The past couple of weeks have been extremely crazy! Well minus the weekend I guess. Last week I went to an out of town conference/training for work in Augusta. It was nice to be away from the office for a bit. I had great intentions to do work in my off time while down there. That didn't happen. I instead took the time to watch lots of trash tv. Best show watched while wasting time in Augusta: True Life: I'm Polyamorous. Not kidding. I actually learned a lot! Anyway...off the subject. Needless to say, I didn't even take my computer out while I was down there. Then I was supposed to go to a bachelorette weekend in FL after the conference. D and I decided, last minute, that it probably wouldn't be the best idea to drive 8 hours from Augusta on Friday and then drive 7 hours back on Sunday. I am sad I didn't get to go enjoy the beach and fun time with friends, but I won't lie...I am not sad that I didn't have to "show off" how un-ready by body is for a swim suit right now. But I did do some running while in Augusta. I miss having a treadmill at home. I honestly think I would run more if I had one. Maybe I'll look into it again after we move.
Since I didn't do the bachelorette thing, I ended up lounging and watching lots of Law & Order episodes. I also worked out, so I wasn't completely worthless for the weekend. The massive amounts of rain gave me a good excuse to just chill out for the weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The busy-ness/stress that is this week. I had an amazing accomplishment at work on Monday. I can't get into too many details, but I have a case involving a large sibling group. I am really attached to this case. I had a major breakthrough and am even closer to getting these kids adopted. It was probably my best day at DFCS in the year and a half that I've been there. The rest of the week has been consumed with lots of stress due to work and personal stuff going on in my life. I'm trying to cope and deal appropriately. I had a crying breakdown yesterday, which did make me feel better.
One more person has officially quit here at DFCS. We have had three? people quit within the last six months (four counting the next person) and two people going on maternity leave. It's frustrating. The hiring freezes won't allow us to hire so work keeps piling up on everyone. Morale is down as well due to the furloughs. It's tough. Everyone here is trying to have a positive attitude I think (as they all search for other jobs probably...haha). I'm trying to stay motivated myself. Speaking of new jobs...D is getting closer to actually finding out where he is going to be moved. Yay! I've been waiting for that decision for...a year? Not quite but it feels that way. I have some hopeful stuff on the horizon too :)
At a later date, I want to post about elopement, party planning, and moving :) Soon!