Sarah’s BIG Day Out

Yesterday, Hubby spent much of the day gone. It started with a run in the morning that was supposed to be a quick jog around the neighborhood that turned into his being gone for a seven mile run that was somewhere around an hour long. Then he and the guys took off to the Fantasy Football Draft. For some reason, this was held at a sports bar thirty miles north of us – despite the fact that all the fantasty football geeks (I mean, guys) live in our neighborhood, and we have a pretty decent sports bar not even ten miles away. I guess the bar choosing had to do with the bags of swag being distributed for the event – I mean, a Coors Light can-cozy and key chain are totally worth driving 60 miles round trip at $4 a gallon. But. Whatever. Five hours later he got home. At that time, he told me, “Tomorrow is your day!”

Great – I needed a day out. But, sad thing is that none of my friends are available with 24 hour notice. Most of us are moms – with kids who need parental guidance. We make plans two to three weeks in advance. Calling Saturday and expecting anyone available today? Yeah, right.

So, I brainstormed a bit. I had no idea what I was going to do today. I figured there would be coffee, and I figured there would be a bookstore. Today I woke up with Pumpkin and sat on the couch, and realized I had a fantastic idea of how to start my day “off”.

I then went to Target to buy cards- I needed a card for my grandpa who turns 80-something tomorrow (one from me and one from the girls), as well as a sympathy card for the wife of a coworker who passed away on Friday (I’m so bummed – he was such an amazingly awesome man who loved his family like crazy and his death is a huge loss, both to the company and to everyone who knew him). I also bought treats for the girls and a card for Hubby.

Before heading home, I also bought a lot of underwear (no pictures, you nosey people!) and a Coke Zero for the road. I rolled in the door and the kids were excited to see me – especially once that they saw I was bearing gifts. I am still “off duty”, hiding in the office while Pumpkin avoids napping and The Princess is playing with the Hannah Montana book I picked up for her.

I feel refreshed and like I am kind of myself again. Wish a friend could have joined me (honestly, I would have done less shopping and more gabbing if I had company – and my day out might have been considerably cheaper but when all is said and done, Sarah’s Day Out couldn’t have cost more than a few rounds of beer and greasy appetizers at the bar, so it’s all good.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the picture of the lake. It looks so relaxing and peaceful there. Looks like you guys still have nice weather in your area, eh ?

    I like how your hubby supports & encourages you to have alone time. That's cool.


  2. rudecactus says:

    Looks like a fun day. Which Coupland book did you find?

  3. Mrs. Fire Family Williams says:

    A walk , Starbucks, bookstore and Target ALL in one day without children!! I wish for that in one week! It sounds like heaven!!! Good for you! I think I need a day like yours…SOON! I LOVE Target!

  4. ShannanB aka Mommy Bits says:

    Wow. It sounds like you had an amazing day off. I love that you did something different with the walk at the lake. I am envious, for sure.

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