Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, In a better mood

     After my post yesterday and my worry meltdown, I went to pick up the taxes and also went to the hospital to get blood work done for next week's specialist appointment.  The hospital and the accountant are within blocks of each other so I combined the trip to save time and well money.  See how I roll?

     I am pleased to say that we do not owe any money to the government but get small refunds from both the state and feds. Actually $17.00 dollars over what I owed the accountant so basically a wash. I still don't understand how we can take home and I mean take home over $40,000 dollars and take no money out and still get money back.  When the kids were growing up and Hub's actually retired his gross was just above $40,000 and we paid a great deal of taxes on that.  I mean we did get some back but now that it is SSI and State retirement we pay nothing?  I am not complaining but we needed the money back when we were raising kids.  Why now when our house is almost paid for and we are not working (hubs) can we not pay taxes?  My shop is almost always a wash as I am able to deduct all of my expenses and 25% of my household expenses.(utilities, taxes)  It varies from year to year.

     So not owing any money to taxes is one less worry for me to stew on this month plus with e-file the money will return within weeks.

     I really kept myself busy sewing yesterday and I have two wedding dresses I will work on today.  I swear one needs to leave, I am tired of looking at it.  It is staying busy that helps me ward off the depression/anxiety monster that likes to loom over me in the winter.

     I made a big pot of white chicken chili late Tuesday night as Hubs had to work at the high school early afternoon into the evening. It was good and there is enough for hub's lunch.  I am still trying to use up freezer items.  I also thawed 2lbs of burger and I will get creative with that today sometime turning it into something that will feed us through Saturday.

     Today after the wedding dresses I need to work on blankets for the young mothers in my church that are all having girls in March.  Yes 6 new baby girls.  I need to get busy and quit just looking at the stacks in my shop.

     This sitting around and stewing and worrying is not solving anything.  Why do I do this to myself?

I also can get boxes ready to mail like I have been talking about, maybe go to the grocery store and get some lettuce, as Taco salad sounds really good for dinner.  I just need to stay busy and quit paralyzing myself with stupid worry.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. 6 baby girls is wonderful. I hope you get to hold them all when they are born. That will cheer you up. Nothing better then holding and smelling a newborn baby. I upped my Vitamin D intake during the winter. It really helps.

    1. I hope I get to hold them also. Nothing like a newborn baby to make you feel alive.

  2. Glad to read you are in better spirit today. I feel less lousy, so that's something.

    1. Less lousy well that is a step in the right direction. Let's embroider that on a t-shirt.

  3. I am happy for you that you are in a better frame of mind . Sometimes all it takes is a few hours for the cobwebs to clear.
    I am impressed if you came out with basically an even wash for withholdings and tax obligation. That is almost perfect.
    I am still in the clean out/declutter process and am doing it room at a time, plus I am repairing whatever I find in each room that needs a little love.

    1. Well if I repaired things in the house I would have to do the whole dang house. I am just opting for clean right now, well not even clean just de-cluttered.