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Sunday Update – February 27, 2022

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.

Last Sunday Update of the month! I'm so glad that February is over. Spring is IN SIGHT! Yes, it could still snow, but it's not like we have months of winter in front of us. Thank the universe!

I was going to update my blog this week, but then Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were all devoted to taxes. On Wednesday, I spent my entire working afternoon on gathering up all my income streams and putting them in the spreadsheet. The hardest is the direct sales because of PayPal and Stripe and their inability to give me a clean spreadsheet of what I need. So annoying. Thursday and Friday afternoons were dedicated to expenses. All in all, I made only about $500 last year. Yay. Considering how much I worked, that number makes me a little sad. I'm going to not think about it anymore.

Last weekend I was at the beach house Sunday through Tuesday. The reason for me being there was two-fold. I needed a little time to myself, which I got. The weather was good, and I went for some long walks through town and up the beach. I saw the sunset from the beach too, which was lovely. I slept and watched tons of Grey's Anatomy. I wrote and crocheted and ate. It was a nice little respite.

Then on Tuesday, I was supposed to take delivery of our Peloton bike. But of course, they canceled, which is what I expected to happen. This is the only thing I don't like about Peloton. Their delivery service, XPO, is terrible. Once you get the bike, it's all good unless something breaks. Anyway, once they canceled on me, I charged up the car to 95%, cleaned up the house, packed my stuff, and got on the road. Unfortunately, it rained the entire drive home and it was super stressful. Still, I made it back in one piece.

This week lots of stuff is happening at the beach house. The electrician stopped by to take care of a few things. The new painter is there getting ready to paint pretty much the whole house. We spoke on the phone and I gave him all our paint colors and directions. According to what we've seen on the Ring camera, he has already prepped several places and pulled all the furniture to the center of the rooms. We had our handyman come take down the kitchen light and the medallion around it before painting. I'm glad that thing is gone. I hated it. We put our down payment on the fence, so that will be installed soon. Maybe this week. Next up, pool!

In writing news, I am halfway done writing Myra's Big Mistake. I got to the halfway point, understood what I needed to happen in the story, and went back and made some changes to the first half. That's where I am now. I have an idea of what I want to do in the second half of the story and I need to make that happen next. I will be working on it all week. I hope to be done by the second week in March, and then I plan to edit it, and be done with it entirely by the end of March. Then I move onto the next and final Hikoboshi book.

Today we are going out to dinner with my extended family, and I'll be back to working on SFR Station every week.

New paint colors for the house. The common areas of the house will all be Deep Silver (top left) and the bedrooms (except for one that my kid wants a white pink) will be Thundercloud Grey (bottom right).

This is the light and medallion we had taken down. Awful. And those green walls will be gone soon!

I loved these old Marimekko mugs. This one has a chip, but I still drink out of it at the beach house. Green walls will soon be gone!

Scenes from the beach. Trying out the gallery feature here for the first time…

Back at home, I enjoyed the sun a lot this week. But this photo also highlights how dry my hair has become. I'm switching back to DevaCurl products. My current hair care routine is just too dry.

Lulu was happy to have me home.

Finally, I'm knitting again. I'm giving up on my temperature crochet blanket. I did all the rows for January, and I just did not like the resulting fabric from my stitch choice. I'll find something else to do with the yarn, but in the meantime, I'm back to knitting when I have free time, which isn't often.

Have a great week everyone! Stay safe and healthy.

S. J. Pajonas