Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the State Fair

Posted October 17, 2021 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 10 Comments


The one with the State Fair

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Today was SO MUCH BETTER. Dante still wasn’t eating much, but his ear infection doesn’t seem to be hurting him anymore (or at least he wasn’t crying all day) and we still haven’t had fever since Friday. Which meant I was able to get out of the house to pick up some groceries and listen to my audiobook. I also gave Dante a much needed trim/hair cut. I managed to do a little bit of blog visiting and that’s about it besides relaxing, because last week was exhausting. I will be going to work tomorrow – I think we’re going to try and take Friday off to go to the fair since we had to cancel our plans last week.

Monday – Saturday

I am just in a funk. I’m tired and I’m frustrated. I’m not doing well in pretty much ANY area. I haven’t been doing my miracle mornings, I haven’t been exercising, I’ve been eating like SHIT and gaining weight… I just need a reset. Can I undo the past year and call a do over?

Dante also had a rough week. He still has his ear infection and it sometimes bothers him. We’re almost done with the antibiotics, so I hope he feels 100% in the next couple days. They also switched him to the 2 year old class this week and I feel like we’ve back tracked all the way to when we started daycare. He cries and clings to me every morning. On Tuesday (I think…) he got into an ant pile at school and while they handled it really well, he has little bites all over his legs that look gross. They thankfully don’t seem to be bothering him at all. On the plus, he started waving finally this week! It’s a really awkward wave, but it’s a wave. After like 2 years of waving at him, he’s finally waving back. A HUGE milestone.

On Friday I had an incredible day at the State Fair with my brother and his partner. We ate and drank and rode rides from like 11 am to 5 pm. I really needed the day and I hope I can start turning my mood back around. Saturday we took Dante to the park and walked for like 1 hour and then came home and just vegged out on the couch watching Parenthood (it’s our second time watching it all the way through).

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: 37 books

Library Love hosted by Books of My Heart & Angel’s Guilty Pleasures: 11 books

New Release hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms: 11 books

COYER (Fall) hosted by Because Reading: 5 books

2021 Reading Challenge

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


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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10 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the State Fair

  1. I hope you and Dante feel better soon! I can relate to wanting a do-over. My last few weeks of work were so stressful that I neglected everything else. It’s shocking how quickly things fall apart when I lose motivation.

  2. Jen

    Glad the week ended on a high for you. I’m also struggling right now. And for me, the dark and cold mornings make it worse. I hope that the fun helps lift your spirits and you have a good week ahead.

  3. Aww sorry Dante had a rough week. Poor guy with the ants! Hope his ear infection is cleared up soon. And hope you are feeling more in sorts soon also!

    The state fair sounds awesome though! I always love going to fairs like that… and like Bookwyrm said- take good care of yourself!!

  4. I can’t remember the last time I went to the state fair! I think Robin was in elementary school. What fun! I hope Dante enjoyed it too.

    I hear you on the wish for a do-over. I’m not exercising regularly or watching what I eat, either, and it shows. And I haven’t done a lot of the household projects I wanted to do. But we can both turn it around. Just… love yourself, OK? Don’t beat yourself up about it. You’ve had a challenging year. Being the mom of a young child is a lot to handle all on its own. Add in a pandemic, and working full time? Your plate is MORE than full. And the pandemic has taken a lot more toll on everyone’s spirits than most of us are willing to admit. So be kind and loving to yourself. Accept that you’ve been doing the best you can in challenging circumstances. Then pick one thing to do differently. It doesn’t have to be big, and it doesn’t mean jumping back in with both feet; just make a little change. When that one is going well , add a little something more. And keep encouraging yourself with love.

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  5. What a warm moment to have him wave back and glad the ant bites aren’t too much of a both. Yay that you got to let your hair down at the fair after the frustration of the week. Way to go getting through the two books. I loved Shield of Winter so much.

    Have a good week, Berls!