at last by etta james. rest in peace, mrs. james. this song never gets old for me. it's like i'm listening to the song for the first time every time i hear it. i realize this is mrs. james' most iconic song, has been used in many advertisements, and played at countless weddings. thus, i am not being super original by selecting it, but no matter. for me, this song defies the ability to be overplayed. (ok, if mcdonald's starts using it to sell mcnuggets i'll rethink this statement.)
i'm also dedicating this song to a very good girlfriend who is joining the 40 club today. happy birthday, sheila!
speaking of at last, i've gone and done it...caught a cold. well, not a cold, but a nasty cough! it seems everyone is contending with some type of illness right now. 'tis the season. for the last two weeks, i was quite successfully fighting off a tiny cough that would come and go. however, sometime friday night, the cough decided to go full blown and take over my whole existence. the kind of cough that keeps you up at night. the type of cough that makes your head and side ache. the kind of cough that forces you to leave a conversation mid-sentence because you're having a cough attack. oi vei! so, i'm drinking lots of hot water with honey and lemon, gulping robitussin, and eating cough drops like candy. if you've got any additional remedies i should try....[pause]....oh, sorry, just had a cough attack.
happy monday everyone! make it a great week.
ps~wedding update later this week.