Play your music real damn loud

I love rage-screaming music! I love to crank my music and sing my heart out. My two favorite places to sing are when I am alone in my house cleaning yes, I will never admit it again, but I crank my music and dance around with my vacuum.  Music keeps me motivated to clean! I freaking love to vacuum and deep cleaning gives me a sense of accomplishment. The smell of cleaner after cleaning a house relaxes me. The popular songs from the club days are now my dirty dancing clean the house playlist.

The second place you will always find me singing is in the driver’s seat. When I am driving alone you can guarantee my music is real damn loud. I love to drive around watching the blurry scenery as I drive too fast and sing too loud. This is when I am the happiest.

I love how just the right song can come across the playlist and you find yourself dancing along getting lost in a memory. I love how a song can instantly change your emotions. The right song just sets the mood for the day. So many songs remind me of certain people or places in my life. Just hearing the right song paired with the memories makes me smile. I have so much to be thankful for.

My taste in music is a bit all over the place I am sure anyone who has seen my Sassy playlist will question my sanity. I have a place in my heart for heavy metal rage music nothing motivates me better. or warms my heart or just gets my soul. My workout music playlist is scary sweary music that makes me want to set a world record in running.

I grew up listening to a variety of music my parents had quite different tastes and I found myself enjoying artists from both of their playlists. They both played a significant role in always playing music I grew up in a house always filled with music. My brother introduced me too and ruined my life with heavy metal which makes me giggle because he doesn’t listen to much of that these days. It still runs through me heavily. I have my playlist ready to go.

The one type of music I could never get into was country I always struggled well that was until one of my new co-workers posted a song of a concert she was going to and ruined my life. I am quite sure my partner thinks I am insane but there is something about this guy’s voice I am so in love, and I so desperately need to see Zach Bryan in concert. I cannot stop listening something about his voice is just a sheer delight to my ears and its so country. I can’t explain it his voice just ignites something in me. I am ready for my cowboy boots and hat now. Play your music real damn loud is a line in his song heading south. It hit me and I can’t stop singing it!

One thing music taught me is to always be open to listening to something else. What one person loves another may not like. Everything you do will not be loved by everyone. You cannot please everyone. But the right words just might change someone’s life. There is music for every kind of mood you are in. If you need to get to a mood work through a mood or searching for something different music always has it.

Back in my younger years I was a concert rat I had tickets to all the shows I love the feeling of a large event energy not so much the amount of people but just the feelings of positivity that music brings out in us and bring us together. I cannot wait for the day I can share a concert with my son! My first concert was with my mom she took us to see Bare Naked Ladies and it is something I will never forget. I hope to create that same kind of memory with my son. We do not have the same taste in music and his music idol is no longer with us RIP Stomppin Tom so we have some details to work out before our first show.

I love when someone shares a song that reminds them of you, a while back a girl who was my best friend and we shared a lot of concerts together reached out and said every time she hears Pink by Aerosmith she thinks of me. Still one of my biggest regrets is not going to see Aerosmith when I had tickets, but my pregnancy made me so sick, I couldn’t cope. I wish I could see them! I missed the opportunity of a lifetime I hope this opportunity comes around again. Bucket list must see! I have a whole list of concerts I still want to see and even a new artist added. Who is something you would love to see in concert? Or someone you saw and it changed your life?




Where you at?

Okay, I know I have said enjoy Canadian summers because they are gone in a blink of an eye, but this year it especially flew by. I left my job and even had most of the summer off with my boy, but it feels like we did so much and yet nothing at all how is it possible that the leaves are now changing colors and the fall crisp air has set in? How is it possible I already have a fourth grader? Time needs to slow down.

As I sit in my home office with the window open and the lake breeze keeping me cool I love watching the sunrises and the sunsets. Gorgeous colors all around me. I do love the fall season and all its gorgeousness.

I enjoyed my first caddy cruise this past weekend, usually, by the fall I have ticked on hundreds of kilometers but at last this year my lovely car sat in a garage, tarp-covered and sad. . My son has let me know he has been on more cruises this year and that it’s no longer my car. Apparently, I lost my caddy, and he wants it restored back to its original mint condition so he can enjoy the caddy as his first car. I laughed thinking of trying to pass my driver’s test in the caddy. How cool would it be to drive to school in a big ol black caddy. I took my driver’s test in a Mercury Topaz a mid-size car and when I parallel parked, I backed into the spot they have set aside, and I hit both gates you had to navigate between to pass. I would like to say I am a much better parker today. Thankfully, you could have three errors back in the day when I did my testing. I don’t think the caddy would fit between those parking gates. I find it best to find a pull-in spot rather than try to parallel park the caddy. I am not brave enough; afraid I will scratch it the car. I also do not have my transport license and I can assure you the caddy is the longest care I have ever driven. One good thing about the driver’s test with a caddy would have been that I wouldn’t have lost points for speeding like I did. I can only imagine in 7 years when my son finally is a licensed driver what the cost of gas would be to fill the caddy. I do often wonder if as a passenger my son behind the wheel cruising along, would I have the same big smile I see when I look over at my dad. I am not sure if I would be smiling and scared he’s driving my car!

This past weekend we went for a cruise to celebrate my dad’s birthday he is officially a senior and we have a birthday tradition to get Reb Lobster and cruise, This time I picked up my girlfriend smalls who is just the smaller version of myself. I threw her in the back of the caddy and we headed east. We were both having a day sometimes the struggles real. When I have a bad day I try to think of how it went wrong and what I could do to make it better. You know what always makes my problems better? Crushed velour and being in the drivers seat of the caddy! The three of us cruised around laughing and it was just the fall day we all needed.

As thanksgiving approaches this weekend, I think of all the people I am thankful for and my face hurts from smiling. I still make a grateful list every day to remind myself how blessed I am in this life.

Here’s to fall and falling into living grateful lives.