Brand New Day

“At this defining moment, change has come to America.”


The collective mental state of our country is shifting.  It’s the power of The Secret on a national level.  I’m reminded of a song from the 1978 musical The Wiz

Everybody look around
‘Cause there’s a reason to rejoice you see
Everybody come out
And let’s commence to singing joyfully
Everybody look up
And feel the hope that we’ve been waiting for

Everybody’s glad
Because our silent fear and dread is gone
Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about
You owe it to yourself to check it out
Can’t you feel a brand new day?


And a big shout out to the model makers at LEGOLAND for re-creating this historic moment in thousands of little LEGO bricks.  Thanks for helping me feel like I have experienced this day first hand, in a miniature, plastic sort of way.


Godspeed to you President Obama.  God Bless America.


anything is possible

Happy New Year to me…and to all the other life long, die hard Charger fans that just watched their team kick some serious butt on the playing field to win the first round of playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts.   If you would have told me just a few weeks ago that the Chargers would even be in the playoffs I would have called you a crazy loon. Considering we were 4-8 just 4 games ago, it seems a little peculiar.  But that just goes to show what a little tenacity and determination can accomplish.

I have never seen a group of guys want to win a game so badly in my life.  They came out strong and fought all the way to the end.  And Darren Sproles, where have you been all my life? He had fire in his belly and wings on his feet.  Play after play he came through, BIG!  All of the players left their heart and soul on the field and in the hands of all their adoring, hoarse fans.

So here I am, day 3 of the new year, and despite a few unfortunate incidents since the ding of midnight on Jan 1, including the insidious stomach bug that has infected both my hubby and me, I now have a renewed sense of vigor moving forward into 2009 and I am steadfast in the thought that this is going to be a fan-frigging-tastic year!

Sproles, Scifres, Bennett, Rivers, Gates, Dobbins (for that amazing sack on 3rd and 2), Tomlinson (injury and all), and the entire Defense – Thanks you guys for that amazing win and for reminding me that anything is possible.

Motherhood is…

Motherhood is browsing the racks at Anthropolgie, looking at all the adorable items you want to buy but won’t since your Christmas budget is going towards tutu’s and Thomas the Train, thinking back to the skinny, single days when you had a place to wear such outfits, but then smiling and “aahhhing” as you come upon a display of precious, furry stuffed animals for sale, whose proceeds are donated to Becky’s House, imagining your kids playing with the furry critters, and then bursting into tears when, simultaneously, The Rainbow Connection begins to play on the PA.

Mama Maryhood is then wiping away the tears, buying said furry critter, along with a little something for yourself like your favorite kind of wallet that happens to be 50% off and is displayed next to the register, and then holding up the long line of customers because you ask the sales clerk to go check who’s version of Rainbow Connection just made you bawl your eyes out.

Sarah McLachlan, of course.

Mama Maryhood to the nth degree is getting home, looking up Sarah’s version of the rainbow song on YouTube to add to this post, coming across this video and bawling yet again.

Today I am thankful for my kids, my hyperactive tear ducts I inherited from my mom, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

life is a musical – i want to sing it all night long

To round out the first week of my “Thanksgiving Year,” here are a few more things I am grateful for:

1) The birth of Steve Earl Godwin, 37 years ago today.

2) The book “Be Happy” which he bought for me two and a half months ago to inspire me and re-ignite my fire for my book project idea.

3) Musical Theatre.  I’ve grown up loving musical theatre, which anyone who knows me can attest to.  I talk about it ad nauseum and am a little obsessed by a certain few, namely Rent and Les Mis.  Now I’m enjoying exposing my girls to some of the snappy tunes I grew up hearing;

Morning: Good Morning, Starshine (Hair) – kids love the “Gliddy glub gloopy Nibby nabby noopy La la la lo lo” part.

Bed time:  Goodnight My Someone (Music Man), Stay Awake (Mary Poppins)

Bath time: Singing in the Rain (SITR) &  I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair (South Pacific) – You can use the word soap instead of “man” if you don’t want to teach your daughter to be a hater at an early age.

To comfort: Everything’s Alright (Jesus Christ Superstar) – minus the Judas tirade

The list goes on and on, but these are my top of mind faves.

To close I will leave you with this little ditty I came across tonight. Hope you enjoy it.  I already have it memorized.  But can you tell me who the guy is in the yellow tee with the smiley face?

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