Monday, September 23, 2013

Two for One

Contrary to popular belief (because, you know, soooooo many people were waiting on pins and needles last Sunday), I did not forget last week's Sunday photo.  It's just that we were at Stake Conference four hours away in Green Bay and by the time we got home I was too tired to post it.  And then the week took off and there was no time to even think about it.  And then we were at another Sunday--another Sunday on which I remembered to take a photo--and I still didn't post.  Because I am sick with laryngitis, and as soon as I took the photo I went to bed and pretty much stayed there the rest of the day.

If I could only figure out how to blog from my phone.

But here I am on Monday morning ready to post.  Except it's actually already Monday afternoon and I only just got out of bed.  Don't judge.  I'm sick with my annual Three Weeks Into the School Year and My Body Just Can't Take It Anymore Sickness.

Also, if I make absolutely no sense?  I'm sick.

Sunday, September 15
Road Trip

I really did plan on taking a photo of them outside the Stake Center, still in their Sunday best.  But there were too many people to talk to and before I knew it, they had all changed into their traveling clothes and we were arguing about where to eat for lunch.  Which was Qdoba, by the way, and I think it was a pretty crappy experience.  At least for the gluten free peeps.  The manager tried to fix it by giving us some gigantic glutinous cookies, which I had to turn down, much to the chagrin of those who can eat gluten.

I digress.

By the time I took the photo, we were well into our four hour drive home, and the girls were zonked.

Sunday, September 22

I, feeling like crap by the time we got home, took the easy way out and used my phone.  I love my phone.  But, since the point of these posts is to get good photos with the good camera, I will do better next week.

You might notice that Sophia isn't the only person in the photo with a cast this week.  And that's because Chloe went and broke her thumb.

On Wednesday afternoon, I rolled into the school parking lot to pick up my two elementary girls, and Chloe hopped into the car and said matter-of-factly,

"Mom, I can't even move my thumb and it's way bigger than the other one and it hurts really bad!"

I took one look at it and knew something was totally wrong because her thumb was a) hugely swollen, and b) bent in ways thumbs shouldn't be bent.

Off to the doctor's office we went.  Lo and behold:  She broke it.

That's two children with broken bones in a month's time.  What have I done to deserve this?

Sigh.  At least we've met our deductible.  Time to go be seen for every possible ache and pain before it resets in January!

In other news:  I channeled my inner Audrey Hepburn to sing at a fundraising gala.

I saw a beautiful sunset.  The camera can never quite capture it, but it was truly breathtaking.
We watched the BYU vs. Utah game.  The girls were sad that they had to go to bed at halftime (Hello?  The game started at 10:21 Eastern--that's a tad late for us!), and we were all sad about the outcome.  Boo.


Here's to a better week all around:  Health, Happiness, and a BYU win.

Go team!
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 comment:

  1. I sure hope you're feeling better. I will remember to not complain to much about my hour drive to stake conference next time. 4 hours? I am inspired! You have had a crazy few weeks! I love all the photos even if they are only from your phone. Get well my friend.