#SundayPost: July!


Posted June 28, 2020 in Roundup Tags:


Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!

Here are all my reviews for JUNE!

  •   Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg

Book releases for June 30th:

I’m low key stressed about what teaching will be like next year. Teaching is such a difficult job, but to add to it getting kids to keep masks on, stay socially distant, and learn. (Seriously, though, the “I’m gonna cough on you cause I’m mad” is a real concern). Also, schools are germ factories and I don’t want to get sick. I have to report on August 3rd. The stress is real.


Purchased:

ARCs thanks to the authors and publishers:

I can’t believe it will be July next week! June seemed to just pass in a haze. I think its because working from home blended into summer break and it feels like the most boring groundhog’s day that’s just on repeat from March.

I did get a haircut this week, which was nice. I didn’t rush out as soon as the salons opened back up-I didn’t feel comfortable and it wasn’t necessary for me to get a haircut. My stylist is such a lovely person and you can just see the stress she is under. People have been horrible to her (like it was her fault she was unemployed for months) and they don’t want to follow the rules about wearing a mask. Then she has to kick them out. She is the sole caregiver for her mom and grandmother, both of whom the virus is very dangerous for. She needed to be back at work because she needs a paycheck, but work is exhausting and overwhelming. I felt so terrible for her. It made me realize even more that just because a place is open doesn’t mean you should go there.

However, this week, I have a few places I have to go. First, I have bloodwork on Monday. They can’t do that via telehealth, so I have to go in. Then, I have an audiologist appointment on Wednesday. So far, those are the only 2 things I have to leave the house for.

My health insurance ends on June 30th. I was able to get on my husband’s until my new insurance kicks in (September 1st) but I haven’t gotten the card yet, so I don’t have any of the info. Just another thing to stress about.

I’m listening to the Bolton book. I’m only on like chapter 4; so far, nothing I didn’t already expect-it is run like no other White House (read: utter chaos) and Trump is egomaniacal. Also, Bolton has a very high opinion of himself. Again, didn’t need to buy the book to learn that. Still, its interesting to get a glimpse into the way things were done and handled and how inefficient and ill planned even the simplest of tasks.

Finally, I am attempting to learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop! Wish me luck (so far, I have the VERY basics kinda down).

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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12 responses to “#SundayPost: July!

  1. OMG, that video! I couldn’t imagine how to implement some of those guidelines in my old classroom. My kids sat on top of each other in the room. I had to write different versions of my tests, because I could not space them out. I hope the vaccine is ready before you have to go back to school, or that they decide to keep up the distance learning until it is. Good luck with Photoshop. I always wished I could learn that program. Graphics are my downfall.

    • Right! We pack kids into classrooms like sardines in a can. I can’t even keep them in dress code so there is NO WAY I wanna fight the ‘wear your mask’ battle every day.

  2. It’s hard to be in a situation like your hairdresser. The need for a paycheck, but also the hope to be safe.

    I wish I knew how to use Photoshop! It seems so difficult. I can re-size a picture but not much more than that on there. I need the new Carolyn Brown. Forgot about that one.

    Have a great week!

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  3. Oh what a misery for your hairdresser:((. I know my sister gets regularly sworn at where she works, handing out prescription medicines – and while I understand that people are stressed and afraid, it seems the height of ignorance to take that out on the counter staff, who are no more responsible for COVID-19 than the rest of us. And yes… I entirely agree – children ARE crammed into classrooms in this country, too. There isn’t sufficient working space at the best of times – and as for trying to get them to wear masks?? Good luck with that one! Hopefully the overall situation will either improve sufficiently so that some of these conditions will ease up – or will get significantly worse so that lockdown is reinstated. In the meantime, try to relax and recharge your batteries…

  4. My kids have been back full time for 8 weeks and It’s the last week of term here so we have two weeks school holidays starting Friday. I
    I really hope the coronavirus situation eases for you all soon.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. That video was funny (or rather the guy was funny) but also so true! Kids and teachers back in the classroom just seems like a recipe for disaster at this point. It seems too soon! I doubt I’ll be reading Bolton’s book. As much as I agree with some of his statements/opinions on Trump, I have issues with Bolton, too. So I’m going to pass. I’ll be really interested to read your thoughts, though. Good luck with Photoshop! I’ve always wanted to be savvy with it but I find it to be the least intuitive, most un-user friendly application ever. It gives me a headache. LOL

  6. I can’t imagine the stress for teachers right now, and I am not sure how you do everything for COVID required for kids especially if they are at an age where they just don’t understand it all. I bet this is so confusing to them. I know its confusing for me lol Wishing you the best of luck and relaxing vibes through this. Not planning on reading that Bolton book, I will pass on that lol but hope you get some enjoyment out of it!! 🙂

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