Tax Season is Over; Back to Life

About a week ago here I had started a post saying I would be back after tax season. While it has not officially ended (tax law(s), due date(s), and anything involving taxes is never really just simple) our rush seems to be over. So, while I have some stuff to get done before I am regularly back here I am confident enough to say expect it ha-ha.

Before tax season got going for us (these are not super long hours, FYI, but it is very mentally draining) Effie was moving up here, I had a blog schedule made up for the next four – five months, and I kind of felt like I could make things happen. Starting with the blog schedule I apperantly felt I could start it off during my busy season and that clearly did not work out. I will be looking at creating a new one…once I find the one I previously created.

Now Effie did move up here, for about 5 weeks. I will not be going in to detail with this because there really is no need to. With that being said other things are going on in my personal life though it will be a bit before I decide to post anything on that. There are some ‘concerns’ to say the least. That may not be the right word to use but things have just been up and down in that area.

I have not lost hope on making things happen. I will be making things happen one way or another. I do not think I will be trying the roommate thing again or not anytime soon. I worries when I leave my dogs with other people. While it is not their job to watch them it is also not fair to kennel them when someone else is in the house. Or to have strangers always coming in and out of the house as Galaxy is a guardian breed and will take her job seriously. My pay type has been switched (not my wage, kind of) which means that I will be able to budget things much better and have things paid off (in more time than my original plan though). The catch to that is I have been taking on more things around the office.

I do not really go into work here anymore. I actually think I have not done that for almost a year now. It had nothing to do with breaching confidentiality since I would never disclose any of that kind of information. I would like to bring in budgeting, bookkeeping, and even tax information (for Canada) in the future. I just do not think I am at that point yet. Something that will take much planning to get started.

While this was quite the post, I need to be going and I am hoping to have things back up and running next week. Not sure where I am going to start but I will get it figured out.

It Has Been a While

I felt like I was getting better at posting and than things just seemed not to happen ha-ha. I mean it has not been like things have been interesting or anything.

Effie will be moving here in less than a month, tax season is upon us which means busy times with work, and I am re-learning to draw. Yes, I said that right. My right arm (which is my dominant arm) is in some pretty bad shape. Now I love to draw, colour, and paint but it puts extra stress on it. The options end up being that I continue on and lose the ability to do anything with my right arm very early on. I can quit drawing, writing letters, blogging, anything causing the extra strain but there is no release in that. Or I can do some of this stuff with my left arm.

It is not very much fun at all. I have been practicing with writing with my left hand for about six years now. I still very much write like a toddler or such just in a smaller fashion. I have always been able to colour in a child’s colouring book so I don’t feel like that is much of a feat. Drawing is kind of depressing though. I actually just drew a picture and I mean it could be worse but it is not pretty either. It isn’t even my style to began with.

Any ways my original plan for a series I am slightly moving away from because there are something’s that could become an issue. I started to think I could do my learning to draw as a series instead with bi-weekly or monthly updates. This would depend on how often I take the time (because it is a very slow process) to sit down and do something. Than I will also do updates with Effie and I’s ‘adventures’ on just as what we do together as friends but also living with a friend. This can be very hard and in some cases it can ruin a friendship

There should be plenty to share with you in the coming future and who knows maybe Effie will want to write her own pieces? We will just have to see how things turn out.

Product Reviews?

I know these are popular on YouTube (yes I’ve been binge watching everything) or it would seem that way. I know there are blogs also dedicated to reviewing products and subscriptions. Anyone who remembers my blog before I had a huge life change knows I did do reviews of subscriptions. Not dedicated of course (I don’t have that kind of money). I did enjoy it and surprises are great, especially when they come in the post. 

I did one review of the Little Life Box and it wasn’t for our household. Now that I am on my own it’s a different story, I’ve gotten it for a few months now and I am enjoying it. I didn’t get Fab Fit Fun this last season because it is a lot of money when the Canadian dollar is so far down. I will go back when I can make it work (or if things even out again). Same with the Horror Block, I have suspended it until things get smoother (I occasionally purchase a box I know I’m going to love). 

I suppose I got off track with the original thoughts. I’m wondering if it is something that would be worth doing again. More products than subscriptions to begin with. I know everyone subscribes for different reasons (this is something I’m going to do in another post). I know the whole ‘it’s your blog and do your own thing’. I do this but if I feel like it’s not going anywhere I just remove it all together. So if any one has thoughts on this I would love to hear them, till than I’m just thinking about it.

Got to love the never ending fine tuning process. 

Renewal

I have renewed my domain for another year. It did take me about 15 minutes to decide as I have not been posting again. In the end my goal is to get back in here so I went through with it.

I am moving again in FOUR days! It is so insane. I still feel like I just moved into this place (I have only been here four – five months though). The new place is double the size of my current, two more parking spaces, a real backyard, and the best part it really is not costing me anymore. I mean some of my bills have gone up but hopefully not by a lot. How could I say no? I can actually settle myself in and the dogs have more room to be dogs. The only con is there is carpet but it just means that I need to get it cleaned regularly.

It is going to be a long few days for myself though. I just cannot wait till the final walkthrough is complete and I get my deposits back. I have been very careful here and I really do not want to penalized for it. Any ways I am off to work for the day…. Have Fun!

Here We Are

So, my blog is back up and running again now that tax season is over. I have the extra time and energy to back in to it. I did put up a new theme and my heading photo is actually some of my cow collection. Although I do have cows placed all over the house (so much for containing them to one room ha-ha).

I still have to set up my categories but I do think I am going to continue to post during the week. I will keep an eye on when I get the most traffic so that could change. It just depends on my readers (you guys!).

I am keeping this one short and sweet so I can get to writing actual content for you to read. I look forward to sharing the randomness again 🙂