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.

Food: the Good and the Bad

I love to cook food and I love to eat it even more. Food does not seem to be such a fan of me though. My body does not handle breads or meats very well. Now this saves on my food bill like no tomorrow. However I can cook like you’re grandmother (assuming she was a good cook). Not only can I do some serious home style (western and German) meals; my exotic cooking is not terrible either. I miss having people around who can eat this stuff and seeing them truly enjoy it.

The other problem I have is that I am only one person (not a person who eats a whole lot either). So, I get to eat left overs for the next couple days (3 days max). Sometimes it just feels so boring. My other problem is that I still find myself cooking the poor mans way. I do not have to do that anymore, I have not had to get my food from the food bank in six years! I want to get over this hump, I worked hard to be able to cook/eat with a little flair.

Galaxy: The Secret Stipper

This happened last week but it is still effecting my life. I had gone out to help my Mom with shopping. I was in the midst of doing some glitter ornaments (which is currently sitting as a draft since this incident). I had put the glitter out of her reach….or I thought I had.

   
   
I know the pictures are not the best at capturing glitter but there was 0.5 cups worth of fine glitter all over my house. I mean all over. Plus she wrecked the ornaments before I was able to take the ‘Look At Me’ final picture! 

I love glitter and if I had not been renting and she had not wrecked the ornaments I would be very happy about the mess. It’s slightly better every day but my landlord needs to come over at some point to finish some work on place. I don’t see him being to excited to be covered in glitter ha-ha. 

A Little Frustrated

I only managed to get one letter done this morning so I sent four off this afternoon. I need to send the three going over seas by air mail of course (all four ended up going this way). I told them it needed to be airmail then I was told it was going to cost $65.00 CAD each! I told them straight out that was not right. I am sending letters not parcels. Something got crossed with information and all four cost me less than $10.00 CAD. After which I was told that the wax seals I use on my envelopes are not allowed. I have been using wax seals for over a year now and have never heard that from any post mistress or post employee before. They are not stickers but actual seals. They are not about to wreck anything more than some of the stickers or embellishments I have seen on some letters. To say the least I will be checking the government website to find out.

Than I called to book an appointment for both my dogs at the vet (which is an hour a way from me). I get told I cannot book Galaxy in till December. I said fine than Bullet can wait till than to go in for his appointment. I live an hour a way and I tried last year to make sure the dogs would go in on the same day. I was than told that Bullet’s due for his shot at the end of the month. I repeated myself. I then get told that Bullet will have to come in the following year to for his shots again. I said that was fine and said the good byes.

I was very clear last year about my dogs coming in the same time last year. I can let that go because I will make sure it is done this year. The thing is though, Bullet gets his shots every year. He gets his wellness exam and a through look at his teeth and then we shoot him up with everything he needs. Honestly it will be cheaper for me as well. I am doing one trip to take my dogs in, not two. Plus I do not like driving in the winter when I do not have to.

I am ranting and raving. On the bright side one of my friends is coming down tonight. Easter weekend went horrible so here’s to hoping this time goes better. Either way she needed time a way. It would be filled with partying or anything but lots of horror movies are going to be happening.