Wow. I missed my "Saturday Summary" yesterday! I had a huge presentation I was working on from 6:30 to 8:30 and then we took off. More on that in a minute.
So, how was my week? Well as usual, work slams me from Monday early morning until Wednesday night. I try to pack as much into that as I can and literally work from when I wake up until I go to bed while I am away from the family so that I can feel less guilty about taking time for them while I'm hear. We have a bunch of big stuff coming up -- some really cool stuff -- that is involving a lot of deep thinking. So I have been off thinking about the Virginia system and learning acronyms like VDSS and LDSS and CSA and CPMT and CSB and CANS and and and.....
On Thursday I got to work from home, but spent most of the day at the church so I could focus. I was working on the presentation I finished yesterday morning.
On Friday I went to a Regional CPMT meeting and learned all kinds of interesting things.
On the family front, my phone is grand central station. I learn all kinds of things. I get great snap chats of some of my grandkids. I hear from Mercedes nearly every day -- and -- BIG NEWS -- she just got a new job. It's full time with benefits and her first "real" job. With a desk. She's excited and I'm proud of her. She had a very diligent job search when she decided to stop being a nanny and put a lot of effort into it. It paid off!
I got texts from Tony thanking me for the letter I sent.... Jimmy texted me that he cut his finger. Rand let me know he was going to buy groceries.
On the home front here, Dominyk has been on a weird schedule, forgetting to take his meds, which always makes it tumultuous between he and I. Wilson seems fine -- is planning to take his permit test next Friday and applied for a job where Salinda works. We'll see what happens there.
Salinda got a couple pieces of bad news this week and I feel really bad for her. She has done such a great job of putting her kids first, but her job is discouraging. Please help me pray that she will get the job she just applied for as I think it would be a really good fit and could improve her life greatly.
Yesterday Bart and I took a day to visit the Andy Griffith museum in Mt. Airly, NC. It was on our 2017 bucket list. Which actually shouldn't really even be called a bucket list, but whatever. So we drove there, looked around, hand some lunch... the drive was beautiful -- nice and sunny.
And today we went to church.
I've been feeling a little glum this weekend. I think the main reason is because my children make choices that I know are going to make them suffer, and I warn them not to make them, and then they do, and then I have to watch them suffer. It's one of the hardest thing about parenting kids from hard places, I think, as they reach adulthood.
Big week coming up at work.... Gotta stop being glum-- work to do.
For anyone who has read to this point, thanks for caring about my life enough to read this. :-)