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Sunday Update – November 22, 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.

This post is later than usual. Sorry! I'm trying to actually “take it easy” (whatever that means) and I decided to be a little lazy this morning. I'm taking the week off from SFR Station for Thanksgiving, so I didn't have to do that today! It was nice to not spend my entire Sunday morning working for once. It's now 4pm on Sunday and I already have my NaNoWriMo words in for the day. Hooray! I can spend the rest of my afternoon knitting and listening to an audiobook.

This week was rough. I'm not sleeping well again which is a bummer. I've been thinking that I need to keep a sleep diary and find out if this is cyclical for me. I'll probably come up with an app or notebook sometime this week to catalog it. Many nights this past week found me staring at the ceiling at 3AM or 4AM and not going back to sleep. Living on 4 or 5 hours of sleep per night is slowly killing me, but what can I do? I've already seen a sleep doctor and I've got drugs to help me. It's just not enough. I'm hoping that this week brings more sleep.

Other than that, nothing much has been going on here. Field Hockey is over. The kids are trudging through every day with online distance learning. COVID-19 cases are rising in the US because some people refuse to mask, and now I'm preparing for a Thanksgiving meal without family. We will continue to stay home and quarantine here because other people are being reckless. That's just something I've had to accept.

In writing news, NaNoWriMo is going well. I've written 40,791 words so far, and I suspect I'll be done ahead of November 30th! I got to the third act of the book and realized there wasn't enough material to sustain the last part of the book. Then I looked at my notes and realized I had left out a significant part of the story. Glad I caught that! So I'm currently fixing that, and I will be making notes for when I go to revisions on this in January.

This week I'll be writing more in NaNoWriMo and I'll also be finishing up my writing and tasks for the upcoming Flyght Series blog tour! I have half of the posts written, and I know what I'm writing for the others. Just need to get in there and finish it up.

Won't you play with me, mommy??

When she's not playing, she's lying around like she owns the place. (She does.)

There are days when there just isn't enough coffee or tea in the world to make the fatigue go away.

I did manage to make a very tasty salmon hot pot last weekend. Yum!

I've been working really hard at getting better with my Peloton. I'm hitting more personal records (PR) and getting stronger. Love seeing the stars on my workouts which means I've hit a new PR.

And Fridays are still martini evenings around here. Thank goodness for that!

Have a great week everyone! Stay home and stay safe, and have a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate!

S. J. Pajonas