Rainy Days and Mondays

He’s gone and guess what? I’m not down. In fact, I’m way way up. Sure, my husband just deserted I mean left us for another stint at Spy Camp, sure my baby starts kindergarten tomorrow and is leaving me and my impressive influence forever. And if I am not mistaken, I should be throwing myself a major pity party today, or at least having a good cry.

I’m not. I’m fine. In fact, I am GREAT.

So here is my top ten reasons why I’m glad Jason is gone.

1. Kitchen closed. If it doesn’t come frozen, we don’t eat it.
2. Make-up and hair are optional (actually, that one hasn’t changed).
3. No more Cafe Rio guilt. I can eat an entire burrito in one sitting without any raised eyebrows.
4. Let the toys be heard. Why pick them up? He’s not coming home to trip over them.
5. I don’t have to worry about getting/not getting pregnant. I think.
6. I don’t have to confiscate the McDonalds/Wendy’s/Burger King/Taco Bell wrappers before he gets in the car in order to keep our fast food addiction under wraps.
7. BYU football? WHO CARES.
8. Making the bed? WHO CARES.
9. Going to sleep before 3 am? Not necessary.
10. And I no longer have to smuggle clothes/housewares/non-essential items into the house where I quickly confiscate all tags and receipts before he gets home and asks why my grocery budget is already gone.

In short, I can do whatever I want. Okay, I’ve always done whatever I wanted, but now I don’t have to worry that someone is sighing and rolling his eyes because I am doing whatever I want.

And so my friends, I declare tonight official pizza night. If you don’t have plans, don’t worry. Little Caesar’s is a good friend of mine. They’ll hook you up.


  1. Nothing like looking on the bright side. I wish I didn’t have to feed any big people dinner! That was my number one reason for loving swing shift. Ahh, the good old days.

  2. Alison Wonderland says:

    I’m so glad you’re so glad. You’re going to be great!

  3. Little Caesars and I are great friends. Sure Matt and Elijah may be tired of it, but if I have to eat spaghetti once a week for him, he can eat pizza once a week for me.

  4. by AnnieValentine says:

    Only once a week? Kari, you are a good wife.

  5. There ARE benefits to the DH being gone . . . my biggest is that I can watch all the HGTV or Food Network I want to!

  6. Annie, I totally stole your little ‘warning’ comment on the side of your profile about not commenting on your blog and put it on mine. I’m also so tired of anonymous blog people!

  7. Mother Goose says:

    found your blog through mormonmommy! I like your approach to listing what’s good! could I get that pizza number from ya!

  8. SevenVillageIdiarts says:

    You crack me up. I have the exact same marriage as you do!! Except I still have to hide all the tags, etc. . .

  9. Tammara, Jess and Cory says:

    Annie I am smiling at your post it is so true and only you would be able to put it into words so gracefully.

  10. ok….so is this your first ever blog entry? WEll i could only find one picture of your cute little hubby on the blog…and may i just say he is WAY cuter than any A.B. But I don’t see him in the Counselor book….was he at that session? I promise to not drop the A bomb anymore…and you can just delete that one part out of my old comment if you need. Really though he has the darling beautiful blue eyes and he can totally pull off the Mr. Clean look…and come on…Airforce special agent…it doesn’t get any cooler than that! WEll i can’t believe you are a newspaper columnits…I love it! I’m so glad you are using your degree…I felt my useless American Studies degree was no longer useless when I started my American Idiart blog too! Ok…well yes…you definetly need to come and visit! Where in the heck is Elma? Actually I just looked up your newspaper and it says you live on Hill Airforce base…so you just write for a Washington paper cause you grew up there? Well that is so fun!