Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blackbirds, Compromise, and the IRS

Dear John,
 
It snowed most of the day. You can imagine our collective excitement. We had several times when the sun was shining and it was snowing. Most of it has melted, which makes us happy because we're all so very tired of snow. While I was driving to work in it, I saw the first red-winged blackbird of the season. So there is hope. Winter seems to have made a small compromise with spring and allowed some of the birds to come back.

I worked 7 1/2 hours today, then went to Walmart for a few groceries for me and some office supplies for work. I got home at about the time I would have had to leave for church. I wanted to go, but I was at that point of exhaustion where I wanted more than anything else to curl up in a corner and cry. So I put on sweats, curled up in my corner, and fell asleep instead of crying. Another kind of compromise, I suppose.
 
I woke up when Jen and Elyssa came by to pick up their mail and play with the cats. Jen's going to go through my taxes and be sure I've got everything. She has more recent experience that I do, so it makes me feel much better to have her eyes check everything. And she's your daughter - she loves doing taxes. I'm glad she got that from you.
 
I still think you could Skype me about the taxes. You're outside of time, so you have plenty to spare. It's not too late to come by and give me a hand.
 
I'll leave the light on for you,
Joan.

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