Thursday, January 8, 2009

Feelin' Funky

I wish I was singing Feelin' Groovy, by Simon and Garfunkel, instead. Go ahead, sing the words. If you want to listen/watch the video, you will need to pause the other music.

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.

Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.

Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo, Feelin' groovy.

I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

But I can't. I'm feelin funky. It is taking me a little longer to get back into the swing of the week after winter break than I had hoped. I'm in a bit of a fog and I am eager to get my old self back. I feel better today, so each day does seem to be easier. Hopefully after the weekend and playing catch up, I'll be back to my old self next week.

And Simon and Garfunkel? LOVE them. I grew up with my mom listening to them. Whenver I couldn't sleep, she would play their albums for me. It totally pissed off my brother, because we had one of those 1960's/1970's console stereos. You might remember them - it was a record player and a radio tucked inside of a cabinet with a lid that opened from the top like a toy box. The front of the console was the speakers. It was in our living room. Which meant the entire house had to listen to the music. I don't know why my brother didn't close his bedroom door. Maybe he did and he said he could still hear the music. Too bad for him, she played it anyway. My entire life I have slept better with the radio or TV on. Up until I got married, I slept with the radio on every night. Now, thanks to a snoring husband, I find myself on the couch many nights and what do I do? Sleep with the television on.

The other album I remember her playing for me all the time? Carol King - Tapestry. I now have the CD and my kids love it.


  1. i have been in a funk this week, too. getting nothing done, eating very poorly and not even attempting to exercise. not motivated to do much of anything. yuck... i don't like it.

    tapestry is my alllllll time favorite.

    hope next week brings you back to your old self. i sure hope it brings me back to mine!

  2. the funk seems to be going around...I hear ya!

  3. I am a couch sleeper with the TV on too!!! My husband is an extreme snorer and has to wake up early- so I kind of get the 2 master bedroom idea!

  4. Sorry about the funk...I kinda think it's normal this time of year for mamas trying to get back into the swing of things....but glad to hear each day is a lil' better.

    LOVE Simon and Garfunkel - in like 7th grade my BFF and I sang a duet of Sound of Silence in our school talent show. We sucked and we still laugh about it to this day.

  5. Oh, I don't know about it just being mamas having trouble trying to get back into the swing of things. I have accomplished zilch this week. I am leaving the house today to see if I can find distraction (the good kind that will actually FOCUS me on work)! I'll start back up with you next week; we'll be on-the-ball buddies.

  6. Sing it every time I go over the 59th St bridge which was part of the title to this song.Drives my passengers nuts,but then they sing along too !!

  7. Peace out, mama! BTW, LOVES your sassy hair do!!

  8. I wish I was Feelin' Groovy too, instead I'm feeling very under the weather!

  9. I love Simon and Garfunkel. My parents also listened to them all the time when I was little. I went with to Paul Simon concert with my parents when I was in 7th grade. A very uncool thing to do when you are 12 years old, but it was a great concert!

    I hope you get back to feeling groovy soon! I am having a hard time getting back into the work routine this week.

  10. How funny, Daddy-O would sing this song a bunch...but ..gasp..I didn't know where it came from...thanks for enlightening me...again!