Friday, August 17, 2007

Remember how I said I might go insane?

Not doing too well with the whole school starting business.

One thing about being married to a teacher: I got awfully used to having him around during the summer, helping me with housework and the kids, keeping me company and fixing and painting things for me and all that stuff. And then, he's gone. All day.

And then there's my own stuff. I am the vocal coach for the High School musical this fall (Fiddler on the Roof) so I've been trying to do everything to be prepared for that. Met with the director yesterday. September is going to be challenging for me, and I don't even know if I have students at the University yet.

I start Saturdays in St. George again this weekend, and have several lessons here in town too.

I've been taking lots of photos for people, and have another shoot tomorrow.

I've been practicing my song for an important performance I have coming up. But now I have some sort of head cold that includes a lost voice. So that stopped me in my tracks for a bit.

I've been trying to keep my home organized and the kids on top of things. For the first day of school, which has historically been a bit of a farce for us, we actually did pretty well. Bria only got up a half hour late and she still managed to get ready, eat breakfast and practice her violin without being tardy at school. She didn't even cry going into class, which is another first.

So, in case you're wondering, no, I haven't even hardly looked at my NYC pictures yet. I uploaded them and that's as far as I've come. If you would like to see some pictures and hear a bit about our trip, head over to my mom's blog to tide you over until mine are posted. She's got about 5 entries dedicated to the trip already.

I really hope to get to it this weekend.

But don't hold your breath.
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. Busy, busy, busy!

    Good luck with everything! I'm glad we still have a week till school. . .not certain I'll be any more ready though. Just gives me another week to procrastinate!

  2. This is always a stressful time. I don't think anyone is ever actually ready for school to start. We still have a couple of weeks to go and I am already starting to panic. Good luck--before you know it you will be able to come up for air.

  3. I've been checking your blog, and everyday you haven't had something I've felt bad that I've helped with your business. Sorry, but thanks again for the pictures!

  4. Back to school is always an adjustment...
    These times they are a changin' my dear.
    Make sure you're still getting 10-15 minutes a day for YOU.

  5. I don't have kids in school, but I can only imagine what the beginning of the school year brings. I do have a memory of it though, I loved the first week of school every year. Too me it was all about the new clothes. Awww... memories.

  6. Take a deep breath, and HERE WE GO.

    School starts tomorrow for us.

    Oh the HEART ACHE.

  7. Wow, it really sounds like you've been busy. Hopefully things will calm down a bit soon.


  8. Just curious but what time does Bria have to get up in order to practice the violin before school starts? And what time does school start?