Day 10 / 3 weeks

Shopping:  none today.  No book cravings even.  Surprising.

Meals

Breakfast: cornflakes, cheerios, juice

Lunch:  Hamburgers, home fries, watermelon

Dinner:  When the fridge gets over-crowded, chances are it’s time for a leftover night.  I pull everything out , stick it on the counter, and people get to pick what they want for dinner.   Tonight we had spaghetti, rice, and Ethiopian food to choose from, plus tomatoes and chocolate chip cookies.  

One third of the way through the month and we still have a lot of food. There’s the garden (slowing down).  We have lots of pasta, beans, and rice.  We also have lots of meat still.  On that initial shopping trip at the begining of the month, I bought 18 lbs of hamburger ($1.59/lb) and about 24 lbs of chicken breasts (bone-in, $0.79/lb).   We have only eaten a fraction of that, so I am feeling decent about our supplies.  I’m sure we’ll run out of odds and ends, but I’m not anticipating huge expenses.   We’ll see.

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 In other news, it’s been 3 weeks now, and I am happy to report that we all seem to be adjusting to my oldest daughter being off at college.   We just sent her off again this evening, after spending the weekend at home, and it’s getting a bit easier.

We still miss her during the week, of course.  But we email almost every day, and it is awesome to have her home on the weekends.  Best of all, she is feeling settled there, is getting along well with her roommates, and is working hard on her classes.  Hooray! (I’m sure she’d appreciate prayers and good thoughts Tuesday morning if you’re so inclined.  It’s her first Precalculus test…) 

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  1. I am enjoying reading about your daughter at college because I am worried about whether or not I will be able to handle it or not! She will probably be going in January. I suppose that if you can do it, I can do it!