I return to work on Tuesday, after being on vacation from the 22nd. Now, I worked a big chunk…nearly every day. Okay, okay, every day! But …that is part of the role I have in my occupation. I knew when I chose this field, the work never ends. The most any social worker can manage is to simply find a balance…in my experience, anyhow. I do not want to be the social worker that people refer to in irritation, and all of that junk. I like to be thorough, I am managing the lives of others. It’s not something I take lightly. So, yes I worked every single day of my vacation, at least briefly, sometimes partial days, sometimes the entire day.
I also had time to read a few chapters of a couple of wonderful books. I started The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov – brilliant book so far. I also started reading a book called “No-Drama Discipline” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson – about how to discipline children more effectively (discipline in the original use of the term – as in teaching not punishing). The kid and I have been having issues lately, but as a parent, I find it my job to adapt to him, rather than the other way around….therefore I am reading that to readdress my own perspective. *nods* And finally, the last book I started re-reading (I got about half through it at one point, but since I didn’t finish it I had to restart it) is “Big Big Love” by Hanne Blank. It’s a fantastically written book about being fat, but allowing yourself to be loved and love and to have sex and be open to sex. Something that I need right now. *smiles* Next will be a book called “Part-Time Perverts: sex, pop culture, and kink management” by Rose Warne. She’s funny and super witty and sexy, so that should be fun. :D I have *so* many books that I want to read so desperately. One more year. Just one more year…and even that, it shouldn’t be so bad after this *one* last semester of two courses. :D
I also did a papercut that I had started about two years ago, I completed it and framed it. I’m going to put it on my desk. It was so wonderful. I am one of those people who tend to attach hobbies and interests to people in my life at the time, so to be able to do that, without thinking of a person….it having no attachment to anyone, is a phenomenal feeling for me.
I did some gardening and lots and lots of cleaning. My car is again clean, the kid’s room is not only clean but organized, and my room and desk are once again acceptably organized and clean. The kid has all new supplies for the rest of the school year. I got a new hair cut and boots.... I still need to take my driver's course. Tomorrow I will make a run to the storage unit to get some boxes out of my room, but otherwise, a million times better. :D I feel so happy that I accomplished so much during my vacation. Anyway, I need to go get ready. Going to meet the family at Panera for dinner and I am all gross and dirty from cleaning all day. I must run.