Thursday, April 19, 2007

Very frusterated with work

I really don't have much to say...... I have been working in a group home for the past four years and had a lot of changes during that time. I love working with children and family to help them gain a better relationship with in their family.
Over the last 6 months our house and plenty of other houses have had major changes to their homes. I would say one of the hardest change is going from a structured group home dealing with more negative behaviours such as phycialy attacking staff, clients and property. To a home that is less structured and deals with learning disability's that vary from ADD, ODD, reading comprehension, and very low fuctiontiong children that need the structuer. Its not really the learning challenges that is hard to deal with, it's the parents. They placed their child in care because they are unable to deal with the challenges themselves. I am a person who can take a lot of negative things thrown at me, but the one thing i really don't like is manipulation of things. What am I doing here?

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Crazy Neighbors

Well it has been a week since our last incident with our Neighbors, and once again he was intoxicated and tried to break into our house. This time he went to his house sooner but we were inside the house getting freaked out. So my roommate called the police they came and hauled his butt out of the house to the police station. this all happen at 11pm. Then at 2:30 am our other neighbors from the same house came to house and started to bang on our door. My roommate and I open the door slowly and asked who he was. He said he was the neighbors and wanted to apologizes for his roommates behaviour. But it didn't stop there he was trying to justify his roommates actions by saying he is a harmless guy and that he just didn't know where he was. I simply said you don't need to get drunk to have a good time and if you are so drunk that you can't remember where you are, you need to go to AA meeting or you kick him out of your house. His replay was that he is not that kind of person. He didn't like having the police coming to his house. We don't like feeling like we are being broken in on. Well His replay was I don't' like having dog mess on my yard by i don't call the police and we simply said that having dog mess on you Yard is not that same as having someone try and break in to your house. He agreed. He was getting more and more verbally aggressive with us so we just closed that door and the next thing I knew I saw him smash our scree door window. We were so scared at that point that we called the police, land lord, and our Bishop. After the whole ordeal we went to say at someone House for the night. But I am thinking if this continues I am moving out.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I am a Hero (I believe)

Well last Friday I was not having the best day ever. I think I am P.M.S., off medication reactions, or just too stressed out. Any way I was sent home from work early so I decided to get a Blessing to help me feel better. I later went out with my friend Colleen (she is the one the helped me get better at snowboarding). As we were out Colleen gets this phone call from my roommate saying there is emergency at the house. She informs me that there is some guy on our yard saying "stay way or I will hurt you" My roommate get the friend she was with to come into the house. She calls the Land Lords and then the police because the guy tried to break into our house. So I come to the house with my car. I drive on to the yard and honked my horn. I said to this guy that the cops have been called and get off my property now. The guy was mumbling something, I need know what he was saying. So I asked if he was knew where he was. I informed him of the addressed he was at. He got up and staggered to the house next to us and went into the house. My roommate and my friend were still scared even after the fact the police came and the neighbour's came and talked to us. The guy was to come by and apologizes to us because he recked the screen door's and scared us (but not me) but he has not don't it. I believe I am a hero because i got him off the yard

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Snowboarding ouch

Well I had an opportunity to try snowboarding for the first time. I got go with with my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day saints) as an activity for the YSA (young Single Adult). I had got a lesson to learn the basics. I must say I became very frustrated because I was unable to do some of the things. But when I was with my friend Colleen she already knows how to snowboard. I really was able to learn how to do it. I can say that I can snowboard because I was able to get down the hill two times. I wiped out really badly and know my tail bone really hurts. I think i bruised it. I also have a scratches from getting snow up my back so many times. I really want to get a snow board and keep on trying. Its a really fun sport once you get the hang of it. I must say I am not ready for the black diamond but one day I will be.

The pictures are not of me but think of me always on the ground trying to get up. I know I did get up and I did go down the hill two times. It just a visual picture and just replace it people with me.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Crazy Cat

I must say the whole thing about my cat having ADHD is so true. Ezra my cat will sit by the back door wanting out, so yesterday i had the opportunity to take her out side. She is getting better with having a harness on her for her to go outside. She really like being out side. Her paws got really cold when she stepped into the snow. She was doing really well up until the dog next door started to bark. then all she wanted was go back inside.
(above cat that looks like ezra)

I live in a basement suit and the laundry room has no ceiling and my cat really enjoys high places. I let my cat roam in the laundry room just to get some energy out of her. Well yesterday she decided to climb into the ceiling. All I could here is the bell on her collar, that was a smart move on my part. When i called for her she poked her head out and there she was probably thinking you can't get me or i have the best spot to hide. Then she tried again three times to get back into the ceiling. I caught her before she could. It's like almost having a kid and believe me I work with kids and I know you have to keep a good eye on them. So Ezra is not aloud to go out in the laundry room again.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Rod Stewart

Last night was the most fun I have had in a long time. I had an opportunity to go the Rod Stewart concert last night in Edmonton. Every so offend my team leader gets tickets to an Oilers game, Rush game (lacrosse), Foot ball game, or any other event that may be happening for free through the kids up front association. We took about 8 kids aging from 10-17 and the rest were staff to the concert. At first most of the them were not dancing because they were embarrassed by the staff or other reasons. Then when the concert got going and more and more the kids and the staff were dancing. A client that I work with had an opportunity to go with his mother and the client bought me a mug for a souvenir. the client mentioned that all the staff were crazy. One of the other kids I work with though we could go down and met him. Most of our kids don't have opportunities to go to things like that due to them either not living with their family or the parents just don't have the finances. Its so great that we are able to give the children or family's those kid of opportunities.
The stage was in the center of Rexcall, the stage con sit of three circles that inter linked with each other. On the outer circles in the middle of them were seating for people. The middle circle of the stages had plaid curtain that was round. Also before the concert started Rod Stewart had bag Pipers playing because he is Scottish. Man you know how you can read or hear about those fans that are just crazy about an artist especially the girl fans and how they give article's of clothing to the singer. Well that actually happens because I saw a girl give her under ware and another one give her bra. Man that was just nuts. I just laughed about that.
Over all the night was a really success and we all agree that taking the kids out to things like this is a great thing. On the plus side they were all able to get up for school the next day with no issues. An Man are we the staff really tired because some of us had to get up early for work the next day but it was all worth it.