Monday, August 5, 2013

Amost time for school to start.

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!

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