More than “call me maybe”

I’m seriously digging that call me maybe song. Like shamelessly, wholehearted loving on it. Cover? I’ll listen. Remix? Of course! Ballad? Why didn’t I think of that. Well every day for the past few weeks I’ve had Carly Rae Jespen (awesome middle name btw). She has another song on the same album that I find myself equally attached to. The lyrics sound like they were made for a jealous-type young 20-something, but the beat is infectious. Bonus…it already has a video!

The beat reminded me of a song from church and has been killing me to figure out which one it was. POOF, just like that it came to me. Thanks Big Man! Starts around 0:45.

Last night I decided to do something crazy. There is a class at the Y with the following description: This 60-minute barbell class provides a workout that will strengthen all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises, including squats, presses, lifts and curls. New versions of the class are released quarterly. Yup. Sign me up. That’s not the crazy part though. The crazy part is when I decided to run to the gym and back, on top of that class. The gym is 2.5 miles from my home.

You see that up there? Yup. High yesterday was 96 and I was out there running in it*. Between my run and class I consumed 64 ounces of water like it was air. Once I completed it, I felt like a giant rockstar.

*As a disclaimer, I do not encourage anyone to try exercising in these conditions. I run in this heat a lot and am more used to it that others. I also live in the southeast where the humidity always hovers about 300%.

While poking around on the weather channel, the “stories that affect me” definitely didn’t affect me today. Really, winter driving tips, REALLY?!?

After that intense workout it was time for some dinner. I had one of my not-so-famous-but-is-catching-on garbage disposal salads. WHAT IS THAT YOU ASK? You take anything in the fridge that needs to be used up and put it in a yummy salad. I had romaine lettuce, some chopped tomato, topped with black beans, bleu cheese, a sprinkle of nuts from a baking thing earlier this week and pickled baby corn. Topped with some raspberry vinaigrette. YUM-O. Since that wasn’t hitting the caloric needs I also had a piece toast with butter, a handful of pistachios and a small bowl of cherries. Random? Yes. A rainbow of yumminess? Yes, again.

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Music Monday: Another Love Song

I’m on a roll…what can I say. I’m a newlywed, head over heels in love with the wonderful man God put into my life. I heard a song today (knowing that I’ve heard it SOMEWHERE before) and the words could not have been truer. I’ve played the original about 15 times today. There may or may not have been tears involved. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how the two of you truly met…and this song is a VERY strong reminder for me to thank the Man upstairs. I’ve been having a rough day, but knowing I get to see my husband when I get home and we have a 5 mile run (complete with hot hot heat) then dinner at our favorite spot (complete with spicy food) ahead of us to just be together (complete with laughter) makes it all better. It’s become a tradition, and I must say one of my favorites!

The new version is Blake Shelton, but the original by Dave Barnes wins.

Video:

Lyrics:

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
and I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you.
Gave me you.

Music Monday

This song just came on, and I’m in love with it. Pretty much sums up what I think a marriage should be, and bonus! it’s from John Legend!

“Stay With You”

We’ve been together for a while now
We’re growing stronger everyday now
It feels so good and there’s no doubt
I will stay with you as each morning brings sunrise
And the flowers bloom in springtime
On my love you can rely
And I’ll stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you

Though relationships can get old
They have the tendency to grow cold
We have something like a miracle
Yeah, and I’ll stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you

And there will be heartaches and pains, yes it will
But through it all, we will remain
In this life, we all know
Friends may come, and they may go
Through the years I know
I will stay
And in the end I know that we’ll find
Love so beautiful and divine
We’ll be lovers for a lifetime, yeah
And I’ll stay with you
I will stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you
Everything will be fine
And I will stay with you
Through the end of time
I will stay with you

Some striking lyrics!

Here’s another tear jerker!!! Check it! I just love LOVE songs…and country music 😉

Lee Brice – Beautiful Every Time

I’ve been around the ocean, since I was a kid
I dont get to see it much these days
This morning I walked down to it, just to say I did
And damn, if it didn’t take my breath away
I guess some things are just that way

Like a baby sleeping, a momma kneeling
A key west sunset sky
Yeah, the chills I get when you lay your lips on mine
That’s beautiful, beautiful everytime

Well, I can hear the music drifting over the dunes
It sounded like a wedding on the beach
I figured I’d take a closer look, had nothin’ better to do
Yes, I forgot the sight a blushin’ bride could be
Like it’s amazing, it’s always amazing

Like a baby sleeping, a momma kneeling
A key west sunset sky
Yeah, the chills I get when you lay your lips on mine
That’s beautiful, beautiful everytime

I guess amazing, will always be amazing

Like a church choir singing, a nation healing
A son coming home alive
The love for me, girl I see in your eyes
That’s beautiful, beautiful everytime

Ooh, everytime

Take Me Here NOW!!!!

Lyrics: Carrie Underwood

Did you ever have a song so true to heart you can’t help but cry every time it comes on? WELP that has happened and continues to happen thanks to “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood. She wrote it about her mother and her upcoming wedding. It’s so fitting and makes me cry as I’m writing this. I hope it creates a smile in all of you! Enjoy!

Video:

Mama you taught me to do the right things
So now you have to let your baby fly
You’ve given me everything that I will need
To make it through this crazy thing called life
And I know you watch me grow up and always want whats best for me
And I think I found the answer to your prayers

And he is good, so good
He treats your little girl like a real man should
He is good, so good, he makes promises he keeps
No he’s never gonna leave
So dont you worry about me
Dont you worry about me

Mama theres no way you’ll ever lose me
And giving me away is not goodbye
As you watch me walk down to my future, I hope tears of joy are in your eyes

Cuz he is good, so good
He treats your little girl like a real man should
He is good, so good, he makes promises he keeps
No he’s never gonna leave
So dont you worry about me
Dont you worry about me

And when I watch my little baby grow I’ll only want whats best for her
And I hope she’ll find the answer to my prayers
And that she’ll say

He is good, so good
He treats your little girl like a real man should
He is good, so good, he makes promises he keeps
No he’s never gonna leave
So dont you worry about me
Dont you worry about me

Mama dont you worry about me

Dont you worry about me