Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Falling Asleep at the Keyboard

Today is Bria's 9th birthday.  I can't even believe it.  I was hoping to find the time today to write a lovely birthday tribute post to her, but I think I'll have to postpone it until later.  After all, her "real" birthday party isn't until Saturday, so I think I have a few days to fly under the radar.

The reason for such a postponement?

Let's just say that it is 9:30 pm and this is the first time I've turned on my computer all day, with the exception of borrowing my mom's laptop to answer a couple quick emails this morning.   (Actually, that's not an exception at all, since I still didn't turn my own computer on....) 

Instead of being on the computer today, I:

1. Got the kids ready for school at the crack of dawn, or what seems like it.
2. Took all the fundraiser information to the preschool to be handed out to each child, and helped divvy it out for the first class.
3.  Went to buy more paint for the girls' new apple green bedroom.
4.  Painted.
5.  Painted some more.
6.  Taught a voice lesson (in my paint clothes and with a lovely Cruella stripe of white paint in my hair).
7.  Wrapped Bria's birthday gifts.
8.  Did a bit of laundry (my mom did more).
9.  Slaved away in the kitchen to make Bria's birthday dinner.  (Okay, okay.  Her favorite is pizza, so I picked up the phone and called Pizza Hut.)
10.  Picked Joel up from work.
11.  Did the whole birthday thing:  Dinner, gifts, cake and candles.
12.  Painted.
13.  Put kids to bed.
14.  Made an apron for Bria's birthday party.  Long story, but she is having a little cooking party on Saturday and I am making an apron for each little girl.  That makes seven.  Tonight was only the second.
15.  Blogged.

Anyway, this is really the first time I've had all day to sit down and blog, and I am literally falling asleep, my head is bobbing and everything.  I don't think I even have the fortitude to wash the paint out of my hair before I go to sleep.

No matter, I'll be painting again in the morning.

Good night!

PS  My parents have been huge helps today.  Without them, I wouldn't have done a fourth of what I've been able to do today.  Phewsh.
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. happy birthday bria!!!

    I didn't realize her and wendy are so close. wendy will be 9 on saturday!

  2. Are you doing the dishtowel apron thing? I love ours.
    and I love you.
    Please don't ruin your amazing mind with paint fumes.

  3. Everyone needs a Cruella stripe now and then.
    Sorry for the hectic day. I know those can be so draining.
    Happy Birthday, Bria!

  4. Don't knock yourself out working on that Cruella stripe. I still have a patch of primer in my hair from two MONTHS ago. It's even resistant to hair dye. So when my sassy sisters pointed it out as an example that I'm going gray, I informed them that I did to my head what I did to the bathroom: Covered the gray with red!

    It didn't take YOU long to get up to your eyeballs in your new community! Good for you!

  5. Happy bday to Bria! It is my oldest's bday today too, but he is in Africa. :)

  6. Whew! What a day! I am tired just hearing about it. Get some rest and enjoy your family.

  7. Happy Belated birthday to Bria! How it was a wonderful day. You definitely deserve a break.

  8. Can I come to the party so I can get an apron? :)

    Good luck getting it all done---and I hope you'll post pictures of the room soon.

  9. Happy belated birthday Bria! How fun to have your grandparents there to help you celebrate.

    Good luck getting everything done you hope to Lara.

  10. What a cute idea to have a cooking party and to give aprons.

  11. Way to go on the list of accomplishments for one day! Happy Birthday Bria! Do you ever loan out your parents?

  12. I am very impressed you write very well when you are tired. I usually misspell words, skip words all together... I am very impressed!!

  13. Exhausting just to hear about!

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