Feeling better, just spacey…..

It's a rainy soggy day outside. Brie and Betsy are watching Seinfeld, i've just read that CA has followed MO in its return to the Middle Ages. I worked awhile today, yet it still feels like it's been a day off. I've been getting a lot of sleep lately and getting better from that darn cold/cough that seems to have knocked the stuffing out of me. Dori came by with Madison, who promptly went to play with her toys at “pop pop's” house. Dori's been working a run of days at work with no time off. Everyone is taking advantage of their ability to earn overtime. John went to the first football game in Baltimore – he's manning one of the bars, pumping those beers – off from his full time job to do his third seasonal job. bless his heart.

That tpr trial was postponed – and boy was i grateful. more time to get more evidence and keep my little client protected. and to get healthy so as to give a good fight when the time comes. i put it in God's Hands and i believe that is where it landed. may it remain so!

listening to chant and other church music. my favorite – takes my favorite art with my favorite topic……

bye for now…..

trial is the word for it…..

It's 10:05 pm and I should be preparing for what looks to be the biggest pain in the butt trial I've ever been involved in. What makes it all the more exquisitely painful is I have the rottenest cough and cold and feel like HELL. It's a TPR (termination of parental rights) case. These are NEVER fun. I represent the angel, though, thank goodness. Sometimes that's more stressful, because you cannot help but think you are playing God with someone else's life, so if there is anyone out there who sees this journal update, please pray that I do the right thing and do it well. More importantly, pray for my sweet little client, who, thank God, is in better Hands than mine. If you're still praying, please ask for better health for this lawyer.


This is truly sick!

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All I can say is thank God nobody ever reads these things! I feel so used!

What a night

So, everyone, except Joey, is out. Joey and her friends are watching a movie and I am in “my room” with the little TV on the desk in the office. There's not much going on. I am really impressed with the way these girls have bonded. They seem so nice – and all of them have a terrific sense of humor – that is what I can tell from the outside in. I think it's that last blast of security before everyone leaves the nest for the uncertainties of life. ah youth!

Danny said he's moving out sometime in October – has someone in NY who is looking for a roommate – I hope he just soars! I'm glad it's NY – but either way, he has family on the East and West Coasts.

We have to move yet again and the only one who isn't in total denial is John. I am just not willing to deal right now – although we are out of here in a matter of weeks. Yikes…..

Next year at this time we'll be looking to move again – hopefully to a much smaller, cheaper place.

It's only Monday and I am overwhelmed with what this week is bringing. No time to do so much. Oh well, at least I'm employed.


Saddiday morning

How to make a musikmysterium
3 parts anger
3 parts courage
3 parts beauty
Combine in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice. Add a little lovability if desired!

Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

Thanks, Brie for the above…..

Got home at a decent hour yesterday, then by 10:00 was so tired, I had to go to bed. So unlike me. Woke up natural rising at 7:15 – again so unlike me. It was kind of nice to get an earlier start on the day, but now I’m farting around, so much for being industrious.

Life is so crazy at work. My co-worker just had a little baby girl – I stopped by yesterday afternoon to see her to get files, catch up – and of course to see the baby. She is so TINY! funny thing is, she’s bigger than my first baby. It’s so hard to imagine any of my kids were once that small. It was funny, even after six kids and a grandbaby, you wouldn’t think I’d be nervous holding someone else’s newborn, but I was. After a few minutes, though, it felt like old hat.

Anyway, at work, I’m covering both our caseloads for a few months. I really don’t mind doing it, for a number of reasons. First, it’s fun to be able to do the opposite of the “old boy” way of doing things – to let the world know that we really can do it all if we only just help each other out a little. Second, I pretty much know about half of her clients anyway. Third, she is such a good advocate for our clients, I’d hate to lose someone like that – we also get along and work so well together, I’d hate to see her quit. I just want to make it clear I am happy to do it. However, there have been a couple of nights when I wake up in a cold sweat, just “sure” I forgot something HUGE.

I’m in the office more now, just to be able to keep tabs on both of our files and to be more available for calls when they come in. There’s a law student who’s going to be doing a number of the visits. That will help enormously! And how we were able to hire that student is another study in gifts from God. I just decided one day to “mentor” a U of Md. law student. Sometimes, I really don’t feel as though I fit in with some of the “high powered” people in those things, but for some reason, I decided to give this a shot. The student I was paired up with turned out to be a very bright person who has spent a lot of her academic and professional, and to my mind more importantly, volunteer life working with kids. We really didn’t communicate much after that – she had school and I had work to deal with – but she later sent me her resume (very impressive) and asked if I knew anyone who might want to give her a job. I forwarded her resume to my boss, because it was becoming clear we needed more help with out client visits. She interviewed and is now working with me this summer. Talk about a gift. I know that’s the way these things usually happen, but it was so random how we got hooked up. I think I ought to give mentoring a shot next year, too!

Drove Joey to work this morning, almost went into the far right lane like we usually did when I drove her to school all this year. I’m still getting my mind around the fact that all my kids are over eighteen and we are done with the Maryland public school system (of course, here comes Madison… is Maryland ready for her? They better be!) Some days that makes me feel so old, others, well….. YES! is all I can say.

Today I’m going to see about some client visits and the wash and maybe cleaning out my closets and dresser – hope springeth eternal….


I feel like crap

I just had a lovely evening with my adult daughter and now feel like I've completely blown it – both as a mother and a grandma. Sometimes you see yourself in your kids and it isn't the best thing to see. I keep hoping they'll do better than the rotten job I did – but then I see my own lack of patience played out on the next generation and it breaks my heart. Whoever said ther's no such thing as original sin never dealt with their own bad parenting.