Thursday, February 17, 2011


Isn't it funny how certain songs can bring back memories from long ago?  It is also surprising how many lyrics you can remember even after not hearing a song for many, many years.  Two nights now (not in a row!) I've spent hours looking through iTunes and downloading a bunch of old songs!  Here is a small list of what I downloaded and now have on my iPod to listen to and torture my kids with in the car:

Seven Year Ache - Roseanne Cash
Swingin' - John Anderson
The Chair - George Strait
My Favorite Memory - Merle Haggard
The One - Elton John
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
The Rose - Bette Midler
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley
The Things We Do for Love - 10cc
Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik

And that is a small list.  Probably not even 1/4th of what I found.  I have iTunes and their "suggestions" to thank for that!  Some of those people I didn't even know I knew!  Like England Dan & John Ford Coley... I don't recall ever knowing their names.  But I love, love, love the song.  And still knew it all by heart!  "The song's not about linen." Does anyone know what movie that line is from?  I don't expect anyone to know, but I loved that part of that movie and the song ALWAYS reminds me of it. 

'Like walking in the rain and the snow, when there's nowhere to go and you feel like part of you is dying...' 10cc... I don't recall the name of that band either - but I certainly know the song!

A lot of the country songs I downloaded from the 70s and 80s were because of memories of Jack - and songs I know he loves.  I got them to burn CDs for him for his birthday, but I have to get his sound system working so he can actually listen to them. He has been in the hospital for the last week and I took my iPod and iHome to the hospital and played the music for him while he was sedated - hoping he could hear it and it offered him some comfort. 

I also came across some Rod Stewart that brought back many memories, but since I know my mom has the CDs, I didn't download them.  I'll just borrow her CDs for a little bit! 

I've loved my trips down memory lane via music.  I like so many different varieties. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I walked into Alli's room to put a check for school on her dresser, trying to be super quiet so I didn't wake her up. She's such a light sleeper, it didn't work. She raised her head up, clicked her tongue and said, "Come here baby, come here."

I laughed and asked who she was talking to. She focused her eyes on me and said, "I don't know, dreaming I guess..."

I just wonder who she was dreaming about?

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Slow Week!

I haven't had much to tell you this week.  OK, that's probably not true, but I haven't felt like it, OK?  I could tell you all kinds of silly things like how I have wiped out twice on the ice now.  The first time wasn't so bad, but the second time I landed on my elbow and it hurt like you wouldn't believe.  Usually when I get in my car, I put my right elbow on the console to adjust my bottom in the seat.  So now I do it and pain shoots up my arm.  I'm learning not to do that! 

I got the Tetris game on my iPod touch and I have been playing it quite a bit.  It somehow makes me feel better putting those blocks together in lines and it helps me clear my mind.  I hadn't played Tetris for about 10 years and I used to love it then too. 

It's hard to believe that January is already over!  Last Feb I did a post-a-day thing, but I guess I'm skipping that this year.

I've been trying to figure out how to do voice blogs - it would be easier to just rattle on rather than type I think.  I've been told I have a fairly pleasant voice by some people, so maybe it would be easier to listen that to read my dribble. 

Winter blahs.  Cold.  Snow.  Ice.  Just a few of the reasons I haven't been blogging much lately. 

I got into a baking mood last night and made a coffee cake and some cookies.  I took some to my mom and some to work today to share. 

See?  Kinda boring.  Forced writing... and not much to say.  Sorry!  I'll try to come up with something soon!