Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 31

Posted October 18, 2020 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 7 Comments


News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 31

Another busy week. I feel like a broken record. Work is busy. Life is stressful. I’m lucky. I’m happy. But golly gee-whiz I’m exhausted. A couple highlights this week – my boss is no longer allowed to have me working OT and I’m thrilled. It wasn’t worth the money for my sanity and peace of mind. I just worry about being able to complete all my tasks on time and them continuing to be happy with my work. Friday I got to finish my day 1.5 hours early so I wouldn’t have OT. That equaled 45 minutes of me time. It was wonderful.

Monday and Thursday Kiko was off work. Monday, because it was Indigenous People’s Day and Thursday because he took it off. I had to work Monday, but I was expecting it to b an easy day since Kiko was off. It wasn’t. He was on call and ended up working like 6 hours because of calls. Which was actually a HARDER day because I was anticipating easier. Meh. Thursday was easier because he helped with Dante. He took off because I had a Doctor’s appointment (FINALLY!!) and since he was going to have to get off early anyway he decided to take the whole day.

I feel like I conquered heaven and earth to get to my doctor – I needed to go since March really. Scheduling was tricky because I have to make it fit my schedule and Kiko”s (so he can watch Dante) – not to mention be a time the doctor can see me. They used to let you schedule on the app, but since COVID you have to call. So I called and asked what they had available, took the time that seemed it would work best and then began the task of reorganizing work and Kiko’s job – and since he was on call and I couldn’t be sure I would be back by 5 (I wasn’t) he had to also arrange to for someone to be his backup on call person.

So imagine my frustration when I arrived and they told me the Doctor had been called into an emergency c-section just 10 minutes before and they didn’t know how long it would be. I almost cried. They gave me the option of rescheduling or waiting. I waited. My appointment was at 4. My doctor saw me at 5:30. She’s such a good doctor, in that despite being way behind and surely tired, she didn’t make me feel rushed in the slightest. I’m hoping I’ll be feeling better now that I got this IUD out that has been bothering me since at least February. *Fingers crossed*

And that’ about it for this week. We saw my stepson yesterday briefly. Today I’m doing my Sunday shopping and cooking. I’m also hoping to early vote today, assuming the line isn’t too long. If things align, I may also be picking my brother up so he can come for a visit – If he does, it will be the first time I get to see him since February! It would make my weekend. Oh and if I go to pick him up, I’ll be close to where my job is offering employees free drive thru flu shots, so I’ll take care of that too.

Have a great week!

Blog News

Not much to report, except that I was very busy and am just keeping up with my posts really. I hope that will change.  I haven’t been reading as much, though I am reading 1 UF for the Fraterfest Readathon. I’ve been binge watching The Handmaid’s Tale and as a result I’ve been reading less. I only have time for one pastime it seems these days.

Last Week on the Blog

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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 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 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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7 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 31

  1. “my boss is no longer allowed to have me working OT and I’m thrilled. It wasn’t worth the money for my sanity and peace of mind.”
    If money isn’t badly needed, nothing beats having time for ourselves. I hear you about sanity and peace of mind. It sounds like your life is complicated enough already!

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. What a trooper your doctor is for seeing you after the C-section instead of insisting that you reschedule. And she still took her time and didn’t rush. That’s a great doctor!

    I hope you’re able to see your brother soon. I saw my older sister over the weekend (from a distance) and it was the first time in months.

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    • Right?! such a great doctor – I love her and recommend her to a lot of people.

      He came over and it was great. First time since February and so fun to watch him play with Dante <3

    • Thank you! I’m feeling better already, I think. And I got to see my brother – it was so great to watch him play with Dante! <3

  3. Well in spite of feeling like it’s all the same you did make some things happen and improve this week! We also got our flu shots but not due to planning. I felt too much like I was reacting instead of planning and controlling my schedule so hopefully I can reign things in this next week! I hope you have an easier week and get to relax and read a bit more.

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