Most kids woke up on Saturday mornings and ran to the TV to watch cartoons. Me? I slept until I smelled the sausage or bacon on the stove. Orrrrrrrr until my mom burst in the room throwing whatever tights and leotard she just pulled out of the dryer because we were already late for Dance class, Awana, or whatever seasonal activity she had me signed up for.
Saturday mornings in my house meant Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson & Whitney Houston. It meant hearing the voices of men like Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and The O’Jays through the record player. (Yes, my mom was playing a record player, even though it was the 90’s. Understand my love for analog recordings now? )
Saturdays were for long drives to dance class and competitions with more Whitney on repeat. When we got home? Saturday meant cleaning, it meant unwinding, it meant school was two full days away.
If Friday nights were for blockbuster trips, then you know what Saturday’s were for: Binging on your favorite VHS’s! Favorites like Boomerang and Dirty Dancing or my moms favs like Frankie & Johnny or Dancing with Wolves.
Saturday was a girl’s day, Mommy & Me. It was our day to get our home, lives, and happiness in order.
For me now, Saturdays seem to be returning back to Saturdays of my childhood past. I don’t wake up to the smell of breakfast, but I try to throw my workout clothes or golf clothes & get active. I pound through my inbox, put on a facial mask or deep condition my hair. I deep clean my house, get my car washed, and catch lunch with whatever girlfriends may be in town this week. I binge on a Netflix series. I reset.
My Saturday soundtrack is no longer played on that trusty, dusty record player, but my Saturday is not complete without the perfect playlist. My affection for R&B vocalists is obviously something I was born with but my love for lyrics is what makes me such a sucker for R&B music. This Saturday’s playlist mixes some my current favorite jams with songs that speak to my soul in THIS moment. The Perfect Saturday Vibe Ting.
Listen to this week’s playlist… A Saturday Vibe Ting.
Follow me on Spotify as well, my playlists are AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT.
OR BELOW HERE ON APPLE MUSIC.