Updates from the Homestead
This week has been busy! Hubby survived his surgery and is being a fairly good patient.. the soft food thing is getting to him. But he is healing and still has more work to be done. The cleaning and organizing continues. The upstairs is done now! I have my bedroom to tackle and then I am done! Yea!
The most exciting news is from my son. His fiancée Doneza has had her VISA approved! They will be spending the month of November with her family and then the two of them will be flying home the beginning of December. Then it will be the holidays and planning a wedding! We are so excited!!
My daughter Hannah and granddaughter Elizabeth both are recovering from the swine flu. But according to Hannah.. it is not as bad as the media is making it out to be. Which does not surprise me because I think the whole swine flu thing is a lot of hype and you could not PAY me to get vaccinated for it. Same with Hannah.. she is like me.. a non vax mom.. I think the media and the government would like us to believe this is a horrible thing.. but honestly.. it has been the asian flu, the avian flu, mad cow, etc.. and really.. what is driving this? Not the facts that is for sure.. ok.. another soap box for me..
Now as we move into November I am thinking about Thanksgiving and preparing for that. Unfortunately it looks like hubby may have to work the holiday and we will be celebrating it a day early. No big deal really except that he wanted a long weekend..
Plus I am on call for jury duty (AGAIN) for the month of November. They say jury selection in our county is random .. but.. I don’t believe it for a minute.. in 14 years I have been called 5 times.. my friend who has lived here in this area for 25 years has never been called.. well I just hope I can get through it so I can focus on all the busyness of this time of year.
Now.. random questions answered…
Shelly asked me if kids doing College Plus can stay on their parents insurance. College Plus will send a letter to you (on request) that you can send to your insurance company explaining they are doing full time college. This has worked for our daughter.
An Anonymous commenter asked who my favorite authors are. When I posted about my daily schedule I mentioned I love reading fiction.. Well here are a few of my favorite authors (Just to let you know.. my main reading passion is mysteries and crime solving type fiction)..
Agatha Christie (the all time top author of murder mysteries.. I have read tons of her books and love them all)
Jill Churchill.. My daughter Hannah said her books remind her of Hardy Boys for grown ups.. I agree.. her books are really fun books to read! She has a series called the Jane Jeffery Mysteries and I have read and enjoyed lots of her books.. just plain entertaining reads…
Janet Evanovich.. more fun reading. I love her Stephanie Plum series.. oh man.. I don’t think I have laughed so hard with a book series.. but be forewarned.. there is a lot of swearing in the books.. if you can deal with that and you like mysteries you will love her books.
James Patterson.. very serious crime solving type books. They are suspensful and will keep you turning pages until the crime is solved!
Patricia Cornwell …. I love her Kay Scarpetta novels!!!.. they are intense.. very suspenseful. They are all focused on the forensic side of solving crime.. this really fascinates me. But they are graphic so be forewarned..
I have read many more.. but that is a list of a few of my favorites.
I had a few questions on homeschooling and curriculum and will answer those in a future blog post.
That is all from the homestead for now! Hope you all have a great weekend..