I’m finally back and celebrating with the letter H.
Hiatus: My brief blog vacay was still pretty busy! We had the little guy for the weekend and had a wonderful time with him. He listens to us, eats well, keeps us in stitches, and makes our days so bright. He talks – a lot, but sometimes in his chatter, I miss what he’s saying – we need work on pronunciation and articulation. He sings, and those songs I do understand. The big drawback? He wakes up at 5:30! Usually we return him to his parents on Monday, but he had to be at swim lessons early on Monday, so we went back on Sunday night. It ended up being a long and tiring day (they have five steps into their house and a high threshold.) So, I ‘took off’ on Monday. I slept late, just put on sweats, and sat for the day. It worked wonders. On Tuesday, I began the taxes, which caused me…
Headaches: I don’t get many real headaches, but this time, I could feel the throbbing all through my body – and my eyes ached. I don’t like working on the taxes – one. little. bit. I use H&R Block online, but I run into the same problem all the time – I finish entering all my husband’s information, and then I forget how to go back and add my own. I finally remembered, and this time, I typed it out for myself, so I won’t go through it all again next year. With HRB, you get the federal return for free, and I only paid $27 for the state. We’re getting a rebate, but I know my husband probably has it earmarked. Given a choice, I’d use it to: replace the shocks in the car, do some home repairs, and get my scooter fixed. His choice? Pay bills. Another headache will ensue if I think about it, so I’ll just leave it at that!
Hearts: Happy Valentine’s Day! We don’t really celebrate – no gifts, just cards. I’ll make some cookies for the ‘kids,’ and have a simple dinner.
Ha-Ha: A woman I knew as a principal, then as a superintendent, is now teaching English in high school. I follow her on her blog and FB, and noticed that she has ‘friended’ her former students, who all think highly of her. I noticed that we had similar teaching methods, and her ‘followers’ always commend her on it. I was somewhat intimidated! Then she wrote something about grammar on a post, and I instantly noticed that it was wrong. Do I correct it? Do I butt out? Do I think of her readers, who may take the error as being correct? I finally caved and wrote a ‘funny’ response pointing out the mistake. She thanked me, and said she wasn’t feeling well when she wrote it. I’m not intimidated anymore!
Hard: I’m really having a hard time with stairs. I try to avoid them whenever I can, but I also don’t want to become a recluse. If I could afford it, I’d install a ramp at our back steps, and buy a stair glide for inside. Unfortunately, that tax refund just won’t cover it.
I have been trying to catch up on all my bloggers’ posts. If I haven’t commented, I’m sorry. I’ll get back to my routine now.