I didn’t get quite all the list done yesterday, but a very sizable chunk got done. I feel pretty good about it even though some of it made me feel pretty bad. Filing taxes is always a chore. Josh and I have to file separate because he owes back child support and the government always takes his tax return to go towards that balance. And because we have to file separate I’m not allowed to deduct the interest I paid on my student loans. True suckage. But it’s done and I’m getting a fairly reasonable amount back. It’ll all go towards paying bills, which also sucks, but at least then I’ll be able to get those people off my back.
I got Mom’s first sock and WeeGee’s first sock done yesterday. The toe for WeeGee’s second sock is nearly done, I just need to pick up the stitches on the back side. I need to get the toe for Mom’s other one started as well. I’m not sure if I’ll spend any time with the vest this weekend or just concentrate on socks.
We had something interesting happen yesterday. As I mentioned, paying the taxes and the bills almost always puts me in a right foul mood. Usually it takes quite a bit to pull me back out of that funk – something like sex most times. But I really wasn’t in the mood for that yesterday. So Josh had me play teacher instead. I gave him a lesson on PowerPoint that he seemed to really enjoy. That brightened me right back up. I also found the materials my colleague uses to teach Photoshop so I may give him some lessons on that later today.
The mood is still really pretty decent. We had pizza and beer for dinner last night which was kind of a lovely treat. We got a 6 pack of Wild Blueberry Lager and split it. I had 2 and Josh had the other 4. That seemed to work out really well. He’s still snoozing right now but that’s ok – I get more done while he’s asleep. Anyway, last night was really good. I needed that. Now I’m just hoping tonight turns out really good as well. Gemma let me know last night that she might have to reschedule our dinner. I hope not, I’d really like to see her.