September: This was a month that I don't want to repeat. Zachery, my grandson, was expelled from school after attending it for 7 days. Yes, 7 days. During his time out of school, he decided to get into even more trouble and at the end of September, I had to make a trip to the ER where he stayed for 3 days until he could be transferred to a crisis unit because we didn't feel safe at home--my husband, my daughter and myself.
On a more exciting note, I became a great-grandmother!!! My step-granddaughter, Jazmine, gave birth to a boy on September . His name is Bentley and he is just adorable!!!
October---This month was very emotional. Zachery continued to run away, get in trouble with the law until one night he assaulted my husband. The police brought him to the ER where he spent 3 days before going into another hospital that is geared towards the mentally ill. Zachery spent two weeks there, waiting for a crisis unit bed to open.
This month I was in an Altered Paintbrush Swap hosted by Mona at Your Paper Pantry. I had never made one of these before and wanted to try it out. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad I participated. Mona was my partner. Here's a pic of the one I made:
November: Zachery was finally transferred to a crisis unit in Belfast---3 1/2 hours north of us, although it's not what we wanted. My daughter and I spent the day in Belfast/Searsport area of Maine. We stopped for lunch then did a little bit of sight-seeing, but had to cut it short as it was cold and we had along drive back home ahead of us. He spent two weeks at the crisis unit and was transferred to a crisis unit closer to home in Saco. Meanwhile, I'm still busy at my job---training for my CRMA and my DSP title.
I also attended a Stampin' Up with Tara" crop in Wells with my daughter Jackie, and had a great time. I finished a mini album--the only thing I worked on and was pleased. It was actually a kit I purchased from The Button Farm two years ago. I have sooooo many kits, so I usually bring one or two to a crop in hopes of finally getting them completed.
My days are filled with decorating, shopping and working. I started to keep notes for a December Daily, but so far, I haven't even made the book! I just have so much on my plate. Today was Zachery's 15th birthday, so my husband and daughter went up to visit him--I couldn't because I was working. I'll share some photos of my Christmas décor (such as it is) and an updated pic of Bentley: