Friday, April 30, 2010

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes

Ho boy, has it been one of those weeks! Do you get those? You know the ones that feel like they may never end, and you have no idea how you are possibly going to get through it?

I went to bed last night feeling all dark and twisty inside. Not in a depressed way, although, with all this ugly rain and snow today, I feel a little case of the SADs today. No, I'm just feeling stressed.

We are just way too over-scheduled. It's that time of year. It's the last month of school. That means more homework, projects, programs, not to mention, it's soccer AND softball/baseball season. Kids have games, recitals, belt tests, and birthday parties. Things are starting overlap, and it's getting to me. I can't wait til Summer. I have pulled my kids out of everything for the Summer. We are just going to swim and relax and do nothing for 3 months straight. (stay tuned for the I'm bored and I can't wait for school to start post coming soon)

My house is trashed, and my laundry is piling up.

Plus, I'm trying to get things wrapped up with my new song for The Road Show. I've been writing the accompaniment part, getting help to work out a violin part, and a vocalist (can I just tell you how amazing this girl is, by the way? V-you are AWESOME! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!) We hit the recording studio next week. So, you should be able to see the trailer really soon, barring any copyright issues.

Needless to say, I'm pooped!


I was going to entitle this post Raising my White Flag as an alternate. Because in light of all of my insanity, and trying to get the kids schedule to C so he can come home early and help me get 3 kids to 3 different places all at the same time, I actually sat down and typed out a schedule.

You can all pick your jaws up off the floor now. I despise schedules. I fight it like the plague. I like to think of myself as a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. But I have been married to my borderline OCD hubby for almost 10 years, and it starts to wear off on you. But, I fight it. It's how I was raised. My family is the same way. My Mom calls on Sunday at 4:30 and says, "we're having dinner in 5 minutes, want to come over?" C's Mom calls in June to invite us for Thanksgiving. (No, these are not exaggerations) We've learned to meet in the middle over the years, but I still fight planning and scheduling.

But, I've learned, there is some sense in scheduling out my kids day. I mean, I kinda have to be on schedule for them to go to school (even though they miss the bus more often than not, and they probably have more tardies than all of the other kids put together). And I have to admit it's kinda nice to know what's happening ahead of time. (My eye is twitching as I type this)

So, yes, today, I surrendered, and typed out a schedule. What is the world coming to?


But, I really don't think how busy we are has much to do with me being tired and stressed. Maybe a little, but we're this busy most of the time, and I manage. I think my lovely crazy hormones are kicking in. Or kicking out. And no, I'm not talking about my "special friend" or a visit from "aunt Flo" or my "womanly time" so quit acting all offended. I'm talking about my stinkin' thyroid. Again. I know, I know. You're sick of hearing about it. You're thinking, "Get over it already."

Yeah, I know, I'd like to, really, I would. Easier said than done.

I just need to complain a little bit, then I'll move on, I promise.

I'm just so darn'd tired all the time. Tired, and down. I'm sure part of it, is that I allowed myself some "time off" after my race last weekend. So, I haven't been to the gym. I did have two really great runs on Tuesday and Thursday. I felt great while I was running and right after, but by the time noon hit, I was exhausted again. Maybe I should just run all day and do nothing else. Then, I'll feel fantastic!__________________________________________________________

I just wanted to say Thanks to everyone who commented on my Spanking post. I really do appreciate all of your opinions. I really wanted to write that, more to learn something from you, than to start a debate. And everyone that commented was diplomatic and gracious. It also goes to show that people can disagree and still get along, and be friends. So thanks!

I have this great idea for an invention. Or maybe it's already been invented and I just haven't discovered it yet. Maybe you can help me.
I've noticed that men's shower gel, and deodorant are by far more odoriferous than women's. I feel like the smell of my shower gel or soap wears off by the time I dry off from the shower. And I always say I have more testosterone than the average woman, because I'm a total sweater, but I reapply my deodorant like 5 times a day.
And I don't want to use my husband's shower gel or deodorant because I don't want to walk around smelling like a dude all day.
So, I really want some girly smelling shower gel that is actually strong enough to smell all day.
Anybody know of a brand that does that?
Or am I the only one who is ultra paranoid about BO?


