The one with the yellow
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I had so many possible names for this week’s Sunday Post. I considered:
- The one with the funk
- The one with the unpaid OT
- The one with the attempted mugging
- The one with the freezing weather
- The one where winter stole my playdate
Because yes, those were realities of my week this week. I decided to go with the best moment of the week – yellow. It happened Saturday night, so I’ll explain in a minute. I should also mention that my husband bought Juan Julio and I’m writing this a bit tipsy 😛
So I kicked off the week with an attempted mugging on Sunday at 2pm in the afternoon. I was bringing in my groceries. I saw these two teens coming up the stairs across from me and they were running. I thought nothing of it, even when they came up behind me, because I thought they were going to my neighbors, who have people coming and going all the time. I unlocked my door, prepared to go in and they said something, so I pulled the door shut and turned to them (I hadn’t heard them clearly). The kid in front said, “give us your money” and showed me a gun in his waist band. I did not respond in the smartest way.
I laughed and said, “are you fucking kidding me?”
This confused them. I just couldn’t believe this shit was happening. They said, “give us your money” and showed me the gun again (which he never took out of his waistband and I’m not convinced it was not a toy). I said (truthfully), “I don’t have any money.” and I started to throw my groceries to them, and said something like, ” here take my groceries.”
They jumped back. I really don’t think this was going at all like they planned. They again asked for my money, which I again let them know I didn’t have. They told me to turn out my pockets. At this point Kiko had heard me and thought I left groceries at the door, while going to get a second load as I often do. So he opened the door to bring the groceries in. The kids/teens saw him and took off running.
I tell the story with humor, but in reality, I think it fucked me up this week. My only thought the whole time was to keep them out of the apartment and away from Dante. And this week, I had several alternate scenarios running through my head from what if I’d been at the car or out walking? to What if I’d had Dante with me? The end result was that I’ve felt trapped in my home and, until getting groceries again this week, I didn’t leave the house once. And when I left yesterday for groceries, Kiko watched me get in the car, I had pepper spray on me (I’ve never carried pepper spray before), and I called him when I got home so he could watch me come in. It sucks to be afraid, but I am a bit. I do think each successful outing will help.
But, in the meantime, I’ve been in a fantastic funk. With the exception of my one buddy read with Anne I didn’t read shit this week. I didn’t wake up to work out. I gave a shit about what I ate. I did zero blogging (until today). and etc.
In other news, I started my new position this week and it’s been fine. I did end up working OT, but now I’m exempt so it’s unpaid. Not a big deal and our new me is great so mostly it’s good.
Also, we’ve been getting colder and colder every day and I’m over it. We are going to be in the teens tonight and they’re expecting single digits by Monday, which would break a February record. I get that it gets colder up North. But this is Dallas. We don’t like this shit and are not equipped for it. It sucks. Groceries stores were insane as people attempted to get what they needed ahead of the weather (including me). And I had a play date planned that got canceled because the weather was sleeting. So that sucked.
In positive news – yellow. I’ve been incredibly stressed over the past few weeks about Dante not talking. He’s going to be 17 months on the 18th and besides some momma and dadda babbling, we have no words. I purchased a course to help me help him and freaked out even worse because I realized he didn’t even have most the gestures he should have. I cried about it this week because I realize that in my efforts to work from home while watching him, I haven’t done as well as I should have working on language with him. So I’ve been trying – despite exhaustion and funk – to work with him more this week. And last night (Saturday), as we were in our normal after dinner/before bed routine – me cleaning the kitchen, Kiko watching TV and Dante, who’s playing… he is playing with his nursery rhyme book that has buttons that talk. The book says, “yellow” and Dante says “yellow” clear as day, out of the fucking blue. Kiko and I both stop and look at each other, stunned.Ad then we clap and laugh and Kiko says “well, I guess your first word is yellow.” Not an easy first word. And then he wouldn’t say it again. I’m back to cleaning, Kiko’s back to watching TV, Dante’s playing with his book and out of the blue he says”yellow” again.
So the week with all this bull shit and YELLOW.
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Last week on Because Reading
- [9 Feb] Tell Me Something Tuesday: Reading During the Pandemic
- [11 Feb] Jingle all the Slay by Dakota Cassidy ★★★
- [11 Feb] Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness by Dakota Cassidy ★★★½
- [12 Feb] One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★★
- [12 Feb] One by One by Ruth Ware ★★★★★
- [13 Feb] My TBR List: February 2021 Results
- [13 Feb] #MyTBRL ~ February 2021 Winner
- [14 Feb] Sunday Post with Berls | The one with the yellow
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: 7 this year (2 added this week)
New Release hosted by (un)Conventional Bookworms: 0 this year
COYER (Fall) hosted by Because Reading: 11 this year (1 added this week)
FitReaders (hosted by Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About & Felicia The Geeky Blogger)
I’m keeping a scorecard to track my fitness goals. It’s something my nutritionist suggested to help me move past my perfectionism. My current goal is to get to 60 points a week – something I can do without doing perfect every day.
Well I was in a funk and it shows. I gained weight this week and am the heaviest I’ve been in years (even more than when I was pregnant with Dante). I’m a little depressed about it for sure, but I met with my nutritionist on Friday and I have a plan.
My focus is going to be vegetables. I KNOW if I ate veggies like I was supposed to the rest of the eating would come together much better. I also have come to the conclusion that I really miss group exercise. Since I can’t see myself going to a gym right now, I’m looking into some virtual LIVE options to improve that. Hopefully next week I’ll have a much better update.
Weight gain/loss: up 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?