So I worked on taxes from noon until 5:30 when hubs and I went to dinner with friends. We have a Red Lobster in town and I had gift certificates to the restaurant. It will be closing soon so we had to use them. It is not my favorite place to eat but I enjoyed the older couple we took with us. Then Hubs and I went to my 4th ballroom class. It was cha-cha night and we got quite a work out. I am trying out a new dance couple to teach ballroom and they are doing a great job. This is the only set of classes where I feel I have to be there to watch them and participate. If this set of 6 lessons goes well I will let them rent the studio for sets of classes. Lots of laughs.
Hubs and I came home and I worked on taxes until about 1 in the morning. I am about 3/4 of the way done. But I have the worst parts over. Adding all the receipts and figuring out what goes where, yuck.
It will be interesting to see where we stand this year. I am sure we will get some kind of refund which will go right onto the studio CC.
I am so happy it is February. It is the month of love! I have Valentines day and birthdays and candy, I make my famous shortbread. February seems to go by fast and then in our neck of the woods it is spring!
After I am done with the taxes I am going to add up my spending for the month of January and see how I did. I am going to try and spend less in February. Right now I have enough put aside for the house payment and my next goal is to get enough money put aside in the next 10 days to send my Aunt $500.00 for her birthday. I do this every year to help pay her taxes. Then I have a theater bill that needs to be paid out of the studio, so those are my goals this month. I will be very careful and see what is left to put on the CC by the end of February. I did not join Carla's low spend challenge, because every time I do something like that it seems I go off my rocker and spend money like an idiot. The only idiot I can blame is myself.
Tonight hubs and I are going to a benefit for Family promise. It is a chocolate and big band dance. At least we will burn off the calories. I did not eat yesterday so I could go to Red Lobster and I will not eat today so I can go eat Chocolate. Tomorrow I will not eat until the super bowl party. This is a high calorie weekend! I still need to lose about 10lbs to fit into my clothes and I will not buy new clothes.
Well I want to make a batch of bread today and finish the taxes. So I am off to see the Wizard!
Have a great and productive day!