Jen and I went and had our taxes done today. She left with the prospect of being a little richer in the near future…I left knowing I’ll be a little poorer. So what’s new? I don’t know if it was some kind of fluke, but last year I actually got a couple of bucks back from the state and had to pay just a small amount to the Feds. I still don’t entirely understand what the big difference was this year; but I had to pay a fair amount more for each. It’s not like our tax lady, Mary, wasn’t looking for every possible break for both of us….hey, it is what it is. With that said, I’m always so glad to get them out of the way. Since Joel died over six years ago, it’s a different stress I feel around tax time now. I’m pretty organized when it comes to having everything ready; but then again, I was when Joel was around. My stress always came from waiting for Joel to get serious about actually doing our taxes in time. He could be a great procrastinator, which drove me crazy. It all basically came down to him hating to part with our money and wanting to wait until the last minute to do so. Ugh, at least now I would have no one to blame but myself. But, I know me….I’ll NEVER be late filing my taxes….I’m too anal.
I’m still in a state of shock over the weather we’ve been having her in the Midwest. I guess everyone is feeling the same way. Sunny and in the 40’s is just not what we ‘winter warriors’ have been conditioned to in January and February. Shhhh....I’m not going to say this too loud, but I’m terrified that we’re going to get hit hard one of these days with one of those disasterous storms that we normally experience at this time, and it will knock us all off of the clouds we’ve been floating on. Shhhh....you never heard me say that.
Looks like the trips to the chiropractor have done me some good so far….at least in my neck area. Ha, I didn’t even go there for any neck issues, because I didn’t really know I had any; but that's not what the x-rays said. Apparently I have made good progress with my range of motion in my neck and shoulders from the adjustments so far. I’m thrilled that there's progress somewhere. Apparently my sore lower back, pinched nerve and surrounding tenderness in a couple of areas will take a little longer since the degeneration in a couple of the discs there is somewhat worse than in my neck. I have a feeling this will take a little longer than originally planned. Well, I like the doctors, the place, and the relaxed atmosphere; and it’s not like I don’t have the time. I remind myself….patience is a virtue….