Jennifer Lyon

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

So Monday we bought a car. I was hoping it’d take two hours, but it took between three and four hours. Most of that time was sitting around waiting for finance to pull all the paperwork together. Anyway, the good news is we bought a white Toyota Camry S.E. and so far, we really like it. We traded in our older Lexus. We’ve had two Lexuses and kept them for about 8 to 9 years on average. We’ll see if this car lasts that long!

Sunday and yesterday I really dug into reading through my book, and I’m thinking about it over night before I clean it up and ask for help from a critique partner. I see the problem, but I need an outside opinion to get my back on track to finish it. It’d be even better if I could get my physical problems cleared up but I have to go through the process of changing doctors so all that’s on hold for a month. It’s frustrating in the short-term but will be better in the long-term.

Okay onto Wednesday Worthy. Here’s today’s candidate:

What do you think, is he worthy?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy & My Worst Kept Secret!

I’ve teased you all with my secret…but now I’ll tell you all in a minute.

First, about my books. I’m energized and really trying to get Savaged Devotion done. It’s going to take a few weeks, but I’m loving the refreshed feeling after the NINC Conference. I’m still dealing with pain and the same old struggles, but I believe that in MTD (Mental Toughness & Discipline), or what my sister and brother lovingly call “Jen’s bulldog attitude.”

I will say that I was dealing with a bunch of medical crap for two days that required me to spend hours doing the job of my doctor’s medical staff, instead of my own job of writing. I’m not exaggerating, you can ask Wizard. However I had a forty minute phone call with my new health insurance yesterday and they will be moving me to Wizard’s doctor in November. I know this doctor, he’s taken very good care of Wizard and youngest son (BLB) through his serious leg injury, so this is a huge relief for me. I will lose my RA doc who has done so much for me, but I’ll have a better team helping me overall. It’s a good tradeoff.

Enough of all that, now let’s talk about my worst kept secret. Wizard and I are signed up to become Foster Dog Parents at our local animal shelter!! We are already approved, and will go this afternoon to meet the foster dog coordinator and hopefully begin meeting some dogs. I am so excited! As a lot of you know, I once worked a large animal shelter, and I’m a big believer in shelters. Helping these dogs is one of my passions, but I haven’t been in a position to do much before now. My hope is that I can take one dog at a time, help him or her adjust to a home environment with a little love and training, then take them to shelter sponsored adoption events to find them a forever home.

Wizard is predicting I will fail and keep the first dog I get :-) But I really want to try to do this. It does a lot to help the impacted shelter by freeing up a kennel and thereby keeping one dog from being put to sleep (it’s a brutal fact of life in the real world of animal shelters) and help a traumatized dog readjust after being place in a shelter full of fear and confusion. I truly believe in helping one dog at a time. But if I do fail and keep the first dog, I’ll find another way to stay involved.

I really care about shelter dogs. However, I want to be clear–I’m also fine with buying a dog from a reputable breeder. If I had the money, I’d buy a French bulldog puppy from a good breeder in addition to helping shelter dogs. But I know that breed often needs specialized and expensive medical care that I probably can’t afford, so I haven’t done it. What I’m saying is a dog is a dog, and if someone provides a good home for the dog, I’m all for it.

I am against puppy mills as is any compassionate human being. I want them all put out of business and every dog in trapped in those hideous places rescued. If you don’t know about puppy mills, Google it. Ten minutes of reading will turn your stomach.

But shelter dogs will always have a special place in my heart. And now I get to do one little thing to help a shelter dog. Wizard is very willing to try this and see how it goes. He’s going with me tomorrow today meet the coordinator and begin meeting dogs. He’s been really supportive since the first day I brought up the idea of a few months ago. And this is a good way for us to find out if we are ready to commit to a dog :-)

So that’s my news. I wanted to find Wednesday Worthy Candidate that fit the Dog Theme of the blog today and this was as close as I could come:


What do you think, is the guy worthy? How about the dogs?

P.S. One of the websites I love is called Bound Angels, where master dog trainer Robert Cabral and his team work to help shelter dogs. If you’re interested, check it out here.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

Wow what a week. The mass shooting in Las Vegas is on my mind almost every moment. Wizard and I have watched the stories of so many heroes emerging, from strangers shielding one another with their bodies, coming together to find any method to get the wounded to hospitals, to the story of the woman who sat with a dying man and talked to his family on his cell phone.

They are all my heroes.

Today I’m hopefully in the air on my way to Florida. I’m crossing my fingers the nerve pain and tinnitus (which causes pressure, dizziness & nausea) cooperates :-) In the scheme of things going on in the world, this is a very miniscule thing to worry about.

Okay for Wednesday Worthy, we have a surfer dude with a sexy grin. I think he could be a Navy S.E.A.L. hero in a sexy contemporary romance!

So what do you think, is he worthy?

I don’t know if I’ll be able to post on Friday or Monday, but I will try :-)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

Happy Wednesday! It’s the battle of the dog tags :-)



So which do you think is more worthy, #1 or #2?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

We went out to dinner with youngest son (BLB) last night, then dropped in to see Wizard’s mom and it was late when we got home. Well it was 9:00 p.m. and that’s late for me :-) Anyway, I pulled the first guy I spotted out of my files for our Wednesday Worthy Candidate, and here he is.

What do you think?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

Yesterday was one of those days that started off fine, then went all fun house mirror weird. Since I’m still distracted trying to find my way out of the fun house, I invited two comic book heroes to help me out with Wednesday Worthy. Now your job is to figure out, who is MORE worthy?





Who do you vote for?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

Hey I missed posting on Monday, sorry!  Nothing exciting to report over the weekend, how about you?

Now let’s move onto Wednesday Worthy. Here’s our candidate. Even though I just scooped him off Depositphotos last night, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him a time or twenty before.

So what do you think? Is he worthy?

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