Thursday, May 15, 2008

2008

So far, 2008 pretty much sucks. Hubby unhappy at his work. Me and the breast scare. Family problems I wont go into here....and now we get a notice from the State that...well, we thought they wanted more money from us. I guess instead what it is - they said we never paid our state income tax bill.

Uh huh. Mailed the Feds their part of our savings and the state their part ON THE SAME DAY. April 12 to be exact. Both addresses here in CA. Well, the Feds apparently need the money cause they cashed the check on April 15. But CA apparently doesnt need the money as much as they say they do cause they held on to our check until May 9, when they cashed it....oh yeah, maybe that is the game. Hold on to the money so that they can then charge us interest and penalties on top of what we owe!

So to make myself better, here is what I am doing....on the hottest day of the year so far, knitting a wool cap for http://okwhatnext.blogspot.com/. This person is going to the Ukraine in the fall and wants to take 300 caps to the orphanages with her (I am betting she will take more than that as well as this is being advertised!). So my knitter friends - I challenge you to visit her site (or if you are on Ravelry - Kristys Hat Quest) and sign up to make some caps!

Friends of ours are having a rough time too - family issues I wont discuss here. But they are also having their first grandchild this year and I hear it is supposed to be a girl! YAHOO! After being a mom to three boys MMx2 deserve a little girl in their lives...

Our #5 is supposedly another boy...which is fine to all concerned except for her sister who was determined that she would have a girl (so she could send back all the cute girl clothes her sister sends her!)...but the ultrasound is not very definitive...DD would like to know so she can decide whether or not she needs to re-paint the room that will be the baby's room.

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