Saturday, April 2, 2016

It's April Currently

It's April and I'm joining up with Farley to tell you what's currently going on in my life.

As I sit here listening to nothing at all, I can't help but love the warm Spring weather we are having today, especially considering that it just snowed two days ago.  Spring is my favorite season.  I just love the rebirth and the spring rains, the tulips bursting out of the ground, and the days getting longer and warmer every day.

I was reminded this morning, via email, that I need to pay my quarterly taxes by the 18th of the month.  This is the first time that I've ever paid quarterly taxes, but I had to pay a penalty this past year for not paying them, so here I go.  Ugh!  I hate taxes.

My husband got us both on this vegetarian diet and I am trying to be supportive, but I think I've actually gained weight while on it.  I don't mind fruits and vegetables, but being iron anemic, I really miss my red meats.  Iron pills just aren't the same.

I've been working on an Ancient Mesopotamia Interactive Notebook.  I'm up to the last section before I write the review guides and test, and all of a sudden I'm have writer's block.  It's driving me crazy.  I've tried to process it through with my hubby, but he wasn't the help that he usually is, so I'm trying to work on other projects as I wait for my inspiration to return.

My poor dog chews on his toes incessantly and he chewed on one until it was very swollen and the nail was all malformed.  So the vet tried antibiotics and a cone but that didn't help, so they decided that they had to amputate the toe, that it could be embedded with a foreign body or cancerous.  So this past Thursday my dog lost his toe and is now bandaged and in a cone for three weeks.  He's not supposed to jump or do stairs, and he has to be monitored when he goes outside to make sure he's keeping the bandage clean and dry.  Here's a picture of my little guy and his toe pre-surgery.


  1. Hey, I'm in the same boat as you! Just got a letter from the IRS this week stating I had accrued penalty fees for not paying them quarterly. Do you know if they're available to speak with on the weekends? Agreed, not a fan of taxes, but on the brighter side they ensure we get paid (teacher salaries)! Did the IRS force you into paying quarterly because of your extra TpT income? I'm thinking that's the reason for my bill notice.
    Best Wishes! Antonia @ forkin4th

  2. Oh my gosh! I just talked to a friend that said her dog chewed his own toe OFF! They ended up amputating him above the knee because the doctor thought losing the toe would throw off his balance, and if they amputated below the knee, he'd still try to walk on it. So crazy! I am so glad that he just had to lose a toe. Also - he is precious!! Look at that face!
    I am envious of your quiet and solitude. Sometimes I long for that!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your Currently. Prayers for a fast recovery!

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  3. Aww...poor pup! Hope he's feeling better soon! I hate having to see my dogs in a cone.