It is 9:24 pm on a Thursday and I'm listening to Johnny Mathis singing "It's Not For Me to Say" on my Pandora station and thinking about how dreamy his voice is. It transports me to the 1970's, sitting in our living room, coloring in a Christmas coloring book by the glow of the Christmas tree, listening to my parents' Goodyear Christmas records playing in the stereo cabinet. Johnny Mathis sang "The Christmas Story" and to this day his voice gives me the warm and fuzzies.
Those Goodyear albums from the 1960's are some of my most treasured possessions. Daddy got them when he got new tires. I love to listen to them at Christmas more than any other music. I still own the originals but one of them skips a lot. I've thankfully replaced it with a perfect copy I found at an antique store.
Speaking of antique stores...tomorrow I'm heading to Bowling Green to hang out with Tiffany. I'm planning to stop by an antique store if I can find one. I am just in the mood for all things vintage and feeling very sentimental lately. I want my house to be cozy and homey and filled with good smells and good food.
Tonight I made spaghetti and we had a salad with some homegrown tomatoes a friend gave us. There are no words. There is nothing like a homegrown tomato! They make me so happy.
Now Nat King Cole is singing "Stardust" which is my current favorite song. It makes me feel sad and happy at the same time. I couldn't figure out why I loved it so much until this week when I popped my "Sleepless in Seattle" DVD in and halfway through, the same version of this song came on and it was the saddest scene. I sat with tears rolling down my face and knew that hidden in the recesses of my mind, I remembered the emotion of that scene when the song came on my Pandora station. What a great movie. It is one of the all-time greats. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks really should have won an award for being adorable.
I just made a huge payment on my Disney World trip. We leave on Halloween for nine days and every day I'm giddy and nervous at the same time. Nervous because I still owe $770 and have one month to pay it and also because I have not walked like I should but I am going to start soon.
I am giddy because the last time we were there, in 2011, Fantasyland was under construction. This was all we could see!
Now we'll be able to walk through a life-size version of this picture and ride the Seven Dwarf's Mine Train ride if we're brave enough. (Caroline and I err on the woosie side of riding rides.)
And seeing that picture above, I sigh in giddy excitement that soon we will be there as Louis Armstrong's voice fills the air singing, "and I think to myself what a wonderful world." Yes it is, Louie. Yes it is.