Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Taxes Filed!

I filed taxes yesterday — as did a very large percentage of my fellow last-minute-tax-filing U.S. citizens. It's always such a relief to finish, isn't it? I use TurboTax, which really is a remarkable piece of tax-preparation software. But, no matter how many times I've been through it, the whole process remains somewhat stressful for me. For a time (ahhh, the late 90s/early 0s), my husband was the designated tax filer at our house, but I've been handling the record keeping and actual filing by myself for the last few years. I don't know, it just seems fair since I'm the one adding the home-based business hoo-ha into the mix. The husband would gladly step up for the task anytime, mind you, but I just feel like I should be the one to power through the Schedule C I've added to our reality. And, at this point I am fairly comfortable with the process (never mind that I know how to find all the necessary records and receipts), so it's not that bad.

Hope to get back to blogging on children's writing soon. I'll finish working with my EFA Children's Writing Workshop over the next week or so. I'm also busy (at night) completing two batches of critiques for an annual regional writing competition — I can't tell you how much I learn from both activities! Then, it's back to the regular salt mines for me. I have assigned writings to complete, book proposals to submit, delinquent payments to chase . . .

Sounds like Spring!

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