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Sunday Update – April 3, 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.

Good news! I didn't get sick! I went to bed early on Saturday night, slept all night, and woke up the next morning feeling better. So, in the end, my oldest daughter and I did not get the flu. We were the lucky ones who missed it.

My youngest daughter had her stage production of Matilda at school this week, so we went and saw that on Thursday. It was one of the first big events we've done since the pandemic, with lots of people who weren't masked. It almost felt normal again. Almost.

This week I also decided that I'm going to study for the JLPT Level 5 (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in 2023. Level 5 is the easiest; Level 1 is the hardest. The test is usually proctored twice per year so I'm aiming to take it late in 2023. I've started studying now with some apps and I'm also waiting for some books to arrive. I wanted to give myself a language goal to work towards, and this seemed to be my best option. Yes, I'm also still learning Italian. That's just for fun.

The rest of the week went by quickly. I worked on Myra's Big Mistake edits all week, and I expect to be done by Wednesday of this coming week. Yay! We're going to DisneyWorld in less than two weeks and I want to have it done before we go. I can't wait to go on vacation. I need it badly.

On Monday, I decided to go to Panera to get some work done instead of sitting at home. I used to do this all the time before the pandemic. And really, I don't see myself doing it again unless there's some emergency situation. I found all the people to be really distracting and it was too loud there even with my noise canceling headphones.

Lulu continues to be a joy at all times. She got freaked out by a loud thunderstorm this week and had to be put back to bed several times that night. Otherwise, she's the same as always.

My walks this week ranged from freezing cold and windy to warm and sunny. Ahhhhh, spring in the Northeast.

Lulu has been sticking to my hip through all of my edits this week!

I got a bunch of my Japanese books out of storage and started studying this week.

And finally a shot of the kids on stage performing Matilda Jr.! They did a great job!

Have a great week everyone! Stay safe and healthy.

S. J. Pajonas