Saturday, January 20, 2007

Early to bed and up before dawn...
May make me wealthy, but it sure makes me yawn!
(and other updates)

Update #1:

I'm tired.

Remember those lessons in St. George that fell into my lap? Well, I have 10 (yes, TEN! Do you realize what this will do for our financial situation?) students and I started teaching them this morning. Joel and I decided that it was best for our family to start early. Very early.

So I left the house at 6:51 a.m. today and drove down there to start my first lesson at 8:00 a.m. I finished up there at noon and did a quick stop off at Costco and was home by 1:45 p.m. And then I taught another lesson. And did some cleaning. And took care of kids while Joel went off to his own rehearsal.

And I'm tired.

Update #2:

We got Sophia's carseat back safe and sound. But only after I called United Airlines Lost Baggage department every single day. And every single day they told me it was probably in Seattle, and they had to verify it was mine and they haven't updated yet. Finally, after about 10 days I got really upset at the guy and told him that at the rate they were working to solve the problem I wouldn't even NEED a carseat anymore and what was United going to do about it? To his credit, he was extremely patient with me and kept saying things like, "I understand you're frustrated. I see you've called every day for 9 days and that we keep telling you the same thing. We are working our best to get your carseat back. Etc."

But guess what? After I blew up and kept asking for real answers, I had my carseat back the very next day. Flown right to our teeny tiny local airport. Amazing.

And now Sophia has her adorable pink and flowery carseat back and I am happy again.

Update #3:

Sophia is easy to get to sleep now!

We have a system, and by George, she likes it! I have to put her binky in, throw her blanket over her head and stand and rock her. At first, it took a while to get her to sleep via this particular method, but now at the first sign of tired-fussiness I just whip that blanket over her adorable little head and she is usually asleep within minutes.

Boy, has that ever made my life easier. And I stand by the fact that she is an easy baby.

Update #4:

Remember my New Year's Resolution? To care more? To not procrastinate stuff?

Well, I am over half prepared for my YW lesson tomorrow. This is improvement, even though I'm still stressing about finishing it.

My voice lessons have been better prepared. I actually did a syllabus for SUU this semester and was well prepared for the St. George people this morning.

Dinner? Not so much. The kids are hungry and I'm sitting here blogging away because Joel said he'd make dinner when he got home. But, I'm thinking I should probably get up and get it started.

It would be very caring of me.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Nice rhyming title.
    And here's to women going out and makin' some cash.

  2. MY goodness I'm glad your carseat is back! that sounds so frustrating!

  3. Yeah, I hear you about that caring thing. These days, with one teenager still at home, I've decided the shoe is on the other foot, though. He needs to care at least as much as I do, LOL.

  4. Yeah for the carseat - the increase in money coming into your home - being able to get Sophia to sleep so easily. . .

    Sounds like a very productive day!

  5. Hey, Lara. I am including the link for directions for my backdrop. It's so easy! Take care!

  6. LOVE your update! So fun to read!
    I totally feel you on the dinner thing. I've been trying to be really good lately and cook dinner every night, but boy is it a challenge!!