Sunday, April 17, 2005

Shhh... They're sleeping!

Four out of my five offspring are sleeping peacefully downstairs on this lazy Sunday afternoon. So, I've decided to sneak up here to the loft to type up a short entry for my blog. Dang... it's been a month?


Finally, they're done. Actually, I filed our federal returns online over a month ago because we were expecting a pretty good sized refund. Our state return, however, was postponed until April 14. Major procrastination. Hey, we owed a couple hundred dollars to The Man... Who the heck wants to hurry up and pay that?

So we got our federal refund back and we were so excited to see the check for a few thousand dollars! Yay! What should we do with it? Improvements in the house? Landscape the backyard (which, by the way, has been a dirt backyard since we moved in here almost a year ago...)? Buy some new furniture? New tires for the SUV? Maybe something a little fun for me and the husband, like exercise equipment or something? Yeah, right. That stinkin' refund came and went before we knew it.

Of course, our first priority was the bills. But with our luck, they all came in at the same time. Homeowners' Insurance Bill, Property Tax Bill, Supplemental Property Tax Bill, Auto Insurance Bill, etc... POOF! The money's all gone! Drat! I hate bills.

Sick, Sick, Sick

Said four children sleeping downstairs have all been sick at one time or another in the last two weeks. Let's see... It started with Kaia, then Malia, the Marisa, then Kim. All of them had some type of stomach virus and it's been no fun at our house. So there they sleep, making themselves better and giving Mom a temporary rest from laundry and cleaning up their messes (you know what I mean).

He's gone

Yep, you guessed it... The sailor is gone again. Ugh. This time he'll be gone for just a couple of weeks, but still. I hate it. I've been married to him for so long now, but it seems like it's harder to deal with him being away now than it ever was in the past. In some ways, I can't wait for his career with the U.S. Navy to be over. I mean, 20 years will definitely be enough.

Gotta go make use of this valuable "Me Time" that I have right now. Who knows how long it will last! Blog ya later!


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