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Stormy weekend and Z update

October 15th, 2016 at 10:21 am

The northwest is having some fun this weekend with a big ol storm. So far today, it is just drizzling and the winds haven't picked up, but by midday that is due to change.

I am planning to just stay home today. I could use some downtime after the past few weeks. My plan- a puzzle, some baking, some tv, reading, and thats about it. Sounds blissful. Hopefully, we wont lose power, but if we do, I am prepared with flashlights, candles and my wood stove. I have some soup that I can heat up on the wood stove...and plenty of water.

Ive been avoiding the budget the past month. Too many unexpected things have come up. Thankfully, the hubs busy season is about to start and we can get back on track quickly. Barring any unexpected cutbacks at his job, we should be caught back up by the end of January, and back to paying things off for the rest of winter/early spring.

We attended the hearing for the boys this week. BM is out of state, and refusing to admit she has any issues and refusing all help. (She has admitted to one of the fathers that she is still using while pregnant) During the meeting, it became fairly clear that DD2 is becoming the most likely long term placement, as all other options either only want one of the boys (and they wont separate them), or live out of state (and they wont move them from their sister who is here local) or they have criminal charges that disqualify them.

It is very confusing to have 4 children, 4 fathers, 8 sets of grandparents and extended family...for this case. The caseworkers have their work cut out for them.

DD2s approach now that we know this, is to welcome the extended families to be part of our village so that the kids can have close relationships with whichever family they are connected to, while ensuring they are safe, happy and together. Unconventional, yet necessary in this situation.

The last we heard, BM broke up with the dad of the baby she is pregnant with and has hooked up with an old friend who just got out of prison. (Charges: meth and theft)

And so it goes.

5 Responses to “Stormy weekend and Z update”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Stay safe. Will your daughter be able to get the new baby? Doesn't sounds like a healthy situation. I am crossing my fingers for these children to keep your family in their life.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you haven't lost power.

    As for the children and the folks who apparently don't know how to parent....it is like a sad circus and the losers are the children until wonderful people like your family step in to save them.

  3. alice4now Says:

    It is so sad that BM continues to subject her children to a life of unstability, drugs, and who knows what else. Hopefully your family will be allowed to make things better for the kids.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Well the good in all this is that the kids have your DD and your family to show them a better way of life.

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you all. DD2, her sisters, and I all feel so blessed to be part of the boys lives. Every day we have with them, it is a good day. They are part of the family...and loved as such.

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