Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday's Random Sherisms, and some random tunes

My baby sister had two babies yesterday. She is seriously the superest super Mom on the planet. My ultra human amaxing (that's amazing to the max--coined by said super sister) sister delivered two healthy baby twin girls yesterday morning. Naturally. With no epidural. And no pain killers. She is my hero. I'm so happy for her, and glad to hear my new little nieces are happy and healthy. I'm just sooo sad that I won't get to see or hold them until June. She lives in OK, and they aren't coming to UT til then.

Congrats, Kris! I love you! You rock! As soon as I get pictures, I'll post one (with Kris's permission, of course)

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I finally got my song finished. Thank you for all of your moral support about my frustrations with my music writing program. I am a glutton for punishment. My ward conference is the Sunday that we get back from out trip. If you didn't already know, I am the ward choir director. And the bishopric asked that the choir sing a number for ward conference. The theme for it is "Stand in Holy Places." I kept thinking of that song recorded by Jenny Jordan Frogley. Do you know that song? If you live in UT, they play is on FM100's Sounds of the Sabbath ALL THE TIME.

*side note: my amazingly more talented than me sister-in-law, co-wrote that song. She actually wrote it for her Young Women, then took it to Greg Simpson, another uber famous/talented LDS artist, who happened to be my seminary teacher in high school, and whose brother, Steve is best friends with my brother in law, and who is also married to Kelsie Osborn of Shedaisy. (talk about your talented, famous family, I know I'm totally name-dropping. So sue me.) Anyway, she asked Greg to let her record it in his studio, and he reworked the song with her a little bit, got JJF to record it and put it on the EFY album in, I think , 2001. So, there's the history of that song*

But, I digress. I didn't think I could do that song in sacrament meeting, and not with a choir, but the only other song I could think of to go with the theme was "I love to see the Temple." But, call me crazy, but I think it's boring for the ward choir to sing straight out of the hymn book or the primary book (in this case). You might as well just do a congregational hymn, if that's what you want, right? But, I didn't have any time to drive to Salt Lake and go to Day Murray Music (the best place in the state to find choir music, by the way). So I decided to write my own choir arrangement. I wrote the choral parts weeks ago, but never got around to doing the piano part, until this week. Because the choir needs to practice it with the accompaniment, and I will be out of town this week, and our flight arrives 1 1/2 hours before church starts the Sunday they are supposed to perform, I needed to get it finished and passed along to my substitute before I leave.

So, anyway, there is the extremely long and boring version of why I got frustrated with my Finale program yesterday.

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Ok, that last story deserved a post of its own, because it was so long. Sorry. I'll try to be brief for the rest of this post. Something, I'm am most definitely NOT good at. I've often wondered how many people have said behind my back, "That Sherrie, she's a talker." Speaking of which, I went out for a little birthday dinner, with my VT-ing partner, and one of the ladies we visit, both of whom are my very dear friends. We went to dinner around 7:00. We sat in my car afterwards, talking, until after midnight. I just love talking to those girls! But since, I had gotten up at 4:30 to run yesterday morning, I was pretty darn tired, and towards the end, I started dozing off, so Motherboard asked me if I was tired, and wanted to call it a night. Sorry, ladies, but being such a party pooper. 20 hours is just way to long to be awake.

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I woke up with a sore throat this morning. I will be seriously TICKED-OFF if that means that I will be going to Hawaii sick. I better NOT get sick!!

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In a brief moment of frugality the other day at the store, I decided to purchase another "leading brand" of TP, instead of my usual Charmin Ultra. It was on sale, and several dollars cheaper, plus it promised to have "quilted softness" so I took the plunge (no pun intended).

I am now regretting that decision, because my tender little hind end is sore and raw from wiping with sand paper the new brand of toiler paper.

From now on, I will stick with what I know to be good, and spend the extra money.

It's worth it.

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I love to respond to you when you comment. I have all my comments sent to my email, so if you ask me something, or I want to chat some more, it's really nice to just hit the reply button. So, thank you to all of you who have your email address in your profile. Those who don't....Come on! Do it! It's easy. Just go to your profile. Click edit profile. And add your email address. If you are worried about using your real email address, then go make one on google. You don't even have to use your real name. I just want to chat and get to know you better!

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I am leaving for Hawaii on Sunday! Yay me! Are you sooo jealous? I have had several offers from many people who want to stow away in my suit case and come along. If I could pack you all in my suit case, and have a fun blogging trip to Hawaii, I totally would!
Wouldn't that be fun? We should do a blogger girls' get away weekend. Who's going to plan it?
I'm not a planner. I'm a go-alonger.

Anyway, I had all these "plans" to lose weight and be totally hot and sexy for the trip. Except, then I saw they had Cadbury mini eggs at the store, and I kind of forgot about the losing weight. Then, if a moment of boredom, and sweet-toothedness, I made a whole batch of peanut butter bars. With chocolate frosting. Like the ones they used to have in elementary school. I made them with the intention of taking them to TJ's primary leaders (as a peace offering), but then some little fingers found their way into wiping the frosting off nearly the entire pan of bars.

So, the only thing left to do is Eat. The. Entire. Pan. In. Less. Than. Two. Days!
Apparently, eating everything you can get your hands on has the opposite effect you want, if you're trying to lose weight.

So, I'm going to Hawaii, with a nice little squishy belly. I'm sure you can't wait to see pictures of me in my little string bikini (no I don't have one, and No I won't be posting pictures of me in a swim suit).



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So, Adios. Auf Weidersehen, Salam, Sayonara, Ah Revoir (for you Erin), Caio, 再见

Bye bye!

