Wow, I really missed sharing a lot of updates lately.
I stopped volunteering for 4-H dog project. Some drama went down, rules broken, incorrect info given to parents, it was ugly. I called it out (appropriately, chain of command, etc) and stepped down from that role until they fix the issues. I sleep better at night now.
I was promoted at the shelter, so I'm doing a lot more there. There's a huge backlog of little mundane tasks that never got done. We need to catch up enough to be able to train new staff and volunteers right (the first time). There's a new shelter manager. I like how she thinks. She's young and doesn't have a lot of experience, but she'll grow into the position. I think there are good things coming in the future.
My dog is able to be home alone, loose in the house, for a few hours at a time now! He only got into mischief once - he "pruned" one of my houseplants and ate the trimmings. Can't leave succulents within his reach! Thankfully it was a non-toxic plant. He has come a long way.
ooof, that's relatable. DS16 is great unless he is anxious. And ADHD meds make him anxious. School makes him anxious. People make him anxious.My nephew, who just turned 34 this week, was over the top ADHD. OVER THE TOP. My sis said that when he turns 18, she's kicking him out of the house, which she didn't. When he's on meds, he was a pleasure to be around and a good guy, but he rejected all of that when he turned 15 and has been struggling ever since.