#SundayPost: Quarantine Week 3


Posted April 5, 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!


  •   The Highland Rogue by Amy Jarecki
  •   Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan
  •   Badger to the Bone by Shelly Laurenston

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I survived week 3 of online teaching and our “stay at home” order here in Ohio. The weather was nice this week, so I spent a little time outside (but not a lot-my allergies are wretched right now).

I had another job interview this week. It was via zoom. It’s for a reading specialist position which would be pretty cool. I’m not gonna lie, having had several 1st and second round interviews and still not having a job is kind of beating down my self esteem. I mean, what am I doing wrong???? I have 2 more interviews on Monday, so send good vibes and prayers please!

Teaching from home has presented some unique challenges and I have found I am working more hours than I did when I was in a physical building! Where I used to be able to sit down and explain something to a students, I’m now having to zoom or make videos and that is a lot more time consuming that I expected! Plus, my students have 7 different classes a day, so I’m helping with 7 different contents! It’s a tad overwhelming. It put a lot of stress on my department members this week and we had a view zoom sessions to vent.

How are you doing with the pandemic and the various stay at home orders? Are you an essential worker? Working from home? Laid off because your place of employment isn’t open? I can’t imagine not having a paycheck during this crazy time on top of everything else!

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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11 responses to “#SundayPost: Quarantine Week 3

  1. I can’t say I envy anyone being thrown into distance learning, but good for you for getting in there, and making it work. One of the reasons I am still stuck at my job is because I remember all the interviewing. I hated it, but be encouraged, that you are getting so many interviews, that people are interested, and that this will lead to a situation that is healthier for you. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!

  2. I’m lol at the bar hopping! Great plan 😂

    I’ve been thinking a lot about my former Co-workers and the challenge of becoming an online teacher overnight! I’m sure you’re working crazy hours trying to make it happen. I’m so thankful that’s not my situation right now, with Dante it would be SO HARD.

    Good luck with the interviews! I know it’s disheartening to be at it and at it and at it, but I like to belive it’s because the other positions weren’t the right one. You’ll get one and it will be PERFECT 😁

    Stay safe!

  3. Yes… I’ve spoken to colleagues still teaching that distance teaching is a challenging gig! And that they are having to work very hard to make it work… Best of luck for Monday – don’t lose faith in yourself. You only need that one job that is a good fit for you – so if you haven’t yet found it, you soon will. In the meantime, I hope the coming week is a kind one, Samantha:)

  4. Good luck with your interviews! I’m sure you will find something. You had an offer you considered last year. I am sorry it is difficult all around with classes suddenly online.

    I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy 8 Perfect Murders more. It’s always a bit dicey with an unreliable narrator though.

    Have a wonderful week! Be kind and take care of yourself!

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  5. Had to laugh at the Scooby meme because how true does that feel? All of a sudden Zoom is everyone’s best friend. Even my WW virtual meeting are being held via Zoom. Interesting what you mentioned about working longer hours from home. My husband and I have both been WFH for 3 weeks now and have found the same thing. We’re at our computers All Day. And because there are no real interruptions we’re not getting up, not moving around, and just working longer. Need to work on that this week, I guess.

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  6. The pivot to online teaching has been hardest for teachers I think, having to adapt content and deliver it over third party mediums. School holidays begin on Friday, here but the teachers I imagine will all be working to create online content for the next 2 months or so instead of getting a well deserved break.
    Continued good wishes for your job search!

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

  7. Ooh hope the online teaching is going well. We start ours next week and it sounds like the school district has been working overtime to get it all set up. I can imagine it’s a ton of work! Good luck also with your interviews!! Sending good vibes your way…

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