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Sunday Update – May 10, 2020

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

I've been so busy this past week that it flew right on by! Happy Mother's Day for all those celebrating today. Hugs to all those who are not celebrating but instead are remembering loved ones or ignoring this holiday for good.

First, we got the notice from our governor that our kids won't be returning to school. We expected it but it was still a blow to the kids. My youngest cried, and then I did too. This quarantine has been the hardest on the kids.

I went and did a major grocery shopping trip on Tuesday. It was stressful and my cart was absolutely packed because I hadn't been proper shopping in weeks. We're still missing stuff like toilet paper! I'm glad we haven't run out yet but we're close. I'm beginning to sweat and wish we had our new bathroom with the bidet.

I took Lulu to daycare Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I plan to take her 2-3 days per week from now on. It's good for her! She plays with other dogs, runs around in their big open space inside or outside if it's nice, and then comes home exhausted. All good by me!

I'm ALMOST done with STOLEN FLYGHT. ALMOST. I have five more chapters to proof today and then it's done. I will then send it off to my proofreader, and that will probably take about a week. I hope to get it to my advanced reader team by the 19th, a whole month before it publishes. I'm so grateful to be almost done! This was the perfect series at the right time for me. I had plenty to write about for six books, and I loved every minute of it, even when it was hard. Sigh. I've been working hard these last few weeks to get it done and out of the way so I can concentrate on other things — teaching during quarantine, freelance, and then a redesign of my brand and a launch of my pen name. I just got email from my designer that she can work on my logo packages! Yay! So that's great timing.

I've been working on a low-carb flatbread/tortilla recipe of my own, and so far the results have been okay. I'm definitely making progress! But I'm not there yet. My goal is to have each tortilla be less than 100 calories and have 10g or less of net carbs. These ones are close. Just at 100 calories and around 7.5g net carbs. I'm going to try making a cauliflower tortilla next.

Lulu loves to cuddle in next to me each morning. She's not really into mornings anymore. She wants a little play time, and then she wants to snooze. Which is fine with me. When she was a wee puppy, she wanted to play ALL THE TIME. This is much better. Lol.

Everything has been pretty and in bloom around here. Some of the trees are moving on from flowers to leaves now.

Any guess what this might have been? A cat? A fox? I saw this skeleton in the park exactly like this. My first thought as I walked by was EW! OH MY GOD! And then I went back and took photos and really looked at it. Lol.

I turned my last batch of bread into croutons. It was the right thing to do!

This card my oldest gave me cracked me up.

And I started my Mother's Day with a full bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon, and micro greens! Yum!

Have a safe and happy week everyone!

S. J. Pajonas