Today has been a quiet day here on my homestead. The weather is warming up again after a couple cool and wet days. The weather people predict more sunshine coming our way! I am happy for the quiet day as Friday and Saturday were busy days filled with a bit of stress.
On Friday Emily had another CLEP test. It was Western Civilization I and she was not feeling very confidant. Her study times had been hit and miss as the babies she nanny’s were dealing with colds and teething. She went ahead and took the test anyway and passed just fine. After she finishes 3 more tests she will have her first year of college credits completed. Not bad for starting in May of this year. I just can’t say enough good things about College Plus and thinking “outside the box” when it comes to a college education. But of course most of my life has been thinking “outside the box” so it seems like something that just fits right for our family. After the testing we did some shopping and came home. I had all the kids with me and every time I take the crew out and about I seem to forget something even though it is written on my list. Must be the distractions! But that is ok, I will pick up the missed items next week.
On Saturday morning Emily had her test for her driver’s license and thankfully she passed! So now that is 4 down and 4 to go (I have taught half my kids to drive and have the other half still to do). Having both tests right next to each other was a bit nerve wracking for her and of course mom feels the stresses too. But today we are both thankful to have it all behind us. The funny thing was that after she got her license I did the driving because she could not drive until we contact our insurance and put her on the plan. The ironies of life.. you get your license and can’t drive! LOL.. in fact I will have to take her to work tomorrow because the insurance office won’t open until after she is at work. But starting Tuesday she will be good to go.
After we came home yesterday Emily and Sierra made pizza for dinner. Emily loves to cook and she cooks and plays in the kitchen to unwind. I have to admit I don’t mind this little hobby of hers! Haa.. haa.. I did not have to cook dinner and the pizza was delicious. She made one vegetarian pizza with homemade ranch dressing as the sauce and it was sooo good. She covered that pizza with onions, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and artichoke hearts. The other two were salami, sausage and pepperoni with onions and mushrooms. All of them were yummy.
Updates on Leanne … she should be heading to debrief in
The rest of my kids are busy preparing for a few days of vacation on their own. Jacob and Sierra will be going to see my daughter
Looking now to the week ahead I see a lot business as usual here on my homestead and helping my kids get ready for their trips.
That is all from my homestead on this beautiful sunny summer Sunday. Hope you all are enjoying a restful Sunday on your homestead.