Saturday, January 15, 2022

Busy as a Bee as they say...

Wow! It has been a while since I was able to post or join in memes. I haven't forgotten and I hope to be back posting again soon. I have been so busy during the day with training and all that I have just not had time to sit down and do everything that I used to on my computer. I have my blog on my phone, but for some reason it will only allow me to save my posts in draft form, which is why sometimes you will see a random post dated differently. Kinda like a backdated post I guess.

Work is going great and I am learning quite a few things. I work Monday through Friday from 8 to 5, and Wednesdays I work from home. I have all holidays off, which is awesome. My mentor has taken me under her wing and is showing me the ropes. I just found out that I am going to be one of the four Tarrant County routers we have in my region for routing cases to the different APS units. 😮 I am not going to lie, but thinking about it spikes my anxiety. LOL! I was put on the RMTS circuit the other day as a Unit Facilitator for the two units that I am over. Soon, I will have my notary through the state.

A little explanation about my job. I am an Administrative Assistant for Adult Protective Services, which is part of the Department of Family and Protective Services. I have two units that I assist with DP letters, desk reviews, notarizing documents, and working switchboard - which is basically the front desk answering phone calls, taking messages, and signing people in and out for visits. I will also route cases that come in from our statewide intake (SWI) to units in my region, which I am currently still in training for. The units consist of caseworkers and investigators. An Random Moment In Time, which is referred to as an RMTS is sent out via email to caseworkers, etc., which also prompts a phone call from me as well. RMTS is a tool used by the state to measure what a person is doing during a moment of time of the workday. A specific date and time are chosen and assigned to a participant to identify what activity s/he is doing at that time. This has to do with state funds that are allocated to us. If these are missed and cannot be validated, then our agency loses funding for programs, and possible job positions. So far I have called out about four RMTS. They are not hard and you just have to make sure the documentation the workers cite and the codes match. I have never been a notary before so this will definitely be new to me. Most of the documents I will notarize will more than likely be court related. So far everyone that I have met and been in meetings with has been very supportive and welcoming. I could not ask for a better team to work for! 😊

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Happy 18th Birthday to my daughter!!

I will always enjoy theming birthdays and Skye's 18th Birthday was a hit! Theme this year was in celebration of reaching the BIG 18 and Webkinz has always been a huge favorite of her childhood that included her brother and her dear cousin. What better way to celebrate? 
They went from sitting on the living room floor playing with all these stuffies, playing a Webkinz virtual world online, and then to writing stories about them! So, a Webkinz theme was defintely a must!  And we are still collecting the stuffies - new generation!!
Target did an fantastic job making the Wheel of Wow, and I did the little character laminations to put on the cake. It turned out awesome! At least we all think so! 😍 Awesome gifts, great cake, and a trip to Holiday in the Park!! It was great getting the three of them back together for a few days. ❤

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Happy Tuesday


Post a funny picture.

Post a not so funny picture.

Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Happy Tuesday.

Being happy is a good thing. 😁


Tuesday 4 - Let's discuss Christmas

Welcome Friends ... to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4. It's been quite a while since I participated.

Let's discuss Christmas!

1. Is your tree up? How tall... what color lights? Is there a color scheme you use? We kind of procrastinated putting up the tree this year because we ended up taking in a little feral kitten that we have aptly named Tumbledart. This year we put our tree up in our den and the hairballs have been snagging ornaments and bows left and right. LOL! Our tree is 7 feet tall, multi-color lights, and an array of all types of ornaments ranging from Coca Cola to Rustic.

 2.  Got a menu for Christmas Eve and Day? Always a quick breakfast! We have decided to go non-traditional this year - Spaghetti and Meatballs with garlic bread won!

3. When does it go up and how long does it stay up? Normally the day after Thanksgiving but this year it went up mid-December. Between me getting a new job and the new little kitten, things have been a bit chaotic in our house lately.

4. What is your favorite Christmas memory. When do you open your gifts? My favorite Christmas memory from my childhood has to be when I got my pink Huffy bicycle!! Haha. I couldn't wait to go out and ride it. Now, I am just thankful to enjoy the season with my amazing family. We open our gifts on Christmas morning after making a quick breakfast and having some hot coffee!