02 March 2011

Happy (and sick) Girl

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that we've been combating illness around here lately. Luckily, it hasn't been anything too intense, and we've also been able to keep it isolated to Luke and Audrey. It started a little over two weeks ago. Luke had a bit of a runny nose and just seemed more emotional and low energy. Then when he seemed to start to feel better, Audrey developed this hacking cough - the kind that sound dry and deep. Then it was accompanied by a runny nose and her cough started to sound more "productive" and things got decidedly more mucus-y. We were glad that the infection was on the move. We were also glad that she didn't have any other, more miserable symptoms (ie. vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.). She has really been able to maintain her fun, spunky attitude throughout.

A few days ago, after we'd had breakfast, I asked Audrey: "How are you? Do you feel sick?"

To which she replied, "Audgie's happy, Mom."

I couldn't help but smile. Then I said, "I'm glad you're happy."

And she just replied, "Yeah, Audgie's happy."

May it always be so.

01 March 2011

Musical Memory Lane

As I was running a few errands today, I channel surfed the radio. And in the course of my day, on different stations, I heard a bunch of songs that I really loved in High School... and even a few from Middle School days too! It was crazy to hear these songs and be reminded of some of the great bands that were so much a part of my teenage angst. Funny the memories that come when you listen to music from so long ago!

I was in Middle and High School in the 90s, so prepare yourself for some grunge (and melancholy - that's a given for grunge, right?)!

The very first song that I heard when I turned the radio on was Radiohead: Creep. Classic. (And how can any teenager NOT love this song?)

Then, a few stations down the dial I stumbled upon this gem. From my favorite rock band in High School: Bush: Come Down. (Although, admittedly, I don't really know what to think of the video. The music's good though.)

Another few station changes brought one from Pearl Jam. Black. Amazing.

The one band that was missing today, that I listened to more than all the others, was The Cranberries. Here's Ode to My Family, just for fun.

What memories did these trigger for you?