Friday, February 20, 2009

Plans and goals

Plans for the weekend:

1. Further de-clutter the house. Focus points: upstairs hallway (yeah, we managed to clutter that up. It's pretty impressive, but also annoying as shyt), garage, office.

2. Start tax document gathering. Yeah, there's a pile of tax documents in the garage (see above) that I have to sort through, most of which are unpaid or unpayable medical bills from Brody's adventures. I hate opening them, because it gives me agita. But I'm trying to be a grown up non-procrastinator, and act like an unemotional lawyer in my private life, and get our taxes done in time. Thank GOD for the medical expense tax deduction. Now if only there was a retail therapy tax deduction.

3. Our friends' joint birthday party. They both have birthdays in February, and so they are hosting a gala blowout birthday party at their house. In laws are taking B overnight (yeah, I'm a hypocrite, these are the same inlaws as my post earling in the week), and our friends bought wii karaoke. You do the math. It's gonna be grand, baby. And to further celebrate the renal success, I'm doing cranberry and vodka.


Goals:

1. Answer the phone. In the last year or so, I've started to prefer all communication to electronic version: text and email. Even people I love, sometimes I screen and they go to VM. What's that about? I don't think it's healthy, so I'm going to force myself to answer the phone and maybe even (gasp!) call some folks. But one thing at a time.

2. Taxes. Ugh. So much anxiety it causes. Why is that? We always get a refund. But what if we don't this year? That is the trouble.

3. Write the blog post this weekend announcing big news in the life of me. (No, not pregnant). But it's something that's been percolating for a few weeks, or months, and I want to get it going already. The blog post will crystallize it and make me move forward. deep breath. It's good news. But a massive (I hope!) undertaking.

4. Drink more water. (I had to have at least one cliche).

Hope you all have a good weekend.

7 comments:

Jacque said...

Have fun at the party! Can't wait to hear the big news.

SaRaH said...

1)CRUEL and UNUSUAL to just leave us hanging about the impending greatness in your life. I'm down with anything and will help anyway I can.

2)I have the same telephone problem. You might have noticed it. I've turned into a robot on the phone. All business and sort of nervous -- wtf? But the thought of answering it makes me breathe kind of shallow-like.

3)ENJOY that party and all that vodka, I mean, cranberry juice. You both deserve a renally wonderful night.

SaRaH said...

after I closed the page, I realized how presumptuous it is to insert myself into your greatness. Forgive me. I have no couth.

my verification word: canitte. I think this means to stop being presumptuous.

SaRaH said...

oh, and I've found this method for organizing very helpful. http://blog.styleestate.com/style-estate-blog/5-tips-for-organizing-your-home.html

Robyn said...

Sigh. WE are tax document gathering this weekend too. Sucks.

I don't answer the phone unless it's someone I want to talk to. That's what caller ID is for.

WHAT'S THE BIG NEWS???

Alina said...

Can't wait for the news! I have a bit of the phone thing as well. I ESPECIALLY hate calling people. I don't mind as much if they call me though I still sound awkward and nervous. I need to work on it, too. And drink more water.

Dayna said...

Ok, I wanna know the big news too. C'mon, don't keep us hanging! I was a little lazy on getting our tax things together too, we always get a refund but we also had to foreclose on DH's old house so that threw yet something else in the mix. All's well though & we'll get a great return. Can you come unclutter some of my house too? :)