But today has actually been kind of a nice rainy day. After loading Alex on the bus and dropping Maddie at preschool, the boys and I went to run some errands. Of course the rain started while we were in the store and I got drenched loading up the boys in the downpour. So we made a quick run thru Sonic (to get a life-time's portion of Diet Coke--for me, not them), came home and changed into sweats. I managed to polish of the last of my Thin Mints (dang those Girl Scouts), flick on the fireplace (yeah, it's a fake one) and enjoy some good music while cleaning up around the house. I made an impulse purchase of some "ruby" lipgloss while out today--red's not usually my choice in lipwear, but I figured it was worth the risk for the buck fifty I paid for it on sale. A little brightness on a dreary day never hurts.
Rave: Good Music
I pretty much always have music playing around the house. Different types for different times, activities, or what moods I'm trying to get the kids in. Lately, I've been enjoying some of my standards: Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall and The Weepies. Pretty much anything by them is good, and it's mellow enough to have on without making the kids wild and crazy. I recently found and have also been enjoying Jaymay's "Autumn Fallin'", which is good mellow stuff too.
For wild and crazy dancemania, or for good cleaning tunes, we turn on Maroon 5, old school rap like MC Hammer or KrisKross (I shouldn't be admitting to this, should I?), or this Latin music Jeremy and his sister downloaded. The kids have no idea what they're hearing or singing, but there's always a good fast beat. Check out Orishas on iTunes if you're curious.
My nice mellow day has just ended. Avery is refusing to nap, and in doing so, woke up Aidan. At least I still have the lip gloss, right?