Friday, July 10, 2009

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes

I guess this is the week for bloggy get togethers. Tuesday night I went with Motherboard and Sarah, over to Amber's house, and visited with them and Jo and Veronica. It was a blast! I had no idea that I could be so comfortable with a group of women, who a few months ago, were complete strangers. I also had no idea that so many anatomical words could be used in one discussion. Thanks, Jo, for enlightening us!


There is also a dinner tonight. I'm really excited because I get to hang with my two wanna-be sisters Amber and DeNae. I'm still working on getting adopted into their family.

Then tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to lunch with one of my favorite blogging friends, Erin.
We met once at Kristina's lunch several months ago, but didn't get to chat for very long, so I'm excited to spend some more time with her!


I just have one question. Why couldn't you all consolidate? I'm feeling a little bit guilty for all the playing I'm doing this week, away from my family. But not too guilty, because C is going away on a golfing trip next weekend with his buddies, so it all comes out in the wash.


Ok, this no sugar this is getting REALLY hard. The first week was easy. I hardly even had to think about it. Then, I went to that little get together on Tuesday night. And didn't get home until almost 1 am. After getting up that morning at 4:45 am to run. Then Wednesday morning, I had to get up to drive the monkeys to swimming lessons. Then tumbling, then the grocery store, and of course I had to actually be a mother and feed my children. I was dog tired ALL DAY LONG. I think I finally hit my sugar withdrawal. My head was spinning, my vision was blurry, I had the shakes, I was sweating, I snapped at the kids for the tiniest little thing. Finally around 4 pm, I caved, after craving Coke and sugar all day. I had a hand full of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and half a sleeve of Club crackers. Then I drank a bottle of water and I'm no chemist or anything, but apparently that's a bad combination because I had the worst, twisting, wrenching stomach pain EVER! It persisted until after I went to bed (at around 9:30).

I was doing great again until this afternoon when I was outside and not paying attention, and KJ was inside making chocolate chip cookies without permission. Well, I can't have cookies lying around the house and not eat one!! So much for self control. So much for will power.
I'm in the throws of a major relapse right now. I think I need a sponsor or something like they do for AA.


Did you listen to my interview yet? It'll be up til next Tuesday.


I think I may have found a slight remedy for my children's ADD and selective hearing loss. On Monday, we had a no TV day. All day. I can't believe how much we got done. They cleaned their rooms, emptied the dishwasher, put away their clean clothes, cleaned the family room, and played outside. And it was so nice to have some peace and quiet without Hannah Montana and Zack and Cody blasting through my house all day. I'd like to get rid of the TV all together. But I can only give up one thing at a time.


I need some new music. I've had the same stuff on my Ipod forever and I'm tired of it. Any suggestions?

Here's my lame, same old random 10 list:

1. Can't Live Without Your Finger - Josh Jensen (my brother)
2. Baby Mine - Me
3. Love at Home - Me
4. Tremble for My Beloved - Collective Soul
5. Amor Es Solo Amar - Monica Naranjo
6. These Are Days - 10,000 Maniacs
7. Daddy's On a Train - Josh & Nate Jensen
8. Donde Estas Corazon- Shakira
9. Impromptu No. 1 in A flat Major, Op. 29 - Chopin
10. Chasing Pavements - ADELE

Bonus: Silent All These Years - Tori Amos

Come play along!


Melissa said...

I'll be your sponsor. Wait, totally have an addiction myself, I guess that wouldn't be a good idea would it?

I sure love your random's.....

Kristina P. said...

Are you and Motherboard coming tomorrow? I will be there, but a little late!

The Garden of Egan said...

I'm a bit jealous but trying very hard NOT to be bitter! I want to be DaNae's adopted sister! (use very whiney voice worse than your kids ever thought about whining)
And you get to see Kristina! Sheesh, it isn't fair!!!!
OK, that's enough whining for a decade. Have a blast!
Music? I love anything under the Windham Hill label.

Peggy said...

Just give in. It's easier. And yummier.

Also, I'm pretty impressed that you included your Sam's Club sample in your food diary. Good job!

Shauna said...

I would love to have lunch with you again. We are going to the Temple open house as a family so I have to see what time the lunch is at. I listen to your cd often and think of you woman! Hope to see you soon!
♥ HUGS ♥

Becca said...

I'm jealous of all the fun get togethers I'm missing. I really wanted to make the lunch tomorrow, but we just have to much going on and I'm still not caught up from being gone on vacation for a week. Arrgh!

But the no TV thing...LOVE THAT!! I want a no TV week one of these days, the thing is driving me nuts!

Jillene said...

Can't wait to see you tomorrow at lunch!!

Your interview was AWESOME--as is your CD!!

You ROCK for giving up sugar--I think I would be in a coma if I did!!

tammy said...


Jealous of all your bloggy get togethers!!

I did the no sugar thing for a month. I should have stuck with it because I really did feel better. But I have changed my eating habits and that's still good.

Erin said...

I am really excited to see you tomorrow. You HAVE had a lot of fun with all of these lunches/dinners. Sometimes I wish I didn't live so far away.

I don't no how you are doing it without sugar. I'm impressed with your willpower.

And yes, I loved your interview. It was great to hear what you had to say!

Jami said...

I've detoxed from sugar and whites several times and every time I start again, I writhe in pain. And then I ponder my idiocy. Silly cycle.

2busy said...

I would die without the sugar food group. That's why I can perfectly maintain my overweight self.

Have fun at your bloggy get togethers!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I wish I would've known about Denise's get together! I totally would've gone. I need to start reading her I guess... I'm not in on the in crowd...


Terresa said...

The TV bugs me, too. We try and have TV-free chunks of time during the day & week, they're lovely.

I hope to be in the Provo/SLC area sometime this summer. I'd love to join you for a bloggers lunch sometime, too!

Kristina P. said...

I remembered reading you were off sugar, but I didn't realize you were off soda too! That makes sense. And it must suck!

I've gone off the Diet Coke before, and then get back on, and then off, etc.

Hang in there!

Tink said...

It was fun seeing you at another bloggy lunch! I didn't get to talk to you much being on the other end of the table, but I wanted to let you know that I listened to your interview and thought it was fantastic! I liked how he intertwined your music pieces into the interview. Oh, and the TV thing? I totally know how you feel. I actually loved it when our TV broke down and we had a couple of months without TV before we could afford a new one. The kids actually hauled but outside and really played for once. I'm glad you got a clean house out of it!

Blog Buddy said...

Wish I lived farther north!!! If ya' make it to Southern Utah-I'll be ready for lunch or a concert:)

AS Amber said...

So much fun on Friday and Saturday!!! Just can't even begin to tell you how happy (somehow that word isn't....HAPPY enough!!) I am to have you as my friend. Elated? Is that happier than happy?

Anyway, it meant a ton to me that you and MB came over. I feel like I live at the end of the earth so I always drive to people. It was so awesome to have you come to me!!! And the holy sl*t shop was AWESOME!!!

Ashley said...

I wish I was in Utah for a week so I could go meet up with all of you fun Utah bloggers!