Sunday, November 1, 2009

This Morning's Soundtrack

So yesterday I was huddled in bed hiding from the world until after 9am (not an easy feat with the boys). I had terrible PMS which was making me totally morose and annoyed about Finn's asthma diagnosis (which, I realize I haven't told you about yet, but I'll post about that another time, AND I also realize that asthma is not cancer and I need to get my head together and deal with it, but again, I'll talk about that later).

Anyway, after consuming my weight in Reese's Cups and Almond Joys last night, today I am feeling better, partially because I took a huge walk this morning and reminded myself how lucky I am to live here:

One of my favorite views--The New York mountain range

And it seemed like every song that was being shuffled through on my iPod was something I wanted to listen to. Even though the iPod is loaded with all of my favorite CDs, stuff comes up all the time that I don't feel like listening to at that given moment. But today, I didn't hit forward once.

So I strolled along, singing (after looking covertly over my shoulder to make sure there wasn't someone behind me to hear), and enjoying the morning.

The picture above shows what I saw this morning. This is what my walk sounded like:

Sick of Myself, Matthew Sweet
Those Magic Changes, Sha-Na-Na
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), Dead or Alive
Hold Me Down, Gin Blossoms
Does She Talk?, Matthew Sweet
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Looking at the Sun, Matthew Sweet
Born to Hand Jive, Sha-Na-Na
Small Town Boy, Bronski Beat
The Meaning of Love, Depeche Mode
Bodhisattva, Steely Dan
Wild Honey, U2
Love in Itself, Depeche Mode
Get Back, The Beatles
Add it Up, Violent Femmes (OK, kind of not appropriate for a Sunday stroll)
What's the Matter Here?, 10,000 Maniacs
There She Goes, The Boo Radleys
Rhyme & Reason, Dave Matthews
Nikita, Elton John
Relax, Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Hmmm, I don't think there's anything in there from the 21st century. Perhaps I need to update my life's soundtrack.


Lucinda said...

Nat, life's too short to worry if someone overhears you singing along to your iPod. Sing it loud and sing it proud!

jean said...

No need to introduce any 'new' music to your play list. They just don't sing 'em like they used to! (Makes me sound old, doesn't it?!) I'll add a 'new' one every now & then, but most of the music on my ipod is old.

Beth said...

I know what's missing...some Andy!

I am a Violent Femmes fan myself. It brings me back to my youth.

p.s. my boy had asthma, and got better. it could happen.

Leeann said...

Hi Natalie,

I was just getting on to post what Beth just said before me.. asthma CAN get better.

Chris ( middle son, just turned 11) had asthma that was induced by colds and/or allergies. He would get it frequently at Finn's age and it started tapering off around 3rd grade or so. The last couple of years we have hardly had to pull the inhaler out at all and his Dr said he is no longer asthmatic. I was very nervous when I sent him off on a school retreat with no inhaler but sure enough, he has had a couple of mild colds and no problems.

I hope the very same for Finn!!