Monday, April 30, 2012

Stocking Up



Monday is my kid free day.

Usually my mind is a whir with washing, cleaning, blogging and emailing. With anxiety I move from one unfinished project to another wondering how on earth everything will get done. Unwinding is a luxury I seldom afford myself - mostly because I don't know how.

But not today.

Today after dropping the kids to their respective locations, I wound the car windows down, turned the heater on full and took the long route home. I blasted the music so loud that I couldn't hear my own thoughts, I couldn't even hear my tuneless voice singing out of time.

It was renewing.

All logic was lost and it was glorious. 

"Love it will not betray, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free"
mumford and sons
sigh no more

Today, I stocked up on tunes. Just me and the music.

Do it tomorrow. You won't regret it.



15 comments:

  1. I could hear your singing over here in the UK! You're not that bad at holding a tune!! ;)

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  2. My fav song. 'At my heart you see, the beauty of love as it was made to be'.
    P.S. Wayne's World 2 was on the other night...thought of you ;)

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  3. Glad you had a great day - best feeling in the world! Totally due for another alone music with the tunes.
    Angie xx

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  4. Oh those moments are utterly invigorating Em! I do a similar thing on a Sunday morning, when I get my hour or so timeout to go exercising. I drive down to the beach, music blaring, wind in my face. Love it!
    I also did a massive stock up on music from itunes the other night. It started with searching for one song and ended up with the purchase of 17 tunes! I was pretty stoked with my new CD compilation.
    Pleased you had one of those days hun, you deserve it xo

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  5. I just might do that. It sounds so invigorating.

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  6. Emily I love your blog and reading your stories. I LOVE blasting music in my car when I am childless!
    Question.... I have noticed these baubles above in some of your other photos. I love the way you have put flowers in them. Where did you get them? Keep up the great work. You are a blogging inspiration. Kate:)

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  7. Emily I love your blog and reading your stories. I LOVE blasting music in my car when I am childless!
    Question.... I have noticed these baubles above in some of your other photos. I love the way you have put flowers in them. Where did you get them? Keep up the great work. You are a blogging inspiration. Kate:)

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  8. Emily I love your blog and reading your stories. I LOVE blasting music in my car when I am childless!
    Question.... I have noticed these baubles above in some of your other photos. I love the way you have put flowers in them. Where did you get them? Keep up the great work. You are a blogging inspiration. Kate:)

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    1. Kate, thank you for your kind words about my blog. It's so lovely for you to have taken the time to write that!

      The little baubles were a gift from my sister in law, i think she bought them in a local boutique....but i have seen them in hot dollar ;) ssshhhh don't tell anyone!

      xo em

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  9. hahaha that is awesome. sometimes in the evenings when i get home and my house mate isn't around I do the exact same thing - don't know what the neighbours think of my music choices and/or my singing !

    x

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  10. Fabulous Em! I've done this myself when I was having a bit of a low day. Decided I'd drive til I hit water and sang the whole way there! Such a mood elevator! Jx

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  11. Sounds like a good plan to me! Looking forward to my next child free moment to get the tunes happening!

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  12. It's impossible to listen to Mumford and sons up loud and not have a good time :) glad things are looking up!

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  13. This is the only thing I miss about driving! Headphones and a walk are my replacement. Unfortunately, the tuneless singing earns me a few nasty looks. ; )

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  14. I like the writing structure of your blog and it does a pretty decent job of presenting the material.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em