Friday, August 14, 2009

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes

This is my 401st post. I guess that's kind of a big thing. Maybe I should do something to celebrate. Celebrate the fact that I've neglected my children, neglected my housework duties, and basically sat on my a$$ 400 times.
How much hate mail am I going to get for saying that?

Actually, I only kind of feel that way. I like my blog. I like your blogs. I love that I've made some truly amazing girl friends from having this blog. And that I probably won't be nearly as successful with my music if it weren't for the publicity my blog (and facebook) has given me.

I'm sure I won't feel so guilty once my children are at school, and my house will stay clean a teeny bit longer, and I will have more time to myself.


I actually showed my face at Enrichment night last night. For the first time in like a year. Ok, okay, it was because the RS counselor happened upon my website, and discovered that I can actually play the piano (no I didn't shout it from the roof tops in my ward). So, she asked my to play the prelude, and the opening hymn. Of course, I agreed. Then, I found out that she announced in RS (I play the piano in primary, so I wasn't there) that I was going to be playing selections from my CD at Enrichment night. Ok, sure, whatever. So, I played a few of my hymn arrangements for the prelude, and figured I was done. Then, they had the lesson/activity. More on that later. Then, they got up and announced that now they would turn the time over to me to play a musical number. What?! Uh, I was not prepared for this! I didn't even know what to play. So, I played Solitude. Why is it that my closest friends and neighbors in a small relief society room at the church, make me more nervous than if I were playing in front a huge crowd in a large auditorium?
It's okay, though, because one of my neighbors bought one of my CD's, so it's all good.


The enrichment lesson was about financial peace. The bishop's wife, who turns out is/was in accountant, taught the lesson. She kinds of combined the church's advice on money, and Dave Ramsey's book. I thought she did a great job. I definitely thought it was relevant right now, considering the recession we're in. I got some great budgeting ideas. And I learned that I need to stuff cash under my mattress for a rainy day. You know, like just in case the world ends and the banks are closed, and I need money (cash) to survive. I never thought about that before.
Although, I would have to hide somewhere and forget about it, or I'd probably be tempted to dip into it.


Did I mention that I'm anxious for school to start? Not that I have anxiety about school starting, but I think my kids are giving my anxiety. Or stress. I could stand to go a few hours with out the fighting, whining, and Disney Channel. I wouldn't mind having a clean house for a change, without having to follow my kids around all day, cleaning up their messes.

Although, it finally occurred to me the other day to teach KJ how to do the laundry. She's so excited about it, she keeps asking me if she can start another load. Why didn't I think of this before?! Only, she still won't fold them, and I have to hound all three of them to get them to put their clothes away. I think I'm going to have her start doing her own laundry. Seven is old enough for that, right?


So, after an interesting discussion with three of my favorite ladies yesterday at lunch, I decided I might have some obscure illness. It's probably either premature menopause, lung cancer, TB, Alzheimer's or a brain tumor, and maybe giardia. I tried to diagnose myself on Web MD by listing all of my symptoms, and even they were stumped. No, C, I am NOT a hypochondriac. I'm just tired of being tired all the time, and tired of all the aches and pains, and the headaches, and the cramping, and........


Sorry, for being a downer lately. This usually doesn't hit me until well into the fall. It seems to come earlier and earlier every year. I'm second guessing my self-diagnosis of SAD. How does that flare up in the middle of the Summer?

p.s. Can you tell I'm having fun on Wikipedia today?


Here's some tunes:

1. Crazy For You - Alex Boye
2. Constellations - Jack Johnson
3. As Long As You're Mine - Idina Menzel & Leo Butz (from Wicked)
4. Enchantment - Corinne Bailey Rae
5. Let's Get Crazy - Hannah Montana
6. Forever & Always - Taylor Swift
7. Don't Mess With the Doctor - Thompson Twins
8. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
9. Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
10. Silent All These Years - Tori Amos

Bonus: Waiting on the World - John Mayer


Kristina P. said...

I think since you used dollar signs instead of an "s" you should be fine.

Oh, and I DON'T have giardia, apparently. I can give you some really disgusting symptoms. I likely have syphillis however.

And I think it's more nervewracking having people you know judging you, rather than strangers.

wonder woman said...

I don't think you're SAD. I think you've had a crazy summer and are ready for the regularity and order that school-time brings.

I used web md to diagnose myself a few weeks ago and thought I had herpes. Scared the CRAP out of me. Turns out it was just a yeast infection. Moral: don't self-diagnose with WebMD.

Andrea said...

I am sick and tired of hearing people say that we "waste" our time blogging. I for one don't consider it a waste of time, and I am sure if push came to shove, they probably do something else to waste their own time.

I wouldn't suggest forgetting where you "stuff" your money. The last time I had the piano tuner come, he said that he was tuning a piano of some old couple and when he opened the piano up, found a stash of cash to which the husband (whose wife had passed away) said, "Oh, THAT's where she hid it!"

Tink said...

Okay, so I wrote you this REALLY long comment and it never showed! What happened? I'm totally ticked and am going to kick Bogger's ass. (= I'm not going to write it out again, but just know that I wrote you a long one.

Peggy said...

