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. 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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