Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the survey! Finally!

Posted December 19, 2021 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 5 Comments


The one with the survey! Finally!

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Today was about getting ready for a week of survey… again. Gah, I cannot take them not coming for a third week in a row. I really REALLY hope they come tomorrow. I do not want to have to be focused on survey the week of Christmas.

Anyway, I scheduled my posts for the week, did grocery pickup, laundry, cleaned everything, and wrapped a few more presents. I did not do any meal prep though, I ran out of time. So that part of the week is going to be a struggle. Oh well, we’ll figure it out. I need to hop in the shower and get to bed now. Fingers crossed we have a survey tomorrow!

Monday – Tuesday

The surveyors came!! I got notification at 7:17 Monday morning and our madness ensued. I left work both Monday and Tuesday at 5:45, so I could get to Dante by 6:16/6:20. Spent the evening with Dante and then after bedtime on Monday I had work to do until after 10. Thankfully day 2 of survey is always much better than the craziness of day 1 and when I left work today, I actually had everything I needed to do finished. So I’ve spent the evening with Dante and Kiko and am getting ready to take a shower and get in bed by 9/9:30 hopefully. Both days I’ve been too tired to really care about dinner. Thankfully Kiko has had Dante’s dinner ready to go and I just pick at whatever. I’m exhausted but so glad we’re getting this over with this week instead of Christmas week.


Today was frustrating. Not bad, just really annoying things with the survey. But I worked from 7:30 – 5:45 (non-stop, no lunch, 2 bathroom breaks lol) and managed to stop on the way home to pickup the book for Dante’s book gift exchange party on Friday. I was in and out of B&N in 5 minutes (I preordered the book yesterday) and made it to Dante’s daycare with 5 minutes to spare. Tomorrow I have to do the same thing, but picking up the snacks he’s supposed to bring (fruit and chips). I preordered them from the Tom Thumb on my way home, so hopefully it will be a smooth in and out pickup tomorrow. My secret Santa gift for work also arrived today so I got that wrapped. Phew, so much all at once. These surveyors chose a hard time of year to come!!

Thursday – Saturday

Thursday and Friday were exhausting. We had our competency review session on Thursday and that’s always a bit rough. And as a result, it bled into Friday. Both days I ended up running around a ton and I was so tired both nights. I did manage to pick up groceries for Dante’s party on Thursday, so #momwin! And the survey is over! Our team did fantastic. A few of us grabbed drinks on Friday, since we were done by 2:45. We had a nice time and it was nice to relax and celebrate a bit. On the way home I took care of a couple Amazon returns and picked Dante up some McDonald’s for dinner. I didn’t want McDonald’s and I just didn’t care what I ate. So I had some leftover mac and cheese with some applesauce.  Exciting I know.

I got to bed early – oh that reminds me, funny story. Thursday night I was so tired, I was asleep before 10pm. Well, I have a watch alarm that goes off at 10pm to make sure that I start getting to bed if I’m not already (I’m never actually asleep at 10, though I try to be in bed). Anyway, the alarm went off and woke me up. The room was dark and I panicked that it was already morning and why was I so tired, I felt like I just fell asleep!?!? And then I realized it was my 10pm alarm! LOL!

Anyway, Saturday Dante decided he was used to waking up early, so he woke me up at 7:15 instead of his normal 8:30 on the weekends. I’m hoping he forgets the schedule from this week quickly and goes back to his regular sleeping patterns. But that was still more than an hour later than I’ve had all week, so I’ll take it. I tried making french toast this morning and I’m didn’t love it. Thinking I don’t like it anymore maybe? After breakfast we played and watched a little tv. Then I did a little cleaning and then took Dante outside to play while we waited for Brandee (from UnConventional Bookworms) to come over. Her MIL lives about 10 minutes from me, so whenever they’re in town we try to get together. We had a great afternoon, snacking, drinking wine, chatting and playing with Dante. It’s always good to see her. When she left I took Dante outside to play a bit more.  It was a nice, relaxing day!

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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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5 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the survey! Finally!

  1. YEA!! I’m so glad the surveyors came and it’s all done. It also sounds like you had some awesome things last week, despite the craziness. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. *HUGS*