News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 22
This week was okay. Dante is still eating, drinking, and pooing well (last week’s problem). He’s basically eating like a 1 year old, even though he won’t be 11 months until this week. He drinks 4 oz of formula with his breakfast and morning snack. Then he does about 2 oz with his lunch and afternoon snack. All 4 times, he drinks from his straw cup! Then he has dinner, which he know eats a full 2 hours later with us and drinks water from a “open” cup (a cup that you drink the same way as an open cup, but its setup to not spill… which is a very good thing because when he’s done he basically just drops it like a mic drop lol). I’ve been given him Miralax every morning. I hope to get to a point where he doesn’t need it, but so far, he’s just staying regular with it, so I know without it he’d be constipated. The doctor has assured me that I can’t give him too much and it won’t hurt his system, so it’s better than letting him get constipated.
Dante has gotten too tall, however, for me to keep working at my couch desk. He comes over and pulls on the computer. So I’ve had to start working at my desk (which is actually preferable anyway). But my desk is in the no-baby zone. So he can’t come to me, which makes me feel bad. He can come to the edge of his gate and look at me and talk to me (or yell at me as he likes to do since his only real word is “hey” so far). And I can still watch him. So it’s working.
I’m not loving my job. It’s just so BORING. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m working from home and can’t naturally assume more challenging tasks. And I still don’t really know anyone. But it allows me to work while taking care of Dante, which a more challenging job wouldn’t let me do, so I need to be thankful. Not to mention, I almost was unemployed, so I know i’m lucky. I think my feelings are exacerbated by the fact that school is starting and all my teacher friends are either already with their kids (virtually) or preparing to be. And y’all, I stopped teaching because it was the right thing for my family, not because I didn’t love it. It’s my calling and I’m really sad to not be in the classroom. Even know… actually ESPECIALLY now. Technology in the classroom is one of my strong points and I know I would be an asset in this challenging remote world. My Kinders always did so well with technology, to a point that people would come observe and be amazed. And, I also wish I could be with a group of kids providing them stability they must be longing for in this confusing world right now.
So yeah, my heart is not in my job right now. If only going to the classroom (to do a much more challenging and important job, with way more required skills and education) didn’t mean losing $15k a year, unaffordable and inadequate healthcare, poor work-life balance, and disrespect. Our system is so messed up. If they treated teachers right, they’d have way more good ones sticking around.
Anyway that’s my week. Mostly good, with a side of ennui. LOL!
While I’m still not at 100% blogging, I’m so excited to say that I’ve blogged almost every day – whether it be writing a post, visiting a few posts, or replying to some comments. I’m hoping I can keep it up and possibly do better too!
We have a couple sign-ups live on the blog right now – you can register for the Fall Semester in the Reading Assignment and in September we have Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge again. I hope you can join us for one (or both)!
Last Week on the Blog
- [10 Aug] Summer Scares! Spooky Books to take to the Beach #summerscares
- [11 Aug] Tell Me Something Tuesday: Read these books!
- [12 Aug] Waiting on Wednesday ~ The one about the House and the Sky #wow
- [13 Aug] Just a Few #COYER Book Club Reads
- [13 Aug] LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff ★★★★★
- [13 Aug] Wasted Words by Staci Hart ★★★
- [13 Aug] Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine ★★★½
- [14 Aug] #FitReaders ~ Update for August 1 -7
- [15 Aug] Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons ★★★★
- [16 Aug] The Sunday Post ~ Is this year over yet? ~ Week in READview!
- [16 Aug] Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 22
Coming Next Week From Me
Y’all for the second week in a row, I actually have posts scheduled!!!
Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 22
Berls Reviews Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody
Tell Me Something Tuesday : Book Worlds
Our Picks for Series in a Month
Fit Readers Update | August 8-14