Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the 16th Anniversary

Posted April 25, 2021 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 5 Comments


The one with the 16th Anniversary

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

News at Home


Today was about getting ready for the week – lots of running around, getting groceries, doing laundry, etc. We also had our Psy-Changling chat which was, as always, a lot of fun. I also finally planted my jalepano plant. I think that’s everything for the season – the garden is sprouting really nicely.


Today was super busy! My new morning routine – with gym, getting ready, and getting Dante ready so we’re ready to leave (practice for now) by 7:55 a.m. is working fairly well. Today we were ready at 7:59 am. which isn’t bad. I just have to be ready by 7:55 if Kiko is going to help us leave because he has to be at the office for work by 8 a.m. (we live in the apartments where he works), but days I’m running late I could always have him just drop things in the car and still be on time to work if I don’t leave here before 8 a.m. T

Anyway, busy day at work. We have a survey on Thursday and Friday so I was really busy getting things ready for that. And I suspect I will be just as busy tomorrow with everything. I did talk to my nutritionist today, though, and I think we have a good game plan for me moving forward. It involves my old hobbies of knitting, coloring, and bujo… distractions from eating while Kiko and I watch TV before bed to stop the mindless snacking.


Today was a beating. I worked a good 2 hours longer than normal getting ready for this survey we have on Thursday and Friday. And it’s just so frustrating because left hand doesn’t know what right hand is doing and we’re trying to help them get ready, so we’re stuck in the middle. And then there was an Excel problem I got stuck on. And yeah, just a long day. I didn’t get to go on my after work walk, but I went to the gym this morning so I guess that’s good enough. Dante was also fussy – resisted nap badly! – and just wanted a lot of attention. But I’m happy to give it… less than 2 weeks before he’s at daycare 🙁


Today I started adjusting Dante’s schedule for daycare. I found out what his schedule will be yesterday and it’s very different from what we’ve been doing. They eat lunch at 11:15 – he’s used to having a snack around 11 and then lunch at 1. They nap from 12 – 2:30, he’s used to napping from 2:30/3 – 5/5:30. And he’s used to having a snack after nap… which they do too, but we’re talking 3:30 vs 5:30. So lots to adjust. Decided to change everything a little at time – in 15 minute increments. So today breakfast was at 8:45 instead of 9. Swapped morning snack and lunch, and took nap at 2:45. So far, it’s going well — hopefully these small increments will make it so he doesn’t feel the change and it will be one less thing he struggles with when he goes back to daycare.


I had to go in to work today for a survey. Left at 6:15 am and got home around 6:15 pm – so long day. And it’s very busy, with few breaks. Thankfully Kiko was able to take off for this survey and there’s not any of the childcare jigsaw puzzles to do to make it work. And Kiko claims he continued with the gradual schedule change and that Dante did well.


Final day of the survey today and it was busy! But I got out about 2 hours early than I expected! I left the house at 6:45 (later start, yay!) and got home about 5:45. Still an 11 hour day, but better than the 12 hours from yesterday and since I had expected I wouldn’t be home until close to 7pm, even better We had a final meeting at 6pm, but the surveyors were in a closed session from 4:30 – 6 and when they didn’t need anything from us by 5pm, my boss said we could go home and join the final session from home. It was so good to get home to my boys and Dante seems to still be doing really well with the schedule adjustments.


Yesterday Kiko and I realized that today was our 16th Anniversary. We knew all month that it was coming and then all of a sudden it was here. So I called my brother last night to see if he might be able to watch Dante. Apparently I had mentioned to him a couple weeks ago that we might want to do something, so he’d kept himself available. Bless Uncle Phil! We went to a new-to-us place that has a really beautiful patio. The food was yummy and the drinks were nice. I have enough leftovers for Kiko and I to have dinner again tomorrow (and maybe another lunch for Kiko on Monday). It was a nice time and hard to believe we’re celebrating 16 years already!

Blog News

Last week on Because Reading

Challenge update

This week I finished:

I’m participating in 4 reading challenges this year. Here’s how I’m doing:

Backlist Reader hosted by Lark @ Bookwyrms Hoard: 16 books

Library Love hosted by Books of My Heart & Angel’s Guilty Pleasures: 2 books

New Release hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms:1 book

COYER (spring) hosted by Because Reading:

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 is to get down to my goal weight. It means losing 70 pounds this year.

I did good with the gym Monday – Wednesday this week. But going to work such long hours kept me from the gym. And they feed us, which is nice, but not so healthy. Overall, not my best week.

Weight gain/loss: +4.4 pounds for the year

Added to My Shelf

I’m trying to be more responsible about keeping track of the books I acquire, so I’m going to start sharing them again. If I share them here, surely I’ll remember to add them to Goodreads, right?

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!



Want more awesome posts like this? Subscribe to my blog via email!

5 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the 16th Anniversary

  1. You’re so smart the way you practiced with Dante and the new schedule. Glad it went fairly smooth and the survey is done. Congrats on the 16th and yay for a fun date night. Cheering you on with your fitness goals. Nicely done reading books you got for free.

    Sophia Rose recently posted: 🎧 Dragon Mage by Eve Langlais