Friday, April 24, 2009

Random Sherisms, and Random Tunes

I am in a blogging rut. Isn't it obvious? Haven't seen me around lately. That's because I haven't been here. And now I can't blame it on other "Internet addictions" either. I've my life, I guess. About time.
Saturday morning I got up to run with my group. We had a long run to do, trying to get ready for the marathon. We tried a new route, hooking in to the new Legacy trail. It was AWESOME! I love that trail. I'm sure it'll be even better once everything is green.

Legacy Trail

I also love the Lagoon trail. It's short, but so beautiful. And it goes along the back of Lagoon, and you can see all the animals. And no matter what time of year it is, the scenery is so beautiful. There is a canopy of trees over head, plenty of wild brush alongside the trail. It is simply breathtaking, no matter what time of year it is. Summer is green and lush, Fall is surrounded by falling colors, Winter is clean and white, Spring is fresh and blooming. If you ever get a chance, go for a walk along that trail. It's worth it.

Lagoon Trail

So, at the start of the run, I was nervous, because I didn't have a good day the Saturday before. I went slow, and ended up getting behind the group and ran shorter than planned. As I've said before, I've kind of gotten into a running funk, and up to this point, I'd just been going through the motions, but my heart wasn't really in it. Well, we started out, and most of the group was cutting short, and there ended up only being two of us running long. I don't know if it was the change of scenery or just having a good day, but around mile 15, I got my second wind. We ended up running 21 miles. And I felt so good. I guess the adrenalin kicked in. My only regret was the fact that the Salt Lake marathon was that day, and I totally could have run 5 more miles. But at least now, I'm ready for Ogden marathon. Running the distance has given me the boost I needed to keep going. That euphoria that I feel after a long run....that I don't get after the short runs....that is why I run marathons.


I took the girls to see the new Hannah Montana movie last Saturday, after trying to juggle me running 21 miles, Peter's ballet class pictures, TJ's friend's birthday party, and KJ's soccer game (which all happened to over lap--Thank goodness for a good husband to pick up the slack)

I went to the movie (after KJ begged and begged), expecting it to be cheesy and stupid. And I loved it! Seriously! It was such a cute, uplifting movie, and I really like the music. So, Amber, I'm definitely in, when you want to see it again!!

I just had to throw in this really cute pic of my future rock star.


I've had a hankering for strawberry jam lately. And I noticed that strawberries were really cheap at the store the other day. So I bought a case. Apparently one case of strawberries makes enough jam to feed a small country. So, I spent all day Monday...(or was it Tuesday--I can't remember) making jam. Anybody want some?


My Dad's birthday was Tuesday, so we had a birthday party for him on Tuesday night. Monday was also my brother's birthday. He 17. Yikes. And yesterday was my niece's 2nd birthday. So, Happy Birthday Dad, Mase and Ava!


My brother's wife had a baby last Friday. So Wednesday, I took their two little girls (3, and 2) all day, then made them dinner Wednesday night. So, entertaining five kids, while making dinner, and time to blog.

I did manage on Wednesday night, though, to try to upload my album into a program that puts it onto iTunes, Amazon, etc for artists. Downloading this program completely crashed my computer. The whole thing just froze. For like 24 hours. I tried everything. Control/Alt/Delete, Pushing the power button, Holding down the power button. I even just unplugged the computer and rebooted. It didn't work. Finally, I got my computer to at least shut down last night around 6:00. So, I decided to let it rest for a while.

I turned it on this morning, and now it's working fine. But, I'm scared to open the program to continue uploading. Apparently the universe isn't ready for my songs to be on iTunes yet.


I got this email forward today, and I thought it was funny:

"Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double-pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them.. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them. Hellloooo,...........just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves! Helllooooo? It's been a year! I told him. There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up. He never called back. I bet he felt like an idiot."

Don't I wish you really could get away with that! If I had a nickel for every time I was told "this product will pay for itself"........


Production on the CD is almost done! I got my permissions in the mail yesterday, so we are a go on that!! Yay! And I'm almost done with the album cover. I had a very talented photographer take my picture yesterday. We are trying to decide which one to put on the album, then it'll be sent off to the printer. I'm hoping for a release sometime mid-May.

Thank you to everyone who has already made an order! Remember you get a free sheet music download AND free shipping if you pre-order between now and April 30th. Go to my website to order.

Want to see the cover? Here it is:

What do you think?
And remember if you haven't heard my music yet, I now have a little widget over there on the side bar. Go click play and listen. And if you love it, you are more than welcome to borrow it and put it on your blog! Just click Share.


