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Four years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I went in to buy HP 1.

I picked up the second Harry Potter movie several months ago, either at Half Price Books or Entertainmart. I was hoping to find HP 1 and 3, preferably for $5.99 or less. No such luck. But Saturday I did come home with The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Enchanted, both of them very reasonably priced. And I have watched them this weekend while ensconced on the couch with my knitting.

I noodled around with waist shaping on the doll sweater yesterday. Today I am taking Brainless to work with me. I like being able to switch back and forth.

Uncle Sam hath befuddled me. You will recall that I came up short on April 15th, because I did not recalculate my withholding sufficiently early last year to allow for the emptying nest. I made arrangements to pay installments. There was a penalty attached for such an arrangement. I paid the penalty. On Saturday I got a check for them, for the amount of the penalty and odd change.

Since when has Uncle Sugar been concerned with the cash flow of the one, except to divert it into pork barrel projects and giving raises to our elected representatives? Before I spend any of this newly-returned money, I will make a discreet phone call or three and see if the left hand knoweth what the right hand doeth. I would really like to plunk this into savings, and I would really really dislike having to unplunk it.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Isn't it nice being enough of a grown up to know that the "if I hurry up and spend it, what can they do about it?" philosophy has a very low success rate.