Friday, February 29, 2008

One year down, one to go!

I DID IT! I finished my 2006 taxes, took them to my accountant who by the way complemented me on being so well organized, and we are even going to get a refund. Over $5,000. I cannot believe it. We have been working our butts off and with the real estate market in the toilet, we are going to be taking a loss that year for the 1st time in a long time. That kindof sucks, of course, but we'll come out of it okay like always.
I cannot believe how hard it has become for me to take my 2 year old, "L" into preschool. He cries, and clings, and I just feel like an ogre. Of course, when I get there to pick him up, he's totally fine and always says that he has had fun & wants to go back again. Then the next school day comes and the whole thing starts over. I think that I may just pull him out of school after March & try again next year. Its just so nice to have a few minutes all by myself. Right now, I'm the only one home. Pretty unusual since I'm the stay at home mom of 3 boys under the age of 10 & the wife of a self employed man who can & will take off whenever he feels like it. I have an entire hour to myself. After I finish here I should go do my dishes, but I want to just go lay down & sleep. I'm just such a ball of fun, I don't know what to do with myself!
Tomorrow night we are going to the mouse races at our children's school. I am not going to drink alcohol. I intend on being sober because last year I got drunk. I go out so rarely, that sometimes I try to act like I'm actually in my 20's and childless. I feel like I'm getting too old for that now. That, and since I have this stupid head injury, I don't want everyone thinking that "Teresa's got a head injury but she's always drinking.....she must be full of it". So, we'll see how I do with my intentions.
Now, onto bigger & better bed for 45 minutes!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UGHHHH!!!! I hate taxes!

Today I have spent my day combing over bank statements to seperate out each bill into each category so I can get my taxes ready. Why don't I have a program for this? Because I am not right, that's why! It would make perfect sense for me to pay the $150 bucks on quickbooks but that would just be too easy, wouldn't it? Dear Lord, please kill me now! Actually, he can't because I have to finish my taxes!!!!!!

My husband, by the grace of God, has been cleaning out each and every nook and cranny in this house to get it organized. I, on the other hand, am rebelling and telling him to stay out of my bathroom drawers and let me be with just a little mess somewhere. Isn't that totally silly? I know that in the end, I'll end up organizing it, too. But for now, its my own little piece of insanity. By the way, did I say that I'm going crazy with my taxes? I'm trying to pretend to my hubby that all is well & that I have it all under control, which of course is a complete and total farce. I have no idea how I'll ever make the appt on time, but I'm going to try.
So, for now, here we go, say a prayer, kiss a frog, whatever it takes to get me done on time!!!