laughter, happiness

things we show

when everything goes right

tears, sadness

things we hide

when everyone else thinks things are right

show me all

I want to know

when everything is wrong

when everything is right

why hide

when I am right here

give me your good

give me your bad

I can take it

I know what it is

Don’t feel lost

I’ll hold your hand


© MGA 2017



Morning Exercise and a New Toy


So I’ll be honest I really did not want to exercise this morning but I made myself do it and now I feel amazing. I get all those endorphins going and I get that good energy flowing…can’t get too much better than that!! I just love working out before everyone gets up in the morning. I can just enjoy the quiet before the storm…lol!!  I created a playlist that gets me going every morning:

Applause – Lady Gaga

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Moves like Jagger – Adam Levine w/Christina Aguilera

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

Just Like Fire – Pink

Lose Yourself – Eminem

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

The Rubberband Man – The Spinners


My husband surprised me yesterday with a new toy… a Fitbit!! I was so tickled by it. I had no idea he was planning to get me one. He told me that I was working so hard to lose weight and improve myself I deserved a new toy to help me keep track of everything. What can I say, I’ve got an amazing hubby 😀


Road trip songs


I know school is about to begin for everyone but we are going to go on a short road trip this weekend. More of day trip but still a road trip. While I’m getting things ready for the weekend, I thought I’d get a CD ready. (yes a CD) Remember the mix tapes we all used to create for all sorts of occasions or our best friend, boyfriend, cousin etc…would create just because? I do!! So I decided to do that on CD. Yes I know almost everyone uses mp3s but it’s kind of fun just to create something to bring back memories 😀

On this CD I got some good road songs (they are old ones but still good ones):

1. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson

2. Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

3.  American Pie – Don McLean

4. Ventura Highway – America

5. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

6. Take it Easy – The Eagles

7. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

8. Running on Empty – Jackson Browne

9. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf

10. Ramblin’ Man – Allman Brothers

11. Radar Love – Golden Earring

12. Turn the Page – Bob Seger

13. Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers

These are what I’ve put on my road trip CD. What are some of your favorites when you go on the road?