The Glamorous. The Glamorous Life.

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Long time no blogging. Things have been crazy busy.
Last week I did the ACFW conference in St. Louis, speaking/teaching four times and that flat out wore me out. And by wear me out, I mean the shopping that came beforehand was exhausting.
My life has been so, so glam. Allow me to elaborate.

I have the new 3-legged wonder cat. What he can't do with the lost paw, he makes up for in claws. Already shredded 2 leather dining room chairs, and I have open wounds all over my body. It's like living with Wolverine. It's charming. And 3LWC is everywhere.
In the laundry basket.

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In my purse.
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“Where's the Lip Smackers?”

Peeking behind every door.
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“I'm not sure why you think you need some alone time. I didn't mean to bust your lip with my ninja claws.”

And Miller hates the new cat. 3LWC still needs to work on his social skills. For example, it's not cool that he wakes me up every morning at 4 am by biting my nose. Or jumping on Miller and trying to gnaw off his ear.

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“Biting means I love you.”

So I left the two dueling cats at home last week and went to St. Louis to hang out with 650 other writers and get some peace. I'm happy to report not one person bit me on the nose there.

I eat gluten-free, and sometimes with hotel food that is a challenge. Like one morning, this was breakfast.

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I can feel your jealousy from here. I would identify the food in the picture, but I've yet to figure it out.

Came home from St. Louie to another cultural event…a turkey shoot. My nephew even won in his division.

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He is a boy's boy for sure. Country-raised and loves him some guns and the shooting of the turkeys.

I was hesitant about going to a turkey shoot, but the allure of the rib dinner drew me in. I had visions of throwing myself between bullet and fowl, crying, “Save yourselves! Demon guns! Demon guns!”
But everyone shoots targets. They win frozen turkeys. No animals were killed on this day. Or maybe they just waited until I left.
Good thing.
::pushes up sleeves::  I was prepared to go into action.

My family enjoys my animal sensitivities. At one point my mom saw a minivan with a dog lying uncomfortably in the dash.
“He looks hot,” Mom says.
I glance that way and frown.
“Good job, Mom,” Brother says. “Now Jenny will be worried about it all afternoon.” He looks at me. “Do not pull out your PETA card and make a citizen's arrest.”
Mom speaks into pretend phone. “PETA, we have a Code 12.”
“I need backup,” Brother says. “I repeat, Code 12 requires backup.”

On a related note, I am renting out a brother and mother.
Keeping the nephew though. He brings home things that go with mashed potatoes.

For the record I'm not a member of PETA. Those people have to be naked too often.

There You'll Find Me officially releases Tuesday.
Razor Kitty says if you don't read it, he'll bite off your nose.

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Kristin - October 3, 2011

The picture of your new kitten attacking Miller cracked me up. =) That’s what my brother’s cat does to my cat. He chases him around the house, jumps on him, and bites him on the neck, leg, etc. My Jack just sits there and takes it. Every once in a while he’ll swat back or kangaroo kick him.

~Kristin

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Julie Garmon - October 3, 2011

So glad you captured our breakfast in a picture. I’d been trying to describe it…..:-)

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Clare Kolenda - October 3, 2011

I love the picture of your new kitty peeking behind the door. So cute (even if he does have ninja claws…). 😀

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Lily - October 3, 2011

I just ordered my copy of There You’ll Find Me! So excited!
The breakfast picture made me laugh- gotta love quality hotel food 🙂 Once we stayed at a hotel that was big on advertising their “gourmet breakfast.” Our translation of gourmet was obviously very different from theirs… ~:-)

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bookwyrm14 - October 3, 2011

Don’t worry, I’m going to read There You’ll Find Me as soon as absolutely possible. I don’t want Razor Kitty biting my nose off. (:

I’ve been waiting for it since you first mentioned Finley in Save the Date and I thought, “She should totally get her own story…” I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

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Kelly - October 4, 2011

I found There You’ll Find Me at a local store a couple of weeks ago, and I just finished reading it. I really loved it… I even cried. I never cry over books!!

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Kim Traylor - October 4, 2011

Jen, i just love your sense of humor it brightens my day:)

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bookwyrm14 - October 4, 2011

Kelly, how did you get it a couple weeks ago? It just came out today, right?

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Lauren - October 4, 2011

Bookwyrm14, I imagine Kelly is one of those lucky people who A) got an advanced copy or B) won a copy.
Ah, 3LWC. Not at all like MCWHBHPIBH (My cat who has big huge people issues beyond help).
Jenny, I always laugh at these blog posts (because of the humor…I’m not suggesting they are inferior, because obviously they aren’t). You’re one of those gifted humor types…aren’t you?

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Rissi - October 4, 2011

LOVED “There You’ll Find Me.” Cannot wait to read your next novel. =)

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capillya - October 4, 2011

Hmmm, seems that your family is a bit hilarious too. IMAGINE THAT.

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Kelly - October 5, 2011

I saw it at our local Christian bookstore and grabbed it. I didn’t win it or anything like that!

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Jenny B Jones - October 5, 2011

My family is funny. Every one of them.
And Julie…I know. I ate in the restaurant 3x for breakfast. I just couldn’t handle it.

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