Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quick update

The carry on bag was overnighted and should arrive by tomorrow morning.

The flights were never approved by University travel. And, it doesn't really matter which flights they were, it never would have happened in time. The person in charge of approving any travel arrangements (and apparently this school only has ONE person who can approve these things) was on vacation and nobody could locate him/her. I think Joel talked to the head of the search committee 12 times between yesterday and today, and it just didn't work out. There IS a last ditch effort to get him there after he is back in the States from the competition in Spain, but it doesn't seem very likely because it is finals week and there may not be any orchestra to conduct.

So, at this point, he's not going. And I am trying to deal with that. The scales are obviously tipped in favor of Spain and there is no way we could give that up. So, I'm just really hoping that there is something wonderful in store. Trying to have faith. Trying to keep it together.

And now we are going to take our kids to the park and just play. Because they are the most important thing, no matter what happens.
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. Hang in there. Play hard. Pray hard. Somehow everything always works out like it's supposed to - even if it doesn't make sense right now.

  2. I say let the husband take the children for a while.
    He needs to give you a break before he ditches you.
    And yes, it will all work out. Honestly, I never saw Washington in your radar.

  3. THIS I know FOR SURE.

    Yes... yes, YES! Things will work out. For the better. For the best. You have my 100% guarantee. From experience I know this... and I know you know this, too.

    And, if you're in town. Come play girl friend.... Slip and slide any one?

  4. O Lara your such a inspiration to me. Hang in there,Have hope I know you do. Thank goodness you have Family. Love you and again hang in there.

  5. You have a lot of faith!!!
    Call me when you're in town...if you're still coming:) 785-4821. It will be a local call when you get up here! Keep smiling:)

  6. This is stressful just to read about, so I'm sorry you're having to actually live it.
    I hope you get a great, great, great job that your family loves!!!

  7. Everything will work out just as it is supposed to...just keep praying! :)

    It sounds like things have been stressful for you though, but like you mentioned, I hope you look back on it 5 or 10 years (or maybe even 1 year) from now and laugh about it.

    By the way, congrats on your pic winning the Mother's Day entry! It was definitely well deserved. You have such a talent!

  8. isn't it funny how things go crazy sometimes? what I found again these days is, as Deb mentioned earlier, that praying really helps! I have faith all will be solved, my friends! hugs, L.