Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Hate Hearing These

One was issued out of Kittatas County with two toddler boys, 2 and 3-years-old. When I heard it, I got a pit in my stomach. When I had to put my voice on the story, I felt like I could start crying.

What also pained me was that we first got the report an HOUR before the offical Alert was issued by the state, because the small town of Kittitas is not 'connected' to the national Amber Alert system. How far did that white 98 Ford Explorer get in one hour while the local police were deciding how to get the information out? Did that SUV drive by someone who might have reported it, if they knew police were looking for it?

I don't know the circumstances of the story, if the mom accused of stealing her boys is a bad woman or a good woman, if she means them harm or not, but still, I'm scared for those kids.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sweet Pea update

She just officially turned 2 and 1/2. This is at the beach near our house. She doesn't care about water temperature, or rocks.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

PostSecret: Not Kidstuff

Travis reminded me of how remarkable this PostSecret website is. People send in anonymous postcards with deep, dark, sometimes shocking, sometime happy, secrets.

But anytime I hear anything that has to do with children---news stories, or even one line like this---now that I'm a mom, it always has an effect on me.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Didn't Get the Memo

Not surprisingly, my first day on my new temporary schedule reminded me much of another workplace environment, only not as funny.

It involved many people who were clueless (including me), last minute changes that affected several people who weren't told about them, and a lot of walking around from room to room to find answers that weren't found until after the fact.

It did not end with any equipment being taken 'out back', but I suppose it's never too late for that. I do have until August.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The First Day of the Rest of the Summer

Today I start working a split shift for the next 6 weeks or so. That means 5:30am-10am, go home, then come back again from 3:30pm-7pm.

I can't decide if I should take a nap in between shifts, or just try to tough it out and stay awake, zombielike, for the next month and a half.

I've been dreading it, so maybe it won't be as bad as I'm anticipating. Or maybe it'll be worse. But it's only temporary, thank goodness. We'll see.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sweet Pea: Breakdancer

This was at our friend's wedding reception. A move that Auntie Rose taught her. Over...

...leg up...

..then drop it back and land...on one hand.

She's actually pretty good. Now we just have to teach her how to backspin out of it.