Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday. Random. Blah.

Yeah, that's how I'm feeling today. Maybe it's the ginormous blizzard outside my house today. Thanks for the white Christmas, but I'm good. You can stop snowing now.

Maybe it's the fact that I just kissed my hubby goodbye for the weekend. Every year, he and his buddy drive down south to go to the Vegas Bowl. I think BYU is playing Air Force? Don't quote me. I try to listen when C tells me about his sports endeavors, but sometimes, it doesn't always stick. I can't remember my own name sometimes, don't ask me to remember trivial stuff that I don't particularly care about.

I DO care, however, that I will be husbandless for the next two days. And that Sunday morning, I have..I mean direct our ward choir for the entire Sacrament meeting program. Sans husband. With 3 naughty children. Yeah. How the hell am I supposed to do that? Sorry, I said Hell when I'm talking about going to church. I guess that's where I'm going. Hell, that is. Actually, somewhere hot does sound kind of nice right now.

Anyway, in a brief moment of insanity, and unusual positivity, I picked three songs from the Messiah for the choir to sing. Uh...what was I thinking? Actually, I think it will be really good. We have some really, amazingly talented people in our ward. Especially our accompanist. She can play anything I throw at her, beautifully by the way, and without complaint. I think she has no clue how much I appreciate her. Maybe I need to go bring her a present and tell her so.

So, directly after standing with my rear facing the congregation for the entire meeting, while also wrestling with three restless monkeys, we are hopping in the ole Tahoe, and heading south to meet up the C and T, and T's family. I'm sure I'll be super organized and will have all my Christmas wrapped and ready to go (for when we get back on Christmas Eve), house spotless, and car loaded before we go to church, so we can leave immediately after Sacrament meeting.
I'm also sure that my children will behave perfectly all through church, and then also, sit quietly during the 4 hour drive down to St.G.

What are you doing this weekend?

Speaking of Random randomness. Wonderwoman tagged me. You know how I like tags. And it kind of goes with random, so here it goes. You are supposed to list 16 random things about yourself, then tag 16 people. Ok, so here you have it.

Ummmmm....16 things? I can't think of one. Let's see......

1. I'm rethinking the whole release my CD and becoming a famous recording artist. It's proving to be mighty pricey, and a huge gamble that I won't sell any CD's. I might just keep my recording to myself. Maybe my kids can release it when I die.

2. Remember the chin hairs I talked about? Well, I found another one. A gray one! AAARRGGGH!!!

3. I think I spent too much money on naughty kids for Christmas and, so, the last week, I have been returning stuff. Yes, I have returned my kids' Christmas presents. I'm so mean.

4. I don't have a gift for my in-laws. Any ideas?

5. I'm copying Wonderwoman's idea on this one. After having two babies with an epidural, and not feeling a darn thing, and being disappointed that I didn't know what labor felt like after having 2 kids, I decided to have baby #3 without an epidural. Yeah, it hurt, but it was better than being numb. I would do it again.

6. I always get depressed around the holidays. Every year. I don't know why. The weather? The stress? My agoraphobia kicking in and all the parties we have to go to?

7. I want a cleaning lady for Christmas. I can't keep up with my housework. How does one family create this much clutter? And the laundry!! Oh, the laundry!!!!!

8. I hate candy canes.

9. I like chocolate oranges.

10. I also like Almond Roca. So does C. Every year, I buy him a can of it, then eat some. He never buys any for me. This year, I bought two. One for him, one for me.

11. I'm still curious about Motherboard's wassail.

12. I haven't drank? drunk? dranken? drinked? had eggnog in years. I don't remember if I like it. (I don't know how to do that stike through thing. How do you do it?)

13. C and I are going to watch the Superbowl in February. In Tampa, FL. At Madison Square Gardens. Live. In Person. :)

14. My sister is pregnant with twins. She lives halfway across the country. I really wish I could be there and see her growing belly, and help with her other 3 children.

15. 2 of my brothers are also expecting babies. Well, their wives are, at least.

16. I'm starting to kind of, sort of, maybe starting to feel a little teeny tiny bit baby hungry.

I tag (whew, here goes): Mikki, Jess, Tammy, Peggy, Red, Shauna, Motherboard (even though I think WW already tagged you), Shelle, Kristina (because you love tags), Tink, Jan, Cynthia, Erin, Shaila, Andrea, Mina

Wow, this is proving to be a long post. I guess that's Ok, since it will probably be my last until after Christmas.

Here are some Rockin' Christmas tunes:

1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen(Manheim Steamroller)
2. Variations on the Kanon (George Winston)
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Coldplay)
4. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella (Jon Schmidt)
5. What Child is This? (Kurt Bestor)
6. Christmas Dreaming (Harry Connick, Jr.)
7. Jingle Bells (Jim Brickman)
8. I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas (Barry Gordon)
9. Let it Snow (Michael Buble)
10. The Hat I Got For Christmas is too big (Mel Blanc)
Bonus: Breath of Heaven (Amy Grant)
Bonus bonus: Merry Christmas, Darling (Carpenters) Because I love this song!


Kristina P. said...

Try eggnog! It's delicious!

And we get snow leave at work, so I'm outta here!

Erin said...

I hate candy canes too. I love your music list, though!

wonder woman said...

I'm feeling the same way with all the snow. Holy cow there's so much. And we get to drive up your direction (to Hill AFB) for a Christmas party tomorrow. Fun.

