Thursday, April 16, 2009

just a week later...

hi.  our team has a double header tonight and it looks like the weather is going to be sunny and 62. very nice.  we have a community service day saturday morning, then lunch with the program. after that i am going to take one of the girls i mentor out to a big kite flying festival at a nearby lake (hope it doesn't rain), and then i am going to babysit.... and on sunday i plan to see the other girl i mentor which has tested my creativity and patience the past few weeks.  she is only a few months away from aging out of the foster care system and she has really been acting out. her latest feat she ran away from her foster home for almost 4 days! i don't know any of the details yet, but i do feel sort of helpless with her.  i'm not exactly sure how to help her.  it's definitely going to be a full, busy weekend. 

my nephew has been sick the past two days.  it's so sad seeing a toddler sick, who knows he is sick but can't tell you what he needs or how to help him.  yesterday he fell asleep on the couch and while he was sleeping he would kind of cry/whine... sounded like a little puppy. it was very sad.  this morning we just took it easy, but he actually did get up to play and say "hi kitty" at least 5 times, so that is a good sign.  now he is passed out getting some much needed rest.

i am so ready to garden! i want tomatoes, basil, and cilantro on our deck very soon. any other suggestions are welcome... looking for some new delicious dinner ideas too.