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For whatever reason, it's been somewhat busy the past couple of weeks. I'm actually not sure where the past two weeks went but judging from the blank my memory is drawing, they were either boring or routine. 
LifeAlong with the majority of the country, the case count in my area is going up. It does feel as if everyone is now in fatigue and letting their guard down. It's not easy to live like this even for a few months and here we are at the end of the year and things are getting out of control. We're continuing to try to stay mostly indoors and socially distance when with company. I'm encouraged that the schools in the area have been able to keep the case trend at extremely low levels. My daughter's school has not had any cases so I'm considering sending her and my son to school/daycare during Spring. But with the rising cases, it feels difficult to take that step.
Not looking forward toWe're getting to the point where all my appointments are due soon. I …

The Sunday Salon (Yawn, can someone do my taxes please?) -- February 27, 2011


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Wherever did this month disappear off to?

I feel this Sunday came too soon. It's been a really crazy hectic week, and I'm surprised that I still managed to blog every day of this week. I'm really behind on my reviews, so I did want to put out as many reviews as possible. It doesn't help that I've been reading a lot of graphic novels. They finish too soon and are still so well-done as any other full-length novel that when you start reviewing them, you give them a full-length post.

Still, it's been a good week, even with the busy days. I've been reading more - in boring lines, at work when I need a brief perk-up, and even while watching some movie or TV show. I never used to read like that earlier, because I always did get a dedicated block of time to read, but now that's not so easily available. There's always something or the other to do at home.

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Oh yeah, something or the other for sure. Let's say, taxes? ::groan:: I still haven't done that. I'm pretty notorious for starting them when the deadline looms too close. But I'm hoping to break free of that tradition and get it done today. What a boring chore! I know I could just ask any of those free tax-preparers to do them for me, but the last person who did that for me cheated me and a friend out of some 200 bucks due to her laziness to peruse our W2 forms. So, I had to learn a nasty lesson the nasty way. I did get all that money back eventually, but that's not the point, is it? The point is, I had to do all that sordid stuff all on my own in the end, which was precisely what I was hoping to avoid. I have to do my brother's too, and he doesn't have a worry in the world about it because he knows I'll do that nasty stuff for him too! Ugh! So much for being a sister.

On the plus side, I love times when the whole family reads. I've always relished that I grew up reading most of the time, and that even my mother and brother would do the same. My brother lost that habit at some point, when he went to TV and games, but I cured him within a week of his landing here. Yay, *pat on my back*.

So while I yawn my way through taxes, what's everyone else doing?


Comments

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Booo taxes.

Thank goodness Mr. Whimsy does them for us.

Good luck. Happy week.
I hate taxes. We've done ours, but need to review them, so we can file them.
Harvee said…
Haven't thought about taxes yet. Waiting for better weather :)
Medeia Sharif said…
I'll be doing mine soon. In the meantime, I'm getting in plenty of reading and writing.
Bibliophilebythesea said…
Sundays are always somewhat sad for me, as Monday and a week of work comes way to fast. I spent Sunday working on taxes too....sighhhhh

Have a great week Aths.
Athira / Aths said…
You sure are lucky, girl!! :)
Athira / Aths said…
I did mine too, but still have them to file, shucks!
Athira / Aths said…
:D That's a good enough excuse!
Athira / Aths said…
I tried my hand at Turbotax for the first time this year and it really seemed so easy! I didn't have to think too much at all!
Athira / Aths said…
I still have mine to file, shucks, yawn!
Athira / Aths said…
At least you have completed them? I did them but still have to file them. :(
Athira / Aths said…
Boy, I can imagine how hard it is for you. I feel so bad about complaining! It's actually an easy process for me, but just boring. It's all very straightforward otherwise. I have done them but still have to file them.