Thursday, March 06, 2008

Losing steam

Today started early because Sophie has still not been feeling well and kept me up for a good portion of the night, then decided she was awake and rarin' to go around 5:30. Luckily Joel got up not too much later and I went back to sleep until 7:45 or so. But then it was a big rush to get the kids dressed, practiced, breakfasted, prepared with homework and show and tell items (Chloe had to bring something that started with J. She vetoed jacket, jewelry, jewelry box, jell-o, jam, and a couple other things before she finally agreed to bring a jump rope.), in the car and off to school.

Ran to the bank and to the grocery store.
Cleaned out my car.
Went to a rehearsal with Jackie, my duet partner.
Picked up Chloe from preschool--late.
Made lunch.
Did some laundry.
Put a movie on for the girls (see last was Sophie's turn to pick).
Blogged (and now I'm doing it again).
Caught up on emails and such.
Wrote the agenda for YW Presidency meeting.
Did some dishes.
Read to Sophie.
Taught a lesson.
Walked to school to pick up Bria.
Went to the book fair and got the girls each a couple books.
Came back home.
Cleaned some messes.
Taught 2 lessons.
Talked to my mom.
Made dinner.
Got Sophie to bed.
Started bathing the older girls.
Went to Presidency meeting.
Came home, Joel left to orchestra rehearsal.
Got the girls to bed.
Plopped in front of the computer where I now sit, completely exhausted.

The list reminds me that I was productive today, even though I feel like I accomplished a big fat zero. I really should get up and do the dishes, but I'm thinking I'll just go to bed. I teach at SUU early in the morning and then have yet another rehearsal, but the rest of the day is all mine. The question is, do I want to catch up on all of it tomorrow? Or try to lessen my load tonight?

Stay tuned...

PS I changed my header. Not the greatest picture, but one of the only pictures I've taken of the girls this last month in the insanity. They are wearing PJs that my mom bought for them in Chinatown.
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. My oh my! Isn't funny how you think you did nothing UNTIL you write it down? You did a lot - get some rest. Dishes can wait.

    Picture is adorable!!

  2. One of THOSE days, huh? Ugh. I hope you let those dishes sit. Forget about them for awhile. They're not going anywyere, lol.

  3. I hope you let the dishes sit too! You were incredibly busy yesterday!

    Hope your minutes of "self" time today don't get eaten up with "have to do stuff."

    Have a great Friday!

  4. How do they like the PJs? Matt's friend brought Zoie a dress from Thailand and the high neck really bugs her.

    Very cute header!

  5. I am tired reading your blog

  6. Lara you are amazing! I wish my list was half as productive as yours!!!

    What fun pajamas!!

  7. A Big Fat Zero??? What? It just goes to show that even with a list like that, there is still more to be done to feel "accomplished". Love those pajamas!

  8. That was a busy day. Sometimes I have days where I feel like I didn't do anything but I actually got a lot done. It helps to write it all down sometimes. Love your new header:)

  9. I feel exhausted just reading your post. The new header looks great!

  10. Isn't it funny how you can be completely exhausted from a busy day, yet feel like you've accomplished nothing? Keep making those lists—it helps!