Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 8

Posted May 10, 2020 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 11 Comments


News at Home: Quarantine Week 8

Well another week of social distancing down and another week on the emotional roller-coaster. I think I’ve gone through my grief cycle and am finally just at acceptance. And I’m realizing that I may not find a job by June 23rd. It’s a sucky, scary feeling, but I’m learning to just accept it and think about what we need to do to make it work.

I have started applying to jobs outside of my university, since out of the 14 internal jobs I’ve applied to, they’ve refused me the chance to have my resume sent to the hiring manager for 12. On the plus, I am still in the running for 2 of the positions. And, there are 2 positions that are supposed to come up in the next few weeks that I’d have a great shot at. So we’ll see if the positions come up in time. But I found a couple good positions outside that I’ve applied to and am hopeful about.

I also realized that we have some online training and certifications available to employees that if I were to try and take the courses on my own could cost hundreds of dollars. Some of them are more than a thousand. And I can take them for free right now. So I’m starting to use a lot of my time to do that. Might as well take advantage of the resources to boost my resume!

Dante is doing great. He’s gotten so strong! He crawls around like crazy and pulls himself to standing now. In fact, when he wakes up from a nap or in the morning, he now stands up in his crib and lets us know he’s ready to get out. And he’s also started being able to stand without holding on to anything for a couple seconds. The cutest part is that he KNOWS it’s a big deal and starts squealing and laughing when he manages to do it. I’m starting to feel less and less stressed about taking care of him, so that’s something.

And, speaking of Dante… HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! I’ve celebrated many as a step-mom and 1 as an expectant mom, but this is my first as a mommy myself. And it sucks that we’re stuck at home. However, Kiko told me that for Mother’s Day, I can sleep in and he’ll take care of Dante in the morning. BEST GIFT EVER!! I haven’t slept in for more than 7 months. I’m so looking forward to it.

Texas has started opening things up… in fact, we’re supposed to be moving into Phase II of reopening already. Considering that our cases have been steadily increasing over the past week, that seems like the stupidest move possible. But yeah, that’s Republican protect the economy over people’s lives Texas for you. I’m thankful that the County Judge is more sensible and has consistently had stricter measures than the state. However, our Governor overruled County Judge. So fingers crossed we don’t see things get really bad. Just my luck, things will escalate just as we’re about to lose our health insurance 🙁 I’m going to be looking into Cobra (which I expect will be too expensive) and buying a plan on our own.

That’s it for me. I hope y’all have a great week! Stay Safe!

Blog News

I’ve been trying to visit throughout the day, but I’ve been pretty focused on the job hunt so I’m way behind. I think in the interests of not falling impossibly behind I”m going to clear the posts I haven’t managed to visit and start back today and try to not fall so behind. If I didn’t make it to you this week, I’m sorry!

I’ve got so many books to read right now – I’m trying to figure out how to make it happen. For COYER I’ve got book club books. For Read a Series in a Month I have 3 books – 1 down already and it was really good! And then I have a virtual book club on Tuesday that I’d really like to read for. And I have some review books :/ How’d this happen?

How was your week? What are you Reading?

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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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11 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 8

  1. Definitely take advantage of the free classes! That’s great. And hopefully it will help you get an even better job. Honestly I always thought Mother’s Day out was overrated. The restaurants are always jammed with screaming children! Take out in sweats is the way to go! Happy mother’s day and sleeping in sounds like a fabulous gift. Too cute about Dante’s standing and how fun to be there to see it! I hope you’re having a calmer happier week.

    I live in a town that is pretty much all either government or defense contractors and it doesn’t look like anyone is going back to work unless it is mandatory for their job until at least July. They’re focusing on getting manufacturing or those on classified projects back safely but the engineers and managers who can work at home will be doing so for the foreseeable future. Honestly I wouldn’t be shocked if it becomes a permanent thing. The company would save a money on building related bills to have most of their workforce working from home. I’d be good with it as my husband is in the middle of a huge project and would barely be home if this was regular life so this way we still get to have dinner together and he’s doing what he needs to do.

  2. I hate seeing your struggle with the job thing, you were so happy. I just know that now you are going to find an even better job with more money! 🙂 Missouri has started opening up restaurants and we had our first sit down meal inside our favorite Chinese Buffet and it was GREAT! LOL

    Have a stay safe and happy reading!
    Stormi ox

  3. Jen

    Happy Mother’s Day, Love! What a happy, exciting day for you and your family. <3. Good luck on the job hunt, I'll be sending a few extra positive vibes your way. Sounds like even though Texas is opening up, you are staying safe, just keep up the diligence.

  4. Hope you enjoyed that sleep-in this morning. 🙂 And hopefully some good news on the job front is around the corner. That’s a real bonus about all the training that is available to you. Our (Republican) governor is a little Trump puppet so he just follows along with whatever TweedleDum is saying or doing on any given day. *sigh* Things here are starting to reopen but I won’t be taking part.

  5. Getting the trainings in now while you can sounds like a great idea. I hope one of the jobs pans out for you. I have a lot of reservations about the re-opening to. There’s a growing movement even in California that wants to rush things, despite the Governor wanting to take it slowly. My own county is among them. Our county sheriff has gone viral taking a stance against the stay at home orders and in favor of opening up now. It’s so frustrating. But then, I suppose it’s no surprise. I do live a conservative county.

    I hope you have a good week, Berls. Take care and stay safe and well.

  6. Happy Mother’s Day Berls! And that’s so cute about Dante. I think they do get a little proud of themselves when they hit those milestones haha. Good for him! 🙂

    Good luck with the job stuff! That can be so stressful for sure- I hate job hunting lol. I guess everyone does though.

    Take care this week!

  7. Carla

    Happy Mother’s Day Berls. It sounds like you are keeping yourself busy. Good luck with the job hunt!

  8. Happy Mother’s Day! Dante is the cutest! Enjoy your sleep in! Whenever I can I seem to wake up at the usual time.

    I know the job hunt is stressful, but you have a month. It’s so smart to take those free courses. I also think it’s way too soon to open up. I found COBRA is way too expensive. We get ours through the exchange and it works out pretty well. With a “life event” you can sign up . I had to do it every summer when the pharmacy cut our hours and I lost my insurance. That’s part of why I left. It’s ridiculous having insurance tied to our jobs.

    I have so many thing I want to read this month, too! Good luck on your challenge reads. Take care and happy reading!

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  9. Good luck with the job searching. Job hunting is so tiring and disheartening when you get declined a lot. I hope you’ll find a good job. And that’s great you’re making use of the courses you can still take now to boost your resume. Glad to hear Dante is doing well and I hope you have a great mother’s day and you enjoy sleeping in. Have a great week!

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  10. Take advantage of as much as you can. Free courses could land you something you didn’t expect. Still think it is shit that did that to you.
    Happy Mom’s Day! Enjoy your sleeping in and give the little man a hug from me. He is just too cute.

    Even if things open around here which isn’t until June, I still wont be going out, I need a cure or vaccine! 🙂

    Have a great week, My friend! Happy Reading! oxox