Friday, April 9th, 2004 • No Comments on I’m Still Here
I know I’ve been quiet. As is always the case when I go away for a few days, it takes a little while to readjust to reality. There are e-mails that need to be written and phone calls that need to be returned and, always, writing I need to do. I’m working on getting caught up. Unfortunately, pesky little details like work and doctor’s appointments and paying bills have gotten in the way of the fun stuff.
On another note, am I the only one who hasn’t yet done their taxes? I have no idea why I have procrastinated so long, especially since we’ll probably get at least a small refund. I just hate the process. It amazes me that I not only got an A in accounting, I also did so well on an H&R Block tax preparation class a few years back that they offered me a job. One season of that was quite enough for me, thanks. I’ve always believed that if I’m good at something, I should pursue it. Tax prep is the exception to the rule. I’d rather listen to George W. give a speech.
As much as I despise filling out federal tax forms, doing my Virginia state taxes as a Virginia resident married to a non-resident is a nightmare. This state hates the military, which is reflected in their tortuous (and also torturous—and if you don’t know the difference, you should look it up) tax forms. Thankfully, I don’t have to do both federal and state in one sitting. I get a couple more weeks to procrastinate on the state taxes!
The nice thing about getting a state tax refund is that I feel fully justified in spending it entirely on myself. Now… what shall I buy in June when my little check comes in the mail?