Yes, nine. That is the number of spam comments posted here while I was asleep. That just happens to be more than one an hour! Geez.......... You can add to that number the 2 I just deleted from this morning. This is a PITA!
So, aside from all that, Good morning! I think I will have a full day today. I have the guts of 5 tax returns piled on my desk and my own records are splattered around as well. My big deal for today is to see how much I can do to move those along today. I need to get some money into this house!
I've been trying to decide how to deal with the paper clutter all this creates. I think my only alternative is to pull each client's file when the records come in so that I can immediately stash the new stuff in there. Otherwise my desk is going to be wrecked again for the next 2.5 months.........
I worked last night on going through one of the credit card statements, looking for something deductible. Now I need to get all that added to my spreadsheet. I have two more credit card accounts to sort through and then a search through some loose documents in my file and I'm ready to start plopping numbers on the actual tax forms.
If I get several of these tax returns whipped into shape, the task of the day in the house is to finish this dusting before I just have to keep right on going because the spots I've already dusted are so bad it's time to start over! In the "project" room, the task of the day is sorting clothes.......I seriously doubt I'll get much in the way of design work done today.....
It was a big 37 degrees when I got up this morning, so, of course, I had to nudge the heat up. I went in a while ago to get dressed and run a comb through my hair. There is so much static electricity in here that I think I could have posed for an advertisement for Static Guard. It's been a LONG time since I had my hair this long. I have no clue what I did years ago to control the static. I wish I could remember. If you've got a good solution to this problem, please clue me in. What do you do when your hair is full of static?
I posted here a few days ago about finding a product that could be used to paint sinks and bathtubs. I went and looked it up for you, just in case you are interested.
You can see from the "watermark" that this came from another blog, but these days, aren't blogs the source of some of our best ideas? Anyway, according to Kristi, who writes the Addicted2Decorating blog, this stuff is good on porcelain, ceramic and fiberglass. Now I read elsewhere that another blogger had used it on a cultured marble sink, but Kristi says the instructions specifically state the product is NOT intended for that. So, you'll have to use your own judgment on that. However, I will say the other blogger claims to have done hers two years ago and it's still looking good.
Anyway, apparently it is REALLY odorous and you really need a well ventilated area and a breathing mask to use it. It is an epoxy compound, so I would think it should last pretty well. There's an extensive amount of cleaning required before you use the product, and, afterwards, you are cautioned not to use an abrasive cleaner. Anyway, if this interests you, you can get more information at Addicted2Decorating.
Kristi, the writer of Addicted2Decorating and I have bonded. She just doesn't know it yet. If you are in the mood for some DIY blog reading, I recommend her blog. She is quite a bit younger than I am, but her husband has a health condition that prevents him from helping her in any way. So, all that she's done (and she's done a LOT), she's done on her own. Gives me hope that I can too........ I, too, am on my own when it comes to this stuff.
Once tax season gets going, and there is some money and a fresh supply of groceries in this house, I think I am going to have to buy a new garbage disposal. I don't know yet how I'm going to get it installed, but I don't really have to work that out until I actually have one to install. I have researched on the internet and tried every trick I could find to get mine to go again, but all has failed. And now, I'm seeing a sink full of water back up when the dishwasher drains. Scary stuff. I've done this before and did a good job of it. My main problem, as I remember it, was trying to hold the darn garbage disposal in place and attach it with screws simultaneously. I couldn't manage that alone and had to have my kid help me. I'm thinking I should be able to find something around the house to use to brace it in place while I attach it. A toolbox, a stepstool, my old makeup case, a pot turned upside down, something......... At least that's the plan for now. If all else fails, maybe I can pay DGS1 to help.......
Alright, that's it for now. I have tax stuff calling my name. Let's do some eye candy and then I'll duck out of here for a while.
Lori did this page commemorating her grandson's encounter in a petting zoo. I had to giggle because I thought that green paper with the mud spots was the perfect background for a page like this. I can testify from my own grandsons, that, indeed, JT had some courage to get this up close and personal with the animals in the petting zoo. This is a CUTE page!
Lori did this page as well. I can't exactly figure out why this works, but it is one of my all time faves of Lori's pages. The greens in the photo do not match the greens in the kit. The pinks and reds of the flowers in the photo do not match the oranges and golden yellows in the background paper. Yet, I think it's a great looking page. I love that Lori has layered that striped paper and the dotted ribbon behind the photo to draw the eye. I think sometimes we don't want to try to journal anything over a patterned paper, but look how well that works for Lori on this page! Lori did a great job on this page.
Alrighty, I have to get busy on tax stuff. YOU be BLESSED today!