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Sunday Update – December 26, 2021

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Here we are at the last Sunday Update of the year. I don't know where this year went. They seem to fly by now that I'm in my 40s, which is kind of a bummer. I like my 40s! Except for the pandemic. So, I was hoping to savor them a little bit. But I suppose that's the nature of time. It's elastic. Sometimes it goes by quicker; other times it's slow as hell.

I'm glad to say that my shoulder pain was gone by Monday. I was a little sore then, but not constant pain like before. I had a lot of work to do, so NO TIME FOR PAIN. Lol. Since my audiobook project was finished, I put all of my energy into finishing the Amagi Series Book 2, A FORTUNATE ACCIDENT. And I did! Yay! I'm so glad that's done. I finished that book on Tuesday, and I'm already looking forward to the revisions.

I spent many nights this past week wrapping presents and getting ready for Christmas. I wrapped presents a few nights in a row in the bedroom at my husband's work desk which is much better than sitting on the floor. Thankfully we got them all done prior to Christmas Eve, and then Christmas Eve was nice and chill.

We did have a slight Covid scare here this past week. My oldest daughter's good friend got Covid, and my daughter and all of her friends had been around this friend several times in the last week. I wasn't too worried because they were masked and distanced the whole time, but of course, with omicron, it could have snuck by all our precautions. So when my daughter started to not feel well on Tuesday, I was wondering, wondering, wondering. She woke up on Wednesday mostly fine so I sent her to school, only to bring her back home by 10AM because she had a sore throat. We went and got Covid PCR tests after lunch at our county's Covid vaccination spot, and I kept her home from school on Thursday. It was a half day anyway, so no big deal. The good news is NO COVID. She and I both tested negative. I think she was feeling poorly was because she was tired and needed a break. I feel that, to my bones.

Christmas was lovely. We opened gifts in the morning and had a pretty normal day. I did a 75-Min Power Zone Endurance Ride on the bike to frontload some negative calories for the day, and then I ate whatever I wanted. Lol. Good thing too, because today it's back to normal and no more cookies. We had a decadent dinner of king crab legs, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and a few other things, then we watched Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer together before bed.

Today, Boxing Day, means a ton of English Premier Football (those teams who are playing and didn't cancel), and I have to dye my youngest child's hair, plus just sit and read or watch Gilmore Girls. :)

Coming up this week on the blog, my annual round-up of what happened this year, and Saturday, on the 1st, I will be posting my goals and theme for the year, too.

Life with Lulu is never dull.

I made gluten-free mock chicken and dumplings soup. It was delicious!

According to my kids, English Muffin Pizza is now a Christmas Eve tradition.

And here's the tree right before bed on Christmas Eve!

PCR testing in the car. We watched some Great British Bake Off while we spit into the container.

This is my final color palette for my 2021 Temperature Blanket!

I got a Team Wilpers (Matt Wilpers is a Peloton instructor) swag box for Christmas and (not pictured) an iPhone 13 Pro. Gonna switch over the phone later today.

I switched over my oldest daughter's iPad last night. She upgraded from a Mini to an Air with the Apple Pencil so she can draw.

Yes, I actually got on the bike and did a 75-Min class on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day dinner!

And finally, my ending word count for A FORTUNATE ACCIDENT! Yay! I'm so glad I finished it before Christmas!

Have a great week everyone! Stay safe and healthy.

S. J. Pajonas