Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's the Last Day of My Spring Break and it Still Isn't Spring

But I must admit, as difficult as the switch to Daylight Savings Time is, I really like it. I love the way the shift of light actually makes it FEEL like spring, even when there are still four feet of snow on the ground.

Sorry for the crappy Sunday photo. I took my mom to the airport at 5:00 this morning and I am so tired. I knew that as soon as we were home from church I was falling into bed so I could be functional for opera rehearsal tonight. (That does seem to happen on many Sundays, whether or not I was up at the crack of dawn--I need to figure out how to bottle energy that isn't caffeinated.)

Chloe was angry with Bria, so she was refusing to smile for the photo. If Chloe is mad, she won't smile. It's just part of the joy that is Chloe.

Chloe turned 11 this week. I will post something about that soon. But, as usual, I'm having some difficulty with the fact that my children continue to get older and older while I stay the same age. She got that football for her birthday from her sisters and she adores it. Who knew?

We really enjoyed my mom's visit, as usual. And, as usual, it wasn't long enough. Even though it was my spring break, I spent a good portion of it going around to local elementary schools for an opera assembly. I was glad that my mom got to see the assembly when we went to my girls' school--that was lots of fun.

We've got one more month of rehearsals until the opera. And then a few weeks after that I will be sitting in the audience of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York Philharmonic, and various Broadway theatres. This knowledge is the only thing that is getting me through the craziness of my life this winter.

One day at a time.

Happy Sunday!
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. One day at a time; good for you. Some days I can only get through half-hour increments at a time. ;) Before my alarm officially went off this morning I was already fantasizing about a nap. And that's just sad.

  2. You are right. Sometimes it's just ten minutes at a time. Which is good--because I did have a small panic attack when I looked at my schedule for this week last night. But hey! One day down...6 to go!

    I hope you got your nap!