Too much fun = migraine.

I had a blast this last weekend.

Went to see Sammy Hagar with my husband, family and friends, it was a great show. Kids with the parents (thank you), and a night away, it was on.

I was trying to tally up how many times I’ve seen Sammy Hagar, whether solo or with Van Halen, and I’m thinking it has to be  around 10 times now.  And this show up in South Lake Tahoe this last Saturday, was definitely one of the best I’ve seen.

I was so happy, and kept moving for the entire concert.  Which I’m thankful for, because it’s been a long while since my body has experienced the number of beers it did that night, and I’m sure my constant motion helped me the next day!


I thoroughly enjoyed the entire night, his solo stuff, Van Halen, and a super awesome surprise, a few Led Zeppelin gems.  (The drummer he tours with is the son of the late John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin.)  That was the coolest, my middle brother was one of the people in our group of friends/family, and he’s a huge Zeppelin fan, so it was pretty clutch.

Back home today, and back to reality after being with family for the weekend which included our one night get away to the concert.

While going to Target and Safeway for necessary items with my youngest, a full migraine set in.

As I navigated through the aisles of Target with half of my eyesight blocked by kaleidoscope designs and swirls, and a overall feeling of nausea, I replayed the weekend in my mind.  Not so much sleep, much beer, good food, some quality chocolate, and a sore body from a mountain bike fall on some good sized rocks…I’m not going to say I deserved a migraine, but I understand it.


Dear kids, a little Journey and old school rap in your ears will not kill you, I promise.

If you can, and have been known to play kick ass air drums to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”, this post is for you, read on.

When I have kids in my car, the music being played is primarily top 40 pop hits. I really like music, so it’s not hard for me to listen to current hits channels, and to know most of the line up.  Although, it’s also to stay in touch with what my kids are listening to, so they won’t be like I was growing up, and purchase and memorize 2 Live Crew’s “We want some…’ (you know the rest) without my parents having any idea.

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Little moments, with a soundtrack.

One of those perfect moments happened yesterday.  Little and perfect.  Just a moment that makes you think ‘this is good stuff.’

My daughters and I took the dogs for a long walk to the creek, girls were on their bikes, I was walking the dogs, getting a good workout.

On our way back from the creek, where the dogs and girls played, I was walking alongside my 9 year old daughter.  She was looking straight ahead, pedaling, and in her own world while singing Maroon 5’s latest song out loud.  Not for me to hear, just singing to herself, happy.  I looked at her, and just couldn’t help but smile.



I love that my kids have a love for music.  They are like sponges, they pick up on lyrics so quickly.  But then again, I knew the entire album of Barbara Streisand/Barry Gibb album Guilty, as well as Carole King’s Tapestry, and Diana Ross and The Supreme’s Greatest Hits, as well as many Four Tops and Temptations songs courtesy of my parents.

I can be brought straight back to a moment in life that was attached to a song, now Maroon 5’s Sugar will bring me back to a perfect moment watching my youngest, with big sister just a bit ahead of her.

I recently found out my son has songs as a soundtrack to moments in his life too.  When we heard Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close, my son said ‘this is the song that played when we were driving in San Francisco with our cousins last year’.  He told me that song always reminded him of that day when he heard it.

I can hear songs that instantly put a smile on my face, as well as songs that can make me get a look of disgust, or even sadness, just by hearing the first few chords.  I’m happy that I have a new song to smile to, one that I really hadn’t even listened to closely before!