Tuesday, April 15, 2008

BUSTIN' OUT THE BULLETS....

Here goes the bullets.


  • It was April 10.... 5 more days and my taxes were due. I had a real awakening. My tax person, aka brother, was going out of town for 10 days... which included the last five days of crucial tax filing time. To my rescues comes Tiffany. Thanks to my "genius" friend, taxes did get done. I am printing the forms as I type this.
  • I just knew I would be owing a lot of taxes. I owe every year... why not this year??? As mentioned above, my genius friend did my taxes and all I owe is a little manageable amount to the F*ds but get back happily a shocking amount from the St*te. This is the first time in YEARS I am not doing payments for my taxes.
  • Slowly but surely my sun room project is getting done. Today I have been UP and down a ladder, so many times my body is aching. My hand can hardly form a fist just from holding a paint brush. What scheduled for my evening activity is a date between me and my sewing machine. I have a cushion to make for the bench and roman shades (3 of them) for the windows and glass door.
  • I am looking at the beginning of the end of a generation. It seems that a lot of my parent's friends and acquaintances have passed on. Often when chatting with my mom, she mentions someone is either really sick or she has a funeral to attend. I kind of wonder how she and my dad feel about seeing so many friends pass on, and if this is causing a concern to them about their mortality?
  • I have an awesome Uncle Ole. This poor Swedish uncle married into a totally 100% Norwegian family. He has had such ribbing about being Swedish.... he is just playful and fun. He always has a smile and laughter. I have such great memories of holiday fun, camping and water skiing with his boat. In his younger years he was a smoker. I just got word that he has lung cancer.
  • I have wicked bad allergies.... basically year round. This year instead of continuing my daily dose of All*gra, I opted to give Zyrt*c a try. I have been soooooo sleepy. Yesterday while listening to Mesa snore, I was lulled right off into a nap. I am wondering if this new allergy med is not for me?

14 comments:

Donna said...

Ah, wait until you get your little deduction (Tate)...you'll be getting refunds for years!

3D said...

Sounds like a productive time.

It is sad when you hear such bad news. Hope that your Uncle beats it.

Keep smilin!

Lisa~~ said...

Good job on getting the taxes finished and yeah Tiff!! Can't wait to see piccies of all your hard work.

amy said...

I love bullet posts...

YOu have been busy!

laurel said...

Hate allergies. Love Swedish people. My grandpa came from there when he was 5. Hate taxes. Glad you aren't paying tons. Love the sun room. Hate aching muscles. Hang in there.

Catherine said...

Yeah for not needing to pay a boatload of money!

Looking forward to seeing pics of your projects. Sounds like lots of work but well worth it in the end.

Love ya friend! miss you!

PIPO said...

I love my Zyrtec...in time the sleepies eased for me.

Yes, my parents too. I recently helped them update their address book and it was frightening how many of those in it had passed away.

Goodbye to taxes for another year!

Emily LinDa said...

The good news about taxes...the tax year in which your adoption is final you get a bundle of money back from your taxes! Sorry about your uncle and we keep watching and praying with you for your referral:)

Tana said...

Congrats on the tax refund. Jealous!

Alyson & Ford said...

It is the same way speaking to my Mom; always friends are sick and funerals to attend.
I take Zyrtec-D first thing in th emorning when I am busiest and it doesn't make me sleepy. Hope you get to feeling better!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

redmaryjanes said...

That is great news that you don't owe much for taxes. We owe for the first time in a long time this year.

I am facing the loss of my Grandparents. I know I am lucky to be almost 40 with 3 of my Grandparents still living, but they are becoming ill and declining and it is so hard to see.

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Susan Broberg said...

You are just rolling along nicely this year....a sign of things to come. Soon we will start hearing of February 2006 LID referrals (I pray it will be by end of summer)...and then HOORAY! - March!

My LID is not until December 13, 2006! But seeing your date approach is so exciting!

Stacy said...

I'm so sorry to read about your uncle.

I have taken Zyrtek for years. My doctor told me to take it before I go to bed. It is great for my allergies.