Jennifer Lyon

Monday, June 26th, 2017
Weekend Roundup

A hot weekend. And to prove it:

That was my back yard temp at 2pm yesterday. It went up a couple more degrees after that. I’m melting! The only good thing is the pool water temp is warm. I was in it yesterday for a while and it’s exactly how I love it.

Over the weekend I tossed out several chapters of SAVAGED DEVOTION, and am back to chapter 2. But it feels like I’m on the right path now. It’s been a constant struggle because of health crap, but I am determined not to let the characters or readers down. I will get this book written!

So last weekend when we were all together at a family event, Middle Son’s girlfriend mentioned that she was thinking of doing a one year birthday party for Jett. This is Jett back when they got him:


Now he’s much bigger and turning one.

Wizard says no, a party for a dog is stupid. Middle son said absolutely not, they are NOT having a party for Jett. I, of course, thought it was a splendid idea and encouraged the party.

So guess where we’re going next weekend? Baby Jett’s One Year Old Birthday Party! Yes we all know Jett really won’t understand. It doesn’t matter. This is for Jett’s mom, some fun family time, a chance to appreciate the joy and laughter all the dogs have brought to our lives, and watching Wizard try to cope with what he life has become — going to a dog’s birthday party :-)

That was my weekend. Today I’m going to try to hit the gym, and write hard and fast!

How was your weekend?


9 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    June 26th, 2017 at 6:39 am · Link

    Wow. That temperature sucks. But yay, puppy! And yay for words! LOL, not sure how I feel about a dog’s birthday party, but it doesn’t matter how I or anyone else feels. If you and the girlfriend want one, then go for it! Tell Wizard if he’s going to be a party pooper, he can stay home. So there. =op

    We got a little bit of a cool down, which was nice. I managed to get out and do some fishing. Read some, edited some (only 25 pages left), and chilled out. The usual weekend here.

  2. Silver James
    June 26th, 2017 at 8:01 am · Link

    Awwww. Any excuse for a party, I say!! I hear you on throwing out chapters. I’m doing way more of that on my 3 projects than I ever have. Not a good sign but I shall persevere! I basically vegged all weekend. Which means I’m behind, but what else is new, right? I will get the writing mojo back this week. Or else. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ too it!

    Have a great week, everyone.

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    June 26th, 2017 at 9:00 am · Link

    Heh. When you said ‘tossed out chapters’, I took it to mean you got them on paper… hence the yay. But now that my brain is fully-caffeinated, I see I got that totally wrong. Derp.

  4. Jenn
    June 26th, 2017 at 12:11 pm · Link

    B.E. The temperature is brutal and I’m thankful for air conditioning.

    Puppy parties rock! LOL! It’s just family and we’ll have fun. We always have a good time when we all get together.

    I took your “yay for words” as encouragement, probably because the story is opening up for me now that I threw out the chapters that were, I think, bogging down the story. But thanks fro clarifying anyway!

    That’s great that you have a cool down! It’s nice to get a break from the heat. You’re working steadily on editing your book. You’re almost done!

    Happy Monday!

  5. Jenn
    June 26th, 2017 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m with you, any excuse for a party. And this one makes me smile–it’s fun. Why not celebrate the good things in our life, like Jett (and the other pups, who are invited to the party too).

    Throwing out chapters sucks, but it’s part of the process sometimes. But now both of us have to write faster than ever. But no pressure…bwahahahaha!!

    Here’s to Writing Mojo and a Happy Monday!

  6. Viki S.
    June 26th, 2017 at 3:08 pm · Link

    I feel so bad for you in that heat. That is just wrong! It’s cooled down here today. I’m liking it.

    I know you will fight through the pain and write. That’s just how we are ;).

    Cassie had a 1st birthday party for PeeWee way back when. It was just family and she got him a specialty mini doggie cupcake :). He had fun.

    We had fun with PeeWee Saturday. We were at his house. He took a long walk and even chased off a deer that was eating his mom’s flowers. Such a ruffian ;).

    Have a great afternoon :)!

  7. Jenn
    June 26th, 2017 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Viki, it feels like it’s going to be a long hot summer here.

    Aww, a 1st birthday party for PeeWee :-) We’re just having family too, and Jett’s mom is getting him a special treat too.

    Pee Wee got to show off his toughness by chasing off that deer! He must have been so proud! Glad you guys had a good weekend with him.

    Hope you have a great evening.

  8. Silver James
    June 27th, 2017 at 8:54 am · Link

    Jen, you mentioned last week that you might like to try the shredded chicken empanadas I made. I featured the recipe on my blog today. Here’s the link so you can grab it quick if you still want to try them. :)

  9. Jenn
    June 28th, 2017 at 12:08 am · Link

    Silver, awesome, thanks! I wonder if I could substitute sour cream for the mayo?

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