Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quick Bullet Update

  • Work has been sucking the life out of me. Maybe that's a little dramatic...but it's definitely draining my energy. The massive volume of cases I'm working is overwhelming. And I don't see it getting any better any time soon. By the end of the work day all I want to do is turn my brain off. Hence the lack of blog posting.
  • Speaking of work...the police dept has decided the answer to their (many) problems is to "reorganize". No one really knows what that means other than they intend to take 5 districts and make them into only 3. But the fact is... the manpower will be the same (less actually with a large number of retirements scheduled at the first of the year), the geographical size of the city will be the same. Yet somehow dividing the pie differently is going to change everything. Really? Every logistical question that has been asked about how this is going to work has been answered with crickets chirping. I just don't get how a decision can be presented as a solution with no explanation of How It's Actually Going To Work.
  • Both of the things mentioned above are leading to the heaviest amount of job stress I've experienced in my 15 yr law enforcement career. But I'm trying to focus on the positive. Which lately has just consisted of the simple phrase..."At least I'm still getting a paycheck".
  • Three of the five T's are playing soccer. So is my brother's son. I'm trying to attend games as much as I can. But even the most-awesome-super-cool-fun-aunt in the world has trouble dividing herself four ways. LOL!
  • I went camping with all the T's, their parents and my BFF over Labor Day weekend. It was so much fun! But it helps that my sister has a travel trailer with plenty of sleeping room, a full kitchen, flat screen TV and bathroom. Does that even still count as camping? I'll add some pics from our adventure in another post.
  • I'm feeling the clock winding down as I move closer and closer to referral. Which means lots of projects being completed around the house, starting to think about things like which high chair do I want, what are my plans for daycare, which luggage to buy, oh my gawd I have so many attachment and parenting books to read, how fast can I lose 50 lbs, and many other "I'm NOT READY!" freak outs. Really, Krista? It's been over four and a half YEARS! How can you not feel ready? LOL!
  • I'm ready. If they call me tomorrow...it'll all fall into place. I know that. :)
  • But speaking of calling, I'm still expecting that to happen in January. Although we haven't had a batch yet this month. Which is beginning to look like they may skip September altogether. That will most likely push me back. But I'm still expecting my window for referral to be Jan/Feb/March with travel to bring her home happening about 6-8 wks after that. I'm not discouraged at this news. After 51 months of waiting....one or two more months is no sweat.
  • I'm going on vacation next week. I'm so freakin' excited!!!! More about that later.
  • My brain is tired. I'm done. ;)


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Just reading what is going on at work is making me stress for you...... sounds like you all are going to be carrying a hefty workload for a while.

You are so ready for that call my friend.... I am leaving in just a few weeks and I think you have more done than I do right now....seriously! I am crossing little things off my list each day which feels good though:)

The girls waiting for referrals in this batch are climbing the walls in the May Room.... I think your attitude is fantastic....in the whole grand scheme of this wait, what is another month or two? at this point we have become accustomed to the bumps and nothing going exactly as planned.

Hang in there.. think about that vacation that is just around the corner:)



Suzie said...

Waaaayyyy too much stress in your life right now!!

It was great to talk to you last night and I am so looking forward to meeting you and sipping margaritas under the moon on the porch of the beach house!!!! A few more days and you are outta there!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

With all of that, I am still stuck on one specific thing.

Camping? Is NOT fun. That is all. *grin*

Shannon said...

Laughing about how you can not feel ready! My guess is you're as ready as you'll ever be! Now with the babies being soooo young- it's kind of fun to think your daughter may be having her true birthday at any time. Wow!
This no referral month thing is ridiculous. Here's to the fast decrease in stress. Enjoy your vacay!

Abby's Mom said...

It's all falling into place albeit slowly!! Agreeing with Shannon on the ready part too :) Enjoy your you time! I'm so excited for you!