I was really getting into the habit of blogging/journaling every day, but then the first week of school hit… I was very proud of the Bolinger Family on Mon., Tues., and Wed. We got up on time, got the kids prepared for school, made it out to the bus stop at a leisurely pace, and had a good start to each day. Three days was a good run!
By Thurs., I was soooooo tired that I woke up slightly late, which meant the kids woke up slightly late, which meant we were inevitably running around looking for shoes, back packs, lunch boxes, etc. Making a mad dash to the bus stop, but still making it! I think this was the day that Christian fell asleep on the bus on the way home from school… And, I almost fell asleep on the couch – getting up, just in the knick of time, to retrieve Alex and Ben from the bus stop. Last year, my entire life revolved around driving back and forth between three different schools. This year, it will revolve around running back and forth from the bus stop!Friday morning’s kick off was much the same as Thursday’s. On a side note, each night this week, I have been exhausted to the point of going to bed MUCH earlier than usual! That’ll help get my schedule on track, right? Some good news: We’ve all got Week One of Back to School under our belts – it is over and we all survived! Let’s see if I missed any news from the past couple of days…. We took a family photo for our Housewarming Announcement! I’ve been anxious to throw a party since we bought the house, but am just now (6 months later) feeling prepared enough to do so. Mark your calendars for Sept. 18th at 2:00pm!!! We’re having a casual get together with family and friends to officially “warm” the Bolinger House! There will be light snackies and drinks.
What else? What else? Oh yes, the spice ratios have finally been mastered for my crock pot chili (yes, I use my crock pot A LOT)! My hubbs and the kiddos like a very mild chili, well, that’s if the kids will even eat the chili…. Alex likes it, but her brothers don’t really care for it. And, I like a little bit of spice, just a little! So, I’m constantly trying to perfect the spices to accommodate everyone’s palate. It goes something like this:2 1/2 TBL. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. ground peppercorn Not too fancy, not completely bland, a nice compromise in heat levels – el chili perfecto! For the Bolinger’s anyway! Well, I’m up way past my newly instated bed time, so will bid you all a Buenos Noches!