Sunday Update – January 3, 2016

S. J. Pajonas January 3, 2016
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My biggest hurdle for the next month will be remembering that it’s 2016, not 2015. Lol. I already put the wrong date on my first Instagram photo of 2016! 🙂 Anyway, a new year and my home-vacation is almost over. I slept in extra late this morning (8:30am) because it’s up at 6:00 for the next five days! That and my youngest daughter has surgery tomorrow morning to get the rods out of her arm. I want tomorrow DONE WITH and moving on from there, back to school and back to life. Back to the gym (I can’t wait) and solid word counts every day. I’m looking forward to it.

Last night, I thought I would write but instead I sat down and plotted out the last five of six scenes of the book! I’m in the home stretch! I hope to be done by January 15. Let’s see if I make it. All in all, I’m really happy with the way this book is going. It’s got a good mystery and good character development. My mysteries are not life-altering nor mind-blowing, but they’re interesting and different. I was even able to ask my husband questions and his help got the mystery moving along. I hope readers enjoy them.

I can’t believe the week is over! It flew by. We did a lot. Had some play dates. Went out to dinner. Had family over. All in all, it was a good holiday vacation. Today, we take down the tree and get the house back to normal. Yay!

What else happened this week?

It's a Beados play date! #ig2015 #365days #dailyphoto

Had kids over on Tuesday and they played Wii, dress-up, and Beados. It was a great way to spend the day!

A drink, a podcast, and dinner's in the oven! #dailyphoto #365days #ig2015 #mixology

I enjoyed plenty of drinks this past week amongst all my usual work at home (cooking, cleaning, writing!)

New Year's Eve dinner is served! #ig2015 #365days #dailyphoto

We ate really well this week! Crab and lobster New Year’s Eve dinner…

New Year's Day lunch. Saba Kabayaki, rice, miso, and nori. Yum! #dailyphoto #365days #ig2016 #japanesefood

New Year’s Day lunch. I really want to eat more Japanese this year…

Black-eyed pea stew with greens and crescent rolls for dinner! A New Year's Day tradition.

And black-eyed pea stew for New Year’s Day dinner.

It was a good week at home. Lots of sleep. Lots of good food. Now we just need to get through tomorrow and we can tackle 2016 with gusto!

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  • Happy new year! I hope your daughter her surgery for removing thsoe rods goes well! It’s always strange when it’s the new year and you have to remember it’s 2016 now.
    I can’t wait to read your new cozy mystery series. I am really in a mystery mood lately and it’s hard not to buy all the mysteries I see, especially as I still have some holiday money to spend.
    Our tree is still standing as well, we probably will take it away later this week. I hope you’ll have a great week!

    • Our tree is already gone! and now the house feels so much bigger. We’ll leave the lights up outside for some time. Probably till February. But Christmas is over here!

      I’m hoping everything goes well for the surgery tomorrow too. Fingers crossed it’s over quickly and we’re home before we know it.