Monday, February 25, 2013

Knee high

After a two week hiatus I am back on the reading train. Getting acclimated to a new job has been stressful and left me not wanting to do much of anything in the evenings. I have been doing a lot of reading at work. Policies, profiles, case plans, progress notes, etc. And the latest book I'd downloaded from the library just hadn't grabbed my attention in the first few pages.

But when I received an email from my library saying one of the books I'd placed on hold had become available I decided it was high time to jump back into a good read.

"Knee High by the Fourth of July" was the next in the Murder by Month series by Jess Lourey. I'd read the first two, and now that the third is under my belt, I can officially say I am hooked. And I immediately searched to see if August was available upon completion of July. I need to finish this blog post so I can start reading it during the last few minutes of my lunch break!

In July, I really started to get Mira and feel for her character. I was rooting for her, confident in her sleuthing abilities. This is good stuff!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Fun

I have been neglecting my blog again. Two weeks at the new job- I am overwhelmed and exhausted, but learning lots. Eventually, I imagine I will have it figured out and will feel like I have time again for the blogging world. Until then, be patient with my silence.

But now it is time to join Hilary at Feeling Beachie for the Friday Fill-in. Each week she posts four statements to complete. Check her out at Co-host this week is my auntie from It's Just Life at!

This week's statements:

1. I can't believe _________
2. I never liked the tv show ________
3. If I were a ________ I would most definitely _________
4. I ________ when I ________

My answers:

1. I can't believe it's been two weeks at the new job already!
2. I never liked the tv show Family Guy. The Simpsons is way better.
3. If I were a millionaire I would most definitely do lots of volunteer work.
4. I squeak when I laugh hard.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First Day Report

My first day at the new job was long and a bit overwhelming. I have a whole new language to learn with all the foster care terms and things. But it was also good. I will be helping potential foster parents qualify to be foster parents, matching them up with kids needing homes and then helping everyone through the transition process and to follow through with case plans. Some will go on to adoption, some will be working toward reunification with biological parent(s). I actually did a home visit on my first day. I simply observed, but it was a family that will end up being one of "my" families. I think I am going to end up with 9 families and 15 kids. I will definitely be busy!

I have approximately three weeks of training and then I will be on my own with my families. Yikes!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The clinic

Doing a little bedtime reading before my big day tomorrow. Managed to finish another Alex Delaware mystery. I believe this was number 11 in the series by Jonathan Kellerman- The Clinic. A little less of Robin in this one, especially compared with the last one. But more Milo. A pretty good one- kept me guessing till the end. But now it is time for a lite break from Alex again. I'm LOVING this whole renting NOOK books from the library thing. Just downloaded another new one. Two more I'm on the wait list for and then it's back to the books on my shelf for a bit...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fun Friday Fill-In- February Style

It’s Friday so it is time to join Hilary over at Feeling Beachie for her blog hop!!!  Enjoy your Friday and join in the fun!!! This week the co-host is Tami from Empty Nest in Il – she came up with the last two statements!
This week’s statements:
1. When I am on the phone I have to ____
2. I have a ____
3. I started blogging to ________
4. My worst habit is _______
My answers:
1. When I am on the phone I have to be driving. (Not really, but it seems like that's the only time I have time to make personal phone calls!)
2. I have a client at 3pm today.
3. I started blogging to get back in the habit of writing/journaling. 
4. My worst habit is ummm... not turning the water off while I'm brushing my teeth?

Monday, February 4, 2013

June bug

Murder by month mystery #2 completed! Mira is back in June Bug using her detective skills to solve a crazy mystery. She's growing on me, this Mira character. I think I'll check out what July brings to her neck of the woods...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fun Friday Fill-In

Each week, Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Amy from Life According to John – she came up with the last two statements!
Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…
This week’s statements:
1. I was probably the only kid in the world who ____
2. ____ is my favorite juice
3. I never thought I would____until I___
4. I have always wanted to_____ but_____

My answers:
1. I was probably the only kid in the world who had homemade Ninja Turtles weapons (well, my bro did too, I suppose).
2. Orange is my favorite juice.
3. I never thought I would get married until I met the huz.
4. I have always wanted to go back to school but the timing isn't right yet. (Hmmm, seems like I can work this one in almost every week!)