Sunday, July 26, 2009

Star Trek

I feel accomplished. I know this sounds really lame but I finally completed the Burger King Star Trek toys collection. Just got Spock's ship in the mail. I am totally excited because this would be the first time that I have completed a collection like this. I know some people out there would not open the packages so that they will rise in value but I do not see the point in having something if you cannot enjoy it. So now, I have all of the kids' meals toys plus Captain Kirk and Spock drinking glasses.
Here is a picture for all to enjoy. ^_^

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 31st

So, for those of you who are keeping up, the girls are finally moving back home on July 31st! It has been a long and winding road (to quote the Beatles) To give you some background on what happened, in January of 2008, the kids were taken into CPS custody because of an issue that their father and I had with drug usage. I have gotten clean and been sober for little over a year now, left their father because he would not stop using, met a great guy that I deeply care about and in general, loving life! Got a new apartment, that is all mine, that I am paying rent on by myself, and totally making into a new home for myself and my kids.
I am really excited about them finally coming back home. I have already found out what school that they will be going to and everything. Once I get the change of physical custody from CPS from the foster mother's home to mine, I will be able to enroll them in school!
That is all for this update, more to come later.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I found out yesterday that I am finally getting the kids back next month! For those of you who have been reading for a while or have known me for a while, you know that it has been a long year and a half. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it has the smiling faces of my two beautiful daughters embedded in it. Tuesday morning, I had therapy with Lilith and then Debbie and I brought the kids down to Phoenix for the overnight visit, since they spend the night with me on Tuesdays. We had a great session and I think that we learned a little bit more about each other.
OK - so I have rambled off my original reason for this post so let's get back on track.

I am on the phone with Granny on Wednesday afternoon, kids are at the neighbor's playing with friends. I am sitting in the computer room about to get off the phone with Granny.
I notice that I have some new email so I naturally switch over to that tab and see an email from my old therapist. Excitedly, I tell Granny that I have some good news. I open the email and it is welcoming me back to her caseload!
What does this mean, you might ask -
This means that once we get the opening meeting out of the way, the kids will be back home within 30 days! We are trying to meet on Monday in order to get the ball rolling on this so that they can move back in with me!

So, I am going to ask a HUGE favor from all of you,
Keep myself and my kids in your thoughts, please? Wish us a happy reunion and a return to normalcy.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Space Shuttle Launch

So today is the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor. I have been following NASA as well as one of the astronauts that will be aboard the shuttle on Twitter for a while now. The last time that the shuttle was supposed to launch, it was delayed due to weather and the discovery of a leak in the fuel tank (I think). I am psyched about this launch as the last one that I actually watched on TV was the Challenger back in school when it blew up on take off! This time, I am going to get to share in this amazing day with my daughters, one of whom is contemplating becoming an astronaut. I really hope that I get home in time to see it!



To Greg:

What's up, fucker?


Friday, July 10, 2009


Laptop is fucked right now. Last update to the OS killed my touchpad. Need to figure out how to roll the updates back so I can get it back. Anyone here good with Linux? Running Ubuntu netbook/Jaunty Jackalope and could use some advice.

Good news

Well, it looks as though the referral for the reunification team was made. Once that is in place, CPS will have 30 days to get the kids back home. Once the kids are back home, I am sure that I will still have to deal with CPS but they will once again be back in my custody. I am super excited. Get to see the girls tonight for a few hours.
Looks like I am going to be making weekly trips up to Dewey/Prescott now in order to participate in their therapy sessions with them. I feel like we are making some progress with therapy as Lilith is more open to talking with me about how she is feeling and letting me know that she is ready to come back home. ^_^
That is all for now.