Updates from the Homestead
Life is slowly returning to normal for me here on the homestead. I was hit by jet lag which really seemed to slow me down. But things are moving along normally now. My daughter Carolyn is doing great and my daughters Emily and Leanne flew out to Maryland Thursday to lend a helping hand for a week or so.
On Tuesday Emily took and passed her Macroeconomics CLEP test and that officially finished up her first year of college! She started taking her CLEP tests in May. It took her 4 months to finish her first year. We are quite proud of her determination and effort in this. After she comes home she will get back to work and studying and will begin her classes for her 2nd year of school. I am not sure how many CLEP tests she has left but after she finishes them she will begin her dante tests at a different college.
Fall time is here and I am thinking about becoming more streamlined in my home. I am working this weekend to get a new planner book assembled. It will be divided up into various sections to help keep me on track and organized. Emily and Leanne are helping me quite a bit this year with the homeschooling so we decided we all needed a central spot to see what is going on and where things are with the kids each day and what household chores and work need to be done. Plus I will have things like my menu plans and running grocery lists too. So many details involved in keeping all the wheels turning! I will show it to you and chat more about it as soon as I have it all done.
I have a few bananas that are starting to get covered with brown dots.. time to do something with them! I usually do banana bread but this morning I think I will go and put together a batch of banana pancakes for the kids. They are not up yet so maybe I can get them done before they wake up.
Hope you all have a great weekend on your homesteads!