(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)
I was one of the lucky people to have received a refund and idealy I would be able to treat myself to something I wished for. My bookish answer is that I would buy whatever newly released book(s) I really wanted, or maybe some classics to add to my home library. Or maybe even a new bookshelf to get the stack of books off my floor!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to do that this year. My job is seriously in jeopardy due to the state of our economy and every week I go to work, I'm thankful I still have a job. The hard truth is that in all honesty, I don't expect it will hold out through the end of this month. New construction is at a standstill in Florida and when my company is fortunate enough to get a client, the banks requirements are such that no one can qualify. A fellow builder in our area lost 12 customers due to the homeowner's inability to get the construction loan. That builder, like so many others, filed bankruptcy last month after 30 years in the business. Hundreds of small businesses have had to close and whole family's are moving out of state to find work. I'm afraid that after 16 years, my boss stands to lose everyting he's worked for. I know I've gone off on a tangent here, but I felt I couldn't answer this week's question without mentioning it. And it kind of made me feel better to vent! Sorry!