Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's May!!

I LOVE May!!!! This is my favorite time of the year...and not just because it's my birthday month either! Yes, it is 12 days and counting to my birthday. I can't believe I am going to be 35. It seems so--so---so middle of the road. I am at the place that I look at a 40 year olds as having maturity (remember being a kid and thinking 40 was ancient) and 20 year olds still have alot to figure out (partly because I have a niece turning 20 in August). 35 seems settled to me. I just can't believe I will be 35. I am NOT saying anything negative against it. I learned that lesson when I turned 30. Leading up to 30 I remember thinking "WOW 30!! I am old". That year had some awful turns in it. My health wasn't the greatest that year and I ended up having 2 surgeries within 7 weeks of each other. I am not cursing myself again.

So besides my birthday, I love May because of the sense of new beginning. It is starting to warm up, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, trees and flowers are is GREAT!!! I am not good with extremes (hot or cold) so May is perfect.

We are hoping for a better lawn this year. Last year we ended up with grubs. The grass looked horrible. Chris just put down grub killer. Next week he will put down the seeds and fertilizer.

Co-op is winding down. We have 2 more classes. When we finish we will have made it through the whole Apologia Biology book. I am VERY proud of my class (even though half of them weren't prepared for class today). I am planning on getting some pizza's for the last class. Maybe I will attempt to bake something too.

Toni over at The Happy Housewife is doing a feature this month called 3 Moms-3 Kitchens-31 Days. I have been following her blog now for about 2 months. In that time she has decided to challenge herself and her food budget. Last month she met her goal of feeding a family of 8 on $575. That is unbelievable to me!! This month she has joined forces with 2 other woman. Each day this month these woman are going to give us a peak into their planning, lists, meals, sounds great. I look forward to reading it. I encourage others to read up on it too. With this in mind, I am looking to make a goal for myself for groceries. I have narrowed it down to around $800 a month or less. This will include food, meat market and household things like cleaning products and diapers. I know to some this might seem like a lot to be spending. Believe of 7 in Massachusetts....I think I will have my work cut out for me. If you have any great ideas that have helped you cut your grocery bill I would love to hear it.

1 comment:

The Happy Housewife said...

I am glad you are working on your food budget! I hope our 3 Mom's adventure will help you stay on track this month. I don't think $700 is a lot for your area. We are in D.C. and if I didn't have the commissary I wouldn't be able to keep ours at $600. My kids can eat 3 pounds of grapes in one day!