I've been counting my blessings the last couple of weeks, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. I want to take a moment to thank my husband, my best friend, my lover. I look back over the years and how our life has drastically changed and I do feel that we have embraced these changes, individually and together. I am thankful for the way Chad sees me, for the way he let's things roll off his shoulders and for his motivation to keep renovating our house! I look back at where I could have landed and I thank my lucky stars that I landed with him. He is my home!
I am thankful for many things, but today I'm especially thankful for the musicians in the world that keep it going. Today I was given a gift of a CD, with a few of my already favorites, and a few tracks that are waiting to be on that list. I've been anticipating 5:00 so I can listen to this disc on my way home. No interruptions, all by myself. It will be 30 fantastic minutes of music and my thoughts!
Song List Riot Gear/Regina Spektor Much Farther to Go/Rosie Thomas Dusty Turnaround/Lizzie West Down to the River to Pray/Alison Krauss Maybe There's a World/Yusuf Islam Tell Me True/Sarah Jarosz Friend Like You/Joshua Radin Nine Million Bicycles/Katie Melua La La La/The Bird and the Bee White Winter Hyman/Fleet Foxes Thinking, Drinking, Sinking, Feeling/Snow Club Holiday Road/Matt Pond PA Wish You Well/Katie Herzig Welcome Home/Radical Face Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall/Simon & Garfunkel We'll Meet Along the Way/Hem New Soul/Yael Naim You and I/Ingrid Michaelson All the Way to New York City/Rosie Thomas The City and the Traveler/Hem
Last night I had a dream about my dream. I was in Firenze Italia soaking up the culture, art, food and people. The dream was rather intense and I remember details. Such as the intricate carvings, the intense colors and the details of the architecture. I remember the hotel that I stayed in and it was full of Italians, not your typical American tourists. The language was so beautiful to listen to....like a song. I also remember the smells. The sweet smell of Tuscany and the not-so-sweet smell of the streets in Florence. She is calling out to me. I need to revisit so I can relive this dream!
Today is a special day! Two of the four loves of my life turned 1. This past year has opened my eyes to many things. I have found a new respect for my mother, and any woman who has labored a child. I have also found a new respect for myself. Before the boys arrived I think my life was in limbo. I was going through the motions of a serious adult who works, but who forgot how to play. One who was tied up with paying bills, yard work, house work, errands, etc. Without having fun while doing so. It's as if I'm an adolescent all over again, learning about myself. I'm finding ways to be creative again, I'm finding joy in the little things as I did when I was a child. Thank you Max and Aidan for opening my eyes. Life is good!