So, I've been busy. I'm trying to focus on everything going on right now. I'm hoping by summer things will slow down. So, sorry, if you don't see me lurking. I'll be by eventually. Don't write me off completely.
So, here are some random tunes:
1. Constellations - Jack Johnson
2. Oxygen - Colbie Caillat
3. Take It To the Limit - The Eagles
4. Good Enough - Sarah Mclachlan
5. Please - Chris Isaak
6. Start All Over - Miley Cyrus
7. March of the Witch Hunters - Wicked
8. Only Time - Enya
9. Sonata No. 2 in b flat minor for Piano, Op. 35, Grave "Funeral March" - Chopin
10. Bicycle Race - Queen
Bonus: Unknown - Chely Wright


Erin said...

That much homemade strawberry freezer jam would last exactly two weeks at our house. I LOVE homemade jam, and coupled with my homemade bread I eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day until it's gone.

DeNae said...

Love the CD cover. And I understand the blogging rut. Do you wonder how people find things to say on Twitter?

2busy said...

You are a busy woman! I have strawberries in the fridge right not to make freezer jam. Just don't have the enthusiasm to do it.

I totally dig the cover of your CD

Shauna said...

AWESOME! I am excited for your new cd to come out soon! Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Kristina P. said...

Uh, oh. I posted about Hannah Montana movie too.

But in my defense, I haven't seen it, and don't know if it's awful.

I only know it's not the best movie of the year.

Peggy said...

I love the Lagoon Trail too. Especially in the fall when it is covered in orange leaves.

Jessica said...

Those trails are so pretty. I'll for sure have to visit them. Your jam looks yummy. I never knew how wonderful homemade jam was until last fall. That's awesome that your CD is almost ready. Yay!

Jo said...

The cover art is BEAUTIFUl! I love it! You are a wonderful mom and a giving sister.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Blogging ruts are great when it's because you are living life. I'm in the same rut right now. Wow, you've been busy! Your daughter is a major cutie, truly. But I have to say I stared longer at the strawberry jam photo. Yummm.

Melissa said...

The strawberry jam looks delicious!
And I can't wait until I can run like you!

wonder woman said...

Your week sounds SO MUCH like my own. Except instead of running -- yard work. I've spent 10 hours over the past week pulling thousands upon thousands of dandelions from my yard.

I also have a friend who's moving and watched her two little boys one day. And I just haven't really blogged. I've caught up on some at night, but only commented about half of what I normally do. (Kinda nice, to tell you the truth!) And I've been playing a bit at MMB. Fun times.

Speaking of which........we need to do a MMB meet-n-greet soon!! I know most the Utah bloggers went to Kristina's but I still think we should do one in the next month or so. I miss you!!! ♥♥

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I wish I were you and could run like that! Seriously, I aspire to that. And you make homemade jam? You are awesome!

Terresa said...

Love your music, and the CD cover is beautiful. You're also a jam-maker and marathon runner? What don't you do, girl! Man, you are inspiring to the max!

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tammy said...

Funny blonde joke!

And no thanks on the strawberry jam. I just made 3 cases worth this week.

wendy said...

holy smokes you HAVE been busy --all that running, making jam, tending kids, working on your CD, ---can I send you some valium.(tee,hee)

SO said...

Oh I need to make some strawberry jam!!! mmmmm!

Da Bergs said...

Oh, I would LOVE some stawberry jam... LOVE that stuff! I need to do it this week!


Mikki said...

oooh, yes. Please send me some jam. Yummy!! I'm going to go try and add your widget to my blog right now. You've been very busy!

Cadance said...

oh...I so wish I lived near you...I'd come on over with some english muffins and help you eat your strawberry JAM...mmmmmm..I ♥ me some homemade jam!

love you outdoor pictures...very pretty!

heather said...

I'm glad you liked the Hannah Montana bc I thought it looked like something I'd enjoy. After all it does look like Taylor Swift has a part in it.

Natalie said...

I can't wait to start running again. How long is that Lagoon trai? I think I will make that my first running destination after my baby is born.

Barney Family Blog said...

I think maybe I should start running so I can run with you- or rather behind you- on that trail and still keep breathing. That would be fun to do while we're visiting.

Spence said...

So um, Sherrie, This goes to your email right? Anyways, Are you up for playing tommorow? and do you wanto do a joint recital sometime in the next couple of weeks?
Also, is it just me, or does Hannah Montana seem to be infiltrating into our culture? Jk. I'm sure it's kool.

tiburon said...

Oooo I want some strawberry jam :)