Did you have a good weekend? I did. It was not long enough though, I still have a long list of items on my To-Do list. Next weekend I guess. Chris and I went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival with friends and their precious little ones. It is the perfect place to take kids. The adults can enjoy the flowers (and I think the vast tulip field intrigues the kids too) but they do a wonderful job of having activities and rides for children too. We had wanted to go for a while and Saturday turned out to be the perfect day, the sun was out and it was slightly warmer!
So tomorrow is tax day. Have you submitted your taxes? I had to remember (and Google) why we have Tax Day on April 17 this year. Since the 15th falls on a Sunday, usually it would be the 16th, but it is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, so for 2012 it is on April 17. We just shelled out a chunk of change to the IRS. It is always the dilemma, do you pay more throughout the year and get a refund, or do you have less taken out and have to pay in April? I can see it both ways, but I have to say in the end it is never fun to write a big fat check to Uncle Sam. (By the way, I have always felt bad for those men out there that are named Sam, that are also uncles – your name gets a bad rap does it not?)
So since many of us have to pay out a ton of money tomorrow, maybe it is also a day that we should pamper ourselves and do something that feels good. Something relaxing, something happy, something soothing. I enjoy the EaterPDX website for updates on new restaurants and food happenings in Portland. They have shared a list of restaurants nationwide that are giving discounts and deals on Tax Day, April 17. It might feel nice to get a deal if you just shelled out some cash to Uncle Sam.
Enjoy yourself tomorrow, don’t let the IRS get you down.