News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 35
This week was a true mix. On one hand, Kiko had off for Veteran’s Day and was able to help me with Dante while I worked. On the other hand, Dante seems to be really wanting a lot more attention – understandably, he’s getting older and needs social interaction. It’s just hard when I have to work. Tuesday, he broke my heart a little. I was trying to work and he kept fussing at me. I ignored him, because I knew he had everything he needed and I had a deadline. Well, he turned around, stumbled away from the gate sobbing. He dramatically fell down on to his knees (back to me) and sobbed so hard, he was silent for a second. Needless to say, I was holding him by time he was vocal again. Mom guilt, bad. I just don’t know how I’m supposed to do it. I have to work to provide for our family. But he needs more attention. Thursday was a bit better, when get fussy I paused and played with him for 30 minutes and then went back to work. Not ideal for work, but it kept him until lunch and nap time. So maybe that’s the key. He gets fussy about 10:30/11:00. Friday he didn’t get fussy – he slept late and the rest the day was in a great mood. So maybe he also just needs a bit more sleep!
This week they also announced that they are extending work-from-home until May 1st. Again, I have a mix of feelings. On one hand, I’m relieved to have more time before I have to take Dante to daycare. It’s going to be so hard when we finally have to – with over a year by then working at home with him! And it means he’s safe as can be from COVID with us at home. On the other side, as I explained above, this scenario is not ideal or easy. I’m exhausted most the time, just trying to balance too much. Thankfully this week should be easier – Kiko took off Wednesday – Friday because I have to go to work part day on Wednesday and all day Thursday – Friday for our CARF Survey. So just Monday and Tuesday on my own. And then the following week, I’m off all week! (I took Monday – Wednesday, we get Thursday – Friday) It will be my first true break since the 2 days I got for Christmas last year.
COVID is getting super bad in our area – working at a hospital I think I’m more aware then most. I listen in to the daily operational huddle and the two hospitals we run – Clements and Zale – are at 99% and 98% capacity respectively. I hear them talking about bed availability with increasing concern daily. And people don’t appear to be taking it any more seriously here, so I won’t be surprised if we start to look like NY did back in April soon 🙁 I’m just doing my part to keep my family safe and wishing others would do the same. I know it’s exhausting, but we can get through this if we would just work together instead of being so divided.
Anyway, we took a walk at the park Saturday – once again saw very few people with masks, but we had ours and Dante’s stroller had it’s plastic shield. So, like I said, we’re doing our part. It was a beautiful day and nice to get out. That’s it for me this week, I hope y’all have a good one!
I’ve been doing a bit better getting posts up and I got to visit last Sunday. I hope to visit again today and hopefully during the week as well. Baby steps.
Michelle and I talked for 3 hours yesterday making plans for COYER 2021, as well as a couple things to wrap up 2020 on the blog. I’m really excited for a new year and being better organized on the blog.
Last Week on the Blog
- [11 Nov] Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts by Dianne K. Salerni ★★★★
- [12 Nov] Dying Wishes by Colleen Helme ★★★★★
- [13 Nov] #FitReaders ~ November 1 – 6
- [14 Nov] #MyTBRL ~ My Sci-Fi pick for Nov 2020…. Winner
- [15 Nov] Sunday Post with Berls: COVID Quarantine Week35
- [15 Nov] The Sunday Post ~ 7 weeks left of 2020 ~ Week in READview!