Sunday Post with Berls | The one with NYE 2021!

Posted January 2, 2022 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 18 Comments


The one with NYE 2021!

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News at Home

I didn’t keep up at all with writing my Sunday Post every night this week. Monday was just a busy day of work and I made it to the gym for the first time since December 1st!! Dante had a great day at school, but in the time from when I picked him up and put him in the car to the time when I got him out at home (so 5 minutes), he started running a fever. He felt perfect and then so warm. Took his temperature and it was 102 on the ear, plus he was breathing with heavy congestion. So we got the humidifier out with some vicks, rubbed some baby safe vicks on his chest, cleaned out his nose and some Tylenol. He woke up around 3am with a 101 fever so we did more Tylenol. I obviously kept him home Tuesday, but was able to work too. He basically just wanted to cuddle and go in his swing – he had only a low grade fever when he woke up (99-ish). He actually fell alseep in his swing around 12 so I moved him to his bed and he slept until about 3. When he woke up even the low grade fever was gone and was ready to play!! He actually tried to get me to take him to school – grabbed his backpack, shoes and socks and was pretty insistent we go outside. I decided to take him for a walk, but he wanted to go in the car… it was too cute.

Since he was still great the next morning, I did take him back to school – relieved that it was nothing serious (especially with Omicron hitting hard). I planned to go to the gym again Wednesday, but they actually closed down for deep cleaning until January 3rd, as an extra precaution with Omicron. I finished up work for the week on Wednesday and took Thursday off. Thursday was a mommy day – I spent it basically blogging, working on my bullet journal, and setting/assessing goals for 2022/2021. Friday we had a great family day relaxing, more bujo work, a nice walk, and then celebrating the New Year. I actually stayed up to midnight for the first time since Dante was born. Saturday after a pancake breakfast we went to the lake for a nice walk as the weather was still really pretty. This afternoon it started getting cooler and we’re headed for the 20s and 30s 🙁 I hope it passes quickly, I’ve been enjoying our warm winter!

Blog News

COYER 2022 kicked off today, as did Bookish Resolutions. There’s still time to sign up for both. Also be sure to stop by My TBR List to vote for the book I’ll be reading between now and the end of February!

Last week on Because Reading

Challenge Wrap Up for 2021:

I’m participated in 4 reading challenges this year. Here’s how I did:

Backlist Reader hosted by Lark @ Bookwyrms Hoard: 51 books

Library Love hosted by Books of My Heart & Angel’s Guilty Pleasures: 14 books

New Release hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms: 31 books (15 were in the past month with the Filthy Dirty Christmas!)

COYER (Fall) hosted by Because Reading: 45 books

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Berls has
read 15 books toward
her goal of
50 books.

FitReaders (hosted by Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About & Felicia The Geeky Blogger)

My big goal for 2021 was to get down to my goal weight… instead I gained 25 pounds. Whoops! 

My goal for 2022 is a bit simpler and I will break it down into smaller goals, but the main goal is to lose weight every month. Even just .25lbs is a win. The point is to be headed in the right direction!

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope 2022 treats us all well – we’re due!

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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18 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | The one with NYE 2021!

  1. Jen

    Happy New Year, Berls! And yea for making it to midnight! 🙂 I didn’t make my weight goal for Fitreaders – I didn’t gain or lose, ending up at the same weight (for the second or third year in a row). I am at peace with that. My new goal for 2022 is to add meditation into my routine.

    • Thank you! we were so relieved as well. And yes, it’s incredible the progress he’s made – makes my heart so glad <3

      That's a great goal - I'm still not 100% sure about my eating goals - trying to find my balance! But I'm definitely making sure no soda. Good luck with your goals and Happy New Year!

  2. I am sorry Dante was sick, but glad it was nothing that lasted long. It was a slow week for me at work, fortunately–such a nice relief after it’s been so busy all year! It’s probably too much to hope for that this coming week will be slower too. I hope you have a great week, Berls. Happy New Year!

  3. Glad to hear Covid didn’t rear its ugly head and Dante is well again! Good luck with your weight goal. 2021 was a though beast for everyone, so we should cut ourselves some slack if we didn’t manage to reach our goals or were a little self-indulgent. We earned it. Happy 2022!

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