I think it was nothing short of divine inspiration that the team captain for my relay team for the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay (coming up in June) named our team "Insanity Prevails."
It perfectly describes my present state of mind.
I know I keep saying that I'm going to come back and start reading all of your blogs, and commenting again, but life is just coming at me so fast, and I'm simply spinning out of control.
I've been occupying my time running, resting, running some more, stressing, trying to calm my nerves, eating, sleeping, dreaming about running, etc.
This Saturday, I am running the Ogden Marathon. And I am FREAKED OUT! Partly because I'm feeling a little (okay, a lot) ill-prepared. I only did one 21 mile run and it was 4 weeks ago. My last long run was only 17 miles, and it was killer. I'm telling myself that I don't care about my time (even though I really do). I don't plan on even coming close to my last marathon (St. George) time, but I would at least like to beat my time from last year's Ogden marathon. I guess we'll see.......
This is me at the finish line after running Ogden marathon last year 5/17/08
The other part is that this marathon, which should be the highlight of my week, just seems like another activity scheduled in a week full of other equally, if not more so, important things.
Like practicing for hours and hours on end for my upcoming release party, working out the bugs with my copyright permissions, and talking to the printers, making changes so the barcode will fit on the back cover, and working out how to pick up the CD's in Salt Lake, which won't be done until the same day as my opening concert. I really wanted to have some there to sell (in the parking lot of course, because I know it's against the rules to sell stuff at the church).
I'm also stressing that only 9 people have RSVP'd to my Release Party Concert. I'm just hoping there are more people who want to come and are planning on it, but just haven't said so.
I am putting on a release party Concert to celebrate the release of my new CD, Solitude (in case you haven't heard). If you live in Utah, have next Tuesday night free (or can cancel your previously scheduled, less important activities), and love piano music, then come listen!
I'm performing songs from the album, and also performing a few piano/bass duets with my amazingly talented bassist brother, Spencer.
When: Tues, May 19th 7:00pm
Where: LDS Church at 590 W Antelope Dr (2000 N) in Layton, UT
Admission is FREE!
If you have YW/YM activities, then make this your activity for the week. (This would totally count for kids who have to do concert reports for school). Don't worry about a sitter, bring your family. Make it your FHE on a Tuesday night.
I think it's going to be a great show!
p.s. if you can't make it, or live too far away, but still want to hear me perform, let me know, and I'll try to work out another concert in your area (UT, SL counties, Southern Utah). I'd love to travel out of state as soon as I become rich and famous enough to actually charge for a concert and still get people to show up, or until I sell enough CD's to prove there actually might be a demand for that.
I would do personal in-home concerts if you pay me enough to trust that you won't lock me in your torture chamber in your basement afterwards.
For those of you who have ordered a CD, I will have them in hand by next week and will ship them out to you. For those of you who haven't now is your chance! To celebrate release week, I am going to continue to offer free shipping, and one free sheet music download for each CD ordered.
So, go on over to my website, and order you some CD's!!
On the side:
I haven't cleaned my house in a week. I'm way backed up on laundry, and my children have eaten nothing but apples, brownies, and mac 'n' cheese (all of which they prepared themselves) since Sunday. I am having a bad Mom week.
But, thanks to everyone for all of your comments on my Mother's Day post. Sorry for the whine session.
I did pull some weeds on Monday. It took me 3 hours, but I got one flower bed done. After spending two full days doing nothing but weeding (in the last two weeks), I now have weeded my front yard. Now on to the side yard....eventually.
KJ has figured out how to forge my signature on her homework. She's pretty good at it too. It really looks a lot like my signature. Yeah. She's SEVEN. I'm really in big trouble.
I think that's all the random crap I've got going today. I've had a few weird cases of mistaken identity lately, but they're all so funny, and/or sad, that I think they deserve a post of their own.