This is a big day for us. Tax season is officially over at 6:00 this afternoon. In just a few hours I will have my husband back. Of course, he’ll be a zombie for a week or so, but at least I will be able to speak to him in short sentences. Over the weekend I had the nerve to ask him what he wanted for his birthday (which is very soon) and he gave me the evil eye. So sorry Hon….I should have known better.
Our family sets aside this week to be together. We will share meals and play Wii sports and watch movies and talk. We will be totally available to the man who has missed everything in our lives for the past couple of months.
In years past we’d go for a drive and laugh and talk. But we won’t be doing that this year:
I put this picture on Facebook and several people let me know that our prices are about a dollar LESS than what they are paying. Wowsa! There goes our summer vacation. We won’t even be able to afford to get to the gas station.
Today, however, I will be using some of that golden gas to head to the big city. Jacob is taking his fourth CLEP test. It’s been nice driving together and having that hour in the car. He’s not a big talker, so I embrace just staring out the car window at the same scenery. Good times.
I am taking Noah along. He and I will kill the two hours during Jacob’s test going to Target and Old Navy trying to find him some summer clothes. He’ll love that. Boys are such fun to shop with. The good news is that Noah IS a big talker…..BIG. He’ll talk my ear off about everything from Narnia movies to his favorite stick.
We’ll also be blindly shopping for James’ birthday. Since his brain is mush, he doesn’t need anything and he doesn’t have any hobbies it will be a challenge. Maybe I’ll get him a gas card. Or maybe I will give him the gift of not texting him a picture of the pump every time I fill up. I’m such a caring and thoughtful wife.
Have a great week!