Showing posts from March, 2017

Camp Calumet

David and Tom are going with a group from our church to Camp Calumet for the weekend.  Part of me can't wait to have some peace and quiet around here and part of me can't bear to send them away and part of me knows they'll have a wonderful time.


Allan built this desk in Tom's room.  He used a piece of countertop that was left in the basement of the house when we moved in.  It fills in the odd layout of the room where the ducting goes through the wall and Tom loves it.
 His first task at his new desk was to pen a letter of resignation.  This says: Dear Mrs. Burgess (church secretary) I quit acolyting.  Signed Tom Slotter.
Okay, then!

Boy Scout

Here's our boy in his glasses crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.


David got glasses on Saturday.  He mentioned having difficulty seeing in class and I knew I was about to lose my vision benefit so I took him in and had the exam and resulting glasses covered before my employer dropped me.

He looks very handsome in them and some say he looks like Harry Potter.  I'll have to post his picture.

Nobody in the family could remember when Alex got glasses so Scissorbill to the rescue.  He was also ten.  It's not looking good for you, Tom.  Fortunately we'll have vision insurance again by then.

New Job

I have a new job! Around November the MDS coordinator at work asked me if I've ever thought about being an MDS nurse.  I was honest and told her I really didn't even know what they do.  But when she told me the hours are very flexible my ears perked up.

So the person who was retiring retired and after a brief period of questioning whether the facility would even fill the position the job was posted, I applied and was interviewed.  I still wasn't totally sure what MDS nursing was but she explained it's filling out computerized assessments on nursing home and rehab patients and submitting them to Medicare/Medicaid for reimbursement and nursing home quality measures purposes and care planning.

I started Monday.  Right now I'm working Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and I leave shortly after the boys' bus leaves the house and I'm home in time for their return.  It's wonderful.  I can work the sixteen hours in two days if I want so I can structure a vacatio…