Good luck with the program! I'd LOVE to hear a ward choir sing pieces from the Messiah. Seriously. And good luck with your kids. I suggest farming them out to different families - then you don't give one mom 3 more kids, just one. =D

Have a safe drive, PLEASE. And I wish you LOTS of luck getting all packed and the house immaculate and all the wrapping done, all with no husband around. I'm feelin' a late night with Wicked turned up loud comin' on!

And you really prefer no epidural? Maybe it's 'cuz I was induced. It was just an all around wretched experience for me, except the getting a baby at the end. (Honestly I can't wait to do it all again. I'm a little baby hungry, too.)

gift ideas for in-laws: gift cards to restaurants. Or a movie theater. Church magazine subscriptions. That's all I got.

Peggy said...

I think everybody hates candycanes.

As for the in-laws, how about a Skookie? (available at Tai Pan)That's what I'm giving everyone this year.

Annette Lyon said...

Holy crap this Sunday is right. Let us know how that goes. Yikes!

The best egg nog is Winder Farm's. You're welcome.

As for in-law gifts, I'm all for the experience thing, like play tickets or a gift certificate to a restaurant or something else they can do together.

Mina said...

I actually like candy canes. Peppermint is one of my favorites. I like the mini ones best, because that's enough hard candy for me.

Jan said...

I had all 3 of mine kids natural without the eps. I was more scared of them than the pain. I think that helped me actually. I get the number 6 alot. I am so insanely tense at this time with all the social expectations. So not good in those type of settings. Laughing about the hot spot at church was so funny. That was pure Sher talk. :)

Anonymous said...

"I DO care, however, that I will be husbandless for the next two days"
I had a rough couple of weeks and not enough sleep. Instead of two days I read "two years" and I started feeling really sorry for you.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You can add anything you want considering that you get this amount ev-ery-day :o)

And about the epidural I think that if I should have children I would not want it either. I am dead scared of needles and I am sure I can go with child labor without it. The only time I willingly gave my arm to a needle has been when I register on the list of bone marrow donor. It is for someone else so I can do it. Otherwise just for get about it.

tammy said...

This is the second time I've been tagged so I guess I better do it! Smart girl on buying two cans of Almond Roca. I buy my own stocking stuffers. And can I have a cleaning lady too? Good luck on the choir's program! I'm off to our practice early this a.m.

Sarah said...

I feel for you with the three kids and no husband. Mine knows better than to even ask... I think.

I am giving my in-laws a towel warmer, not my idea.

I bought all my stocking stuffers for my husband this year, because I knew what I wanted and had the time to do so.

I dont like candy canes, working retail you can always tell when Santa has come to the mall because there are candy canes smashed all over the floor and red finger prints on the clothes that we are trying to sell.

Ditto on the baby hungry thing.

And the laundry.

I found a 6 inch hair growing out of my neck the other day... correction one of my friends found it! That was embarrassing.

Have a Merry Christmas and try not to be down!! You are loved!

Mikki said...

Yikes!!! I can't imagine how you're going to do the Sacrament meeting--although if you're at all like me, you'll just let the kids run around the chapel and visit everyone. :o)
I'll try to get busy on the tag.
I love candy canes, chocolate oranges AND Almond Roca.
Good luck on getting all prepped before your trip.

Motherboard said...

I'll watch your kids for you in Sacrament meeting. I will bring lots and lots of candy. They will be quiet through church. But, I can not vouch for how they will behave on your insanely long car ride... You're Welcome!

I made Wassil. Want some?

I get major depressed this time of year too. Lets have a pity party. My house or yours?

I actually like Candy Canes. I melt milk chocolate and dip them in the milk chocolate and then use the candy canes as hot chocolate stirers (is that a word?). Yum. The ones from Crackle Barrel are the best!

I gave my inlawas Omaha Steaks. They shipped it gift wrapped and with a card too. Sweet. All I did was talk to the man in the computer. Easy Peesy.

Catch ya on the flip side sista-friend!

Tink said...

I want a cleaning lady too! And those darn Wild Cats beat our Cougars! Wah! Good luck tomorrow! I know it will be a bit of heaven. I'm behind on tags...but I promise I WILL get to this.

da Bergs said...

You are so stinkin' fun!!! You are just real. LOVE that about you! I wish our ward would have sang songs from the Messiah!

Thanks for the tag! I am going to take a nap 1st, is that okay? I really should be baking and wrapping... but, too bad!

Spence said...

Sherrie I am commenting on your blog because you want me to and I do that. Merry Christmas and have fun in Las Vegas or whereever you are going. :)

Hetz said...

I got your Christmas letter this week! It was so cute. Holy Flip, Girl, you have ran so much! I also totally want to buy one of your cd's

Barney Family Blog said...

Thanks for thinking of me in your random 16. I feel special I wish you could see my big belly getting bigger too! Today my ribs really hurt, they have been hurting alot lately. I remember them hurting my last month of pregnancy, I still have 3 months until my due date. This might get interesting!!
Love ya. Hope your Sacrament meeting went okay,and your drive!

Merrianne said...

Great Post!!!!!!

THANK YOU for the cute Christmas Card!! i love it!!!!!!!!!

i hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Mother Goose said...

i loved it and I too took back christmas gifts!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I loved this post!
Agoraphobia...I have it too!
Kids without epidurals...did that too..
No eggnog...done that too...and I LOVE it...
took back presents...I wanted to, but never did!