Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Love Song Countdown - Day Two
Before we get to the musical part of this post, some business:
1. You know here at Mrs. Troop, I'm all about keepin' it real. This blog is about real life with eight very real (and noisy) kids. SO in the interest of being honest with you, this Love Song Countdown has really messed up the delicate balance of organized chaos that is our household. For one, I haven't figured out how to get back the time I've spent searching for and listening to music videos on YouTube. Nor have I figured out why some people (who shall remain unnamed, but live in this house and number 9) think that other things should be more of a priority. Like food. And birthdays. And homemade snacks for school. And Valentine's for 100 close class mates. And science projects, and homework. And non-disgusting bathrooms. Where are the clean-up fairies when you need them?
2. It's come to my attention that some people (who shall also remain unnamed - you know who you are) have been lurking here at the Loveday Giveaway and are NOT leaving comments! Come on, People! I can see that you may not appreciate my most awesome of prizes. Sure, your marriage may be perfect. You may have the Biblical wifelyhood thing all figured out. I get it. Or (if you are one of the two men who read Mrs. Troop - Hi DAD!) you may think winning and giving this book to your already perfect wife will get you decked. Or, you don't know ANYONE who is even CLOSE to getting married in the next few years who could benefit from this book's great wisdom. If that's the case, COMMENT ANYWAY. Just let me know to excuse you from the contest and I'll be happy to oblige. I live for your comments. And for some other things too, but that's another post for another day.
3. Hasn't it been fun to walk down memory lane with all of these songs? I've SO enjoyed hearing what music you love. The truth is, I have no original thought at this point, so any song I've posted has been suggested by someone else. Except maybe my #1 that you'll see tomorrow. And once you see it you'll know why. It's that corny.
4. It may have been suggested by various commenters over at Crazy Daisy that I was sarcastic in my adoration of James Taylor. Nothing could be further from the truth! You can make fun of me (I'm used to that - I have eight children, remember?) but JT is awesome. Nothing is more mellow or relaxing than this song - it's not part of my countdown, but it should be.
How can anyone not love that?
I think I'll go tell the Coach that I love him.
Never mind, he's asleep.
I'll tell him tomorrow.
Of course, by then, I'll have attempted to tackle the mountain of laundry that's been sitting here since Monday while I've listened to love songs for hours a day and the mood will be gone.
Here we go with the countdown (I know - you're relieved):
#3 - Some sweetness. I sing this to my girls at least once a week while twirling around their room. Timeless.
#2 - This almost made my #1. Maybe it should have. You'll think it should have when you see #1. This song has more wonderful memories than any other love song I can think of. And no, I'm not sharing what they are!
I love you, Coach!
Now, don't forget to head over to Crazy Daisy and check out her countdown for today. I'm sure it's better. I stole most of my songs from her, anyway. HA! And come see me bright and early on Valentine's to see if you've won! I'll have that #1 song up for you, too. It will be worth the wait. Promise.