I cooked Lynn Wilson's freezer tamales in the microwave for dinner tonight. I've never bought them before, but they sounded good at the time. And tonight was one of those make whatever's fast and easy nights. Holy hell, they totally bombed. Note to self: stay away from Lynn Wilson's. Yuck.


How about some energizing, cheer-me-up tunes?

1. What I Want - Daughtry
2. Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
3. Once You Had Gold - Enya
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Harry Connick, Jr.
5. Forgiven - Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
6. Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain (NOT because of AI)
7. Dreaming of You - Selena
8. California Song - Brooke White
9. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
10. Change My Mind - John Berry
Bonus: Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson


Wonder Woman said...

You are totally right about men's shower gels. Weird.

A note on the spanking thing: I was hyper aware of it after our posts. A few days after, I saw both boys spank each other. Not hard, and not just hitting. Deliberate spankings when one boys was disobeying the other. It's honestly the first time I've seen that. So I told them I wouldn't spank them anymore if they wouldn't spank each other. Guess I'll have to come up with something else.

Braden said...


Thank. You. So. Much!!!! I feel a mix of guilt and deep appreciation that you are pouring so much of yourself into the book project at such a busy time. Thank you, Sherrie. If my book sells well, I definitely owe you and your family a night out to dinner at the very least. If you ever need a favor from a middle school drama teacher with few marketable skills but an encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway musicals between 1943-1989, I owe you one.

Kristina P. said...

I didn't realize you were still tired all the time. Boooo. You look so great! I have been thinking about you. Hope you're doing OK.:)

veronica said...

You are too sweet. Your accompaniment/arranging is amazing, as are Braden's lyrics. It's a privilege to work with you! We will get the song wrapped up and you check that off your list.

Take care of YOU! You've been doing so well, and sometimes we push ourselves because we think, "hey, i'm back!" but it comes around to bite us.

A schedule is a good thing, because sometimes it helps you realize that there just aren't enough hours in the day and somthing's gotta give. You are on the right track, and summer is just around the corner!
Thinking of you!

Lara said...

You'll have to keep us apprised of the schedule and how it works. I don't believe in them yet. I'm still flying by the seat of my pants, but that's not really working. And, I have an OCD husband. Not even borderline, either. Totally diagnosed. So yeah, we "complement" each other really well sometimes! :)

AS Amber said...

I'm the WORST planner. THE WORST, I tell you!!! And I can't manage my time worth a damn, either. Maybe I should try a schedule??? Nah!

I like Lynn Wilson's burritos but I've never been a fan of tamales. Frozen or otherwise.

Who, S?

wendy said...

Oh dear, you ARE busy. I am kinda glad you are letting things "settle and ease on down" for the summer. It is hard to find the balance.
I like schedules to some degree but also serendipity.
I like that someone can call me out of the blue, and in 5 min. my whole day plan has changed. Thats fun.

Garden of Egan said...

I think you are going to be glad that you unscheduled summer.

Lynn Wilson....holy hell......honey, what were ya thinking? Gag.
Have me come over and I'll fix dinner for ya. I think I cook a little bit better than Lynn.

Camille said...

Oh dear - sounds like you're driving yourself to the ground! It's easy to get caught up in "life" and feel overwhelmed. Hope it opens up soon and you have positive energy!

All I have to say is - you have more endurance than I if you can run those races! 5Ks are my limit, and even then I'm doubled over on the ground hyperventilating!

Hang in there!

Terresa said...

I try not to over schedule, but it's So Hard Not To.

I don't think I've ever tried Lynn Wilson's freezer tamales. Although we've gotten some good ones from Costco (forget the brand).

Yes, I'm pooped too. Today, I'm digging myself out: 4+ loads of laundry, a birthday cake for our youngest, and a Primary baptism this evening. And potty training our new puppy in between it all. Where's some sanity, I need it! ;)

Nick and Stacey said...

Crazy, life seriously gets crazy sometimes...wether you have a schedule or not! I try to make even just menu plans, and half of the meals dont ever get made because of "Schedule Changes" Anyways sounds like a fun summer, my kind of summer, do nothing but worry about what pool to go visit!