Monday, December 14, 2020

Nolan's Quarantine Project

 We had another lazy Advent day. We really SHOULD jump into the seasonal rush but we don't have the energy. LOL We won't have our family gift exchange until the 12th day of we have lots of time left to rush around. WELL....there will be stockings and kids gifts on the 24th or 25th and then we draw names for an exchange with EVERYONE on New Year's Eve...but the 7 of us at home won't have an exchange until Jan 6th. It breaks up the craziness. ::Snort:: 

Nolan spent time while quarantined researching and applying to Western Governor's University. All his paperwork is in and we just have to figure out the VA benefits. He was notified of his acceptance and will begin in February. He will take classes towards his business degree while he continues to be an assistant general manager at McDonald's. He'll cut back from 70 - 45 or 50 hours a week. It's a good plan. Stacia made this wonderful cake.....

It tastes great, too! 

Dad slept in until 12:30 and then took a nap at 2:30. ::wink:: 

Michael worked on a letter and got a hair cut. 

Krista, Nolan and Alex worked full days. Stacia got a full day of school done. 

I did laundry, attempted to make sugar free caramel corn, took care of Dad and read a chapter from my latest Ludlum book.  I don't know what I think about the sugar free popcorn. 

We ended the night around the Advent countdown....Jesus - Holy Son of God.... Dad and the kids went to bed. I folded another load of laundry, started the last one of the day, worked on a puzzle with Michael, and came up to blog. I'll go fold that last load and call it a day. 

I've gone all day with no pain reliever/fever reducer and NO HEADACHE. I even got a work out in this a.m. Good stuff. 


Renee said...

As long as Mike assigned his benefits to Nolan you should be good to go. Reach out to the Financial Aid office at the university and they should be able to assist. Be aware that some schools are butts and require payment up front and then refund when the VA benefits arrive (usually 4-6 wks into the semester) and housing money is (direct deposit to recipient's bank) given after the fact so January's payment won't come until the beginning of Feb and months are pro-rated based on the schedule the university provides.

Renee said...

I just reread and realized that your son is probably going to school part-time so alas I have no idea how that works as we've only used the benefits for full-time.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

No, he'll be going full time and he gets a nice VA stiped due to the fact that Michael is 100% disabled. We've gone through this with 2 other college students. It's a blessing...though of course we'd be happier not to have the disability.

Renee Gardiner said...

Thankful for the assistance even if it came because of a disability