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February 19th, 2010 at 05:37 pm

**Filed our taxes. Phew! When my $800 Fed refund arrives, I will send it over to the state. Won't bother waiting until 4/15, like usual. Just want it done!

Still have to fund $1080 into a new regular IRA. Goodie goodie - maybe will do when the refund arrives. A chore for March. Don't want to wait too last minute...

**I do admit that all my early bird clients are the ones with the big refunds. They can't wait! Though the refunds have been absurd ($5k-$15k).

I admit a twinge of jealousy.

Then I knocked myself back to reality. I transfer $1200 to my savings every payday. I could let the IRS hold that money for me all year, and forego the 2% interest on my savings account. Sometimes it is easy to be jealous when you focus on a small piece of the pie. The big picture is I'll take my money now, thanks!

**Kids are home and we are back to self sufficiency. Feels kind of good. Though definitely, exhausting!

Though I know most of my friends (SAHM/working mom/every mom) thinks my boss chains me to my desk and my dh never lifts a finger - I am definitely experiencing this reality right now. All I can say is, it sucks! Biggest sacrifice? "Me Time"? Um, no. QUALITY time with my KIDS. I am hoping to spare some time with them this Sunday.

All the same, I can hang for 2 more months. Until work settles down. & I can be thankful that this is only a temporary reality!

It's not just that dh is laid up, or that work is crazy. IT's the combo of the 2!

**Dh is doing pretty good. He is doing good at home, and is doing more than I expect. (He refuses to send the kids to daycare, and I caught him doing dishes last night). He has also cooked a bit. BUT, he is still pretty exhausted when it comes to driving and going out.

I think next week will be good. He will walk BM home from school (if he feels up to it) and will drive a short drive to pick up LM from school (if he feels up to it). I think a regular schedule will help build up his strength. HE did both of these with his mom already, so I know he is up to it.

He does fine with the kids, though MUCH easier with BM in school all day - next week should be better. LEss refereeing, with only one child. & LM is the type who can play quietly for 8 hours. So, he will be fine.

For the long run, I Expect I will be doing a lot of driving, grocery shopping, and errands. Though I guess in 2 more weeks time, he may build a lot of strength. It has still only been 4 weeks.

**A week from Monday is his next MRI and follow up. I can hardly believe it! Right around the corner. Crossing our fingers for some good news. No follow up radiation, would be the best news.

4 Responses to “Quickies”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'll cross my fingers too - no radiation!

  2. thriftorama Says:

    We are in the 12k refund camp. We like to have more taken out than necessary to help cover taxes on our freelance work. I'd rather get some back than have to pay by April 15.

  3. miclason Says:

    Will pray for news of no radiation!!
    Thanks for keeping us updated!

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Thrift - the interesting thing is these are people with pensions/steady salaries, and pay the same amount every year. These refunds are absurd - I Can assure that they get a small refund every year. (Self-employed/variable income is a WHOLE other thing).

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