Bet ya thought I'd been abducted by aliens, huh? I only wish. An all expense paid trip to Mars would be a welcome vacation at this point. Nope. I filed our taxes, was appalled by the amount of money we donated to shoot that satellite down and then spent a couple weeks going over all our finances to figure out how to pay less taxes. I do this every year. It never works. Paying taxes always makes my blood boil. Fortunately I married a Canadian who likes to remind me that it could be worse. I like to remind him he has to go to sleep sooner or later and comments like that at a time like this could put him in a world of hurt.
It's also the time of year to start thinking about the next school year. We'll be doing high school. Four more years and my baby will be grown. I've been out of the workforce for five years now, so it's time for me to refresh my career skills and head back to school. Yep, this fall I'll be a full time college student, thanks to modern technology and online classes. Once it's all done, if I have any semblance of sanity left I'll make someone a mighty fine accountant. Yep, accountant. I'd rather stick a fork in my eye EVERY DAY than go back into IT or telecommunications. Given today's economy it would be a good idea for the two of us to diversify our careers. Just after the Sept. 11th attacks we were both in the land of the unemployed IT staff for a very short time. That was scary. And who knows, if I study accounting maybe I'll stumble across a way to pay less taxes.