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Sunday Update – October 11, 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.

A fully exhausting week. I am so tired this weekend that I'm cranky and on the verge of a meltdown. I haven't slept well in months now, and it's starting to take its toll. I do what I can to get shut-eye, but like last night, sometimes I'm just awake in the middle of the night for no reason, and there's no going back to sleep. And even if I do get a good night's sleep, I have such a huge deficit now, that there's no earning my way back to normal.

Maybe that's not what you came here to hear this week, and for that I'm sorry. But I'm trying to be more honest about the price of this pandemic on people. Some of us pulled the covers up and hid away. Some denied the pandemic, went out, and defied everything for normality (and paid the price). Some of us, like me, are powering through and trying to continue on with work and family at home on very little reserves. It is what it is, and I don't know how to fix it.

In real life, we had a long week of virtual school here. We're living on a routine to keep us sane. Lulu continues to go play with the other puppies every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I get my CSA veggies and additional veggies every Tuesday. There are nights of field hockey and games to attend. There's news to despair about, and the constant election talk, even though I've already voted.

The only good thing is that my brain is also occupied by thinking about my books and writing the next Hikoboshi book. I love this series and I'm excited to keep going with it. It's the only bright spot on this horizon.

Lulu continues to love us despite being boring people who stay home all the time. Lol.

This is where she spends most of her time, snuggled in right next to me. Unfortunately, you can plainly see just how tired I am in this photo. The black marks under my eyes are permanent now.

Continuing to work on my edits to the first three Hikoboshi books so I can write the fourth.

And finally, I found some sun outside to sit in. It was needed but not enough to recharge my batteries.

Have a great week everyone! Stay home and healthy and stay safe.

S. J. Pajonas