Posted on July 14, 2009 by therealmotherlode
Wow. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked with kids over 15 years ago or so.
I dusted off my nursing license and I am the camp nurse at Camp Buckeye right now while Molly and Caleb attend camp.
What a trip. Between passing out meds, performing “splinter-ectomies” and playing child psychologist all I can say is….WHEN CAN I GET A MARGARITA???!!!
Great group of kids…fantastic staff…wonderful activities but it is exhausting!
So, yes….I’ve been quiet here but will be back. My head is bursting with things to write about…
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Posted on June 12, 2009 by therealmotherlode
New chair...new friend. A lovely aspect of business in Amish country...new friendships can be made over a transaction. We look forward to seeing Daniel, the craftsman, again in July.
It’s a mixed day here today….sort of like the weather- cloudy/drizzly with bits of sunshine. We’re sad to leave but happy knowing we’ll be back home tomorrow.
The kids and I are packing up and hitting the road bright and early tomorrow. Our time here at camp has been wonderful. Last night Daniel and I bought a beautiful hickory rocker handcrafted by a local Amish fellow. We stood and visited for nearly an hour afterward. What a rich treasure to visit with someone from another culture.
And THAT describes our three weeks here: a rich treasure. From Nate and Vi….to Lucy, the fabulous executive director of Camp Buckeye…to the volunteers we have crossed paths with….and the delightful conversation I had yesterday with a young woman trying to sort out GRACE after a life of heavy handed religion. (“Performance is everything,” she said.)
It’s all good.
But the best is yet to come….seeing my wonderful hubby and best friend (yes, they are the same) Jay. The kids too are eager to see Dad.
So signing off for a few days…
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Posted on May 7, 2009 by therealmotherlode
We’re just having a blast here….my Schnauzer Beating Friend (SBF) and her son, Caleb’s best buddy, have been here since Saturday so we’re doing lots of playing. At least between the torrential rains!
And between the mechanic visits too. Our van decided now would be a good time for the power steering pump to go out so you can hear us coming a mile away. And this after replacing (KA-CHING!) the timing belt on Tuesday. (Did I mention the engine mounts a while back? I’ve suggested to our mechanic that perhaps we need to keep him on retainer.)
Today, we’re off to one of those inflatable jumping things and tomorrow the zoo. This past Tuesday, SBF and I went to the Grand Ole Opry and had a fabulous time. (Except for the fact that I followed the stupid GPS unit against my better judgment and snaked too close to downtown Nashville for my comfort. But THAT’S another story for a later date.)
So that’s just a quickie update….
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