Friday, January 8, 2010

I’m Tired and Here’s Why

I took 4 hours of vacation time yesterday afternoon so I could come home and fill out my tax worksheet. To do that, I have to dig through the files, and I dread the job, and put it off as long as possible. Tomorrow is our tax appointment, bright and early. 8:30am. It is also quilting, so Louie will be going to the appointment without me again. He doesn’t mind.

I didn’t do my tax worksheet yesterday. Instead, I came home and made chili for supper, and I just don’t know where the time went.

So today, while I was digging for information, I also decided to pull all the 2009 stuff out, put it in manila envelopes to store, and start over with fresh files for 2010. In the process, I also found lots of stuff that I could shred, and didn’t need anymore. officetaxprep0013                                        I shredded two tall kitchen garbage bags of stuff.                        office tax prep 002                                        I had stuff in both file cabinets. Now, I want you to know, that out of 8 drawers, only 3 actually have files. The rest are just a place for other stuff. I also shredded a lot personal papers from the past that brought me heartaches and unpleasant memories. They’re gone! Yippee!            office tax prep 003                                                       There were documents that needed copied, so ‘Anne’ had to sit on the floor for a bit, and get her ‘behind’ off the copier!           office tax prep 004                                                       With all the other chores I was doing at the same time, I was dragging shredded paper throughout the house. I worked on this from about 9:30am until 6pm. During this time, I also took an hour for lunch to visit Louie, washed and dried clothes, baked a batch of cookies for quilting tomorrow, and cleaned the kitchen.               office tax prep 005                                      I took insurance booklets apart and shredded them, leaving the thin hardware you see on the table. I punched holes in 401K papers and put them in binders.  office tax prep 006                                      I was actually tripping over papers, etc, but I finally found the floor! Yay!office tax prep 007                                 Oh, how I love organization! Unfortunately, this was only the tip of the iceberg. I have many many hours left of spaces to go through and weed out. My shredder will be busy and Goodwill will love me by the time I am done.                 office tax prep 008           office tax prep 009            office tax prep 010                                                       Ahhhh…..that feels much better, and I’m tired.

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Be blessed and have a great weekend!

Michelle                    Add_Bear_Essentials_Loving_Care_thumb

7 comments:

Julie said...

Michelle,
Looks like you were a busy bee today!
I would say you have a day of quilting coming to you!!! Well deserved!
I just love your office.It is very homey looking!
Kick your feet up now and relax!!

Blessings,
Julie

Amelia said...

Lady, you have every reason to be tired...yet happy at the same time. You accomplished so much during period of time. Here is hoping you get lots of money back and can spend it for a fun item or place.

Enjoy the ladies tomorrow in the quilting get together.

Kristie said...

Wow! You really need to come to KY and sort through my mess! I love seeing photos of your house, it is always so neat and clean! I wish I had your energy! :)

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
KRistie

Valerie said...

Don't you just hate that kind of work? I have been doing bill pay through my bank so I am hoping that it will be easier to come up with all we need this year through that. I haven't went paperless yet. For some reason that scares me but when I look at all of my piles sometimes I wonder why I don't just do it.

jillquilts said...

But it really feels great to have it all done, doesn't it? :)

Julie said...

How did your quilting day go??

Gina said...

No wonder you are tired. I'm so glad we don't have to keep as much paper work as you do

Love and hugs Gina xxx

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