Saturday, March 14, 2009

Taxes!!!

I kept putting it off until last night I couldn't stand it any more. I did my taxes. I kept thinking I should do the taxes for a family trust that I manage first, but I finally decided that I needed to shorten my list of things to do and one of the big ones looming over me was my own family's taxes. So I started yesterday evening...and kept going until 3AM this morning. But they're done. YEAH!!! I was so excited, I even did my daughter's taxes. I don't think she'll be quite as excited as I was to have them done since she's only getting about $10 back from the federal government, but still, any money is worth having these days.

I'll admit that the hours sitting at the computer making friends with TurboTax were more painful that I would have liked (have you ever put in 16 years worth of dividend reinvestment income before?), but I can't believe how much more focused I feel now that it's over. I know that I'm not very good at procrastinating. That's not to say that I don't procrastinate, but rather that I'm really bad at getting away with it.

I have a book that has been just begging to be finished (and I want desperately to get it done!) but I know that with these kinds of obligations, the things I enjoy doing always end up at the bottom of the list. So my goal this week is to finish up the trust taxes, get my mother-in-law's taxes done, and just maybe reacquaint myself with those characters that have been impatiently waiting for me. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

kersten campbell said...

Traci,
Thank you so much for the award! I love your blog too! That is so true about attention from kids at dinner. So funny! Your new book looks so good. I know my son is going to love it!

kersten campbell said...

Traci, I added a link to your blog in my "Author Blogs" section. And congratulations on all your great press!

MoziEsmé said...

Congrats! I still haven't done mine yet...

Vicki Rush [fan!] said...

Here's my advice! (Yeah, well, for what it's worth.) Write another book and use that money to PAY someone to do those mean old taxes next year. NEVER punish yourself again for hating to do taxes!!!! Use your writing gift to bless others (like me) and the money it garners to bless yourself!