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