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Friday, September 10, 2010

The One Where I Whine About My Crazy Schedule

Yesterday was insane.

Once I got the big girls out the door I had two hours to clean up the house and get some important computer work done.  And I really mean it was important, too:  paying bills, answering my very neglected email inbox, figuring out Primary stuff, getting voice lessons finally squared away for the semester (still not entirely done! Augh!), getting Bria's math tutor scheduled, etcetera.

Then I taught a lesson after which I went back to the computer to do my grocery list for the day.  This week has been so insane already (why is the first week of school always like this?) that I haven't been shopping for nearly two weeks and the girls were forced to have school lunch this morning and they weren't one bit happy about it because of whatever yuckiness was on the menu today.  Oh well.  Worse things have happened than having to eat chicken BBQ.

Sophia and I ate lunch really quickly with Joel and then we were off to the grocery store (where I remembered to use my save the earth bags for the second time in a row).  I barely got home in time to put away the cold stuff and then teach a couple more lessons.  Then it was off to the bus stop to get the big girls, back into the kitchen (where the majority of the grocery bags were still sitting on the floor waiting to be put away) for a quick snack and out the door to Chloe's piano lesson.  When she was finished we were off to Bria's violin lesson, which I do like because it's in the office next door to Joel's and the other two girls just go hang out with dad while Bria and I do her lesson.  After her lesson, Joel needed to show me the new room I'm to teach in this semester, so we walked over to another building to do that so I could mark on the wall where I want the mirror to go.

Then it was time to walk to yet another building on campus for Bria's math tutoring session (Joel and the other girls headed back home).  I hired one of my students who is a math major to tutor her, and this was her first time going for that.  He was great with her, and I even learned a bunch of things about math that I never knew before! All of which is fabulous, since 4th grade math nearly killed me off as a mother and I was despairing more about 5th grade math than even Bria was.

As soon as Bria and I walked in the front door, the Primary President drove up for our presidency meeting.  So we did that for an hour and I somehow ate dinner in the middle of it (so thankful for my cooking husband) and as soon as she left I got the groceries put away (finally!) and the kids ready for bed.  Joel went off to a rehearsal and I finally got them down and had a moment to actually sit down myself.

I won't even tell you how the day before that I was at the preschool registration collecting tuition from 12 until nearly 7.  I volunteered to be on the board this year, and I'm not sure why I thought that was a good idea?  But, it's done, and actually my job will be much easier from here on out.

I'd just like a chance to maybe take a shower first, if that's okay.

16 comments :

  1. I hear ya! I remember having toddlers and feeling busy and people telling me, "Just wait until they're in school." I remember thinking, "When they're in school I'll have free time." UGH! I swaer I am constantly running some kid somewhere. Tuesday night I fed my kids McDonald's at Nate's t-ball practice because we didn't have time to eat between Activity Days, tennis and practice and Dustin was out of town as usual. So someone made a joke, "I thought the Rogers never ate McDonalds." I learned to never say never.

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  2. Oh, I feel your pain! My children have been in school since August 18th and I still don't think I've adjusted to all the crazy! I'm sure it will get better :) hang in there and don't forget to take time for yourself. That is SO important.

    Thanks for always reminding me to use my reusable shopping bags.


    Here's to a relaxing weekend... I know that's an oxymoron, but I hope you get a relaxing moment at least. You are a wonderful Mommy, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh,how I remember those days with you kids, AND I had energy! It is amazing the capacity we have as mothers. YOu are doing great Lara, what a wonderful time of life, busy as it is!

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  4. Glad you survived all the madness. Hopefully things settle down soon...

    Also, I don't remember the last time I saw etcetera written out. Thanks for that:)

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  5. I've had days like that too. Hope everything settles down and some semblance of a routine starts to take shape! I love to think about how much wonderful music must fill your house all the time.

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  6. Yesterday was like that for me. I didn't know how to fit one more thing in. But we did. I'm hoping for a quiet Saturday...I mean...Sunday :)

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  7. Whew, I am tired from just reading that! Sounds like you have a crazy busy schedule to look forward to. Though quite honestly, you are lucky that you can teach voice lessons as a supplemental income. That right there is pretty awesome, and I would put up with the craziness of it all if I had that opportunity. But that is just me. I hope life calms down a little so you can have at least one day a week to waste however you want!

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  8. I-yi-yi, I blame preschool. ;)

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  9. That is pretty exhausting. I always feel like setting up voice lessons is much harder than the actual voice lessons!

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  10. Can you explain about the mirror in the practice room? Sorry, just not musically inclined here. :)

    You schedule sounds super crazy, but you're awesome and can handle it!

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  11. Wow! Can you even breathe?!? My life is one million times easier than that and it overwhelms me; you are quite the juggler. It is a very "cultured" sounding day, though. Go you.

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  12. Goodness Lara. I'm tired just reading about your day. I hope it settles down soon.

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  13. I won't add the "yeah I hear you" comment, I will just say Wow! You are extremely busy, and with something that reminds me so much of my own childhood. It was a great time in my life. You are doing the right thing, and you are doing it well!

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  14. This post triggered anxiety for me. It felt like my Wednesday. Wednesdays are way overpacked & I don't like that.

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  15. Hee! Keep your track shoes on . . . my youngest at 19 is in college in another state and my day is not much calmer than when they were all toddlers.

    But it's filled with many wonderful things - can't figure out which ones would be the first to go . . .

    Kristin

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  16. Oh, my! Overstuffed, indeed. Wishing you a few precious moments for YOU next time!

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