Sunday Post with Berls: COVID Quarantine Week35

Posted November 15, 2020 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 7 Comments


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!

Blog News

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

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 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 Week35

  1. Hang in there Berls! Numbers are skyrocketing here and our governor FINALLY issued a mask mandate. Seven months in. I’m worried too. Some days I feel like the literal only thing I can do is be responsible for me. 🙁 We can do this!

    I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for 2021! We’ll need some distraction for this winter!

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  2. Well I am sorry it is so rough. I am glad you continue to figure out ways to handle it. I’m glad you have a job and can keep him safe. Things are bad out there and only getting worse. The two holidays coming up are going to be a problem. I remember scrapbooking when she was little and she played in her playpen. She was crazy good and slept lots. I LOVE COYER and I always look forward to it. I’m so, so thrilled you have two easier weeks coming. I’m loving our buddy read, but it is making me tense cuz I am worried, so worried.

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    • I know, I’m super anxious to see what happens next! tomorrow!

      That’s awesome that she played so well. Dante does pretty well most the time but he’s just getting older. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow – next week. It’s going to be so nice to just play with him next week. And I plan to blog my heart out!

      How is your mom?

  3. “It will be my first true break since the 2 days I got for Christmas last year.”
    Yikes. I hear you – having to balance mom duty with work duty while at home must be a struggle. Plus all the Covid nightmare. What do you do exactly, to be able to work from home?

    We’re in lockdown again, but people don’t seem overly concerned, at least judging from the careless way they use their masks. I don’t know what it takes to make them realise. Maybe a tour in a hospital…

    • I think even just working at a hospital on the periphery, like I do, would wake people up. I’m a hospital coordinator for the Accreditation and Policy Management department. I work closely with hospital departments to make sure they are in compliance and organize the surveys with different accrediting organizations (like this week, CARF is coming in to survey our Rehab departments). It’s basically administrative, with a side of light project management.

      I can’t wait for next week. Playing with Dante and not worrying about work! Maybe I’ll even have time to really blog like I want to. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Oh gosh I can’t imagine how difficult it was to hear Dante cry!!! I don’t know how anyone with kids can work from home! Even when they are older and more independent, it is still a huge distraction.
    Cases are going up here. We are still in school too. I’m not stressed out at all. Nope, not me. Not freaking out at all. (sigh)

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    • (sigh) It’s so stressful isn’t it? One of my good friends teaches kinder and their down 24 staff at her school. So scary! Thankfully no cases in the EC wing, but still.

      Yeah, working from home would be amazing if I had childcare, but with Dante here, it’s so hard. At least he’s safe though. I know I’m blessed to have a job that allows me to watch him.

      HOpe you have a good week!