Friday, July 28, 2006

Settling back in

So I am still a little jet-lagged and pouting about having to be home in the heat, but I am better than yesterday.

Mostly things with Evan are so good it makes me nervous. He passed the two summer school classes (A in PE and B in Government). He has a job, and was happy to take the drug screening test yesterday. He claims that he has a 90% in the on-line health class.

I am beginning to have visions of sugar plums -- well, at least of a kid who stays off drugs and finishes high school.

Wouldn't it be love-e-ly?

Evan even saved me from feeling like things were too good to be true. I got called into the end of his counseling session yesterday. Seems Evan recounted having had a wonderful evening with his boyfriend. They cooked something delicious, stayed in the house, and enjoyed some really good red wine that went just perfectly with the food.

It's almost funny; casually mentioning to his rehab counselor that he drank alcohol while we were out of town.

Evan was briefly afraid that it was going to be the end of the world, or at least the end of his being in this program. I had reminded him on the way out to the counselor that his placement date is August 16. In just a couple more weeks he will officially have been in the program for 12 months, meaning that he will qualify for the post high school education and training money. So Evan had images of getting kicked out of the permanency program and out of my house just before that date, all because he had a glass of wine while we were gone. (I actually suspect that he drank more than that.)

I reassured him, told him it was very naughty, and not to do it again. The counselor will have to tell his social worker who will probably have the same response that I did. Maybe it is the heat, but I just can't get worked up about it.


  1. Too sleepy to focus so just saying hi.

    Glad today was more restful than yesterday.

  2. My partner and I look forward to reading your blog. It's one of several that we link to.

    You're awesome - a great inspiration, seriously..I wish we could handle teenagers - but at this point we don't know how we're going to handle a four year old..or an eight year old..or...

    Anyway I wanted to say hello.
    Take care.
    Thanks so much for blogging.


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