Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm gonna do the things that I wanna do...

Holy freakin' crap.

I just wrote out the biggest check of my life. Was it to buy a new car? Or a new house? What about plastic surgery to make me look as scary and wax-like as Joan Rivers?

Theoretically, this check might have covered all three, so big it was.

But unfortunately, it was to my federal government for a little thing we like to call the taxes.

It just stinks. And makes me ridiculously angry.

So I am not thinking about it. Not one bit.

Instead, I am looking over at my babies, happily reading with their damp hair, just out of the shower. I am smiling at the memory of Chase tearing open the brown box from Amazon this afternoon that held a new book - just for him. I am basking in the warm, sweet smell of pancakes, fresh off the griddle because, well, it just felt like a pancake kind of night.

I am looking forward to proofing a lovely newborn session tonight after the kids are in bed. I am remembering how fun it was to hold him during the shoot. I am relishing the tired, sore muscles that got destroyed by the trainer this morning because it means that I worked as hard as I could.

And it just feels so good to work this body of mine.

I am turning up the iTunes on my new favorite song, even though I am late to the party in loving it. As Hannah informed me the other day, "Everyone in second grade has been singing that song for-like-ever, Mom."

Well. Maybe I'll even eat some candy.

[But probably not with the pork and beans.]

25 comments:

Emily said...

well, you're ahead of me Stie, I'm even newer to the pork and beans pot as I haven't heard it yet. And don't get Chris started on taxes, you'd think we live on Long Island and not in Cleveland with what they charge us, sheesh.

Christina B. said...

Thanks for writing this, I really needed it today. I just finished my taxes and have been feeling so frustrated. I love that song too! I'm feeling a little better now. :)

Miss Kendra said...

My kids and husband introduced this song to me and it is a family fav!

Michael said...

No matter what that song says, nice sunglasses and Rogaine do make a difference.

Thanks for making my tax refund this year possible!

Michael said...

And that Pell grant I got.

Michael said...

Maybe I'll buy some sunglasses with my refund...

Thelma said...

I feel your tax pain.

Also, second graders in St. Louis are ahead of us. I showed the song to my kids and now they have watched the video 500 times tonight. They love it. It's just quirky enough for them.

Feeling Just Right said...

You're thinking just right. Chuck the taxes. I know you just did, but just saying.

Pancakes sound good. I'm hungry. Will look forward to photos of the newborn!

Tristan said...

Ah taxes. I feel your pain, I do. This is actually the first year we got a return instead of having to pay. It was really nice!

Tina H said...

Ewww sorry about the taxes...

Pancakes make good dinners!! yumm!

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the wrath of khandrea said...

i thought today was the 15th. i owed state taxes this year. i was planning on mailing the check today. last night, as you can imagine, was not a happy one around here when the realization dawned on both of us that today is the 16th.

there may have even been an expletive involved.

shilo said...

I hate to gloat, but I will. My tax experience was totally different than yours. Autrey and I are getting a big fat refund this year. Woo hoo! Pays to be poor grad students/new parents, for once!

marta said...

yes, that's what you get for being so darn successful.

am glad you're on the up and up, stie. and this video is scary hilarious. am so late to the party but am definitely digging this song. thank you. dan's gonna love you for it. happy weekend. keep on the sunnyside.

Heidi said...

do you really wait until the last day to do taxes? I thought we were the only ones?

Fran said...

Aarrghh! No! The 'T' word!

Lauren in GA said...

You are wise. Way to not let it bother you one little bit...and concentrate on the beauty and sweetness of life.

...and enjoy music even though it is, you know, like, totally old...and, "Everyone in second grade has been singing that song for-like-ever, Mom." (That made me laugh. I love Hannah)

danandcindy said...

You should listen to conservative talk radio to help take your mind off of high taxes.

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Jen said...

Thanks for making me hip to what's cool. I'd never heard of the song either.