Monday, April 30, 2007

gotta love mondays

Me calling my probationer from the waiting room doorway- "Mr. A."

p- "Took you long enough."

me- "Get over here, please."

getting seated in interview space...

m- "That was obnoxious. I have told you I don't see people before 2:00. I won't see you early if you are here before that."

p-"oh yeah, um, sorry."

m-"Why are you in such a hurry?"

p-"You made me late for my interview."

m-"I made you late. What time were you supposed to be there?"


m-"1:30, That is the time you got here."

p- "I thought I should come in here."

m-*this is going to be a long conversation* "Well call them and see if you can get in later."

p- "Nope, that was the second time I blew them off, they won't give me another one."

m-"Guess you have to look for another prospect."

p-"Why can't you be cool like my last PO? She was my friend."

m-"Welcome to adult probation. It is not my job to be your friend, it is my job to ......"

p- "Well, what I don't get is why you're making me do all of this community service!"

m-"Actually you got off easy. It was recommended you get 400 hours of community service and the judge only gave you 40."

p- "40!? That is a lot!!"

m-"Mr. A, that is just like working for one full week. Maybe you should practice it before you get a real job."

p- "Give me the judge's number. I want to talk to him."

m-"He's busy. You can call your public defender when you get home. Make sure you are in by your curfew. I will be checking."

p- "I wish you would give me back to my old PO."

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Airing out is the best way to spend a warm day. I love the first day that we can all open every window and the wind fairy comes through and takes out the stagnant air with it.
Abel is overdosing on fresh air. As most people know, he doesn't nap much to begin with. Maybe one or two times per week he will catch some winks in the car or during Mr. Rogers. Most days now he is up and rolling by 7am and crashing hard between 7:30 and 8pm. With all this fresh air and added outside craziness he is confused. He so wants to bow to the nap fairy and curl up, but that stubborn addiction to adventure always wins. It will be interesting to see how this ultimately disrupts his sleep cycle. For now he wants to be a part of everything going on during the warm daylight hours.
Last night he played with his friends outside until he asked me to go in. The night sleep fairy won that one.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It took some extra effort this year, or so it seemed, to get here. The sun has finally come out with some warmer temps. I am always happy to see people's faces on some of the first warm days of the year. The relief of the snow clouds lifting shows. Neighbors are back outside walking their dogs and stretching their legs. Abel is already asleep after playing in the backyard most of the afternoon. :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Whew, yesterday I passed the 100.00 mile mark on the nike + ticker! It seems a little more possible that I could actually pull this off, I hope. We shall see.
For now...
I think I need a hot fudge sundae.