So i am at my friends house. I got here a little while ago. We aren’t doing anything special, just hanging out and chatting. It’s nice. I like spending time with her, its my friend Norma. She’s blind like me and she has mental health difficulties so we have a lot in common. We’ve been discussing books we’ve read recently, and we’ve also been chatting about our mentors, as she also has a mentor at the basement club, she goes there too like i do. I’ll stay here for about 3 hours I’d say. When i got here her pa was here and she made me a coffee, she makes a mean cup of coffee. 🙂 it was so cool that she did that for me. I got a taxi here, and the partnership where i volunteer for friendly call pays for the taxi’s to Norma’s house, as they consider me to be visiting her and its kinda part of what i do for them as she’s a client of friendly call also.
I’m reading a fantastic book at the moment, it’s called pimped and it’s by Samantha Owens. It’s a really really good read and I would highly recommend it.
It’s a non-fiction book, a memoir, a true life story.
The thing is this poor teenager had to go through our shocking, really shocking. But they are all to relate able to me some of them at least especially the sexual abuse. Since I was abused not in the same way but in a similar way. I mean I wasn’t pimped out to men, it wasn’t that sort of abuse, but I was raped and so I can relate to what she went through in that way.
If you’re not easily triggered, and you enjoy true stories, I would highly recommend this book to you.
It’s available on audible and probably in kindle format as well.
I got up early I was up with the birds! I feel great this morning! My mood has improved drastically which I am so glad about!
I had a healthy breakfast, washed my hair, got dressed and am ready to smash today!
The sun is shining and its a beautiful day! Although rain is in the forecast for later!
I'm heading to my friend normas house this afternoon! First though its time to tackle my journal of learning!
I'm not really in the mood to tackle it but I will, because its due on Friday and I want it over with before tomorrow!
So hoping I get a good grade on it!
Nitro is full of beans this morning! He also slept well!
I read for about 2 hours last night, I read 4 chapters of my book pimped by Samantha owens.
I'm actually reading two books at the moment, pimped, and tiny prisoners, by Maggie Hartley, I'm part way through both!
Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely Saturday!
I’ve started a new book tonight. Its called tiny prisoners and it is by Maggie Hartley. Its a good read so far. I’ve only read two chapters of it but so far I like it.
Maggie Hartley is a UK foster parent who writes about her experiences of fostering kids. All of her books are awesome. This is her very first book, but I never read it, I’ve read all of her other ones though.
I am taking a break from reading for a while to come and read some blog posts. Its almost 5 AM now. I havent slept at all. I have the radio on and am enjoying the early morning. The house is all quiet, except for nitro pottering around following me from one place to the other.
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My goals for today well I have a few!
First off, my PA will be here at 9 AM! My goal is to get my house cleaned. She’ll be here until 11:30. Hopefully in that time we can get the whole house spick and span!
I have a goal to go volunteering. I hadn’t been last Friday, or Tuesday so my goal is to actually go today. I need to get back to it.
Another goal is to take meds. I am doing well with taking them lately. I am remembering every day to take them and I’ve actually remembered now for an entire week, I haven’t missed any doses. I am very proud of myself for that.
I’m going to contine to read my new book, I’m reading the book pimped by Samantha owens. So far I like it. Its really good. Its a true story and has some grapic bits in it but I am able to read it anyway.
Those are my main goals today. Happy Friday!
You should all check out vikki’s wonderful new book! Its a kids book and she is supporting a cause that’s dear to her heart so we should all help support her!
Just when Casey thinks her foster care duties are done, she’s asked to look after Sam, a troubled nine-year-old with a violent streak who drove his previous guardians to release him of their care. It soon unfolds, however, that this is no simple case.
Determined to get to the root of Sam’s behaviour, Casey is committed to uncover his mysterious past only to find out something far darker than she ever imagined….
Having recently said good-bye to their last foster child, Miller, the Watson family are taking a bit of a break. But it’s while Casey is having fun catching up with her friends that she receives a call from her new link worker. Social services are desperately trying to find a settled home for nine-year-old Sam, who has autism and some serious behavioural problems.
Removed from his mother less than a week ago, Sam has been staying with respite carers. But with two young children of their own, they now find themselves unable to hold on to the little boy as he is bullying them relentlessly. It’s not an isolated situation, either. Apparently Sam’s own siblings begged not to be placed with their older brother – they were both adamant that they were too afraid of him.
The Watsons agree to accommodate Sam, who, despite his tiny stature, turns out to be quite the whirlwind – destroying anything and everything in his path. In addition to the outward behaviours, it quickly becomes evident that there is a much darker past that has blighted the boy’s life. As Casey tries to get to the bottom of it, she discovers there are no files on Sam, only the testament of his previous neighbour. Thankfully, Mrs Gallagher is only too happy to help. And to talk. But it soon transpires that there is a great deal more to Sam’s secret history….
This was a great read. I got it from audible. Its also available in paperback and on kindle. I didn’t like the reader of the book, but I did enjoy the book.
It was a page turner. The story moved along at a nice pace. It kept me interested all the way through.
While I prefer other foster care authors, I did like this story. I just don’t like caseys writing style all that much, but sams story was good, and had a happy ending which was nice to see.
I would recommend this book if you like fostering memoirs or stories about children who’ve overcome the odds.
You wont be disappointed. Its definitely worth a read.