Why I Haven’t Posted…

January 28, 2009

…or cleaned my apartment or done my laundry or slept or gone grocery shopping or any of the basic things that one should be doing.  The answer is simple: I have been slammed at work.  Basically from the time I returned from Christmas vacation – the Monday after Christmas – I have been extremely busy, almost in daily crisis mode, where I am only able (and barely) to do the emergent things on my to-do list.

I had three kids who were with their parents who I had to remove from their parents (first time I have done that).  The mom relapsed on meth and the two youngest kids (14 mo. and 2.5) lost weight within a month of each other and they were already underweight.  Essentially, the family was in a downward spiral and I had to go to court to ask for the authority to remove the kids, which I got.  I then went to the parents’ home, with the cops, and pulled the kids, and placed them in foster care.  It was a jam-packed crazy day that probably went as well as it could have gone.  The dad was cooperative when I arrive to pick up the kids (he had already gone off on me previously) and we were able to place all three kids together!  We got really lucky and I think it made it so much easier on the kids.

Recently, I have been prepping for my first trial, which is a little anxiety provoking, as well as keeping all of my other cases on track, including new cases I have just been assigned.  I have been concerned that if things keep on going the way they have been, I am not only going to be able to do what I need to, but I am going to burn out and I will have no shot at having a personal life.  Here’s to hoping things slow down a bit.