Wednesday, April 09, 2008

25 reasons why I'm exhausted

1. I couldn't go to sleep last night.

2. I stayed up later than I should have reading instead of trying to go to sleep.

3. Bria was up at around 5:30 this morning, excited for her field trip and worried she'd be late for school and miss all the fun.

4. Bria came in my room about every ten minutes from 6:00-7:30 wanting me to take her to school "right now!"

5. When I finally did take her to school, it was raining, which kind of depressed me.

6. A little while later I looked out the window and found it was now snowing, which REALLY depressed me.

7. I took Chloe and Sophie to a play this morning (which is also where Bria went for her field trip). But first I snapped a photo of Chloe in the snow.

8. Sophie was good for the first half, and after that I had to walk the foyer with her. Thankfully, Chloe is my musical theater junkie and she stayed put in her seat, absolutely enthralled. In any other situation she would have made it harder by trying to follow me.

9. I think my thyroid needs adjusting. I have been just dragging for the past couple weeks. Even after going off sugar again and exercising more.

10. I hurriedly cleaned up the house this afternoon before Joel got home.

11. When Joel came home he locked himself in the bedroom for a phone interview with a University. I have been nervous about it since they emailed him yesterday to schedule it. (Joel said it went well, by the way.)

12. I went and taught lessons at SUU for 3 hours.

13. I picked up Bria from her group violin lesson.

14. We walked out to the car (parked far away) having to stop every 2.6 seconds so that Bria could examine a rock or climb on a bicycle rack.

15. I drove home with my eyes barely open.

16. Thankfully Joel had dinner ready, and I tried to rest for a second.

17. I had to make cookies for the choir potluck at 6:30. (I burned them...big surprise.)

18. I rushed the kids into shoes, coats and the car.

19. Got to the choir potluck late, sans cookies.

20. Chased Sophie around so she wouldn't get into mischief before the babysitter got there.

21. Sang my heart out for a few minutes.

22. Sophie got brought back upstairs, so I dealt with her and then took her back down to the sitter.

23. Sang my heart out again.

24. Sophie came up again, this time for good.

25. Finally came home and collapsed.

I meant to blog about General Conference today but I just didn't get to it and my brain is like silly putty right now so I don't think I could form any coherent thought if I tried. Tomorrow. We hope. We can always hope.
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. I hear ya! I've had one of those days too. I should be in bed, but instead I'm reading everyone's blogs. Sorry about the snow, AGAIN!

  2. How did you blog???? You must have done it in your sleep!

  3. Such is the life of a Mom. I got a little exhausted for you, what a day. We had snow in the morning here too! It is April, right?!?

  4. Good heck! Reading your blog made me tired! Hope today is better!

  5. Yes, I agree -- your blog made me tired. Take a little time to yourself Miss.

  6. That makes me tired reading it. Sorry about the no walking again last night, but it was freezing. :) We must not give up though. The weather is bound to get warm eventually!

    Hope today goes better.

  7. No wonder you are exhausted. I have been running around a lot lately too. Hope you get some restful sleep soon.

  8. Ok, so you know that just getting a phone interview is a huge deal, right? M.'s been applying for 4 years now (to sometimes 30 or 40 positions per year) and had only 4 phone interviews and 2 in-person interviews (one of which let to his current job). Kudos to Joel.

    (And to you, too, of course, for all you manage to do!)

  9. The other part sound exhausting but that photo is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO absolutely and unbelievably adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Yes, waking up to snow in April is depressing. Honestly-how long does it take to actually get in the car!

  11. hmmmm... I am experimenting a period of exhaustion too :(. hope with some vitamins & better planning will go away soon!

  12. I've always wondered if people on the other end can tell when you are in the bathroom while you are talking to them on the telephone. Spencer does this too. It must be a "dad with young kids" thing.