Those Were (Are) the Days..

I don’t buy digital music. I don’t trust it. I can’t touch it. I can’t pull it off my shelf and use it when wi-fi is down (yeah I know I can download offline but there is never enough storage space and batteries die). I really miss opening a new CD (well not so much the annoying plastic) but cracking open the case, looking at the disc art and of course flipping through the booklet!! Can’t do that with digital music.

Ninety nine percent of the time I get my music from the library. But there are rare occasions when the library doesn’t have the album I am looking for or I really want the album to keep. That hasn’t happened in quite some time. But once in while, something special comes along….

I just heard the Backstreet Boys have a new album out. Listen folks, there is one thing I don’t do it is splurge. Splurging leads to spending money and I am not crazy about spending money. But I drove myself to Target and grabbed their album this weekend. It was worth it. Backstreet Boys are my guilty pleasure; another excuse not to grow up. I still squeal in excitement when I hear them sing (in a more mature, reserved way of course). SO delighted to see they have a new album. Don’t Go Breaking My HeartChances and No Place are great hits, just what I expect from BSB. The rest of the album is equally as catchy and the artwork is pretty cool too. Thanks Backstreet Boys for an excuse to relive my younger years. Those opportunities don’t come around very often. -IBG


Tradition & Reflection

We just finished the season of tradition and reflection right? Although, I feel Christmas is so clouded by retail stuff that we kind of lose sight of the reflection part. My husband and I have a little tradition of our own. At the end of the year I make up a photo album. It contains our favorite photos I have saved throughout the year. When the albums arrive we take out the previous years albums and view them all. Sure it takes a while but it brings us for a trip down memory lane. This helps if you’ve had an especially bad year. It is a reminder of a fresh new start with adventures ahead.