We went back to the grocery store last night because...well...because $.69 per pound for chicken is just downright economical. Not to mention the $1.99 hormone free milk. We now have 4 gallons of that in the freezer as well. So another $41.02 goes to the grocery tally which is the part I am choosing not be in a panic about. On the other hand, we now have plenty of meat for the rest of the month plus we were able to put away 60 ears of corn in the freezer yesterday. Another $10 for that. I really think we are good food wise though, so hoping that $300 budget we set is doable. Time will tell.
As far as school goes, I am feeling slightly overwhelmed. Not in a drowning way, more in a there is so much I can cover just where do I go with this kind of way. We are covering phonics and writing, spelling and math and then the rest is slowly falling into place. We started a biography about George Muller yesterday and the kids were disappointed when I quit reading. That's a good sign I do believe. The older three also began work on a research project. They each picked a country to research and they will present what they learned to the family over a traditional meal from that country. All of my kids love to cook and this is definitely a project that will engage their attention.
Well I am off to the schoolroom. Pictures of that later today.