Saturday, April 28, 2012


How was your week Dear social workers & friends? Mine was super busy. And staff meeting day on Thursday brought forth the fact that I'm gonna have even more on my plate. I know I've said this before, but I REALLY need to find some place quiet to go write my service plans because I don't think the office is gonna cut it anymore, as much as I like the social interaction and drama LOL. I'm thinking the library maybe? And then just using the office one day a week to scan, fax and pick up my mail? I will probably get a lot more done.

I also have to figure out a way to balance all of the new intakes that are coming in, because driving all around the town is not cutting it either, especially on gas and time. A co-worker of mine in the same role, suggested scheduling people 2 weeks out. I know this is not always optimal though for a variety of reasons.

Anyways, I will worry about this all on Monday. Saturday is here!!! What are your plans for over the weekend?

I am going to try to hit up a couple of Bikram classes this weekend, because my family is coming down to stay for a few days this week which always tends to take me away from my practice. Happy weekending all!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, ‘What are you doing?’ The youth replied, ‘Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.’ ‘ Son,’ the man said, ‘don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!’ After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…‘I made a difference for that one.’” Written by Loren Eiseley 1978

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Still the hardest thing for me to do in Bikram

They say it takes on average 2 years to be able to completely lock your knee. They weren't kidding.

Monday, April 16, 2012

oh Monday............

you always creep up on me so suddenly.

what was I thinking when I went ahead and scheduled an intake for 8:00 this morning. I don't believe I will even have coffee (fully) in me yet.

I also have another intake later this afternoon.

and lots of paperwork to finish somehow in between.

busy, busy week ahead.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


When co-workers leave

One of my colleagues, who has worked with me for the past 4 years, called me yesterday to say that he found another job doing something completely different and in line with what he's ultimately been wanting to do in our field. He put in his resignation and will be leaving in 2 weeks.

We chatted and wished each other well, and then he reminded me again of a gift he gave me about a year ago when I moved away from him to a different office..........a study guide for the LMSW exam.

He told me again that if I am ever going to leave my current job, I NEED to have my license.

And then he stated that I am still a lot younger than he is and I shouldn't make my current agency my lifetime employer. (Unless of course, I wanted to).

I have other people I work with say this to me at least once a week. They ask why I stay where I am; state that I have a Master's degree, lots of experience, I'm a hard worker and that there has got to be a better way.

I do agree with them, and frequently think about---no DREAM about leaving.

However, there are also a lot of other little perks that I know I would probably not have if I went somewhere else (especially to a hospital which is ultimately where I would like to be because of the union benefits).

I know that I have to get my LMSW if I want to work in a healthcare facility or similar setting, and really, I'm just being lazy about pursuing that right now.

It always makes me stop and reflect when I see people I work with move on to bigger or better.

Maybe I'm just scared. Maybe I'm making excuses. Perhaps I've just gotten way too comfortable. I know my job and what to expect........I could make a mistake and end up with something worse elsewhere, or get laid off, or who knows......

That's the thing though. I don't know about what else I want to do..........Or at least I'm not SERIOUSLY ready to make a move.

I am sure I will get there one day too, however for now, the craziness of my homecare agency is what works for me, and is what I want to do.

And I can still dream about working elsewhere, even someplace NOT social work related at all ;). What social worker HASN'T thought of applying to Starbucks....

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy everything!!

Here are some spring lovelies for all of you. It's one of the best times of the year, don't you think?

How do you celebrate the spring holidays? Do you celebrate?

I'm not big on holidays in general. I however, cannot wait to start getting outdoors more frequently, planting my garden and herbs.

I also like flowers all around my home.

Today I'm going to color eggs with my son and maybe take a walk to the park. We are also headed Upstate later tonight to visit family for Easter.

How was your week? Anything exciting planned for the weekend or the week ahead?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hunger Games Day!!!

I just finished the first book last weekend. And I am SO excited to be seeing the movie today. Happy Sunday all!!!!