Question: What Sucks More than Tax Season?

Answer: Not a whole lot.

It’s 9 p.m. on a Sunday night – do you know where your husband is? If he’s a CPA like mine is, he’s probably at work. Yes. At work. And in fact, he’s a bit mad that I asked him not to go to work until the girls were tucked in tonight because I wanted them to have ONE FULL DAY with their dad. He won’t get as many hours logged in on his time sheet, but they needed it, they really did.

Today, I was able to escape for several hours for lunch and some shopping with my best friend. Of course, I didn’t really need anything (except for the break) so I wasn’t scoping super hard for anything in particular. I did pick up a very cute shirt at Old Navy for $2.99, which was a bargain and will be a nice comfy shirt for kicking back in. I also bought more undies – partly because I buy underwear nearly every time I go shopping lately, because I realize there are underwear in my underwear drawer that I’ve had longer than I’ve been with Hubby (Um, nearly 11 years?!). So, I’ve been throwing the old stuff away and rebuilding my supply, so to speak.

When I was younger, underwear was my weird thing. I loved buying bras and undies back then (we’re talking high school/college). I always matched my bra and panties to the shirt I was wearing. Always (unless it was a white shirt). Somehow along the way, I fell out of that habit and I fell out of buying myself nice stuff. You get to a point in momhood where you can feel like you are wasting money that could be spent on your kids if you buy yourself nice things. And that’s fine… but my kids aren’t hurting for anything, and if picking up something nice for myself makes me smile than occasionally I owe it to myself to do it, right?

So – lately that’s what I’ve been doing. Today was no exception.

I had a great time away, capped off with a latte and picking up a few magazines at Barnes & Noble. Came home and had a family dinner (the girls and I rarely have dinner with Hubby anymore – he gets home too late). I’m glad that even though Hubby was peeved about losing time in the office that the girls got to hang with him. I’m sure he’ll make up for it later in the week anyway.

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. I would like to know what songs are on your Nighty Night playlist.

  2. There’s lots on it… including:

    “Wish You Were Here” – LimpBizkit/John Rzeznik
    “I Take you with me” Melissa Etheridge
    “Bittersweet” Big Head Todd & The Monsters
    “Faithfully” Journey
    “Good Enough” Sarah McLachlan
    “Stranded” Heart
    “Careless Whisper” Wham
    “She Will Be Loved” Maroon 5
    “Colorblind” Counting Crows
    “Hope You Never” Tom Petty
    “Without You” from RENT
    “Angel Mine” Cowboy Junkies
    “And So It Goes” Billy Joel
    “Baby Can I Hold You” Tracy Chapman

    And there’s more…. but that’s a sampling of tunes on the list.

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