Is anyone else having trouble sleeping?

Or is it just me?

I woke up early, like 4 AM early. I had a fitful sleep and tossed and turned all night.

I decided to just get up. Made some bacon and had breakfast, now having a cup of coffee and trying to start my day.

I have a bit of a migraine. Im sure coffee wont help it. But oh well. Maybe its just a bad headache and not a migraine.

Did anyone else have trouble sleeping last night?

My thoughts were racing. I couldn’t settle down no matter what I tried.

I finished my current book, daddys little soldier by Maggie Hartley. It was a great read. I’ll do a review of it later on today.

Book review: Groomed, by Casey watson

I just finished reading the book groomed by UK foster parent casey Watson.

It was a brilliant read!

Below find a summary of the book followed by my own thoughts on it!

Summary

It’s late on Friday night when Casey’s mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter, Riley. But it isn’t Riley. It’s a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike’s latest fostering challenge – a 15-year-old girl called Keeley who’s run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away.

The Jonathan Ross Show has just started when Casey gets the call. She thinks it will be Riley – telling her that her favourite actor is going to be on TV. But it’s something far more urgent: a 15-year-old girl who has run away from her foster family and accused her foster father of sexual abuse. The family deny it vehemently, but such an allegation can never be taken lightly, so a new home must be found for Keeley.

Keeley is polite, but she’s sharp, and she has all the hallmarks of a child who has been in the system a long time and knows how to play it. Whether the allegation is true or not, Casey knows there will be no winners here. If it is true, then a young girl’s life has been torn asunder. If not, then the heartache for the family will be surpassed only by the bleak outlook for Keeley.

In the short term, it’s a case of providing a safe, supportive home for a vulnerable child. But with the dangerous world of the internet at her disposal, it seems this strong-minded youngster has her own ideas of where that safe place should be….

My review…

This is a really gripping read! I kept wanting to read more! I didn’t like the reader, the reader of these books is annoying, and irritates me, so it took me longer to read this book than it would normally take me. I did like the overall story though. Once I got into it I thought that it was amazing and would highly recommend it!

I do prefer the other fostering memoirs written by Maggie Hartley and cathy glass to Casey Watson, I don’t like her parenting style as much and I think she uses fancy words in her books where there really doesn’t need to be any, but I’d still read it, and would still recommend it to readers!

If you want to read this book its available in paperback, on kindle, and from audible in the UK and in the USA!

A 5 star book!

A Med update!

I am writing a mini update on our med situation. I did ok with taking our night meds last night and tonight. I forgot the morning ones today though. I meant to take them, I actually thought about doing it but then I got distracted and I forgot to actually go take them. I’m happy I remembered the night ones for two nights running though. I take most of my meds at night. In the morning I only take keppra for my epilepsy and metformin for well I dont know why I am even taking it as my diabetes has been reversed, but my GP wanted to keep me on it anyway. Wondering why he made that choice! He said something about PCOS and how metformin stops the symptoms of that, but well, thats irrelavant as I dont have my ovaries any more! I got them removed 5 years ago! So I really dont know why I am taking it! Anyway. I take prazosin at night, and epilem and keppra, and sometimes fenergan if I cant sleep. If I can remember to take them at night, thats half the battle and I will be very happy. I did do one thing that one of my readers suggested and that was to ask my mom to call me when I am at home in my own house, and give me a gentel reminder to take them. She said she had no issue with doing that for me. So thats good. I’m happy she’ll do that for me. Other than that, I am also going to download the talking alarm clock app and try it out and I will also set my alexa for when I am at home, to remind me to take them. Thanks to all my readers for all of the really great tips. I appreciate all of you very much. I really should go to bed now but I probably wont go for a little while yet. I want to read my book for a while first. I started the new maggie hartley book daddys little soldier! I love it! I’m only on chapter 3 but its really good! A review of it will come once I am done with it!

Book review: Finding stevie, a dark secret, a child in crisis

This is a book by author Cathy glass. Cathy glass is a Uk foster parent. She writes about her foster kids and her experience of fostering them.

Summary

Finding Stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online.

When Stevies social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isnt sure what that term means and looks it up.

Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents, as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevies behaviour, so they place him in care.

Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online. Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they cant tell, Cathy is worried. However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what hes done.

My thoughts?

This book was fantastic! I cant say enough about it! I highly recommend it! Actually I highly recommend any of Cathys books. She’s a fantastic writer!
You wont be able to put this one down! I read it in two days!
Gripping, poignant, there are many twists and turns!
Its a fabulous read! With a happy ending!

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Currently reading…

Denied a mummy by Maggie hartley.

Its a great read. A very sad book. But so so good. I will review it once I am done. Hoping to be finished by the weekend.

Highly recommend this book to everyone. If you’ve never heard of Maggie Hartley, she’s a UK foster parent who writes about her experiences of fostering kids.

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#JusJoJan prompt 1st january 2019

I decided to participate in Linda G hills Jusjojan prompts!

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 1st, is whatever you want to write.

Here are the rules:

1. Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 1st, 2019.

2. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but its never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the jot it part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesnt have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list) counts as a jot. If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

3. Ill post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). You dont have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. Youll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers entries the more you visit others, the more theyll visit you! Note: The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing youre going to title it, right? Theres your jot!

6. The prompts will appear every day thats neither a Wednesday nor a SaturdaySaturdays JusJoJan prompt will be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Youll find the list of prompts below. Remember, you dont have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you.

7. If youd like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

8. Have fun!

And now, to what I am going to write…

First off, I’m late, but as they say, better late than never, right?

Its 1 AM. I cant sleep. Probably because I napped earlier. I probably shouldnt have done that. But my philosophy is, if your tired, and you dont have anywhere to be or anything that needs doing, then its perfectly ok to nap!

I’m glad I did! I needed it! Rest is good!

Tomorrow I can have another rest day. I have nowhere to be. Nothing to do. I can read and hopefully finish my book. Yay. I am loving my book, denied a mummy by Maggie Hartley. She’s great. Her books are amazing, I highly recommend them if you’ve never read one of them you should!

Ok well, time to go make some coffee! Sleep wont be coming for me any time soon so…I can feel free to drink my yummilicious flavoured coffee! Its delicious!

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I started a new book

So I started a new book this morning. Its called sold to be a wife, and is by maggie hartley. Maggie hartley is a UK foster parent. She writes about her foster kids. I’ve read 3 chapters of the book so far and I really like it. I think its going to be a really great read. I have been up since 7:30. Nitro woke me up. He wanted to go out. Its freezing here today. I think it was minus 2 last night. I actually slept really good last night. I went to bed quite early, at like 9:30. I took my night meds and went to bed and slept really well. I woke up at around 1:30 and stayed up for half an hour or so then went right back to bed. I will probably read most of the book today. Its a six hour book so I can probably finish it in one day.

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