Tolkien, artist

Paperwork and Hoops To Jump Through

We had a meeting with our accountant last night for our personal income taxes. While DH sat next to me fussing and organizing his paperwork, I went through the stack I had prepared one-by-one with Paul, handing him the receipts for banking, specialized accounts, charitable donations (all mine, of course), and other detail paperwork. I handed over my stack and I was done. DH was still organizing. But he got things together quickly, handed Paul the rest of the paperwork - investment information, his own banking information, etc., and then we were done. Easy, peasy. We got back home and the chicken I had taken from the oven just before we left was still toasty warm.

The IRS pushed back the filing dates for corporations
and now have also pushed back the filing date for
personal income tax returns. Will the state follow suit?
It would certainly make things easier, but we're
already almost ready to file anyway.

The IRS has pushed back their deadline for income tax filing. Of course, we have no idea if our state has also decided to follow the federal change. All too often the state does what it wants, despite or in spite of the federal guidelines. But, at least we're ready to go.

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Tolkien, artist

Just Off The Cuff

Let's have a bit of fun as an aside, today, before I get down to the usual daily post. Let's play a quick and simple game and start some musical ripples. Here we go ...

Name a BAND (NOT a song, NOT a solo performer) that starts with the letter “A”.

Please don’t google one, just use your brain.

I'll then give you a letter for you to REPOST.
Birthday Balloons

Happy Birthday Cairistiona7

It's a birthday! Today we're celebrating cairistiona7's birthday and so I looked for a good place to party. Here, the chambers are many, the catcalls will echo off the canyon walls, and everything necessary, from group gathering places to small private nooks are ours for the asking. Have a fabulous birthday, a year of great joy ahead, and enjoy your birthday pic.

- Erulisse (one L)

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Tolkien, artist

Because Samtyr Made Me Do It ...

samtyr had this mini-pie quiz and I couldn't resist. So...what mini pie would you be? Here's what I got, she got raspberry.

- Erulisse (one L)

You Are Pumpkin Mini Pie

You are quirkier than you seem, but most people don't notice your oddities. You blend in well.

You are multi-talented and eclectic. You have many passions, and you integrate them well.

You are smooth and charming. People love you, although they aren't always sure why.

You like to add a little spice to your life, and you enjoy novelty. In the end, though, you come back to the things you love best.

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Happy Birthday Kymahalei

kymahalei, it's your birthday and I owe you a long email. I know better than to let friendships lapse just because of my own crazy schedules. I'm sending *hugs* down to you on this day of joy and celebration and just wish we had the chance to toast your next year together. One of these days...

Have a day filled with joy and a year filled with light. Here's a birthday pic to start that year out right.

- Erulisse (one L)

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Happy Birthday Just Ann Now

just_ann_now, it's your birthday and such a special day deserves a very special cupcake. I know that you're really good about taking care of yourself with yoga and diet, so I thought a full cake might be over-the-top but that a cupcake might be OK. Have a day of joyful celebration and a year of friends, family and happiness ahead of you. It's been several years now since we first became friends and I cherish the memories we've had the opportunity to make and share. Happy birthday, my friend.

- Erulisse (one L)

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Happy Birthday Alexcat

It's your birthday and we baked you a cake. At least the elves did. I saw this and thought it would be the perfect pic for your birthday. Have a truly happy day and an upcoming year of great joy shared with good friends.

- Erulisse (one L)

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Tolkien, artist

Which Witch Are You?

lindahoyland posted a marvelous quiz about "Which Witch Are You" and of course I had to try it. It's only 10 questions, so play along. If you want to post your results, you'll need to copy the picture separately to post it, then you can copy the rest to bring out the accompanying text. Have fun...

Here's my result, and I'm quite happy with it.

Which Witch

Hermione is smart, stubborn, and sure of herself. She's a researcher who is concise in her magical work.

Because she was an outsider when she started school at Hogwort's, she works hard to prove herself and protect herself from criticism.

Like Hermione, you are intelligent, hardworking, and research driven. You stand by your friends and your ideals. You're at your witchy-best when you are able to use both your head and your heart.

Here's your link for the quiz...Which Witch Are You?

Have fun...

- Erulisse (one L)
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Happy Birthday Ignoble Bard

It's your birthday today, ignoblebard, and you should celebrate with friends, cake, ice cream, streamers and balloons. I thought I'd at least provide you with the streamers and balloons as well as a sincere wish that you have a truly joy-filled day and a year ahead of you filled with love and friends.

Happy Birthday.

- Erulisse (one L)

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