Kayli and Aidan are on spring break this week. Which means they don’t have to worry about remote learning until next week. UC Berkeley announced this week that they will be doing remote learning for the rest of the school year. They also cancelled the commencement ceremony. Kayli is pretty upset about this since she is graduating this semester. She is sad that she had her last in person college class at Berkeley without even knowing it was the last one. She is also upset about not having a graduation ceremony and not being able to take her graduation pictures with her friends. I told her we will still do graduation pictures when all this is over, but it won’t be the same since her friends most likely won’t be able to travel back to Berkeley to join us for the pictures.
The twins’ high school sent an email Thursday stating the school closure would be extended until April 17. The high school is still trying to determine how to do remote learning, so they didn’t have to worry about doing school this week either.
Falyn is into week #2 of remote learning and getting into the new routine. I have been getting up at 7 am to having my morning cup of tea and read through my email and take care of any urgent matters for my business. I wake Falyn up right before my 8 am zoom workout class starts so she can get her breakfast before her 9 am zoom class. I love that I can still “see” all my workout friends each day during our class. There is such a wonderful group of ladies at Mo-Mentum Fitness! Being able to workout with them every morning is the highlight of my day.
Falyn has zoom classes until 1:15, which a 15 minute break in the morning and a 1/2 hour break for lunch. She then will get her homework done. While she does school, I get stuff done for my business. I’ve discovered the joy of my noise cancelling headphones this week. With 5 kids at home, it can get really noise around here.
Now that I no longer have to go multiple places each day, I’m finding myself with extra time. This week I made homemade lemonade from lemons my neighbor gave me from the tree in her backyard. It was so good!
I also tried my hand at baking French Bread. I’ve never made french bread before and had to look up how to “roll the dough up”. It came out really nicely. I turned one into a garlic bread loaf and served them both with dinner. There was none left, so I’ll call that a success!
I wasn’t the only one doing baking, the kids made this quarantine cake.