News: I got a new-to-me ipod nano. It arrived in today’s mail. I have been playing around with it, but it will take me a while to figure it all out. Already Nevin showed me how the volume control works. I think of myself as technologically savvy, and here I am one of those parents who needs to have her kid show how something works.
Fun: Homeschool field trip to the Magic House this past Monday. The Magic House is one of St Louis’s great family-friendly attractions, and it was a lot of fun to visit again. We had enough homeschool families from our church present to divide the kids up into age groups, making it a manageable visit for everyone. Here are couple shots of Evangeline enjoying her time there. Her friend’s older sister took the pics.
Books: Reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It is as fun as the others, and I am anxioius to move on so I can finish the whole series.
I picked up a Barbara Kingsolver book, Prodigal Summer, at Goodwill, this time for 35 cents! I am looking forward to reading it because I really liked her book The Poisonwood Bible. I’ll let you know what I think of this one.
Something cool: My friend, Lindy, uses the Grocery Game website to save money on groceries. I have never been a coupon person, but Lindy’s family eats for practically nothing! I am not sure if I am going to be able to work this system or not, but I am going to give it some serious consideration. I do think that St Louis grocery stores are not as prone to doubling coupons, so maybe coupons won’t be as effective here. Plus, I usually shop at Aldi where the prices are low to begin with and they don’t take coupons. But if I can save more by using coupons at the regular stores, I’ll give it a try. Anyone else have thoughts re: pros and cons of couponing.
That’s all for now . . .