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Month: December 2012

Christmas Break

Christmas Break

You may have noticed already, but I’m taking a break from blogging for Christmas and New Year’s.  I’m taking the opportunity to reschedule my life, plan my goals, catch up reading, plan my Bible time, sing loudly, play outside, sip tea with sisters, cuddle on the couch, write stories, plan movies, think of businesses, get ready to order chickens, study economics, clean my room, and get to know my friends and family better.

I have CLEP scheduled in January and I’m coming up with blog series to do through 2013.  I hope to see you all on January 7th!  Until then, hug your family and Merry Christmas!

Full Time Siblings

Full Time Siblings

I’m going to start telling people I’m a part time college student and a full time big sister.  🙂

Since the week before Thanksgiving, my family has been sick.  It started with a cold.  That turned into something worse.  I ended up with pneumonia.  Most everyone is still coughing.  Now we have the flu creeping through our house.

Because of that, I did not take my CLEP on December 14th and I’m not studying.  I’m cooking, cleaning, helping, dosing medicine, and turning on movies.  Oh, yes and playing violin.  Our church’s big Christmas performance is in 3 days and my sisters and I are the 2nd violin section (and a cello).

My schedule is full, but not with normal things!

Not what I had in mind for my December.  My reading list is not getting done, my room’s a sick ward now, and my mom and sisters are sick.  But, when it comes down to it, I don’t have anywhere else I’d rather be.  These people are my world, and I am theirs.

So this Christmas season… evaluate your priorities.   Are you a full time ________ or a full time sibling?

What Percentage?

What Percentage?

Questions of the Day:  What percentage should I be making on my practice exams before I go take my CLEP?

Answer: Okay, grading tests is really tough… and very hard to gauge with.  When I take REA tests they grade it for me and I’ve found them to be a pretty good judge of preparedness.  When I take other exams I try to get around 70-80%.  Somewhere around there.

It’s a hard call to make.  I’ve taken 8 CLEP exams and on 7 of those I felt like my test results were a fair judge of my readiness for the test.  However on one, I’ll have to look up which one, I totally blew it and was super frustrated.  It was Social Sciences and History.

November Updates and December Goals

November Updates and December Goals

November Updates

My goals for November were…

I was also able to contract Walking Pneumonia, an ear infection, and a sinus infection. 🙂

December Goals

I have three goals for December.

  • To take (and pass) Macroeconomics
  • To prepare for Microeconomics in January
  • Enjoy the wonderful Christmas season!

My extended illness set me back in my plans and I may end up having to cancel my exam on December 14th.  But I’m trying to avoid that by studying hard.  We’ll see if I make it.  🙂