I'm finally 95% over this illness. I've got a little sinus stuff hanging on, and my energy isn't totally back yet, but I will gladly take this. I feel so much better. It was nice to return to the land of the living. Early last week, I thought I was on the mend, but nooo, it didn't quite work that way. I took a step back, but thankfully it was brief. It was nice to feel better for the weekend. Cal and I went to see the final Hunger Games movie with friends, and I finally got the Christmas decorations put away. Sunday some work friends came over and watched the Seahawks go down 31-0...with us. How in the fuck does that happen? I mean, even watching it, I just couldn't fathom what was happening. We fought back as we have done so many times this season, but even we couldn't climb out of that hole. It was really a bummer of a way for the season to end...in fact, I don't like thinking about it, but it was nice having a few people over.
I was really bummed to see that Glenn Frey passed away. Oh, how I love the Eagles. Don Henley was on Stern last month and gave a fantastic interview. I loved hearing about his and Glenn's relationship, and all of the group dynamics. I'm a music geek who enjoys nothing more than hearing the song writing process behind some of my favorite songs. I've been wanting to write lately, and I knew I'd make it a point to do it tonight-although the only thing I knew I wanted to write about was Glenn Frey. (I know this whole entry is boring as hell by the way, and I apologize for that). Several songs have gone through my head that I wanted to add here tonight. I finally settled on Lyin' Eyes. Not only is it one of my favorite Eagles songs (New Kid in Town) is my fave, but the lyrics are simply phenomenal. The opening chapter of my book references Lyin' Eyes and Did she get tired or did she just get lazy? She's so far gone she feels just like a fool. To me, the lyrics (although I couldn't actually quote verbatim) made the opening chapter. In just a couple of lines, it summed up how Sara was feeling in that particular moment. To me, it brought it to life, I could see her in that moment. That's what music does, I mean even in a book. Before I knew exactly how I was going to write that first chapter, I knew I wanted to use those lyrics. I just really appreciate those and so many other lyrics brought to us by the Eagles and Glenn Frey. So, I'll leave you with Lyin' Eyes. For me, I can't listen to this song without seeing it actually play out. Pure brilliance.
Wishing you a great evening, and hoping you're somewhere warmer than the Midwest right now.