Last weekend, Michael and I did absolutely NOTHING! Since we had satelite, we laid around the house all weekend watching TV and being so lazy! The only time we even got out of the house was for him to go to work on Saturday, and us to go to church on Sunday-that was it! I stayed in my pajama's ALL day Monday, which was wonderful! But then came Tuesday, and I had to fit 5 days worth of work into 4! Now it's Friday...I survived! I just have one more visit at 5:30 and will begin my weekend officially!
On the subject of work, I'll just go ahead and say that I absolutely love it! I'm just now beginning the teaching sessions with most of my families, bc the first few weeks you have to do all the inital paperwork and treatment plans and stuff. So last week and this week have been really exciting! I've been having to come up with stuff to teach to the families....anywhere from drug education to parenting to stress and anger management.
I've had a few situations this week during home visits that I was like "Oh No, what do I do?" But then, came out of there really feeling like I accomplished some things and helped. For instance, one of my client's is really struggling bc she has previously been addicted to prescription medications (Oxycotin & Lortabs) and due to that and an abuse allegation, she only has supervised contact with her 7 month old baby girl! So she called me last night squalling because she is just so upset and is ready for everything to be over. I was able to talk to her and encourage her that she is on the right path, but that she just needs to continue working with me and with her DHR worker in order to get her baby back. I can't imagine how she feels.....she's so torn! But THAT'S why I love my job....I'm the good guy =) I get to listen to them when they're down and encouraged them and tell them that we are going to do whatever it takes to get them their baby back at home.
Now do I think she is ready right this moment to have her baby back and everything be just fine? No....she still needs support and help. She's a struggling young mom that has made mistakes....but I really think she's trying and that she's on the right track!
I probably said too much about that, so I'll move on. The bottom line was that I like what I do.....it makes me feel good to know that I can help people. And I really think that God has me at my job to MINISTER to people, and to tell them of HIS love! =)
Ok- moving forward. If you are friends with me on FB, you may have noticed my status earlier this week that I am not so good with powertools. Well, let me just tell you my story.
Several weeks ago, I went shopping with my mom and bought some curtains and a curtain rod for our living room window. Since we live in an apartment-like townhouse, people are always outside, and we have to keep the blinds closed so they can't see our every move. AND even with them closed, you still feel like they can see you. Our couch is right in front of the big window, so it kinda freaks me out you know...
Ok, that's beside the point. So the week after we got the curtains, I thought I would hang them up while Michael was at work and surprise him so he wouldn't have to worry about it. So I already had the cool laser leveler thing of my dad's and everything I THIOUGH I needed. Got the holes marked off and was ready. Well, I remembered that I had always seen a box for a power drill upstairs in the laundry room. Never opened it, but assumed it would get the job done. So I charged the little thing, and tried to drill a hole in the wall. Didn't do too good. The drill wasn't "macho" enough, so I gave up, put all the curtain stuff up and decided that we would just use the $50 ACE Giftcard to get a good drill.
Moving forward to this week. So I saw an ACE Hardware in Columbiana when I was coming home from one of my visits, and decided to stop in and grab a drill. SO I did. Got the cheapest they had, bc most of them were over $100!! So I got it, came home and drug everything out AGAIN to try and surprise Michael, this time with the curtains AND the new drill!!!
Tried to drill a hole in the wall in the same place as last time, and even with the "real" drill, it just didn't work for me. I'm not strong enough to hold the thing steady with the screw and everything. So I made a hole much bigger than necessary, and gave up!
Well, I had a visit after that little attempt, and decided to just leave everything out and hopefully Michael would see the stuff laying out when he got home, and get all excited and drill the holes or whatever. I got home shortly after he did that night, and I asked if he saw the drill. He said "Yeah, and thanks for letting me pick out the drill I wanted." Ugh...I was devestated!!! How could he be upset that I picked out a drill.....I thought I was doing good. I got my feelings hurt and just marched in the kitchen to start cooking supper.
Well the sweet husband he is, wanted to love on me a little bit to make up for hurting my feelings. =) So he assured me that he wasn't upset, and said that we would see how this one worked, and if he liked it then we would keep it....if not, then we could take it back and that would be fine with both of us. I was over it too...yeah I should have just let him pick it out, but oh well.
So that's my story....curtains are still not hung, and he hasn't tried out the drill. Maybe next week sometime, bc we have a busy weekend ahead of us. Who knows, he's off Tuesday, so maybe I'll have a little surprise for me when I come home Tuesday night. (hint hint, Michael)
Ok, that's all for now. I must say in closing that I have the best husband in the WORLD! He makes me so happy even when I'm sad or mad or stressed....he does everything in his power to make me happy! Couldn't ask for anything more.....