Waving Hi from under the piles of papers on my desk.
It’s a good thing I am not a vlogger. You would be laughing at my stacks of tax documents and folders right now… or maybe commiserating, since it’s tax season and most of us are chomping at the bit for a refund. I’ll be breathing, eating, and sleeping MATHS for the next few days as I navigate our 2017 returns. Fun, fun.
Speaking of navigation… I miss my 2017 Ford Expedition and it’s shiny digital maps and amazing sound system. I miss the desert, too. I know that sounds weird, but I’m a cactus kind of gal. I could live in Tuscon or Santa Fe – no problem.
I practically just stepped out of the rental car back from California (and lots of other states in-between), dragged in all the suitcases, sand, and LAUNDRY, and got SMACKED IN THE FACE BY FULL RE-ENTRY mode. Life, you know… and work. Lots of it. A gazillion emails, photos edited and uploaded from the trip, bills to pay, and …..TAXES. I usually get mine done in early February every year.
I haven’t even been able to focus on the house (partly because my husband has the flu). In case you were wondering, it is still for sale, but I’m unable to dedicate any effort to that front just yet. Plus, I’m pretty sure giving people the flu is bad for real estate sales. While we were trekking through Nevada, Arizona, California, and New Mexico, poor lonely Kev was loving on the three cats and finishing up the instal of three bathrooms worth of baseboards. Maybe a few pieces in the kitchen, too. There’s just some trim paint to touch up, and a deep cleaning to manage before we can show it more.
If only I had six arms or a clone to get everything done on my list. :::sigh:::
A few weeks back, I mentioned my girl turning 19. Well, on our cross-country “field trip”, my littlest turned 7 and my biggest turned 21 today! Only one kid left to have a birthday… my St. Patty’s baby – who will be 9 in a month. It’s crazy how our birthdays fall… our anniversary and birthdays are always together as odd or evens. This year was our 25th marriage anniversary and we are ALL odd numbered ages. Our family birthdays start in December and end in March. All six of us fall within those months, with Koko bringing up the rear. This year he’s hoping to get to still be in this house for his birthday (he’s pretty easy to please).
Morgan’s cat, Loki, is feeling great again. He got to be big buds with Daddy while we were away on our trip. He’s going to love being out in the country again. He used to live at my mom’s place. I don’t know if Morgan will take him when she moves out to live in Austin.
My big kids don’t want to live out in Podunk. Go figure.
[Total change of subject: I have this thing for boots…and I can’t help but make lists, even when I’m not trying – sorry guys…]
I got my sonogram for my abdominal area – a full scan starting at under the ribs all the way down to the pelvis area. I do those in lieu of CT scans to prevent added radiation dangers (a CT scan is like 70 chest x-rays or something awful like that). I had one a year ago that was normal. I still have yet to hear the results for this one… or the blood tests that I got a few weeks back. I go in tomorrow to see my oncologist and get the news. Thanks for praying if you have been. I have not been anywhere as dedicated to my own health since my mom passed away. There is literally dust on my juicer. I am ashamed to admit it. I’ve been planning to get back to juicing (and not just buying juices here and there like I have been). It is on my to-do list this week, actually, and I bought a bag of carrots and some fresh organic veggies to start back up.
I can’t wait to share about the trip with y’all. We saw so many places that I think I’ll cut the posts down into a series and savor it a little longer. I didn’t edit my own photos — just the ones for the conference (another thing I’m excited to blog about) — so I will have to get those done before I begin to share.
After the taxes….
And the laundry…
And the homeschooling…
And the juicing…
And the oncology appointment…
You know… when I can.
Thanks for popping in for updates and cheering me on. I appreciate your support!