Mundane Monday Morning Music: Corinne Bailey Rae – “Put Your Records On”

Mornin’ Readers!

The summer is quickly coming to a close, and it has been a short and busy one. I’m getting ready for two ”Bosses” to attend school this year, looking after them during the day, visiting family, and the usual checklist of things I do during the week.

When everything on my list is done, I do like kickin’ back with my other half in our backyard oasis while the ”Bosses” are running around exploring, and relaxing and decompressing. It is rare, especially with toddlers and no babysitter, to just get to chat and have fun. We relish these moments, and take advantage of them as much as possible!

Being able to take a moment out life to relax and inspired this week’s MMMM pick. It is Corinne Bailey Rae’s ”Put Your Records On.” It’s all about relaxing and having fun while chatting and reminiscing about good times. I love doing this with my other half, and I can’t wait to do this with my girls when we get the chance to get together.

I hope ”Put Your Records On” gets you in better spirits and gets you through this mundane Monday morning on a good note!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Aerosmith – ”Dream On”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s a blurry Monday morning for me. It’s not the foggy, nor are there gray skies. I am groggy and sleepy. It was a long day for me yesterday, only for it to roll into an even a longer night. My day didn’t end until the next day. It took me forever to pass out into Dreamland.

This week’s MMMM pick was inspired by a chance flick of the remote for the TV yesterday morning. While the bosses were getting their fill of cartoons, I accidentally the channel to one of the audio-only radio stations. The song that was playing woke us parental figures up, rockin’ out at our dining table while eating breakfast and sparking a discussion about our favourite hair bands. Which song was it, you ask? It was Aerosmith’s ”Dream On.”

Though ” Dream On” is not a peppy song, it is an inspiring one.  It is all about going after your dreams and learning from your mistakes. This is a life-long lesson to live by. How can you not love this message? I also love when this song kicks when the chorus starts and builds from that point on. This song got to not only get going on everything I have to do this morning, but it has helped to fuel my passion to accomplish the goals I have for myself. I really have to remember to add this song to my workout music mix to kick my butt into gear. This song will be on repeat all day long in my head (Woo Hoo!!!!!).

I hope that ”Dream On” inspires you to achieve whatever goal you have, whether it is to go after your dreams, or to even roll out of bed on this mundane Monday morning.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Will Smith – ”Miami”

Mornin’ Readers!

It looks like it’s going to be another dog day of summer here in my neck of the woods! Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer heat, and I would take over the frigid cold of Ottawa winters any day, but I just wish that the heat was not so intense.

Since the past week or so has been so humid, I thought that this week’s MMMM pick should reflect the weather and the amount of fun it should bring. This week’s feel good song is Will Smith’s ”Miami.” I’d love to be in Miami having fun with my friends and enjoying the nightlife, or relaxing on the beach with the family for a few days.This song put you right there in the thick of it, putting you in a good mood while you listen to it.

I hope that you can get your groove on while listening to ”Miami” on this mundane Monday morning to make your day better!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Destiny’s Child – ”Independent Women, Part 1”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s finally a gorgeous morning in my neck of the woods! I also did some of my To-Do List yesterday while everyone else at home with me decided to take a siesta, so I am in very good mood this morning.

Since I am in very rare form at this point of the morning, I wanted to find a fun and empowering song to continue the good vibes I am feeling.  After a long search, I picked a MMMM song that I felt would fit the bill. This week’s pick is Destiny’s Child’s ”Independent Women, Part 1.” This song is great because it’s fun and the beat gets me moving. The lyrics are also motivating to get me to keep doing what I need to do to better myself in my goals.

I hope that ”Independent Women, Part 1” helps to get you working towards your goals today while getting you in a good mood on this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Aqua: ”Barbie Girl”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s the first week of Summer Vacation where all three of the ”Bosses” are here to manage my work. I’m also clacking away on my new toy today. I have needed a new laptop for a while now, and this puppy is awesome!

For today’s MMMM pick, I thought I would be playful silly since this Canada Day week is going to be a hectic one. I went back to 1997 to get a song that I remembered from my high school days that out me in a good mood every time I heard it. This week’s song choice is Aqua’s ”Barbie Girl.” This sing is all about having fun with bright colours and several fun wardrobe changes. I really needed a song like this on a day like today.

I hope that ”Barbie Girl” takes away from the seriousness that a mundane Monday morning brings!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Mundane Monday Morning: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

Mornin’ Readers!

This morning was an early one after a long night of constant interruptions. My other half came home late since it is the beginning of my annual “flying solo mission,” then two of the “Bosses” kept waking up until I decided that it was a sign to just bite the bullet and start my day.

