Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A case of the every days

Chloe has been really into watching the Electric Company lately. Remember that? Got the DVD set last summer and we love it around here. Easy reader that's my name....

Anyway, today while I was listening to her watch it, I heard one of the characters say that she had a case of the "every days" and that she just needed an "un-day" in which she could relax because every day was always the same.

And that's totally how I've been feeling. I mean, sometimes I feel like I am in the movie Groundhog Day, (and also, The Electric Company, apparently) except that I have seven distinct days that happen over and over and over and over again.

Monday: Preschool, grocery shopping, violin lessons, FHE, 24 at Matt and Ashley's.

Tuesday: Voice lessons here at home, Big cleaning day, Young Women.

Wednesday (revised version): Preschool, Early-Out Day, Group Violin lessons.

Thursday: NOTHING. I clean my heart out, scrapbook, waste time on the internet, read. Whatever I want. It's my day.

Friday: Catch up day. Big projects. Pay bills. Sometimes Scrapbook. Rent DVD. Date night. Go to bed extremely early.

Saturday: Up at dawn. Voice lessons at Tuacahn. Maybe shop in St. George (read: Costco). Nap. Family time.

Sunday: Church. Choir. Family time.

Add to that Joel's schedule of school, church meetings and Jazz band stuff, plus all of the things we do daily, like get Bria to school, practice violin, homework, housework, etc. And you have a picture of my every day. I know that it is a very loose schedule compared to some other schedules out there. I realize most people suffer from this "every day" condition. And I can see that I definitely have quite a bit of time to just let my hair down and do something crazy.

But I never do.

I am so looking forward to summer so I can do something totally wild. Like, I don't know, actually leave my house for something other than music lessons and grocery shopping.

I don't know if I can handle the anticipation.
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. You live in/around St. George!

    I live in St. George! I live in the Red Cliffs area. That's totally cool. I was reading your entry and then you talked about voice lessons at Tuacahn. There are a bunch of girls in my ward that go to school out there.

    And maybe I've seen you at Costco on Saturday when I sometimes pick up pictures, hehe...

    Does your Thursday schedule ever include spending way too much money at pebbles, roberts, or michaels? I know I spend too much there. Of course they don't have anything good lately... hummm...

  2. we need to plan that springdale trip!

  3. Sounds like your whole family needs an un-day! I'd forgotten about the electric company - what fun that your girls like it!

    Good luck being totally wild and crazy!

  4. You won't do anything fun.
    Your husband will end-up teaching at some clinic or something -- and you'll wish you had a pool. :)
    BUT, maybe you'll come to my house!!!! :)

  5. Well,if you study out New York for us, maybe we could go! That would be unpredictable and crazy!!