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Picked up the taxes

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

So glad we are getting a good amount of money back this year. I should get my new carpet, at least that is what the husband has promised. Walk Phred 2x's, did my shred dvd and starting cutting my topiary's again. It takes a few days to get them all done. It was pretty warm today and I had on my big gardening hat. I look like someone out in a rice paddy. Made chicken & rice with salad for dinner. Still keeping within my calorie range at least 98% of the time.

  
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IZZYBEBOP 4/7/2010 4:36PM

    Glad yours are done. I'm still working on mine. I've always done my own, and still do even though I run a business. Last year, after doing them, I decided to take them to H&R for a free second look. After waiting FIVE days, and TEN phone calls from this guy, ended up I couldn't get a free second look even though he already had. Had to beg for the print out since I'd wasted five days, and ended up having to do them myself.

Have actually thought about doing taxes part-time this time of the year, and may do that next year. Maybe I'll learn something. Checked this year against last year, and think something got messed up when I imported my financial information in. HATE doing these, but it would be just as much trouble to have someone else do them. Think, once I get them to where I think they're right, I'll pay TurboTax a small fee for someone to look them over. I do pay for their special AUDIT assistance...just in case though.

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Rain Morning, Windy afternoon

Monday, April 05, 2010

Woke up this morning to some pretty heavy rain. We really needed it here and then it was very windy all day,very cool for April. Talked to my sister Doreen this morning for almost 90 mins, she lives in SD county and they had some damage in their home, things that fell off of shelfs and such. They were in Oceanside when the quake hit. I seem to be the only person who did not feel it at all. In fact I thought the men in the house were pulling my chain when they started to mention it.
After I talked to Dore I did my JM dvd and then dyed my hair, the grey was really starting to show. I feel no woman or man should have to be grey if they want or can color their hair. It always makes me feel younger and pretty after I do it. Anything that makes you feel happy can not be bad for you? Right?
Showered, ran errands came home for some late lunch. Took Phred out for a good 37 min walk and that was another day gone. Just sitting here Sparking!
Here is Phred the wonder dog!

  


Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Got up and cleaned up the kitchen table. Wasn't dirty but every week it gets piled with papers and other stuff that the household just puts there. After that I ate breakfast and then cleaned strawberries. Took the dog for his morning walk and then came back to start supper. Used my new roaster oven (husband calls it a giant crock pot because it can hold 18 qts) but it does so much more. The ham came out to tender. I also prepared steam fresh carrots and frozen mini corn cobs. Mrs. C's stuffing using homemade chicken stock with French bread too. There is vanilla ice cream to have with the strawberries (the boys) I am allergic to strawberries so I will just have my ice cream plain. Will take the dog out again later.
Had a surprise call from an old friend Michael today. Michael is related to the person who was my best friend from the time I was 15 until a couple of years ago. Long story but she got into drugs and we parted ways after over 30 yrs. Michael was forbidden from speaking to me, so hadn't heard from him in over 3 yrs. He is her mother's youngest brother and we are only a couple of months apart in age and dated when I was around 23 and then again when I was 26.
He says he no longer speaks to his niece either and was glad to talk to me again.
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He also told me that his sister, Joan (was my friends mother and like a mother to me) had died a little over a year ago. I was sad to hear that but not surprised since she had been suffering lung problems for a number of years.
Other than that nothing much to report today!

  


Bowling with the boys and other mundane things

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Got up and took the dog for his morning walk. Was very nice outside. Came home and opened all the windows to air out the house. Cleaned the bathroom stall, scrubbed and some other stuff around the house. Talk to my sister for about 40 mins. She said the weather is finally started to get nice in Sleepy Hallow, NY.
Took the boys bowling, I would bowl one game good and the next bad. My high today was 143 and the low was 82 lol. We did have a lot of fun. I miss seeing and talking to Jory everyday (he moved to AZ about 2 yrs ago). He and his girlfriend come every couple of months to visit with the families.
Came home and I took everyone to dinner at Ruby's Dinner. Glad they had a calorie counter online. I still keep within my calorie range. I had a light lunch of Salad, apple and leftover steamer vegetables so I would leave room for something special. This Ruby had Sweet Potato fries, yummy. I also only drank water. Listening to "the 10 Commandments" while on the net. Have seen it so many times I can almost repeat all the lines. lol
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TXGRANDMA 4/4/2010 1:16AM

    I was watching the "10 Commandments" this evening, too. It was a tradition at our house when I was growing up! Never missed it. emoticon

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LABRABBIT 4/4/2010 12:25AM

    Sounds like a lovely day! Happy Easter to you emoticon

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Same Old Same Old

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Today was nothing too special. Busy with banking, marketing, cleaning the house a bit, walking Phred, cooking and doing my JM dvd. Missed it yesterday, the day just got away from me. I have done it 3 out 4 for days. It is a tiny bit easier but still a killer. Jory showed up pretty late tonight and the boys went out to visit some friends. I plan to take them bowling tomorrow.

  
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TERRIJ7 4/3/2010 1:55AM

    Sounds like my day...different names, of course ;)

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