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!
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?