Well. I go back to school in two days and the kids go back the next week. I can't say that I am not ready. We have had a good summer with beach trips, times in the pool, and church camps but now I want to get back to a regular routine. I am tired of going to bed and leaving teens up. I don't know why that bothers me. I just like to know that everyone is tucked in before I go to bed, but with Steven having to get up at 5:30 for work we have to go on to bed and we leave the older ones up.
I did my monthly shopping trip this weekend. I went to Sams and to Aldi and spent $350. I will still have to pick up some milk and some fresh stuff so I am saying about another $150 for the month. I think $500 to feed 7 people is not bad. I could make it less by cooking more breakfast foods, but in truth during the school year we have to be out the door by 7:10, so I do buy cereal bars, pop tarts, and cereal. I do cook scrambled eggs a few mornings a week and on the weekend I try to make muffins to eat, but those convenience foods for breakfast do get expensive. I just decided to give myself a break last year in that area. I work full time and have to cook and do laundry for 7 people. The kids help when they can, but they stay busy with band, soccer and school and Steven works so much that I can't really ask him to help much in the house. So there you go!
Ashley started marching band practice a few weeks ago and seems to love it. She also broke up with the boyfriend. Actually he broke up with her but I had the feeling that she has been want to break up with him for some time. He was wanting to move the relationship to a more physical level and she doesn't want that. I was proud of her but kid of sad that we won't be seeing him as much because he was a nice guy.
It is after 9:00 and these kids still aren't up. I am just enjoying the quiet. I told them when I start back on Wednesday that I am getting them up when I leave so that it is not such a shock next week to get up at 6:30. Ha ha they should have fun with that!