I'm finding it a bit hard to feel like I am away when I am kind of away but really not away because I have my phone and people text me. A lot.
The crisis this week include Salinda receiving news that the county where her boyfriends family lives has a policy that minor parents can only live in one of three places: 1) WIth their own parents; 2) with a relative of their own parents; or 3) when necessary, in foster care. However, they can get married (ugh) or, let someone else be her legal guardians. Salinda is all caught up on not keeping the baby away from the baby's dad and so she is determined not to live at home. We don't have a viable relative and foster care is unecessary. We aren't going to sign for her to get married. She simply said, "well, we have to figure something out, cuz I"m not taking the baby away from H**** (the boyfriend)." So we texted and came up with nothing yesterday. tough stuff.
John came to the point of going back to jail if he didn't come up with some money to pay for a court ordered activity. I have been telling him all year long to save his money to pay it, but of course he did not. So he is a few hundred away from going back to jail. Now of course we could let him go back to jail and spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender, but instead we gave him the check. Why? Well, for many reasons, but one reason is that we gave Mike a similar check in the fall.
And now Mike is telling Bart he may not get out of jail on Monday as he originally thought. We had decided to offer him the chance to move home, requiring us to change several rooms around. Now I am unsure if we should make all those moves or not....
Regardless of all this, I enjoy my coworkers in Toledo. They are fun and engaging and we have a good time. Sometimes during the day I forget that I"m working in an office with people -- but meals are a good time. Last night the hotel had a soup judging contest reception and a few of the "gals" came by -- it was nice to visit, though I had left my phone in the room and was panicking about whether or not calls were coming in. See how twisted I have become?
The week is almost over. I'm finding it less fun being away this time for some reason. Maybe it's because the drama follows me anyway....
That is the way that our lives are going. Extend grace and mercy to one kid and you find yourself having to extend it to the next. It is as though they make us level out at the lowest spot for all of them, if that maes sense .... You did _____ this sibling who got that desperate, so now of course, you will do it for me. It's a crazy spot to be in.