#SundayPost: March 21st

Posted March 21, 2021 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!

  •   Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham
  •   One More Time by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Things at work are bad. They are making big cuts and as it stands, I have a feeling I could be RIF-ed. Add to all the people getting their positions cut, everyone is just stressed and things are getting out of hand. I cried the whole way home on Friday because the stress is just too much to bear. I had to sub on Friday too, which is always hard because it’s a STARK reminder that I don’t hear that well and I can’t be in a classroom with 25 students. Thankfully, its 4th quarter and we only have 8.5 weeks left. I’m back on the job hunt gig which is a very stressful and ego bruising task.

I got some great books from authors and pubs this week though so that helped!

I completed my FAFSA form. I haven’t done one of those in over a decade. What a pain! We also got our taxes done and I have decided from now on, I’m just going to do them myself. Every year I think “No, let a pro do it” and then we end up paying $200 to the person and we still end up OWING money to the IRS. Might as well do it myself for free and owe the IRS.

We got our stimulus payment on Wednesday. I immediately moved a large portion into savings. We have some bills to pay off, but I am putting most of it aside for the travel expenses of going to Spokane this summer/fall for a week for grad school.

Saturday I was walking Calleigh in my neighborhood and got bumped by a car. Someone backed out of their driveway and hit me (I was on the opposite side of the street and mostly my elbow hit the car then I jumped out of the way). I don’t walk with my hearing aids, so I couldn’t tell if they were saying something to me or what. I was kind of stunned that it just happened, then the car took off. I walked home and told my husband (I was shaking from the shock and crying from the stress) and we decided to go to the house the car backed out of. Turns out it was a friend of the homeowner’s daughter. The daughter called her friend and said “Hey you hit someone at my house” and she said she thought I hit her car with my hand to let her know I was there”. We made it clear that was NOT how it happened and that she hit me and I moved out of the way then she took off. Honestly, I just didn’t even know what to say or do. I’m fine-my elbow hurts a tad and my arm is a bit sore from tensing up. But, it was another reminder of how dangerous it is to be hearing impaired!! What if Calleigh has be on the other side of me? She would have been killed. But, thankfully we are both fine. I’m considering getting some kind of identification that says deaf or hearing impaired when I’m walking so people know. Anyone have any ideas if something like this exists? I hate to think I have to drive to a park and find a trail to walk every time I want to walk the dogs.

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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14 responses to “#SundayPost: March 21st

  1. I’m sorry that happened to you.. may I ask why you don’t wear your hearing aids while you are walking? I’m not sure anything would have helped in that particular situation though, It sounds like she was simply careless. You could consider wearing a high vis jacket or vest while you are walking to stand out to motorists, it won’t mark you as hard of hearing but it will make you more visible.
    Those dog tweets are adorable, think I’ll have to follow them!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    • I don’t like to wear my hearing aids when walking because they get sweaty and uncomfortable. If its just a normal paced stroll, its not too bad, but if I am planning to walk a mile, it gets too sweaty. It becomes really uncomfortable.

  2. Oh Samantha, I just want to give you the biggest of hug! I am so sorry you had such an awful week and don’t know what to say. I just hope that you’ll be able to get back to studying as you wanted to be out of these big and noisy classrooms. Lots of love! <3 <3 <3

  3. Oh boy things sound stressful 🙁 I’m so sorry! I hope everything works out for you in the job department.. and that is also a crazy thing to happen! I think people just need to be way more careful when driving it doesn’t sound like that was in any way your fault regardless of being hearing impaired. She just didn’t look before backing up! At least you always have books to escape into for awhile – great haul this week! Here’s to hoping things look up this week 🙂

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    • Yeah, I couldn’t believe she just backed into me. It was a new car, and most new cars even have backup sensors or cameras! I’m just glad I wasn’t hurt and neither was Calleigh.

  4. Sorry you had such a stressful week. ((HUGS)) Good luck with the job search/FASFA. I met a woman on my trip, who is the principal of an on-line school. I remember being contacted for a position when I was still teaching. Could be a good option for you.

  5. You’ve had a rough week! I’m so happy you weren’t injured more seriously, because it could’ve been a lot worse. Sounds like you need a glass (or three) of wine and a nice Calgon bath to “take you away”!

    Looks like you had a binge of JD Robb. I think you were in a book slump before, right? Looks like you found a series that worked! Take care and have a better week, Sam!

  6. Oh my goodness, Samantha, what a week. I’m sorry that it was such a stressful one. 🙁 And that this position is not all that you’d hoped it would be. And getting hit by the car! My goodness, that’s scary. Thank goodness you are (mostly) okay. I hope so much that you were able to relax and recharge this weekend – and that this week is better.

  7. I’m super glad that your dog was on the opposite side of you/the car too! That would have been horrific! It’s bad enough that you got bumped and hurt! Although, I’m glad that it was a bump and not something worse.

    Sorry to hear that things at work are bad… I have everything crossed for you that it improves or you find something else soon.

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