I hide money too. Except then my husband found out where my stash was and keeps stealing from me. I think I need a new hiding place. :)

Erin said...

I had fun with Wikipedia today too, but only for one thing (agate). And I have definitely been through the hypocondriac stuff. It comes and goes (it, of course, meaning cancer or diabetes or whatever problem I am having that day).

DeNae said...

I wish I was at lunch with you! WAAAHH!! And I love WebMD. So far I've had every mental illness you can think of, and for a time I was pretty sure I had prostate cancer. Suh-WEET!

And I think your Enrichment leader needs a good smacking. It's things like that that make me not go to Enrichment. Or do my visiting teaching. Or, you know, give up crystal meth.

Heart you! See you next week!

M-Cat said...

I totally self diagnose everything and everyone. Perhaps that should be worked into the health care bill??

JK - have a good weekend girl!

tammy said...

What a coincidence, I actually went to enrichment last night too, mostly because I had to play the piano too. But it still counts right?

And I also have a brain tumor. It's been going on for awhile now.

Cynthia said...

That Enrichment meeting sounds like it was a good one! I'm glad you got to show your talents to your ward- so often they are the last to know about this kind of thing because we don't want to toot.

That last post (where you had comments off) I just wanted to tell you that I understood where you're coming from on that. I had the same internal dialog. I would have LOVED to have had one more child- that last son I just knew was meant for us.

However, it would have meant going through all the infertility treatments again (which I would have done) and I just KNEW we had as much as my anxiety/depression afflicted spouse could handle. I decided it wasn't worth adding that one more child if it meant lessening the ability of their Dad to be the best Dad he could. So we didn't. It took awhile to be at peace with that but I am now. You'll figure out the right thing to do for YOU and your family. Good luck.

Mikki said...

Oh my gosh Sher! I've taken like, forever to get over here and read your blog, since you've been back in action--sorry, I'm a real slacker.
Thanks for your awesome suggestion on my post--I'm going to definitely try that. Baby steps right?
I can completely see how you are ready for school to start. Sounds like you've had a super busy summer. I'll tell ya', some days I can't wait till all my critters are in school so I can have some quiet "me" time, and catch up with all the house work. I think Wonder Woman is right on with her thoughts about that subject.
How's your little man's toe doing? Bless his heart,but you know I really think I would have reacted much the same way you did. This is turning into a book, sorry.
Hope you get some peace and quiet soon, and I hope you can come to a decision that gives you peace, regarding another baby. I certainly thought we were done after our first two, but occasionally thought I'd like another one. Went off the pill and BAM!!!! twins! I wouldn't change a thing though. Even though some days I wonder what it would be like to have some personal time!!LOL (like that ever happens again after you have kids anyway)
Good luck, whatever you decide!

Mikki said...

Ok, I'm really sorry if none of that made much sense. I didn't break it up at all, it's past midnight and I should be in bed, not trying to compose paragraphs.

Motherboard said...

As you well know, I self diagnose on a rather regular basis... that's why I've had Ebola and Leukemia and Moxie has had a pituitary gland tumor.

Curse that bloody WebMD.

Sorry I missed your rockin' performance at Enrichment. I meant to come. I really did. Then, life happened and my head spun a couple of times. It was awesome.

Megs said...

i love the tunes!! and i love that you have 'as long as you're mine' in it! aw, love the music from wicked... probably more than i should :) and idina menzel. girl crush!!!

i hope you get feeling better!! my birth control has been giving me issues latley so i know how it feels to be sick ALL THE TIME!!!

{xoxo} Meg

Missy said...

I so need financial peace! Love John and Tori!

The Garden of Egan said...

It's a good thing you don't live in my Ward because I'd make the bishop call you to be my PERSONAL piano player....come to my house and just play my unused piano all the time!
Hey, I just noticed your maiden name is is mine!
I think you are awesome and I'm listening to your CD even as we speak (or type). It is my fav!

Terresa said...

Hope you're feeling better! Yep, we missed you the other night, but there's always next time.

PS: One of my New Yrs resolutions was to "swear less." I'm still working on it.

trublubyu said...

thanks for making me smile today when i read this post.

Omgirl said...

I hear you on being tired and achy and stuff all the time. I did the full array of hormone tests etc. and they came up with....nothing. So I guess my final diagnosis is "old."

p.s. cutlets at Walmart! They're clear, not colored like the link in my blog post (those were from Amazon). About $17 for a pair. Better than $5000 for a permanant pair!

heather said...

I think I know some ways to help you out of your tired all the time/ wondering what wrong with you. Email me if you want to know my story on that. :)

Kado! said...

I'm actually scared of school'll be the first time my house has been silent for years....both kids at school at least for 1/2 day...what will I do with myself??? I'm sure I'll be fine once I get to the spa.... ;)

AS Amber said...

I was thinking "I wish I would have been at that lunch!!!" and then I realized...I WAS AT THAT LUNCH!!! I'm retarded.

You do not have hypoch...anyway, you don't have it.

And I wanna hear you play in person. Not just in my car.


tiburon said...

Excellent random tunes! (Aside from the Hannah and Taylor ;) I am such a self diagnoser...

There must be something within the church because we had a financial lesson in church just yesterday!