what's up my peeps?!?!!!!
I am so freakin ready for school to get back to it. The rugrats are driving me batty. Anyone else???
Anywho, what's new???
3 months agonurse
So, I learned that Sea World was giving up to 4 tickets to mil families. Mr Nurse and I decided we should take the girls....so I began planning our trip. We have a pop up so it was pretty obvious we'd bring it down to SA for our lodging. During my research, I learned the military has RV parks. Oh and they charge at least half of what other local parks do....say what?!?!!!! We stayed on Fort Sam.....I had never been there before and didn't realize what an absofreakinglutely massive place that is. Anyway, we roll in late, of course. It was nice out so we were sitting outside enjoying a beverage when a retiree named Jodie came by and was curious about our rope lights. She wound up hanging out talking with us til 2am! She was a very interesting lady. :)
Next day, we got to Sea World. It was super hot y'all.....not as humid as Dallas which made it easier I suppose. Anyway, the girls enjoyed seeing the animal shows. We enjoyed paying $60 for a shitty pizza buffet.
One of Mr Nurse's foster brothers is a former marine married to an airman stationed down there. He's using the GI Bill to go to school...we met up with them for breakfast on Saturday. I had never met her, or their 4 yr old daughter. She and Pigbaby had a great time playing together at the restaurant. ❤
Super fun but super hot! The park was so clean and quiet. Lots of kids on the playground. The only scrappy thing about the park was the trains that ran at all hours. They didn't bother Mr Nurse or the girls but they woke me up several times. :(
3 months agonurse
That's what I am left with. So, the lady who kept Boychild while we were in Mexico fell in Love with him and has applied to adopt him. Our agency moved him to her on Friday. The caseworker flew down yesterday and they signed the paperwork. Their adoption should finalize in December. I am happy for them and I hope it all works out. Newmom and I have become friends....they live about 45 minutes from us. When we brought him over on Friday, her daughter answered the door and her face just lit up when she saw him. His new grandparents came over too and Grandma was very complimentary to us. Said his manners were excellent and we've done a great job with him. I'm so glad he's getting better. He was straight up ferral when I got him.
Its hard but we're so happy for them.
4 months agonurse
So....things in fostermama-land are kind of sucky. Boychild and La Diva are so much alike they hate each other. They are both super difficult kids and both have medical reasons why they are asshats....although I tend to take a harder stance with her. Mentally, he's 3, whereas she's closer to 12. Its miserable. I hate that there is so much conflict in my house. Of course, she's fine when Mr. Nurse is home. Unfortunately, that's rare due to his commitment with the reserves and general workaholickness with his civi job.
I needs them
And wine. I like dry reds.
4 months agonurse
I will miss his abrasive, acidic humor.
In other news, I was asked to sing again. Someone from Hub's squadron asked if I would sing at a vigil to be held in honor of victims of violence. There were 3 speakers. One who works with a local women's shelter, one who is a victim's advocate with Ft Worth PD, and the mother of a trafficking survivor. :-O Her daughter's story terrified me.
To God be the glory.
I sang Amazing Grace during a part where people could light candles for people they wished to honor. After I finished, I lit a candle and said a prayer for a lady I took care of in the ER years ago. There have literally been dozens of women but she stands out because she had her 3 kids with her. They waited hours until the social worker could find a shelter that would take all of them. When the transport arrived, a few murses held sheets up in the ambulance bay to block the view, just in case someone followed them. (We didnt think it was possible but she was terrified so it was done to ease her mind.) Another nurse and I carried 2 of the kids to a waiting minivan. We stuffed them in and watched as they were driven off into the night. I wish I knew what became of them. (By the way, did you know....even the women in the shelters do not know where they are taken. They are driven to a parking lot, then picked up by another transporter and delivered to the shelter.
It's for their protection, and for the other families there).
Singing at this service was great. It was a sweet ceremony and I was honored to be a part of it. <3
6 months agonurse
One of my friends hubby got promoted. And she asked ME to sing the National Anthem at his ceremony!!!
So I did.
And it went not horrible! (Well, I thought I could have done better on a couple notes but he said I knocked it out of the park).
1 year agonurse
Hey y'all what's up?
Things have calmed down considerably for me. We had 2 fosters with us for a long while. In January, we were asked to provide respite care (temporary foster care) for an 8yo girl. The home she was in was being investigated. She wasn't in our "preferred" age range or whatever but we live 10 minutes from her school and have girls the same age. Made sense at the time. Well, that turned into 6 months.
When cps started investigating the other home, she and her 2yo brother were separated. They had been in foster care almost a year and had always stayed together. We were her 6th foster home, and his 7th. So at the end of April, our agency started making roundabout threats to move her before the end of the school year if we didn't take him. Thinking it was best for her to finish out the year at her current school, we agreed to take him. Supposedly it was going to be temporary. Of course, it wasn't.
Y'all I only lasted 2 months with 5 kids. It was exhausting. The boy was a hot mess. I don't know what was going on with him but it was out of my league. He was biting Junebug. He bit me a couple of times too. He was a perfect angel for Mr. Nurse though. As for the girl, she had her own problems, which were frustrating to deal with. And Lordy the grocery bill! He got WIC but it barely covered a week of meals for him. I couldn't walk out of Walmart without dropping at least $300. And laundry....ooh don't get me started.
Anyway, they were moved in July. I've been enjoying the break and welcoming the return of my sanity.