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It is Court Week!

January 23rd, 2017 at 03:42 pm

This is court week for the kids. Thursday we will finally learn their fate, at least near to mid-term. Long term decisions will be set in motion by the results on Thursday. The DA has collected ample evidence to fight a good battle for the kids. Hopefully it is enough. You just never know how a judge will rule until the ruling happens.

I am happy to say that the boys are thriving and everyone in the system can tell a huge difference in their behavior from the time they came back into the system and our lives, until now. Any prayers, good thoughts, positive vibes are all greatly appreciated!

I will (hopefully) learn this week what my pay increase at work will be. It feels a little backwards to be offered a position without knowing in advance what the pay is. I think it has been assumed I am all in, but whether or not I agree to the added stress of stepping back into management greatly depends on the compensation behind it. (I know, call me crazy) I am hopeful it will be well worth it, but I won’t know for sure until we have the ‘discussion’.

I decided to sign up for YNAB after giving it a free trial run. I am still not fully sure how to use everything, but it is helping me stay focused on what we spend…which is never a bad thing.

Since the day after Christmas I have been focused in a healthier eating lifestyle and I feel so much better. (I got the stomach flu, followed by a bad cold- which was a nice springboard to the change in eating habits)… I have been making lots of broth based lower sodium soups, veggies and hummus, greek yogurts, etc. I also swapped out the nightly wine for spritzer water with juice or just lemon water. It is amazing how simple changes can really have an impact, but they sure have.

Hopefully these changes will help with weight goals too. We have had a vacation to Hawaii planned for over a year and it is now 87 days away! I would love to be a more comfortable in my clothes for that trip!

This week, the focus is all on the boys…and praying that they continue to stay in our care. (Baby 4 is due in under 2 months and mom is still denying there is anything she needs to change, but freely admits when she thinks no one is listening, that she is doing heroin and then gaming the system when the drug tests are near)

Finger crossed!

12 Responses to “It is Court Week!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Prayers, positive vibes and best wishes tat presentation and the judges ultimate ruling allows these kiddos to remain with your family and it's stability. What happens with baby 2 months to due?
    Likewise hope the job provides satisfaction along with salary.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Hoping the judge will see sense and make the right decision. And I hope you get a nice raise, too. Management is not easy.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Wishing you and your family the best. I hope it's a hefty salary increase and you have a wise judge.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Prayers for those kids!!

  5. Amber Says:

    I'm definitely keeping you and the boys in my prayers.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Praying for you and your family!

  7. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Crossing my fingers, saying a prayer for those boys and your whole family. Good luck!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Prayers going out for your family and those boys.

  9. SecretarySaving Says:

    Wouldn't baby #4 be tested after birth to see if there is anything in it's system and then if there is then you all would be the first to take him/her in? Good luck this week, it has to be a very stressful rollercoaster. Keep on fighting the good fight!

  10. househopeful Says:

    I sincerely hope for the best outcome for the boys. Fingers crossed and please let us know how it goes!

  11. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the court is wise and everything works out!

  12. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you everyone. Court went well then BM violated her stipulations and is now in jail. the saga continues.

    SecretarySaving- the baby will be tested. Given how things are going, DHS may well step in regardless of the results.

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