I’m not going lie, quality posts have been rare around these parts since NaBloPoMo started. It’s teaching me a valuable lesson about quality vs. quantity. Sadly, for my 14 readers, you don’t learn any lessons, you just have to read 30 sub-par posts.
I would buy you all ice cream if I could!
I had my first interview to become a CASA this morning. For those of you that don’t want to click through, CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and it is a volunteer position wherein you are trained and sworn in, and then you are assigned children who find themselves in the system* and you advocate for their rights. You go to all court hearings, and do home visits and report back to the judge. It’s a pretty major undertaking, but such an amazing program that uses volunteers to fill in the gaps that the DHS leaves.
*I cannot hear or say “in the system” without immediately going to, “In the Criminal Justice System the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the District Attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.”
I have wanted to do this for a long time, and I am really excited about it. The training is pretty intense, I guess, and doesn’t start until January, so we will see how that goes. I am just so thankful to be doing something that isn’t infertility related.
After the interview I went to Trader Joes with the sole intention of getting some kale, so I could make this. I already spend almost a hundred dollars on groceries yesterday, so I didn’t need anything else. And sure enough, I leave Trader Joes after spending forty-five dollars and I still have no kale. I’ve got four kinds of cheeses and a wine and some crusty bread and some sweet and salty nuts though! Trader Joe’s is an evil nest of delicious goodness.
Seriously, how good does that Ribollita look? Really, that whole website is a gem. She is one of my favorite food bloggers.
I leave you with a picture of Igby, which should be enough to make anyone smile. I love this wiener dog!