Friday, June 26, 2009

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes, revisited.

How many weeks has it been since I've done a random post? I don't know.

I have a lot of things I was going to talk about. But everyone else already beat me to the punch, and said it much more eloquently than I could.

For instance, I recently had a minor flood in my house. But, it never occurred to me to name the incident after a famous fountain in Vegas. Apparently, Motherboard and I ordered from the same menu this week.

Last Monday, after taking the kids swimming, I let them all have a bath in my jetted tub. During which, I was teaching my brother, Charlie, a piano lesson. Suddenly, TJ came running into the living room, dripping wet, saying I needed to turn off the water, and that the tub was overflowing. I told him to just go turn it off, thinking it was just the faucet (not Farrah). I went in, and the jets had been turned on, and were shooting EVERYWHERE! Water shot all the way into the back of my closet (that's probably about 10 feet!) All of my shoes were filled with water. There was about 2 inches of standing water on the floor. The carpet in my closet was soaked. Oh, and there was water leaking into the smoke alarm, and through the ceiling in my basement. Yeah. I was just way to pissed off to think of anything funny to say about it. Still am.

Because right now, I have a disassemble smoke alarm, so if our house burns down, we'll all die, and I have no carpet in my closet because it wouldn't dry, and it started to stink, so we had to pull it out. And my kids have more than once stepped on the tack strip and poked their feet. I'm still pretty peeved about the whole ordeal. So, no funnies here.


I was also going to talk about how I'm already sick of hearing about Michael Jackson, and how I'm bugged because I couldn't watch 30 Rock reruns last night because the damn Today show was too busy reporting who knows what about the Freak. And how he totally stole Farrah Fawcett's thunder. I mean, she died first. It should've been her day! Not his.

Yeah, but then Melissa wrote a whole post about it. And it's just way funnier that I could even think up.


I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Well, not me, really, but my kids did, and that just put me on the wrong side. I slept in. My visiting teachers were scheduled to come over at 10:00 this morning. My house was a disaster. Peter decided to have a melt down. Something about how I helped her wash her hands in my bathroom, but she went potty in the other bathroom. (Yeah, I think she might have OCD. I'm worries). So, in reaction to Peter's meltdown, I kind of, sort of blew my top. Five minutes before the VT-ers were supposed to be there. I sincerely hope they weren't standing on my porch waiting for me to stop screaming at my child before they rang the doorbell. So, the last thing I wanted this morning was for some of my neighbors to come in to my chaotic home and see what a train wreck I was. For the record, I don't like to pretend. What you see is what you get, and it is incredibly hard for me to be pretend to be polite when I feel like screaming. But, I still invited them in. And vented a little.

Can I just say, it seems my visiting teachers always come at moments like these. And I'm pretty sure it is divine intervention. It was just what I needed. To be forced to sit down and have a conversation. It really calmed me down, and calmed my children down. My visiting teachers are two amazing women. I love them dearly. It is obvious that they had the spirit with them today. I know they don't read my blog, but I just want the world to know who much I love and appreciate them.


I am doing a radio interview next week with Greg Hansen, on Your LDS Radio. It's next Friday. The new music interviews air on Tuesdays. So tune in, and listen!!


And now, I have two little girls waiting for me to spend the day with them. We have all sorts of fun things planned:

As you can see, we have a full day planned!


Here are some tunes!

1. Stranded - Shawn Colvin
2. Unknown - Chely Wright
3. Better Together - Jack Johnson
4. Romeo And Juliet - Dire Straits
5. Someone to Love - Queen
6. Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
7. Punishment - Shedaisy
8. Emma Jean's Guitar - Chely Wright
9. Never Know - Jack Johnson
10. Love Is On The Way - Saigon Kick

Bonus: Half Enough - Lorrie Morgan


Erin said...

You are going to so many plases today! (I love the way she spelled that.)

I'm sorry about the flooding. How frustrating!

Kristina P. said...

You had fountain flooding too?!?!

And did you say "damn?" What kind of Mormon are you?!?!??! I can no longer read your blog.

While in Sunday School, on my phone.

Lara said...

OH man. I don't really see anything funny in the flood either, but perhaps, when all is said and done and you are telling your grandchildren about it, you will laugh. I will hope for that.

Hurray for visiting teachers. I don't have them, (long story) and I miss that. I totally get where you're coming from. My husband hates the fact that I won't pretend to be happy if I'm not. He says it's embarrassing in public. I say it's honest. :)

Have fun going plases today, hope that cheers you up!

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow, I am so sorry for your mess. Hope that you are able to get things put back together soon.
Enjoy McDonalds and Hannah Montana!

Becca said...

Is it bad that this whole post just makes me love you more? I love that you don't put on a show for anyone, I really could learn a thing or two from you. Here's hoping that going "plases" cheers you up!

The Garden of Egan said...

OH, I got my CD from you. I think it came yesterday (I've been at camp all week who knows)
Anyway, thank you so much. Thanks for the autograph too.
You are wonderful.

Debbie said...

Isn't it funny how fellow bloggers are having similiar things and not just little things but big ones like the fountain.

That is the sweetest little list. I love it when my daughter does stuff like that. Hope your day was a blast.

Melissa said...


What a few days! I'm so sorry about the flood, BUT on the bright side, you get to go plases of which I am really jealous!

Thanks for the shout out on my post, not everyone was thrilled, but, like you (which is one of the bazillion reasons I love you), is I don't pretend. I yam, what I yam!

And thank you for saying damn. It's one of my personal favorites. That and ass.

Love you!

2busy said...

You have had a week! Whew!

Tink said...

Cute post! Sorry to hear about your flood. That just sucks! We had one, too, not too long ago. A leak from our shower into my daughter's bedroom! Talk about STINK! We've had the carpet pulled up too. So I feel for ya! Your daughter's note is precious! Looks like you had lots of fun things planned! You are a great mom.