The past few weeks I've been too busy n exhausted to get my normal blog post out.
Income tax season just ate my attention up for weeks. The Federal form went easy enough online in TurboTax, but the State form just wouldn't get done right. It would not let me do the Healthcare worksheet needed to prove I didn't need to pay. Then they wanted a separate $36 fee for filing an erroneous, unfixable in edit mode, state return.
So I had to skip Day Off sleep again, get to the Library when open for a form, do the form- (12 hours of reading hell-), then get copies of everything at Staples another day, then get the right ones barely fitting in the provided envelope right, (had skipped a copy page somewhere, went out for another copy), n then finally made it this week to the post office window to pay extra postage to mail it out.
I'm so relieved I won't be down to the last day- besides, I really wanted my money back faster than I'll get it with the paper route.
Then I got easily distracted with some movie watching n book reading. I finally saw The Hobbit
on dvd, n find I really liked the film Thor
, which someone gave me.
I interrupted the detective novel, Heat Rises
by Richard Castle, with a $1 book buy at the library used rack The Crystal Cave
, by Mary Stewart. The story of Merlin in ancient Britain really swept me away from my troubles. Now I want the other two books of the trilogy to continue. Oddly enough, both of those paperback books on my kitchen table have similar yellow sunset pics on the cover!
The yard work finally got started, n there's still plenty of sections left to de-branch n rake. A few pieces have to get sawed up to move, they're so heavy- Leftover blizzard aftermath...
I finally found the planting supplies I'd hidden away last fall, n planted a few seeds. I have tons I'd wanted to plant earlier but hadn't time to get the stuff out. Now the veggies will be slower to be able eat this year. It's been too cold to start the normal March seedlings this year.
I was going to post several times this week, but have felt too drained for it. It just took days to get this one done. Pic processing after Day off, another day upload, (fell asleep waiting), today after work the words finally spilled out- after days of knowing what about already. Sad, posting took me so long.
The pic was taken on my walk home from mailing out my state tax form. Freezing n windy, but isolated, n so beautiful at the front beach- May your taxes be much less taxing than mine!