 am · Link

    I know. It’s crazy how fast time flies by lately. Bleh. Yay for the early release date! I can’t wait! Squee! As for you and Wizard – you two are awesome. I think he came back and brought it up again because he was trying to talk himself out of the Golden Retriever. I bet it’s cute as all get out. I follow The Daily Puppy on FB, and every time a retriever comes up, I’ll tell Hubs “I’ve got a puppy for you!” at which point, he’ll turn from his computer to look at mine. But we aren’t in the position to have a dog right now. Besides, the cats would kill me in my sleep if I got one.

    Hope you have an awesome lunch with Biker Witch. I don’t know that I have anything planned for this weekend. Last night, I finished the first draft I’ve been working on, so I’m a little at loose ends. (Although, during my insomnia last night, I did start reading through an old manuscript I never finished editing…)

  3. Silver James
    June 6th, 2014 at 9:22 am · Link

    I swear somebody is messing with the clocks. And the sun. It CAN’T be Friday. *muppet flail* One of these days, Wizard is going to walk in with a dog to surprise you. Just sayin’…

    Happy dancing for the book release! I NEED more Jen Lyon/Apadaca books to read!!!! Let us know as soon as it goes up for preorder!

    This weekend? Oklahoma State is hosting a super-regional on their road to the College World Series. We have rain forecast all weekend. I have two goals–hit 30K on the WIP (I’m at 22.5K this morning) and clear off all the DVR shows on the cable box so I can trade it in for a new one. Mine is borked. :P

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  4. Jenn
    June 6th, 2014 at 10:45 am · Link

    Viki, you’re right about Wizard taking Bailey for car rides now :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Jenn
    June 6th, 2014 at 10:47 am · Link

    B.E., Wizard is tempted by dogs…we just can’t really commit because we don’t want to be tied down. So you’re right, he was trying to talk himself out of it.

    Congrats on finishing your draft! That’s awesome! Bummer on the insomnia though. It just sucks.

    Have great weekend!

  6. Jenn
    June 6th, 2014 at 10:49 am · Link

    Silver you have a big weekend planned!

    If Wizard surprises me with a dog, I’ll probably surprise him with a heart attack–I’d be that shocked.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Amanda Robbins
    June 7th, 2014 at 10:23 pm · Link

    I love golden retrievers, there so lovable, affectionate, and so fun to play with. I’m jealous too! The two of you crack me up, but just think he came around on Bailey, so he may come around to liking this one too, and you’ll be that much closer to getting your own :) .

    Not this weekend but next weekend, the 14th, my friends and I are going to Comic Con, and yes we will be in costume because we’re cool like that. On Friday we saw the new movie Maleficent and all I have to say is it was AWESOME :-D ! I can’t wait to get it on DVD.

    Have fun with your sister, and try not to tease Wizard so much about the dog, after all, dogs are mans best friend.

  8. Jenn
    June 8th, 2014 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Amanda, I’ve loved every Golden Retriever I’ve ever met, so I think you’re right. They brought the dog home yesterday and are letting her adjust. I’m hoping to meet her soon.

    Comic con! Yes you are very cool :-)

    Hope your weekend was fantastic!

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