Monday, April 16, 2012

Tornado REMIX

Hey friends!
   How was your Friday the 13th? Probably not quite like mine. Let's see I just happen to be cruising on the high way during a tornado....sound fun? Hardly.

I was headed back to Dallas for the weekend (hard to believe it has already been a month) for a memorial service. My dear friend's dad had passed after his TOUGH battle with esphageal cancer. It was a beautiful memorial and it was wonderful to hug such special friends even though the circumstances were sad.

I am sure you want me to talk more about this tornado huh?
I was driving and it was raining really hard. I could barely see in front of me. Part of me wanted to just turn around and go home but truly that was the direction the storm was supposed to be heading.

I started noticing people stopping and pulling over under the over passes. I was listening to my remix(something I will share shortly) and so I didn't hear anything announced on the radio.

I quickly called my husband who was at home and DEADLY terrified of tornados. He told me there was one in Norman. Well friends, guess where I was. Yep. This tornado was rain wrapped which means you can't see it. EVEN SCARIER. I counted on prayers to pull me out of this.

I had tears running down my face. I am not afraid to admit it because shit folks it was a freaking tornado! I was thinking of my girl. My beautiful incredible and wonderful 22 month old Zoie. I didn't want this to be the end...and sure enough I made it through.

WOO WEE that was the biggest wall cloud I have seen in a really long time. I am from Oklahoma and I have been through this before just not in a long time and not in front of my face!

I am thankful for a safe trip down and a wonderful weekend amongst family and friends despite the reason I traveled there! I probably should get better about posting pictures. I will indeed work on that.

Ok for the title of this blog. I did this before and some people asked me to do it again so here you go. I made a playlist for my drive down that I titled "driving" but I am going to rename this Tornado REMIX.

Some of these songs are NOT new obviously and some you might think what the......
do not judge my song choices. They all move me and I will admit some just make me want to move my booty...


Here is the list:
Don't Leave Me ( ne me quitte pas) by Regina Spektor
The Rifle's Spiral  by The Shins
Wild Onesby Flo Rida featuring Sia
Love Interruption by Jack White
Hold On by Alabama Shakes
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
Boyfriend By Justin Bieber (see you are judging)
Strange Clouds By B.O.B featuruing Lil Wayne
Feel the Tide by Mumford & Sons
The Cave By Mumford & Sons (one of my most fav songs)
Rack City by Tyga *you will judge me for this one I'm sure
Dog Days Are Over By Florence+the Machine
Love in Her Eyes by Reckless Kelly
Laundry Room By Avett Brothers
I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz
Safe & Sound By Taylor Swift
I And Love And You by Avett Brothers
Let Me Hold You by Stoney Larue
Lonely Boy by  The Black Keys
We Are Young by Fun
Faster by Matt Nathanson
Hey Girl (Live in Madison Square Garden) By O.A.R.
Love And Memories (") By O.A.R.
The Love Song by Trevor Hall
Wagon Wheel By Old Crow Medicine Show
Crazy Eddie's Last Hurrah By Reckless Kelly
On My Way Back Home Again by Jim Ward
Take Me Home Tonight By Eddie Money
Your Love by The Outfield
Ni**as in Paris By Jay Z
Good Life By OneRepublic
I'm Alive By Kenny Chesney / Dave Matthews
Lay Down by O.A.R.
3 Rounds And A Sound By Blind Pilot  (another fav song)

Well, hope I might I might of introduced to something if not update one of your playlists. I love music! Obviously my taste is all over the place.

Happy Monday All! I hope you have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Chapter Begins

Howdy friends!

  I cannot believe it has been nearly 2 months since I have written anything. Actually, I can. I was told I was moving to another state and had to find a home and MOVE all within around 30 days.

I am here to report. I am moved. I am unpacked and I am pretty much settled in.
It is SO different here. Yes, I am from Oklahoma but I have never lived in Edmond (suburb of the OC) and I have not lived in OKC for over 12 years +.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my neighborhood and my new neighbors and is a BREATH of fresh air having so much community feel around me. We never got to know any of our neighbors in the entire time we lived in Dallas.

It is more kid friendly here and we can take walks around our neighborhood at night. There is even a path on the main streets that many run on! That was seriously awesome to see.

I am still searching for the gym I want to join but no worries there because it is WAY cheaper here. I can't even begin to express.

I get to see my dad multiple times a week and I have seen many old faces just in the last couple of weeks.

I have a feeling I am going to enjoy it here even though I said I would never move back. I am happy and I love the feeling I have here.

Oklahoma is more than just OK it is fantastic!!