But first, about 7 years ago, at a rummage sale for about $20.00, I picked up a nice old 4-leaf oak dining room table. Well-used but still in decent shape. Its purpose was going to be to provide a frame for a ping-pong table. It worked real well in that capacity for a couple of years and then we moved here. Since then I've been using it to feed dinner to an occasional 12-15 member Mennonite family. Now I've got the ping-pong table screwed back on its top in the dining room and my daughter is getting pretty good at it. If I can get her to just let me leave it attached to the table for the winter, we could seat 6 additional people.
|Current shot (1/15/13) with door and windows waiting for me to put trim on|
I've changed majors from Nursing to Applied Behavioral Science. I have 70 total college credits by now (64 transferable) to apply to the BS program. If all goes well, I will be doing my clinical work 20 minutes away at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma WI in about a year and a half. The nursing training I've been involved in for the past 3 years has been invaluable. But now its on to obtaining a BS degree online at 100 year old Ashford University in Iowa, toward the field of psychological counseling. The decision has a lot to do with "mind over matter" (so to speak). The "psychological" over the "physical". Not that quality nursing is not equally demanding mentally, but it simply involves a different set of skills, and a different aptitude in a different setting than does life counseling. Counseling is more of a "solo" sport - so to speak.