(I have a few tags scheduled to post while I'm gone, so you can still feel the Sher Love while I'm gone.)

Here is some Music Love:

1. Magnificent - U2
2. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
3. Soul Mate - Natasha Bedingfield
4. Love Story - Taylor Swift
5. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
6. Pienso En Ti - Shakira
7. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaleson
8. Drops of Jupiter - Train
9. Don't Speak - No Doubt
10. King of Pain - The Police
Bonus: Everybody's Changing - Keane (Thanks Tib for introducing me)
Bonus, bonus: Aloha 'Oe - Queen Lili`uokalani
Bonus, bonus, bonus: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole
Not trying to rub in in or anything ;)

23 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I am jealous that you are going to Hawaii! You will have a great time!

Melissa said...

Have a hawaiian BLAST! And if I was half as talented as you are musically, I would be thrilled!

veronica said...

I hope you have a fabulous time in Hawaii!
I might have to come to your ward and hear the choir sing your arrangement. That is SO cool!

And.... I love peanutbutter bars. (But apparently not as much as those ladies in that picture do.)

Annette Lyon said...

Random comments:

1) I bought Scott TP because it was cheap. THAT is nasty stuff.

2) My sister married into a family where a fellow SIL was one of the SheDaisy girls--later divorced the brother--but I was cool by association for a little while there.

3) That picture . . . my eyes, my eyes!!!

Erin said...

Awww, thanks for thinking of me with the French!

And you are really, really dedicated to your calling. I can't say that I would have written my own choir arrangement.

Have a fabulous time in Hawaii!!

2busy said...

You do talk alot! But that's okay, because it helps those of us who don't to totally feel more comfortable. Enjoy your trip to Hawaii, and I'm sure you SO don't look like those ladies.

On another note, please share that peanut butter bar recipe. (Peanut butter minus the salmonella is my weakness). On second thought, don't share the recipe.

tiburon said...

Can't even describe the swelling in my bosom when I saw Keane on the playlist.

You send me your address.I will burn you all their albums. You can take them to Hawaii. And fall in love.

DeNae said...

Hey, I don't remember giving you permission to post my picture on your blog! I'm the blonde in the sarong because I'm all about modesty!

BTW, I worked for Day Murray Music all through college. Love that place!

Have fun in Hawaii, and I'm glad everything worked out with your Satan spawned music writing program. Pure, unadulterated evil, that one is.

(Yoda, am I speaking like. Friday must it be.)

Da Bergs said...

NO freaking way. Has that picture been doctored or is that for REAL??!!! Omigosh!

YES, I am waaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy jealous that you are going to Hawaii!!! My favorite place on earth!!! How long will you get to be there? What islands??? LUCKY!!!

wonder woman said...

After seeing that last picture of the beautiful beach babes.....I will be abstaining from your blog for a time. Seriously, girl, WARN US. (Although, I'm impressed with how slender the one in pink is...she's a worthy role model.)

tammy said...

I would love to see your arrangement.

Hope you have the best time in Hawaii. I'd be jealous if I didn't already live in the sun and palm trees. Of course our sand is in the desert and not the beach though.

Motherboard said...

I need to go wash my eyes out with soap.


No kidding on the email. Hook it up already! Have fun in Hawaii. JEALOUS!

Mikki said...

So totally jealous!!!
So glad for you about the song. That sounded like a nightmare.
You're entered in my giveaway, good luck!!
Oh my gosh! Congrats to your sister. SHe's AWESOME!!!!! Can't wait to see some pics. How many weeks did she make it to?

Yeah, wondering how you got a picture of me in a bikini? That is just so wrong for you to post that pic without my permission. ;P

Lisa Loo said...

Wow! You have been busy!! I wish you were our ward choir director---ours just does this sway to the music thing and flaps her arm around--I can't even watch her--aaahh! I didn't realize you were going to Hawaii--I hope it is a fabulous retreat--you deserve it!

AS Amber said...

You're friends with Motherboard? Talk about name-dropping! lol

And I'm the gal standing next to DeNae.

Have fun!!!

Oh and P.S. You're so lame. You're absolutely DARLING!! If I had your figure I'd go naked all the time. Seriously.

AS Amber said...

Oh and one more thing! How do I get my comments to appear in my email? I wanna reply to comments via email, too but I can't figure it out!!!

K, my word verification was behelech. What the H is that?

wendy said...

LUCKY-------Hawaii. (that was alot of info, but I absorbed it all) Congrats on the neices. SHER--I am a little offended that you posted MY bikini picture on your blog. I didn't think anyone actually got ahold of it. (I am the one in the green)HA HA HA HA

Mechelle said...

How did you get the photo of my and my sisters? LOL

Have a great time. Lucky. m

merrianne said...

Congratulations on your sister's new babies!!!!

and

I hope you have lots of fun in Hawaii! :) and i know you look nuthin like those women in that picture!!! ha haaaaa!!!!!!!

SO said...

Hey I hope you have rocking time in Hawaii! I was at the blogging lunch and I'm just now getting around to visiting all the blogs of those who were there. And I'm disappointed that there will be no swimsuit pictures.

heather said...

Hope your bum recovers quick from the sand paper...
and you totally should post swimsuit pictures...
and don't forget to let me know your miles for the week. :)

Mariel said...

Such a cute blog, and lovely family! I totally agree on using the cushiest toilet paper available! The worst is the one-ply sandpaper they use in public restrooms! They think they are saving money by using one ply...but, you have to use triple the amount!

Have fun in Hawaii! I was just there a few months ago...fun memories.

www.oneshetwoshe.blogspot.com

Mother Goose said...

loved it, hey I bet you're the skinny one in the pic! LOL