Sep 28, 2010

One of my co-workers is studying to take US Citizenship test. He gave me a sample of questions that will be on the test and he knew the answers. I am embarrassed to admit that I do not know many of the answers to the questions and I attended California public schools. I am attaching a link if you would like to try and answer the questions. Let me know how you did if you like.
xo Inge

Sep 27, 2010

Anugama-Mystical Trance (Shamanic Dream)

I found this relaxing video on youtube. I plan to buy myself a copy as a late birthday gift.

Sep 26, 2010

Another week has gone by.... Monday started out... what can I say... stressful. I arrived at work at 8:25 and by 8:30 I was chasing my ct down the street across busy traffic. Luckily I had 2 other men helping me... If a ct is injured in our care we are responsible... even if ct is running away. He really was not running away... it was all about attention. I lasted about an hour with him (he ran away 4 times during that time and cussed me out when I tried to reason with him) now remember I have no training in this field I have to rely on my own wits and there are days even those are limited. The rest of the week I was paired up with calmer clients who wanted to be at the program... as for the other ct he continued his behavior 4 days in a row... all day ... until the police were called by someone driving by because he was fighting with a coach in the street... the PD does not have time to play such games and have no problem arresting someone sane or not. The ct behaved (sort of) the rest of the week.
Thursday was my birthday but since that day is my 11 hour work day I just laid low and saved my energy. The next day Lucy had to go to the vet, her left eye was swollen and she was definitely in pain. We now have 2 one-eyed dogs. Apparently her eye had an ulcer for months... did you know dogs have 3 eyelids? Me neither... well this ulcer must have been hidden good because no one noticed it me or her vet. They removed the eye that afternoon and cleaned her teeth... she lost 6... I sure hope this is the end of her medical problems... that poor pooch has been through so much! I know I said it before but I will say it again... It is amazing how resilient animals are... even though her eye hurt she was ready for a snack! She is resting now wearing her cone for the next 2 weeks until the stitches come out.
Hope your week is sane and don't forget to laugh out loud! xo Inge

Sep 20, 2010

I have not blogged for it seems like forever. I finally got a full time job but it is the job that is eating my brain! Don't get me wrong in this work climate I am grateful to have finally found a job and since it is Monday - Friday mornings, I have time to work a 2nd job, or on the weekends so I can catch up on our bills. I am working with the mentally ill and everyday is an adventure. I spent one hour last week trying to convince someone to stop licking the rug... what I should have done was find out what drugs this person was taking and joined him! I am able to laugh alot of this stuff off but there are times I want to just cry. It is the most stressful job I have ever had and I figure after this I can do anything! I am journaling, meditating, working on my gratitude journal and watching funny programs to keep myself sane and grounded.
It will be my birthday on Thursday... no plans that day I work in the day and at the farmers market at night... maybe Sunday John and I can go to the beach... I haven't had my beach fix in awhile.

This fun video was emailed to me and for all you animal lovers out there you will probably enjoy it! Hope your week is sane and don't forget to laugh out loud!
xo Inge