I was ready curl up for a cat nap when I was reminded of my shopping excursion with the eldest of the Bosses a few days ago. Since she is graduating from the eighth grade in a few days, I had to get her some somewhat dressier clothing to wear. I usually enjoy a good shopping trip, but when it comes to dressy clothing, this indulgence turns quickly into an exercise of patience (I’ll explain more in another post soon). It also inspired my MMMM pick for the week. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Parents Just Don’t Understand” popped into my head as soon as we started to disagree about the pants she was going to wear. It has to be the most memorable line in the  be the song where Will Smith raps about how he and his mom are talking about his clothes:

I said, “Mom, what are you doing, you’re ruining my rep”
She said, “You’re only sixteen, you don’t have a rep yet”
I said, “Mom, let’s put these clothes back, please”
She said “no, you go to school to learn not for a fashion show!”

Though my daughter is not sixteen yet (she’s thirteen), and these clothes may not have been for school, our conversation went down in this similar fashion. I also had many a disagreement like this with my mom where clothing was concerned, and it was weird (and funny) to finally be on the flip side of the conversation and understand (yet still do not agree with) my mom’s point of view.

Besides the flashbacks and nostalgia, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” is such a fun song to wake up to and to make Monday mornings a little bit sunnier. It is really funny, the beat is fun and will get stuck in your head, and you’ll be smiling while it replays over and over in your head because you can relate to one aspect of this song or another.

I hope that “Parents Just Don’t Understand” brings back memories of your childhood (or adulthood), and makes you smile on this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

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Mundane Monday Morning Music: Madonna – “Vogue”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s been a bit of a mixed bag of good and bad this morning. I got my initial tasks crossed off of my “To-Do” list, but there have just been little things that seem to pop up that keep setting me back. It has made it hard to gauge which way my morning is going today.

Even picking this morning’s MMMM song has been a fickle task. I originally had a tune I thought was going to be great this morning, but it didn’t pan out that way. It took me a while to choose today’s pick. I wanted to pop into the 80s for some nostalgic music, and I eventually decided to go with some Madonna music. I wanted to go with “Holiday,” but I have already used this song already, so I had to move things up about a decade for today’s pick. I went with “Vogue.” This song always brings back memories of my friend from middle school who was a huge Madonna fan. She LOVED this song, and it became burned into my memory. “Vogue” is also one of the ultimate dance songs, so it is greatly needed to get me going this morning! Besides, how can you resist doing the choreography along with Madonna in this video?!

I hope “Vogue” gets you on your dance floor, and to some great memories to make your mundane Monday morning off to a great start!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s another gloomy Monday morning after a long, sleepless weekend. The rain is falling, the sky is gray, and I wanted to just fall back asleep for a few more hours when I woke up to my “alarm clock” boss who woke up unusually early.

This morning, I felt like going WAY back with some old school rock n’ roll music to get me going. This morning’s MMMM pick is Check Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” I needed a song with some fun and a kick, and “Johnny B. Goode” certainly has these qualities. It is also great for practicing your air guitar solos! It is one of my favourite rock songs ever, and it is also a favourite of my bosses as it gets them dancing around the house as well!

I hope “Johnny B. Goode” turns your gray skies blue and makes you feel good on this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Brandy and Monica – “The Boy is Mine”

Mornin’ Readers!

We have (finally) hit June, yet the weather is still trying to decide whether summer is on its way or if cold temperatures will be the norm for a while longer. As I started working at the Blinky the Computer this morning, I had to wrap myself up in a comforter with a few extra layers of clothing for warmth. I just can’t wait for summer to arrive! I LOVE the sun and the heat!

I decided I needed a fun song this morning that I can move to to get my blood going. I turned to my late high school days for for inspiration to choose today’s MMMM pick. Brandy and Monica’s duet, “The Boy is Mine” has to be one of my favourite songs from my youth, and I still love belting out this tune! Back in my day, my girls and I chose sides, being on Team Brandy or Team Monica (I was, and still am Team Monica) singing this song together while we jokingly fueled the “rivalry” between these two singers. Nowadays, I still love dancing and singing this song, and it really helped to shake off the chills that the cool weather brought with it today! In my head, summer officially starts today!

I hope that “The Boy Is Mine” gets you singing and dancing, brings back fond memories, helps to make new memories and makes summer seem that much closer for you on this mundane (and chilly) Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench”

Mornin’ Readers!

My Monday morning got off to a smashing start as I was awoken in the middle of the night by the waft of Eau du Skunk, then the “Bosses” decided to wake up and, well, raise a stunk of their own. The fact that the sun has decided not to make an appearance to make the day brighter has also helped to make this morning a peachy one!

Since this day has gotten off to such an auspicious start, I felt as though I needed to have some fun rock out music that I could belt out and to rid myself of the cranky mood I’m in. This morning, I turned to the Foo Fighters for some help. I chose “Monkey Wrench” to get me going today. Though it cannot help change the weather, it’s loud, its fun and the last verse is suppose to be yelled at the top of your lungs!

I hope that “Monkey Wrench” rights the wrongs of this mundane Monday morning you may be experiencing today!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese