Sunday Update – January 5, 2020

S. J. Pajonas January 5, 2020
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All the things that happened in the week ending January 5, 2020 including New Year's and a new book published!


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Woo! First week of 2020 complete! Half this week was still holiday and the rest was back to business.

On Monday, we went as a family to our local plumbing, kitchen and bath showroom because SURPRISE! We’re getting our master bathroom renovated later this month. I’m excited for it because the bathroom is very old and we hate it. On the other hand, I’m dreading it. Home improvements put a real damper on my creativity. Our kitchen renovation several years ago nearly broke me. But I’m hoping a bathroom won’t be that bad. As long as I can convince the kids to keep the other bathroom clean.

Tuesday was New Year’s Eve. We didn’t do much at home but we went out for crab for dinner. My husband and I stayed up until midnight, toasted each other with some champagne, and then promptly went to bed. Lol.

Wednesday, I was exhausted but I took the dog for a walk and went for my own walk after. I got a lot of admin work done and out of the way but didn’t do any writing.

Thursday, everyone went back to work and to school! I walked in both the morning and afternoon with the dog, wrote some words, and just tried to stay awake. I hadn’t been feeling well for about two weeks, so every day was exhausting as I fought off a cold. But on Thursday, a little thing arrived in the mail for me that I had purchased after seeing a FB ad and then doing research. I bought a CopperZap. It’s this 100% copper tool that you can use in your nose to kill bacteria and viruses that cause colds and sinus infections. You all know that I suffer from sinus infections almost every winter so this tool really intrigued me. I used it on my nose on Thursday and I felt better within 10 minutes! My nose stopped itching and running, and I stopped sneezing constantly. Even though I was run down and tired from fighting the cold, I felt a lot better. So, that’s something! Now I can use it whenever I get that feeling that I might be getting sick.

Friday was a busy day. LOST FLYGHT published in the morning! And I had a very emotional moment when a stranger posted about my book in a readers’ group on Facebook and gushed about the whole series. That’s never happened to me before! I took Lulu for a walk in the morning, got my hair cut, did grocery shopping, came home to be with the dog for a bit, then I had to leave her again to take my oldest kid to the eye doctor after school. Thankfully my husband came home early that day.

Yesterday, I took a rest day and only walked the dog once. After, though, I was so tired and shaky that I had to lie down. We had an awesome mussels marinara dinner, and I managed to write 1000 words on Flyght Book 6.

Today, I tried to take it easy and not work too much. I had a long walk in the morning, both with and without the dog, worked on SFR Station, and helped put away and clean up from Christmas. The tree is now out to the curb for pickup!

Progress is slow on Flyght Book 6, mainly because of the holidays. But tomorrow I write in earnest! I’ve started the story out, I have the first ten chapters outlined, and I’m coming up with more ideas as my days progress.

What else happened this week?

Bathroom shopping is a lot of fun. This is the vanity I’ve chosen for the bathroom, though not necessarily in this color.

I love hanging out with this dog.

I actually caught Lulu sleeping like this with her head on the floor.

I love it when she sleeps next to me on the couch.

Here she is keeping my husband company today!

New Year’s means traditional Japanese food. Soba noodles on New Year’s Eve and then toasted mochi on New Year’s Day.

Same ship, different day.

I got myself an air fryer and I plan to use it a lot in 2020. We’ve already made fries, mozzarella sticks, and brussels sprouts in it.

And finally the publishing of LOST FLYGHT deserved a special meal. I got a corn muffin from Whole Foods and ate it with eggs and a veggie sausage. A delicious way to celebrate!

Have a great week everyone!


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