June 30, 2015

a {DAY}

 I keep this note in my phone.  Obviously, November 19th was a bad day, but I honestly don't remember any of the details of how things went down.

Unfortunately, I still have days like this.  I imagine every mom does.

And the thing that never ceases to amaze me is that even though, logically, I know I'm not alone when it comes to the hardships of raising children - emotionally, I always feel like there's no one else who understands what I'm going through.

And even though I allow my daughters to influence me to feel like the worst person in the world, one millisecond of bliss within our home can make up for a week of obstacles.  And suddenly I'm the best mom in the world.

Motherhood truly is fascinating.  I'll never master it.

{#hardest #job #ever}

June 29, 2015

Pretty Little Liars {the SOUNDTRACK}

I've learned within the last little while that I like my entertainment to be mindless.  In all seriousness, when I sit down to watch a show I just want to be entertained.  I don't want to be challenged or uplifted or educated.  I want to be entertained.  This does not mean my taste in TV shows is bad (hello, 30 Rock.  Best TV Comedy ever), but it may explain why I've suddenly found myself watching Pretty Little Liars.

There's little to be said about the writing for the show.  For crying out loud, I'm four seasons in and there are still no answers to the cliff-hanger from the pilot episode.

But, who really needs good writing and realistic situations any way?  I mean, the "teenagers" in the show are all played by people well into their 20s and 30s, so, clearly, we're not striving for perfection.

But, that's okay.  

Pretty Little Liars is an entertaining show that I can watch after a long day.  For whatever reason, it helps me unwind.

Plus, there's Ezra.  Adorable-English-teaching-dating-your-student-so-you're-basically-a-pedophile Ezra.  What's not to love?

But, more importantly, the show has a killer soundtrack.  I usually find a song I love during every episode, and thanks to someone who has more free time than I do, I can view the songs from each episode at this handy website.  And then add to my music library the songs I like best.

I particularly like the song called BONES by MS MR.  Their songs are $1.29 on iTunes, which usually means they're popular and/or played on the radio.  So, I may be late in the game when it comes their awesomeness, but better late than never!


#mindless #entertainment

June 1, 2015

MUSIC mondays: my PLAYLIST

I have a few different playlists on my iPhone.  Generally speaking, I have a list that is more chill music and a list that is more upbeat.  Every once in awhile, I'll go to my entire library and shuffle the songs, but for the most part I stick to my playlists.

And, because I'm weird, my playlists have to have cool names.  Names like Playlist 1 and Playlist 2 just doesn't jive with me. Today, I'm sharing almost all of the songs on my playlist titled 
{Coffeehouse Rock}

Amos Lee - Colors
Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You
Band of Horses - The Funeral
Band of Horses - I Go to the Barn Because I Like
Band of Horses - Is There a Ghost
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus {Acoustic Version}
Family of the Year - Hero
Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek
JJ Heller - When I'm With You
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
Jack Johnson - Cookie Jar
First Aid Kit - Emmylou
Flunk - Blue Monday
Elton John - Your Song
David Berkeley - Fire Sign
The Cure - Lovesong
Ben Harper - Forever
Ani DiFranco - You Had Time
Coldplay - Fix You
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Emma Louise & Husky - The Sound of Silence
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
John Mayer - Free Fallin' (Live)
Snow Patrol - Run
Richardard Thompson - Persuasion
VAST - Don't Take Your Love Away From Me
Shake Shake Go - England Skies
Metric - Gimmie Sympathy
The Morning After Girls - Alone
The 6ths and Katharine Whale - You You You You You
A Great Big World - Say Something
Amy Stroup - Just You

Be sure to check out some of these songs.  They're great.  I'm always on the lookout for more music.  Send me your favorites.

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