First, I just have to point out the neat thing I figured out how to do this morning. Last night, while playing around on the Internet, I came a across a website called reverbnation, that is similar to the mp3.com site, but cooler. The coolest thing? They have widgets that allow me to put my music on my blog! So, now you don't have to go on a wild goose chase to hear samples of my music. You can just go over to the sidebar on the left, and click play.
So far, I only put my original songs on there, but just know there are some really awesome hymn arrangements on my album, too.
So, go turn it on and listen while you read the rest of this post. And people, I really want some comments this time. I want to know what you really think. Do you just love it? No, it's not rock out, dance with your mop while your cleaning the house kind of music. These are some of the things I think my music is good for (and what I use it for--yes, I listen to my own songs--all the time--I'm a dork): play it for your kids at bedtime to help them get to sleep (I have a lullaby album in the works, by the way), background music while you read, mood music for Sunday afternoon, background music while you relax in the bath, perfect romantic music for your wedding (this works much better live--hire me. Please. I take requests, too).
Just some suggestions. And remember my promo is still going on til the end of the month. If you purchase a CD, you will get free shipping, AND a free sheet music download (if you want it--no obligation to accept the free gift).
Also, I am aware that the economy is in the crapper, so I set up a button for you to download single songs on mp3 files. I'm still working out the bugs on that, so for now, once you have paid through Paypal, I will email you the mp3 files. Sorry, I know that's a pain because you don't get your song immediately, but it's better than nothing, right?!! And the songs are only 99 cents each (+ tax)! So, if you have a song or two (or twelve) that you love and gotta have, go over to my other blog (sherrieshepherdpiano.blogspot.com) and download yourself some tunes!!
Now that I've got my shameless self promotion out of the way, I can proceed with more randomness. I had another epiphany. And surprisingly it was not while running. You know how last week, I was whining and complaining about my kids whining and complaining? Well, that was pretty sugar-coated (that's punny, and you'll see why in a minute). All last week, and into this week, our house has been full of emotional imbalances. Mother Hulk and her three little green monsters. Some nights, I was a raving lunatic. Sometimes, I think if I hear one more tantrum, have to break up one more fight, or listen to any more whining about how bored you are, I'm going to rocket straight thought the roof! I'm telling you there was one day that I was very seriously considering putting my children up for sale on the Internet.
Hey, there's an idea, buy a CD, get a free bratty kid. Ha ha. Rest assured, I have calmed down from that point, and no my children are not for sale. Today.
Then, around Tuesday night, we ran out of the Easter candy that we'd all been eating for every meal for the entire week.
And on Wednesday, something miraculous happened. We all ate a wholesome meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And didn't munch on sugar all day. And amazingly enough, there were no tantrums, there was minimal fighting, and the Mother Hulk turned back into the calm, easy going
bio-scientist nurturing parent.
It's amazing how much sugar affects us emotionally. Sugar is like my own personal brand of heroine (what is that line from?). It's so addictive, and mood altering. It's very, very bad.
New goal: no more sugar.
Ok, ok, I realize I can't completely go cold turkey. Because when you find me huddled up into a ball in a dark corner of my closet, shaking, shivering, and sweating from withdrawals, you may just want to put me out of my misery.
But, I am going to make a very conscious effort to minimize my sugar intake, and my children's sugar intake, for that matter.
That reminds me. Have you ever seen this book?
When KJ was about 2, we used to go to the library all the time. I think we checked this book out at least a dozen times. It's hilarious. And everything in it is absolutely true. Go check it out!
The other thing I was thinking about has just left the great and spacious building that is my head. It's mostly empty.
Oh, that reminded me. I remember now.
Did you know that I have an editor for my blog? Yeah. Ok, well, he's not actually an editor, per se. More like a proof-reader, who only tells me about all of the mistakes I made, and only about 8 + hours after I've posted.
Last night, C pointed out to me the enormous irony in one mistake I made in yesterday's post. I didn't go back and change it, so you can go look at it and laugh at me.
I wrote: "I not exactly stupid." instead of, "I'm not exactly stupid."
Ironic, isn't it.
Boy, do I feel dumb. Maybe I really are stupid.
That's all I've got for the moment. But I am excited to be going to a Utah Grizzlies hockey game tonight, for the first time in I don't know how many years. Nothing like a good brawl on the ice! I'd forgotten how much I like hockey. I'm excited!
And here are your tunes:
1. Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel & Kristen Chenowith (Wicked)
2. Money in the Bank - John Anderson
3. There is No Arizona - Jamie O'Neal
4. Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
5. Prelude - George Winston
6. Savin' Me - Nickelback
7. Imagine - John Lennon
8. Yes - Coldplay
9. Somebody to Love - Queen
10. Chasing Pavements - Adele
Bonus: Better Than This - Keane (for you Tib)