We are all happy Daddy got home from his conference yesterday. I sleep soooo much better when he is home. We just a quite evening at home watching American Idol. Today I have to be at work early as I have a training on Federal Regulations for Child Placement. Sounds exciting, eh??
I have to call the heating and cooling place as our air conditioning is not working properly. We turned in of for the first time yesterday and it froze up on the outside of the furnance and leaked water all over. Hopefully I can get a repairman to come tomorrow when hubby is home. I am leaving to go to Duluth tomorrow. I am looking forward to it, especially since I am really enjoying the book I am currently reading. I didn’t think I would like the book, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is called World Without End – Ken Follett. It is a REALLY long book though so I am not sure I will even get it done while I am gone. Over 1000 pages. I believe it is set in the 1300’s, when here were knights, earls and the whole religious system of the priory, etc. Almost a medieval soap opera. LOL!!!
I still need to pack and wash some clothes. I hope to leave here by noon on Friday. I have Friday evening and Saturday alone in Duluth and then my girlfriends are coming up on Sunday. We are all planning on going clothes shopping on Sunday at the mall and out to eat that evening. Then Monday the conference starts, though Monday night we always go out to eat at the canteena.
I did finish one book last night. While the Locust Slept: A Memoir – Peter Razor. It is one of those kind of books that really bothers me. Peter writes about his experiences growing up in the Minnesota State Public School in Owatonna, Minnesota in the 1930’s. He was abandoned there as an infant. The abuse he experienced at the hands of those entrusted to care for him was unthinkable to me. He was treated even worse due to his Native AMerican heritage. I always read these books and can’t believe how society can place such little value on a child. I certainly know why the laws to protect children in placement are there. I can’t believe how the social workers didn’t know what was really going on. I know I could never have walked away from something like that as a social worker. I am glad my profession has change so much since then. (3/5)
Well I better finish getting ready and head to work and learn about the great Federal Regulations For Children in Placement, which is a good thing. At least we value children more today………………