Well, what a waste of a perfectly good day.
I just got out of court at 3:30. UnREAL.
Sum it all up...BioM actually was put on the stand. Got caught lying through her teeth during cross examination about drug screens, made it sound like she's making incredible progress on her case plan in the last week and judge gave her another 60 days to maintain stable housing, get a job, and complete at least 4 consecutive negative drug screens.
Judge ran down this LONG list of plausible reasons (including, but not limited to, serious psychiactric health issues and questionable use of extremely strong prescription drugs--prescribed by a doctor in the county that is KNOWN to be one that will freely write prescriptions that aren't....ahem....needed...so much so, that it's almost a JOKE among county residents...no, actually, it IS a joke!) that BioM should never have custody of any kids (PERIOD) and then turned around and said here, you're making fine progress, have another sixty days.
I had to sit through six hours of absolute torture for THAT?
I felt like crying.
Now I have a headache and I did not get anything done today. I'm so bummed out.
I'm going away now to figure out what the surprise giveaway might be. I think it may be a cool papercrafting book (although we're going to leave the details to be a surprise) and I think I'm also going to include a few other goodies that I've got around here.....I think it will be cool.
I can tell you one thing....I know one judge who won't get my vote this fall. One day of listening to her decisions and I'm ready to campaign for any one of her opponents.
I'm off to sulk and try to get something done that will make at least part of this day worthwhile now.....