Winter Wonderland?

I grew up in the ice, snow, and cold. I wish I were exaggerating, but the truth is we got snow in November (sometimes October), and it stayed until April or May. We just dealt with it. I walked to school under layers of coats, hats, scarves, and socks. You always drove on ice and…

Friday Feelz!

This summarizes the feeling this morning. Earlier this week we had a bit of snow (1-2 inches maybe) and it closed schools and delayed work. Now, they are forecasting snow for the weekend -snow in a place that usually gets rain, so has limited resources to take care of roads and all. (I think I…

Friday Feelz

This week has been a crazy one. Three full, I mean FULL days at a work conference. Yesterday, I spent the day getting the house pulled together for our walk through with the state today. Last night we spent 3hrs with foster training. And today I get to spend the day finishing things in the…

Captive’s Log – The Release

(I thought I had published this two days ago…..but discovered this morning that I had not. Screw it – I’ll publish it in case there is someone curious how my time in captivity ended……even if it is two days late!) I rolled over and thought, “wow, this is good sleep”, then opened my eyes and…

Captive’s Log – Day 2

Five hours of sleep. I think that is the optimistic estimate for how much sleep I got last night. After writing the blog post, doing a couple of crossword puzzles, then playing some mind numbing game to force my brain to shut off, it finally stopped churning through the material from the day. Only for…

Captive’s Log – Day 1

I really shouldn’t be so snarky with the title, but I feel like I am a captive for the next two days at a strategic planning session. But I have decided I get to be snarky because, well, I just spent from 2:30-10:45pm in a the first day session. This, after working a few hours…