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Old 03-01-2021, 09:34 PM   #301
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Default Re: A few Measly Steps a Day

Ha ha!

Into each life some yuck must fall.
Into each life some tax prep must fall. (Unless you're five years old.) Anyway, way to go tackling it.

Me - I'm not doing taxes yet. Tom and I just finished getting our wills done. My next yuck project is figuring out what heater I want to buy. (And shelling out most of our savings for it.)

I started out today with pandemic blahs and managed to pull myself out of it. Got two yuck jobs and a few projects done . So I guess it was a good day.

My writing challenge is making my characters come to life. Sandy is a pretty cool character already, but I think Jody needs a little umph. She's a fraidy cat. With good reason. But there's got to be more to her than just fear. yes, I realize that you don't know who Jody and Sandy are. I'm just thinking - not out loud, but in a post.

May the bird of happiness poop on the tax man. Oh, heck, he's just doing his job. May the bird of happiness poop on someone who really deserves it.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:51 AM   #302
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For the last quite a while, when I don't get around to doing what I intended, I have added "I blame the Electoral College" to the collection.

I have managed to do a step (almost) every day! That is calling my now 90-year old mother in the evening. We had moved up to Washington from Southern California in 2018 because Mom really could use more help than the one local brother could provide. (If I get my posting frequency above once a month I'll go into who "we" are.) Mom has dementia. A half century ago I was not clear on the distinction between dementia and demented. However, she is often sparkling with it and funny dealing with what memory marbles are at hand. Conversations are somewhat recycled -- sometime rerunning in the same week, rarely on the same phone call. But we are both having a good time, and I'm also getting life stories that I hadn't hear before.

Her Dad made it to 101, almost 102, so we may well have quite a lot ahead of us still.


Today is my 65th birthday. I dodged February 29th, 1956 by a few hours -- otherwise I would have much less birthday practice and much more Pirates of Penzance references in my life. I am now sufficiently venerable to get on covid vaccination waiting lists.

For most of my life (so far) from 2nd grade to last year I would usually finish several books a week. Last year there was so much emotional stuff going on that I'd read a few paragraphs of fiction, and have just no capacity to deal with bonus emotion. Writing and other creative doings also nose dived. This year I'm up to several chapters a week.

To be continued.

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Old 03-03-2021, 02:24 AM   #303
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Default Speaking of the E.C.

Happy birthday (a few days ago). I love your droll humor about our beloved power giveaway, the Electoral College.

There's something similar in N. Ireland that gives the minority Protestants structural powers they lack if you simply count the votes. Hm. I'll check the dates ... yeah, it's there, but like all good power grabs it's too convoluted to summarize in a forum post.

Schemers!

I'm tax yucking away, steadily with the radio on to distract me. Think I have our business forms completed (need to find out how the IRS will allow us to file. I prefer sending paper but I think they required that business returns come in via the web as of this year).

If this does cap off, I face the question: take a day or so off or press on the following day with the next form? A break would be a bit of a reward, pressing on would defer the reward to the end of the whole process and a good chance I'd be done way sooner than I predicted?

Comes down to: yuck tomorrow or the day after?
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:49 PM   #304
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Default Major Yuck Done

Just signed my partnership return. Done that for 2020.

Now, should I call a pause (for how long?) before beginning my personal returns? Or not?

Yes, pause because:
I've worked steadily & well.
I have the time (due well over a month from now)
Can rest & take up other yuck stuff, or not bother even
Have other yuck things to pivot to

No, keep going because:
A bit of momentum
Draws the final finish ever closer
Don't have to do very much to qualify (opening turbotax and letting it update itself is one day's labor)
If there are weird new issues get time to figure them out.

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