Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So...how did I do???

First off...a huge shout out to my incredible son!  He did soooo well at the orthodontist.  I am just so proud of him.  We were at the orthodontist for just under 2 hrs, and emerged with a mouth full of braces, with green and orange bands (no idea why he picked those...whatever!).  We will go back in 6 weeks for our first check up.  In the meantime, he will just need to learn how to talk with them, brushing more carefully, etc.

We had soft tacos, his favorite, for dinner and I have not really heard any complaints out of him.  He looks so grown up now......my little boy is disappearing before my eyes and he is becoming a young man.  *sigh*

So my Get 'Er Done day started at home before the orthodontist.  I did about an hour of work I brought home with me, which set the pace for the day. 

While at the appointment, I did another 45 min of work, and then spent 45 min balancing the checkbook.  I didn't quite finish, so that carried over to home.  I dropped Bossy off at school about 11am, which left me 4 hrs of "quiet" before the kids came home.

Once home....my time just flew by.  I finished the checkbook (which included having to figure out why I was SO off....I subtracted something instead of adding....so once I fixed that error, we were good to go).  Paid some bills...always fun.

Then it was phone call time.
  • Check on blood work that was done....all normal (I told ya, Doc!!)
  • Verizon....got my bill lowered $20 a month!
  • Insurance Company...check on coverage
  • Scheduled mammogram....save the ta-tas!
And then on to the TAXES.  I spent 3.5-ish hours on this.  I planned on FINISHING.  Yeah....what does Kim say....Mysti plans, God laughs.  I am 95% done on the federal side (need to make a phone call and get the EIN number for camp).  Very happy with our return...probably the most we have ever gotten back.  The state...that is a whole post in itself.  What should have been another 20 minutes at most will turn into 2 more hours because I refuse to pay almost $200 at a tax prep service for the issue.  Another post....

(and just a note on the tax refund...a few hundred will go toward a trip home for G-man in April, unless we are moving sooner than later....then we will just wait.  The remainder will go toward moving expenses....and between what we have saved and what we are getting back...we will be able to pay for the move in CASH!!  But boy would I have loved to put it to debt....)

In the middle of all of this...I was doing laundry, dishes, ate lunch (which was late, then I wasn't hungry at dinner, but then got hungry at 8pm and ate cereal).

Before I knew it, it was time to start dinner (tacos).  Right after dinner, I made dinner for tonight (green chile chicken casserole).  I even deboned some chicken thighs (saved the bones for stock!) and prepped those for dinner another night.  I wanted to make meatballs for the freezer, but I had to move on to other stuff.

I still had more "work" to do, so I spent just over an hour on that (totally not the most efficient way of breaking it all up...but that is how it ended up). I finally "stopped" at 8:30pm.  I had some pots in the sink that I should have done, another load of laundry to fold, and a zillion other things.  But 14.5 hrs of just about solid work and I was done. 

I am glad that I took the day off, even if it was unpaid.  I am still not caught up, but I am better than I was.  I am shooting for truly CAUGHT UP by the end of the weekend.  I guess we will see.


  1. your son is a bit early for Halloween!!!! You are a busy bee.

    1. He is already planning orange and black for Halloween!

  2. I am tired just reading about your day. Good job getting so much done. It is good to get a large refund but doesn't that just mean you are being taxed too much all year?

    1. I didn't even get through half my list. As for the refund...we typically don't get a large refund...so I am not sure why. We have always had extra taken out because of the 2nd job that didn't take out taxes. So we may need to readjust again.

  3. I bet he is darling in those colors. Now get those taxes done!

    1. He is. ;)

      I am trying to finish my taxes! I will post about it tomorrow.

  4. I'm happy that you're planning a trip home for G-Man. You all need that.

  5. What a productive day!!!! Good luck on the taxes.