I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Don't panic

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.


daughtersfather said...

We have a man from our congregation....actually no longer here as he is in a nursing home in Sheridan, who spent time as a boy in George Muller's Orphanage in England. He's fun to talk to. [Jack Elston]

Brooke said...

sounds fun, gives me more ideas for school. thanks for your fun blog