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Sunday Update – May 15, 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.

What a week. My husband was gone for most of it, at a conference in Texas. He left on Monday. So, OF COURSE, my youngest woke up on Tuesday, not feeling well and I decided to test her. Yep, COVID positive. The week just went downhill from there. Don’t worry. She’s doing well. It’s mostly a stuffy nose and she’s in good spirits despite missing her friends. But when she’s unable to help out at home, it just left me and my oldest to do everything else. It was exhausting.

My allergies are really bad this year too. On Tuesday, after walking Lulu out in the morning and then again in the afternoon, I was in so much misery from my nose and eyes, that I had to take a Benadryl. I try never to do that in the day because we all know what Benadryl can do to you. I needed it though. Then I decided to start walking Lulu with a mask on, so that's what I've been doing since, and it's making a big difference. I look a little strange out there with the mask on, but I don't care. I'd rather not be suffering.

To top off my week, I'm struggling through the first 10k words of the novel I’m writing and feeling like a failure. Also, don’t worry. I'm aware enough to know that this happens every time I start a really hard story and I WILL get through it. New little bits of ideas come to me all the time. I just may feel like crap for another week before I get it together.

The good news is that I’m able to take care of myself with plenty of reading, knitting, and watching TV. I know self-care. I just need to not feel guilty about it.

One of these things is not like the other!

With my husband out of town, I made things that I was interested in eating. This included overnight steel-cut oats and a whole wheat pasta salad.

I wore my Mother's Day present. :)

Softball season means I eat my dinner in the car a lot. BUT at least I can watch Netflix!

Hanging out with Lulu outside. Before this, she was running around on her lead, but then the landscapers showed up for next door and I had to hold her and keep her from barking her head off.

Lulu sleeping and snoring beside me while I knit.

Speaking of knitting, I'm now knitting the top triangle of the blanket! I should be done soon enough. I also blocked the shawl I just finished and I posted a Reel on Instagram about it. I plan to take photos of it this week and post about it, too.

That's it for this week! Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

S. J. Pajonas