Grateful for Life

I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday and I hope it was spent among family and friends. My mother sent me an email a couple of weeks ago and shared with me a fun article she had read in the newspaper. It was a list of the Top Ten Thanksgiving Day songs compiled by the Daily Herald. You can access the article here.

That made me think about the songs I associate with the holiday or songs that make me feel more gratitude in my life. Below are 5 songs from my list.

  1. Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You
  2. Bill Withers: Lean On Me
  3. Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World
  4. American Authors: Best Day of My Life
  5. Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers: Accentuate the Positive

The Daily Grind

Do you ever have those days when enough is enough?

I do.

In fact, I have it every Friday while driving this intense commute. By the 5th day of the week, I really don’t want to be behind the wheel of the car which leads me to this post.

The only thing that keeps me going is music. I listen to all genres and all ages of music (yes,  I have been known to sing LET IT GO within the safe confines of my steel beast). Music seems to have the ability to keep me from driving like a maniac and being irritated with my fellow drivers (as I sure they are with me).

So here is the music that I enjoyed while commuting to the office today. What do you listen to in order to stay sane?

  1. Rod Stewart–Love Is
  2. Deee-Lite–Groove Is In The Heart
  3. Jeannie C. Riley–Harper Valley PTA
  4. American Authors–Best Day of My Life
  5. Herman’s Hermits–Can’t You Feel My Heartbeat


Starting Fresh

Here we are at another Friday. I am so glad because my body is achy and tired but I am also SUPER sad. If you live in one area for too long, guess what happens . . . you get attached. That’s right–you get attached. I have lived in Utah for 12 years now. That is 11 years longer then I originally thought that I would live here. All of these years later, I know that Utah was the right decision and staying here this long has been the right decision as well. I have wonderful friends, I live in a beautiful neighborhood with wonderful neighbors, I have favorite haunts I like to visit, I love all of the things to do outside, and most importantly–I love being close to my family especially the nieces and nephew. They really are the highlight to my life.  🙂

So now, that brings me to this week . . . I took a new job. I am excited for it and the new challenges that it will present. Mostly, I am just eager to have a schedule again. I get frustrated being busy but not knowing where all of my time is going during the day.

This new job means that I will be moving back to the Portland-Vancouver area. I am very excited about this since as most of you know, I love the Northwest A LOT!!! I get to be there also at my most favorite time of year: FALL. Awesome for me!! 🙂

So this brings us back to the music post for today. Enjoy my 5 picks for starting over and if you have any favorites; please share them!

  1. Rolling Stones: Start Me Up
  1. The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn!

  2. The Andrew Sister & Bing Crosby: Accentuate the Positive

  3. Bon Jovi: It’s My Life

  4. American Authors: Best Day of My Life