Well, it's actually day twelve if you don't count the weekends and holidays. I am taking the rest of the week off and plan to catch up on homework, housework, and gardening. Our leave is paid out at 50% so I am better off taking some of it now. Our agency just announced another 1135 layoffs that will be effective in December. This agency has been a way of life and a family for so many people. I consider myself blessed to have a plan in development for our family, even if it's not yet on solid ground.
So, what's happened this week so far?
- Em and Ray spent the weekend with Amanda in Bloomington. Ray bought a new guitar. Em tried to get a tattoo (lol). They both had a great time.
- I was able to organize and purge a bit more around the house and every stick of laundry was done. I spent about 14 hours in the car and most of my home time on the couch with my books.
- I signed Ray up for guitar lessons so he can learn to read music and feel more confident about his ability. They are $15 per lesson, but his support will help pay for it and its more than worth it. We have another assessment appointment on Friday afternoon and I managed to get all of his probation and counseling records sent to me and we received them today.
I started second guessing my decision to stay in the apartment past our lease. I need to get creative with this. All of my other ideas were a little hair-brained and are not really relevant because we are a quad now. Ray really needs his own space and a place he can play his guitar (and drums). I have some more brainstorming to do and its getting closer to layoff day. I have been so focused on Ray that I have neglected everything else.
|Photo courtesy of FinnRose Photography|
Love to all of you...