Monday, April 27, 2009


Remember these? No? It's probably because a month ago they looked like this:

Here are some other pretty pretties popping up all over the place...

Ahhhhh... Spring.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Legal Again

My driver's license expired on my birthday. I completely spaced it, despite the fact that my friend Barb did the same thing back in January and I even commented about it on her blog.

The nice thing is that they've really got things down pat or as close to "down pat" as a government run agency can get, and I was out of there in half an hour.

Well, it's not the worst picture I've ever taken. How sad is that.

But Barb, I have to say that I think I have you beat. I'm pretty sure MY head couldn't look any bigger!

And would SOMEone get this woman some face powder and eye cream. STAT.

Monday, April 13, 2009


We celebrated Easter at my parent's house. Just after dinner, we let the girls loose in the back yard to search for both real and money-filled plastic eggs.

Success! M found an egg with MONEY!
(Nice view, C! She's like one of those bent over lady cutouts!)

I think she spies something!

Getting some help from her mom.

M found all of hers very quickly, so she hung out with her dad while the other two kept searching.

K's booty

M counting her money while papa watches.

C kept giving me the crazy face. Silly girl.

But then she behaved.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hit Me Baby One More Time

Ah, tax season. Yes, I've waited until the last minute. I did my federal returns (not filed, just calculated) on Thursday and it was ugly. Beyond ugly, really. LAST year was ugly; this year it's grotesque.

After paying through the nose last year, we asked to have more taken out but it doesn't appear to have happened. Clearly I wasn't paying close attention. Being hourly make it difficult to know when things are right or wrong. Boy, were they wrong.

But after I thought about it, I realized that Dwight and I had decreased our 401(k) contribution approximately two years ago, for various reasons, and have gotten socked as a result. So rather than up our withholding, we've decided to go back to the higher contribution level and pay ourselves instead. With the market in the toilet, it's probably a "good" time anyway — buy low, sell high, and all of that.

It might not bring us up to the break even point I'd like to see at tax time, but it should go a long way toward preventing a three-peat tax blood bath.
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