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Let’s give a holler for good husbands.

Not only has my husband been especially good about giving me hugs and kisses after work (Hi, my name is Annie, and I’m an affectionaholic), but last night he kicked me out of the house after dinner so I could have some Alone Time.

I don’t know what tipped him off. Maybe it was the high wattage of my voice when I told June to put down the steak knife, or the way I drop kicked Rex’s T-Rex across the living room. Whatever it was, thank you for a good husband who pays attention to the little things. (When I got home the kids were all in bed, the kitchen was clean, and he was still smiling. Awesome.)

In other less inspiring news, the scale was up three pounds this morning for no reason, I forgot to put the whites in the dryer so Jason had no clean underwear (yikes), the kids pulled open an entire box of new  nursing pads and tossed them all over the house, the baby spit up on my sheets, and I forgot to wash  my leggings so I have nothing to wear.

But I get to see an old friend today, and that always makes everything okay. Hooray for girlfriends. If you’re having a bad day, go find one. Virtual or otherwise, things are always better when you can laugh with someone about them.



  1. So, you’re at 97 pounds today? Bummer.

  2. Denys Gallentine (Brumbaugh) says:

    Whenever I start tossing toys off the kitchen table my 4 & 6 year olds give me a lecture on “you’re not supposed to throw stuff, Mom”. glad you got out of the house.

  3. That is so nice that your husband realized that you needed a little time to yourself! That alone can make it better, even if you don’t get out. I just like it to be acknowledged that I am having a hard time and then I feel like my hubby is getting ‘it’! Kudos to him!
    p.s. you could always use your alone time to go to Costco and look for your new blonde friend with the little pink streak, that’s me!

  4. Fortunately, my kids are old enough that I can leave them alone if I need to go somewhere. Unfortunately, the dishes never get done when I am gone.

    I really would have liked to see the T-Rex drop kick.

  5. And-don’t forget, Biggest Loser is on tonight. Those three pounds (that will probly disappear by Thursday) will seem like nothing in the fact of that:)

  6. Yay for Jason. And boo for that darn scale. Drink some water, take a walk. It’ll come off. Can’t wait to see you this weekend!

  7. The scale’s having an off day too. It will be feeling much better in a day or two. Your husband is awesome!

  8. I love when my man does wonderful things like that. Sunday, he let me sleep in as long as I wanted. Which included keeping the little ones happy. It was marvelous, and much needed.
    He also always thanks me if he comes home and finds that I’ve cleaned, which is nice.
    They sometimes have their word vomit moments, but they also have their amazing moments.

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  10. Your hubby is awesome. =D

    I’m with Kristina about that scale. 😉 You always look killer, Annie!

  11. So true!
    It is great when our husbands know us…and great to spend time with friends too 🙂

  12. Well your hubby certainly does deserve the SHOUT OUT!!!

    and I hope you gave him a little ‘something something’ later…..they say it burns 200 calories.
    I’m thinking ONLY 200.

  13. That is wonderful, its always nice to be appreciated.

  14. Your scale and my scale are both JERKS! After losing 2 lbs earlier this week I went up a pound today. And who needs underwear?

  15. Love love love your column this week. It’s so very true!