things are a little sticky around here. I have no clue how, but somehow I seem to have twisted my left knee. By now, doing the job I do, after 9 months, I am pretty used to joint pains and muscle aches, etc. But THIS is worse. Usually, after a day at work and a day at home, I am fine when moving around. Today I am limping through half the house before my knee acknowledges that it REALLY is going to have to walk and support me! So, I am more reluctant to move from this chair than ever.
I just fixed myself what I am calling "lunch" (you probably wouldn't call it that), and now I'm going to take some ibuprofen. Given a half hour or so, I should be limping less........
I have managed some work, though. The first load of laundry, washed last night, has been dried, folded, and put away. The second load has been washed and hung to dry on the inside drying rack. The third load is in the washer. The 4th load is whites which will be bleached and the 5th load is a cotton sweater I want to wash on "delicate". Those last two loads will be small and easy to deal with. I figure it will be evening at least before the loads that are drying are actually ready to fold and put away.
I have a real blast piece of news: my 2016 tax return is done. I couldn't tell you the last time I filed by April 15th. But, this year I will. I haven't printed it yet, but I'm officially calling it done. I could keep digging and I'm sure I could come up with additional deductions. However, my taxable income is already negative so that would be wasted effort.
I think a couple of things have contributed to this "achievement". 1) I have been diligent with keeping up with the budget program this year. 2) I just adapted last year's spreadsheet to total everything up for this year. Easy peasy. Also, I somewhat revamped my budget system since last year to do a better job of accumulating tasks in the various categories which feed right into the tax return. Anyway, doing that tax return has occupied some of my time this morning and it's a load off my shoulders. In reality, I don't need to worry about it and haven't had to worry about it since 2011. My income is always too low to generate any tax liability anyway. And where there is no tax liability, there can be no penalty. But, being engaged in this tax business for decades, making sure all the bases are covered is ingrained in me!
I've also gotten some filing done and worked on the main file drawer in my desk as to organization. There's still mucho in that drawer to sort through, and most of it will be archived, but there's progress.
So, now that I've eaten something and bragged on myself, I'm going to take that ibuprofen and try to get in shape for this afternoon...........