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She11ybeanz posted 4/24/2014 20:16 PM

So, I had kinda a rough day at work....bit of a headache when I left and today my sister picked my daughter up from daycare so I could go to the gym. Well...I decided to go home instead....called her up and offered to pick up Piper and she said to go on that she would bring her when she picked up her friend from work around 9 (they should be here any second)....

So...what did I do with my time you ask? Well....I didn't run......I started with my DVR...(But I do that every night) ..I didn't read...(my books are all packed up in my storage unit...OOPS....I will get to the Library ASAP to avoid that mishap again) cleaned...trash vacumned....I spent the last hour and a half singing karaoke from Youtube videos!

Totally Free....sitting on my couch....beltiing out songs like "Jesus take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood (which I nailed IMHO...and usually sound like a dying cat....but I've been doing a lot of steering wheel rehearsals) "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus (before all the twerking crap )"Before he Cheats" by Carrie Underwood "Who Knew" by Pink, "Happy" by Pharell Williams, "Without You" by Mariah Carey, "Everything I do I do it for you" by Bryan Adams "Hero" by Mariah Carey "I'll be there" by Michael Jackson "Over you" by Chris Daughtry etc etc... most of which I could put my heart into....and A LOT of which surprisingly had a strong connection with the lyrics....

It felt good to let loose and just release a lot of feelings....and in a positive way!!!!

feelsgaslighted posted 4/24/2014 21:09 PM

I'm a big fan of music as therapy. Glad you had some down time today :)

Kajem posted 4/24/2014 21:36 PM

I think you and Piper need to form a duet!

It sounds like a lot of fun! Glad you had some down time and let loose.


PhoenixRisen posted 4/24/2014 21:38 PM

read this post and thought "love this!"
then saw it was Shellybean - ahh even better!

we must have a get together so we can hang out

She11ybeanz posted 4/24/2014 21:50 PM

read this post and thought "love this!"
then saw it was Shellybean - ahh even better!

I just smiled because I pictured my "almost bald" 20 month old in the back seat of my SUV with her favorite big pink stuffed chihuahua named "Cancun" (and no I did not name him, the manufacturer did... ) bouncing him up and down in her lap making him dance while mommy sings the "Happy" song on the way to daycare!

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

[Verse 2:]
Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah,
Well, give me all you got, and don’t hold it back, yeah,
Well, I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine, yeah,
No offense to you, don’t waste your time
Here’s why


Hey, come on

Bring me down
Can't nothing bring me down
My level's too high
Bring me down
Can't nothing bring me down
I said (let me tell you now)
Bring me down
Can't nothing bring me down
My level's too high
Bring me down
Can't nothing bring me down
I said

[Chorus 2x]

Hey, come on

Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down… my level's too high…
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now)

Great Lyrics!! My daughter loves that song!

[This message edited by She11ybeanz at 9:51 PM, April 24th (Thursday)]

Bluebird26 posted 4/25/2014 02:15 AM

tushnurse posted 4/25/2014 07:48 AM

Shelly, I am a huge fan of music therapy, and am totally tone deaf when it comes to hearing my voice. So I sing like a dying cat as well. Plus I have a very low voice (sang tenor in the chorus for all the HS plays I was in).

But I can tell you that I have always sang in my vehicle. When my DD was about 22 months old she knew all the words, and sang along with me to Les Miserables. Yup nothing cuter than tot singing One day more, and Red. Now I'm not allowed to sing with her, because I am so awful, and she is so freaking awesome.

I think you did something very wonderful with your time alone.

LovelyDaffodils posted 4/25/2014 14:13 PM

Oh yes, music is SO good for the soul. But these days I have to be careful what I listen too- a lot of triggers... But I love to sing. Not in front of people mind you, but just for myself and it soothes me.

Had an eye opening convo with WH the other day about song lyrics. Apparently he never even notices lyrics!! He has always seemed to like music, has it playing all the time when working on projects. But to pay no attention to lyrics? That explains so much!

She11ybeanz posted 4/25/2014 15:30 PM

Yes....when I was singing a few of the songs.... especially "Hero"... the lyrics became so profound to me.....I almost cried while singing them....but it made me that much better because I became passionate about the song....


There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear


Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You'll find the way

lynnm1947 posted 4/28/2014 14:53 PM

Great therapy, music. And singing is the best. My whole family (including my kids and their kids) are singers. We are all always singing, whistling or humming. I was in the Glee Club at university, and I fully remember how rehearsals could drain away all the negativity from my day, no matter how bad it had been. I plan to buy a karaoke machine for my country house. We're far enough away, the neighbours won't hear us!

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