Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 30

Posted October 11, 2020 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 4 Comments


News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 30

This week was exhausting, though not particularly different from other weeks. Work was busy as usual, and I did find myself working overtime a few days though. And Dante has been napping poorly – fussing when he goes down and waking up after only 1 hour (a couple days less than an hour). I leave him, hoping he’ll settle like he used to do, but he cries harder and harder until I have to go get him because he’s just going to make himself sick (not to mention break my heart). I don’t know what’s up, but it’s stressing me out on two fronts: 1 – he needs sleep. It’s important for his health and development. 2 – I need my mommy time! If he wakes up after just 1 hour of sleep, my work day isn’t even over yet. Meaning, I get no break. When he was sleeping 2-3 hours, I would finish work about 1 hour before he woke up and that gave me time to do dishes and get something to eat and just relax. I’m praying we figure out what’s up and he gets better naps this week.

This week was also emotionally exhausting. I do weekly therapy sessions and out of the blue, I ended up talking about my good friend that died very suddenly 6 years ago this Christmas. I miss her a lot even though I’ve obviously moved forward and healed as much as you can from loss of loved ones. But I felt her loss a lot this week and that was also exhausting. Between the two exhaustion causes, I skipped workouts and walks to nap when my husband came home this week several days.

I’ve also been watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. It’s been recommended to me a few times, but I finally gave it a go. Man it pisses me off! I’m just starting season 2. What kills me is I can see how they got there. We aren’t so far away from that. It’s so important that we never get complacent and accept any kind of hatred and evil… and on that note, have you made your plans to vote? See what I did there? 😛

I watched a bit f the VP debate this week, because I figured it would at least be civil. It didn’t change my mind in any way (which I didn’t expect it would) and I think both Harris and Pence did a good job representing everything we already knew them to be. Early voting begins Tuesday here, I will be voting next Sunday. Get it done as early as you can and while I would normally just encourage voting, this time around I can’t do that. For the sake of all that is good and decent, don’t vote for Trump. There’s more on your ballot and I strongly encourage voting blue this year, which I rarely do. I usually am all over the ballot. But these past 4 years have me dreaming of an all blue government for a little while. Maybe we could actually progress as a country. I will admit that a line in The Handmaid’s Tale really resonates here – “Better is never better for everybody” and I do get that.

We have a play date today that I’m so looking forward to and my friend has a bunch of hand-me-down’s for Dante that he really needs. He’s outgrowing his clothes so fast! This means I probably will be very slow visiting Sunday posts – I’ll try to get to them by the end of the week! Have a great week.

Blog News

I don’t have much news, except that the blog is busy this month! I’m loving our Boo-Cause Reading’s Spooktacular posts and visiting those that decided to join in. You can join in at any point for any topic you’d like. And we’re also doing Spooky Saturdays which have been fun. That’s about it!

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Next Week From Me

Sunday Post with Berls

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Boo-cause Reading’s Spooktacular: Haunted Houses

Fit Readers Update

How was your week? What are you Reading?

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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4 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 30

  1. I am so sorry it’s been such a tiring week. I get all stirred up over politics and then don’t sleep well at night. I am proud to say I voted all blue! I just can’t abide Trump as a role model for our country. (I didn’t vote for him last time either) Luckily my daughter has always been an amazing sleeper. At 16 months at daycare, they were worried if she would adjust from 2 naps to 1. She was napping 10-12, 3-5 every day. They switched her to 1:30 -3:30 but I think she slept later; it was a rough switch. She was still napping every afternoon right up until kindergarten. I lost a 4H friend in high school which still haunts me. And now I’ve lost classmates to diseases. I’m sorry for your loss. Wishing you a better week!

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  2. I’m so sorry things have been so stressful! I “see” my therapist every 2 weeks and this week was tough for me too. It’s just stress from being under stress for so long now. And the election coming up is super stressing me out. Hopefully Dante is just having an off week and will get back to a sleep schedule soon! HUGS!

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  3. My kids were the worst nappers. We had to stop Ryan because he wouldn’t sleep at night and Julia hated naps…still does. They seem to have developed pretty good without them. lol
    I am sorry for the loss of your friend, it is not easy. My friend passed 16 years ago and I still wish I could talk to her. I miss her so much and a lot of things in my life I could have used her guidance. I am sending you lots of hugs from all the way over here! <3
    My Goal for voting is anyone but Trump, do I like Biden and Harris, not really but I think I would feel better having someone that is an actual politician over a reality show loser.

    I hope you have a great week, my friend! Happy Reading! xoxo

  4. Jen

    *HUGS* I feel like every week is so exhausting, especially with the stress of the world. Unfortunately, I don’t feel like it’s going to be less stressful or problematic for a while, and that a certain man and party will cause a lot of issues if they don’t win the election this November. *sigh* It’s sunny here this morning and I’m going to head out for a walk with my new audiobook. Looking forward to some laughs (it’s Molly Harper). I hope Dante starts napping again and you have a good week ahead.