Monday, June 26, 2006

Ciao!

Flying out to Colorado tomorrow morning (earlycoffeetooearlycoffeecoffeecoffee) and will be back late Friday. Doing laundry today, stocking the iPod, charging camera batteries. Just bought The Chicks 'Taking the Long Way' and Jewel's 'Goodbye Alice in Wonderland'. Any other Jewel fans that just never did buy '0304'? I kept looking at it, playing the sound clips, telling myself that I could get into her new thing. But I just never did. So glad to see my girl get back to what she's good at. Good acoustics, sweet voice, ahhh... All her albums bring me back to another sweet time of my life. 'Pieces of You' is me right out of high school, working 9 to 5 and hanging out with good friends the rest of the day. Sharing a room with my sister for the last time ever. Meeting John and talking at Big Boy till 5am. 'Spirit' is when I became a mom. Dealing with Johnny's sickness, being a stay-at-home person, making a home out of our tiny one-bedroom apartment. 'This Way' is being in our first house, trying to make it liveable, being pregnant with Eden, being sick, being a mommy on a classic American street and meeting new neighbors and friends. Always her sweet voice streaming through my house, traveling with me in my cars and vans, plugged into my ears. I don't listen to a lot of non-christian music, because it always seems to be lacking something for me, or has a distorted version of a truth that I am already very familier with. But not my girl Jewel. She is just RIGHT ON and speaks about women being strong and real and themselves and dreamers.

I am rambling. Better go check the dryer.

5 comments:

Lynds said...

mm I love Jewel, been a fan since that first debut all those years ago, she also brings me back to so many different times in my life. I did get the pink album, its ok, good for cleaning with since theres a lot of tempo to it. I love her new album though! I agree too on not listening to a lot of nonchristian music, I have an exception for Jewel and few oldies from childhood. Have fun on your trip!

Lacey said...

Have a safe, fun trip Val!

ChloƩ said...

I love this post! Make me think of my life's soundtrack... Thanks for the good memories you make me think of, Val! ;-)

Have a great and safe trip! We'll miss you!

Jen Caputo said...

Totally hear ya on Jewel. The Good Day song is my fave on the new disc, I highly dislike the title track but the the rest are pretty good :)

ccouch said...

hey val! i was wondering where you'd been on TDC! hope you have a great trip - see ya when you get back!