My Playlist for the PFAM carnival

When I read Phylor’s subject for the Patients for a Moment Blog Carnival this week, I thought…I could never do that.

Then, I thought…why not write about that….and some favorite tunes too.  (even if I have a hard time hearing them right now.)

Over the past couple of years my hearing has dropped dramatically.  What I can hear, even with my hearing aids, isn’t quite right.  The biggest thing that I run into trouble with is music.  It doesn’t sound like it’s supposed to.  It’s tinny, and it’s just off.  When I’m reading a blog, or something else on the internet and they have a video embedded,  I can’t hear it.  There is just so much, I can not hear.  And it’s kind of sad.  Yet times I hear the most beautiful sounds….a bird singing….that would be on my playlist.

Most of the music in my house is from my husband and I being silly.  We have such songs that we sing as “Stinky Dog”  (no it is not as bad as Smelly Cat from the sitcom Friends)…Oh and “Fat Dog”…really she isn’t fat, she used to be a little over weight, but there is this silly cartoon that used to be on called Cat Dog, and the song came from that.  There are various Sandy and Max tunes that are made up daily.

Now for one of my deepest darkest secrets….I am a gassy person….and I make silly songs about it when Stuart picks on me.  He never burps…oh he lets loose on the other end…but hardly ever burps…I belch!   So we have the song…Burpin’ Wendy, walkin’ down the street….Burpin’ Wendy, don’t know if we want to meet…

Well you get the idea.

It makes us laugh…sometimes I laugh uncontrollably…that is the true joy of living with my husband, he can make me laugh until I wet my pants.

Other songs that make our house a home every day are silly songs from cartoons.  I have to dance a Backyard Beach (you really should go to this link and hear this song…if nothing else, it will tell you loads about me.) by Phineas and Ferb.  And just love the song...I’m Fabulous from the same series.

I also can’t keep still to I Like Move It from the movie Madagascar.

Then there are a couple of songs from my wedding that still touch my heart.  (I’m sure they always will.  If you are a regular reader to my blog, you may have already heard some of this.)

We walked down the aisle to Story Book Story (the theme song from The Princess Bride).  Yes, we.  I wanted our wedding to focus around us, and not just the bride, especially since I was 41 when we got married.    We left the ceremony to the Linus and Lucy song, other wise know as the Peanuts theme.

And my most favorite song of all from our wedding, is the song my husband picked out for our first dance.  The version we had was sung by the Bezlebubs, and acapella group.  I couldn’t find it anywhere on the internet.  So I decided to include the lyrics.

(I did not take this photo, but could not find who to credit it to...if you are out there...thank you.)

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

He told me he picked this song because I was his bridge, and he always wanted to be mine.  I can honestly say, after 7 years of marriage, I have walked that bride, over and over…and still it stands strong.

 This is a link Phylor’s Playlist Playground.  (I’ll add a link to the rest of the carnival when it comes out on the 7th.  Be sure to check back at Phylor’s blog for a list of other’s who posted a playlist.)

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7 thoughts on “My Playlist for the PFAM carnival

  1. Wendy,

    The music you picked for your wedding is so great! We didn’t have music at the reception just the regular wedding march at the church.

    We’ve been married 41 years ( i’m 61 ). He’s very sweet to me as is your Stuart. We have 2 children,son 39 and daughter 35. Together they’ve given us 6 grandchildren. My 7 year old grandson just had a heart transplant and is doing very well. When I think of all that little guy went through it make my problems seem small.

    Hope you get to foster soon.

    Janice

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    • Thank you Janice. I got started a bit late….glad I didn’t settle and waited for the right man! We got married when I was 41. I hope we get to continue our plans of fostering. I’m being cautiously optimistic. w

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  2. Thanks for sharing so many aspects of your life through music. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (I have the Simon and Garfunkle version in my head — dates me, lol) is such a perfect song for a first dance!
    I’ve been bopping to I Got to Move It as I’m putting the carnival together this evening. Thanks for including it in your playlist!

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    • Phylor, I must admit, I really didn’t think I could do this. I’ve missed music since I’ve lost so much of my hearing. But then I realized, we do keep music in our house…our home made versions…and there are songs I will always know, so even if they sound a little off to me now, I remember the way they sounded…especially on my wedding day.

      I’m so glad you did this, I needed to realize how much music is still a part of my life. wendy

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