Congrats, Kris! I love you! You rock! As soon as I get pictures, I'll post one (with Kris's permission, of course)
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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).
So, Adios. Auf Weidersehen, Salam, Sayonara, Ah Revoir (for you Erin), Caio, 再见
(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 ;)