Friday, April 19, 2013

A Day in the Life

Today I:

Got up early to teach a make up lesson. This was the second make up lesson for this particular student because he kept getting canceled for SNOW DAYS. And there was a threat of today being a snow day, too. But it wasn't. So I braved the blizzard and went to campus to teach.

Came back home to my two sleeping beauties. I did not make them get up early for school because it was opening night last night for Fiddler on the Roof (remember how my girls all auditioned?) and they were Tired with a capital T. Bria, on the other hand, went to school on time because she hates missing any school at all and is angry at me when I make her go to orthodontist appointments or stay home because she is hacking up her lungs and has a 103 degree fever.

Got Misses Chloe and Sophia ready for school and drove through the freaking blizzard to be a good parent and get them to school. This is a video taken on campus at the same time I was driving the girls to the school, in case you don't believe me.

Came back home, sat down at my computer to read email, and immediately received an email from the school that the children would be dismissed early due to the freaking blizzard. At least they got to eat lunch at school. And have inside recess.
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The view from my computer this afternoon.

Got some work done while I waited for my girlies to come home from school.

Sent them promptly upstairs to rest up and watch a movie when they got home.

Talked to my mother on the phone for 45 minutes. She's coming to visit next week and is worried since it's the NEVER ENDING WINTER. But she brings the sunshine when she comes, so she HAS to come. The entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan is counting on her!

Braved the blizzard to shovel the driveway. I worked for a 1/2 hour without much progress, and I couldn't get the snow blower to start, so I called Joel crying. He tried to talk me through getting the snow blower to work, but there was no success. I finally got off the phone, sucked it up, and cleared the driveway. I have to say it was heartening to look down the hill and see my neighbor, whose husband is out of town, doing the same thing. We are amazing women! Give us a Yooper Scooper and we can conquer the world.

No, I am not doing research in Antarctica.  Just trying to shovel my driveway in the Yoop during the Never Ending Winter of '13.

Drove the girls down to the university so we could eat dinner there with the Maestro.

Helped my three little actresses get into costume and make-up. I stayed for the show last night, but we had other plans for tonight. Hopefully we don't have to clear too much snow to go pick them up later.
This photo is actually from last night, but they looked about the same tonight.  Aren't they wonderful?

Now, I will go watch a movie with my husband (our original plans for tonight were canceled for weather)(gee, I wonder why?) so he will stop watching news coverage about the Boston Bomber.

Happy Friday!

PS   No obligatory feel sorry for me because I have so much snow photo today. Because, you already do feel sorry for me. And, someone told me on Facebook today that I WIN FOR THE CRAPPIEST WEATHER IN THE WORLD! I am appeased.
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. :)

    btw - my mom was at opening night of Fiddler, and loved it.

  2. You DO win for crappiest winter! But the girls look so cute!

  3. Ooooohhhh...... *shudder* I HATE winter with a capital "H". That's how I ended up in Idaho. I'm cursed. :)

  4. You ARE amazing! I admit, I'd be stark-raving mad with a winter so long. Which is absolutely unhelpful to hear but I have to acknowledge that you are clearly stronger and more patient than I am. I think I just have to acknowledge that you do hard things--often--and you do it with grace.