Starting over in Day to Day

  • July 28, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
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Jay is settled into his new placement well, from what we’ve heard. Things have settled here, much less chaotic. We’ve closed the house for fostering, not necessarily because of everything with Jay, but because we are utterly sick of dealing with CPS. However it would have finished, we were completely ready to be done with them.

We haven’t yet, but we have ‘resetting all of the nonsensical crap we had to do for certification’ on our to-do list. I’m ridiculously excited to not have all of my kitchen knives on top of my refrigerator or have all of my cleaning supplies clustered in my laundry room. We don’t have to schedule visits or deal with our cow of a caseworker. That’s probably the most exciting thing.

Not that we won’t do it again.. But not right now. Probably not for a while. And we’re ok with that. We were not wholly unsuccessful, and we’ve learned a lot.

Nathan is now trying to custom-order a sibling. We were at a restaurant and he sees a cute younger girl at another table, and he says, “mommy, I want a baby like her at home!” X_X kid is killing me.. Lol.

Saturday was a birthday party for Nathan’s classmate, and we were the only guests to show. How sucky is that? On top of that, I’m pretty sure mom was a meth head and the grandparents were the actual caretakers of the two little girls. It was awwwkward.. I wonder if that’s a known issue and maybe that’s why no one attended? But it’s a thing in general, no one accepts invites to kids birthday parties, and it kind of sucks.

Nathan and I did a huge clean-up of his room and toys, and ended up having a friend stay overnight for the first time. I’ve learned my lesson and may never do it again.. Lol. But they had fun. We had a massive storm blow in that killed plans to go to a little farm-style zoo and playground.

I haven’t been keeping up with my diet, but I’m still losing weight (probably not eating as much as a result of said diet.) I am tantalizingly close to my wedding weekend goal, and just over 15lbs from my motorcycle goal. I’m wearing my smallest jeans from 2011 and don’t have too much farther until I’m wearing a pair I bought more than 10 years ago as a goal. (They’re low riders… 🤣) I’ve literally never worn them, have never been able to. I nearly did in 2011, so I’m hoping I will be able to by the end of the year. That’s my goal.

So onward and upward. I’m still seeing my therapist, and I’m really liking it. I feel like it’s absolutely worth the time and effort to work it into my work schedule.

Things are good. July is almost over and August is going to be awesome!

TxT


DE_KentuckyGirl July 28, 2019

CPS is a big reason why we wont foster, as much as we'd love to. Nope!

TX Tornado DE_KentuckyGirl ⋅ July 28, 2019

Yeah... If we had a different caseworker, it might have been better, but every interaction with her made me crazy. We may not foster again until we're out of this area.

Lucretia July 29, 2019

Lovely to hear that Jay is doing well, and you guys definitely seem much happier. Shame that CPS are such douches.

Well done on the weight loss, that's great going!

Xx

TX Tornado Lucretia ⋅ July 29, 2019

Thank you!

Deleted user July 30, 2019

CPS does not seem to hire very good caseworkers . I am glad things are better .

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