Since the New Year has come in, I have hoped for brighter days and new beginnings. I am finding that this is certainly not the case in all aspects of my life, so I am going to give you a bit of the bitter mixed with a little of the sweet....
Income Tax time pisses the shit out of me! You have thousands of people rushing about to pay nearly $500 for a rapid refund on their loaded EITC checks (haven't seen one of those in YEARS...I think because I am over the limit by like $3.04 or something) so that they can go buy lemons that will break down on them in a month, rent furniture that will be repossessed by spring, and splurge on clothes and shoes for their kids that will fit for an average of 3 months!
D gets to go and race his Pinewood Derby car that he designed, crafted and painted for the District Title!!! He won first place in the race for the Bear Scouts division! Yay D!
I think W is tired of his saxophone. Totally in alignment with my better judgment I forbade him playing the flute, and this sax doesn't seem to really move him. I would really like him to give it longer than 6 months before quitting, so I am going to have to come up with a plan...stay tuned.
Remember I had to buy a car on December 8th as a result of totaling my car...which would have been paid off in June??? Well, there was a huge dent...okay maybe a ding, but the prior makes it much more intense...put in my driver door compliments of the BASTARDS who park in the garage where I work! That really makes my ass hurt!
I've been getting headaches lately, so my doctor gave me some happy pills because she thinks that they are migraines. I HATE to take stuff. I mean although I am a connoisseur of many alcoholic beverages, and have dibbled and dabbled with herbal refreshments a day or two in my life, that's as far as it goes for the mind altering substances for me. But one day last week, my temples were about to EXPLODE! So, against my better judgment, I took the shit...and MAN! All I have to say is why on earth would people be paying $20+ for the shit on the street, when they can get some legal stuff OTC?!
I have to drive home this weekend for not one, not two, but THREE baby showers (including Nina's), AND my sister's 8th birthday celebration!!! So as I fret about the weather, with gifts in tow for my 5 1/2 hour journey, you all enjoy your weekend and come back with a plethora of exciting news to share!