I got nothin'. Sorry. I'm completely drawing a blank. But, I'm sure you'll be surprised at how much BS-ing I can do when I have nothing to talk about.
I could give you a run down of my week. Let's see--laundry, laundry and more laundry. Story.of.my.LIFE!
It's seems this is the one thing that is NEVER done. I mean, we can clean house, and sure, it'll get dirty again, but for a few precious
hours minutes it's clean, and looks nice, and you can sit down in a nice clean house and relax.
But, the laundry will NEVER be done.
I've tried several different strategies. I know people who have one laundry day a week, and just do it all in one day. How do you do it? Do you never leave your laundry room ALL DAY LONG? I've tried that method. Of course, you have to wait for the first batch to finish, then wait for the dryer while you wash the next batch. There's a lot of waiting involved. So, say you go do something else in the meantime. Let's assume, you don't have other stuff to do, and you are right there the moment the buzzer goes off that the dryer is done. And you can change out the clothes immediately, and start a new batch.
I don't know about you, but my family wears a lot of clothes. I don't know how this happens, but I usually have at least one full batch of clothes every day. And a batch of whites every other day. And a batch of towels every other day. So added up, if I were to do laundry only one day a week, I would be doing about 15 batches of laundry. Then account for the fact that it takes roughly 2 hours for the entire cycle of washing/drying for one batch. Plus about 20 minutes to fold and put away. That's 32 hours and 20 minutes of doing laundry, assuming you never stop to eat, breath, go to the bathroom, shower, answer the phone, or pay attention to the kids/hubby.
You see now why doing it all in one day doesn't work.
So, I do at least one batch everyday. And just when I have all the laundry baskets emptied, more dirty clothes magically appear.
I think the only way for Laundry Day to work is if it were to coincide with Naked Day.
Our elementary school had a "Moms and Muffins" day today at school. It's just a little activity before school, where Mom's come early with their kids, and eat muffins, and sit down and read books together. KJ really wanted me to go, so I planned to get up early, and get everyone dressed ahead of time. Trust me, getting up an extra half hour earlier is a MAJOR thing. I
like need my sleep. But, of course, for KJ, I got up, got everyone dressed and out the door by 8:00. Major feat, let me tell you. We got to the school, and stood in line for 20 minutes. By the time we got to the muffin table, all the chocolate muffins were gone. Of course, KJ had already said she would only eat a chocolate one. I purposely didn't feed her breakfast, because I wanted her to try a muffin. So, I gave her an apple spice muffin, instead. It took the last 10 minutes of the activity to coerce KJ to eat a crumb (and not I'm not exaggerating) off the top of the muffin.
What to do with such a picky, picky child?
I ran 8 miles yesterday. It's the longest run I've done in several weeks. And, ho boy, am I sore today! I'm wandering around doing the zombie shuffle today.
I ran a little bit in Hawaii, but only about 4-5 miles. I've had a really hard time getting motivated the last several months with running. And the effect compounds on itself, and makes it even harder. I ease up on my miles, and I gain weight. I'm convinced that it's harder to run with the extra weight, so I run slower, and fewer miles. And gain more weight. It totally sucks. It makes me wonder, if I were to stop exercising all together, what would happen to my body?
So, I'm signed up for the Ogden marathon. It's in about 8 weeks. And a month ago I was running about 14 miles on my long runs. I haven't run more than 8 miles (yesterday) in 3 weeks. I think I might be in trouble.
I guess that's it for today. Today, I'm working on transcribing more of my songs into sheet music. I'm hoping that by next week I'll have links on my website where you can download sheet music. And then hopefully by the time the CD is finished I'll have a full songbook available for purchase, also. Just FYI. p.s. I'm offering free shipping if you go to my website and pre-order a CD. They'll be ready really soon, so go on over there and order one!!
Here are some tunes:
1. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
2. I Don't Want To Lose You - REO Speedwagon
3. Upside Down - Jack Johnson
4. Love Will Come To You - Indigo Girls
5. Sonata No. 2 in b flat minor for Piano, Op. 35, Grave "Funeral March" - Chopin
6. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
7. Candy Everybody Wants - 10,000 Maniacs
8. Go All the Way - Perry Farrell
9. Good As I Was To You - Lorrie Morgan
10. Since I've Been Loving You - Corinne Bailey Rae
Bonus: Jamie's Cryin' - Van Halen