Monday, March 03, 2008

March Already?

What happened to the month of February? Or January, for that matter? 2008 is going a little fast, if you ask me!

And of course, March is just that much closer to April which means tax returns. BLECH. I did ours on Saturday and wasn't too happy with the results. I'm not sure how you can have the type of year we had - hubby out of work for three months because of the staph infection and no other income for those three months but mine - and still owe the government money! Nothing to do but bite the bullet, though. I wish we could write off all those medical expenses, but unfortunately, with all the paperwork involved, we haven't started paying our share of cost yet. Guess we can put that on next year's return.

In other news, I finished the lovely Therese Fowler's debut novel, Souvenir, at three in the morning! Yes, I stayed up that late to read it because it was that good. I had been waiting to read it, kind of like waiting to enjoy a fine wine, and I wasn't disappointed! Get thee to a bookstore and buy it - and buy a box of tissues while you're at it. You'll need them!

I also found a terrific new series to watch - Foyle's War - a BBC series about a detective fighting crime during World War II in England. I watched the first one last night and loved it! Now I just need to get the rest!


  1. well, I for one, was so glad to see February over. Done. Finished. Off the team.

  2. Glad you're enjoying Foyle's War :) I figured you would!!!

    As for taxes, yep, I hear you - we have owed after some pretty crappy years as well and it just doesn't seem fair.

  3. I pulled an all-nighter reading Souvenir too! Therese is such a nice, generous person and blogger that I was delighted when I learned she's also a very talented author too.

  4. Kacey - I don't think I was too sad to see February go, either. One month closer to spring! *grin*

    Tess - Thanks so much for the recommendation of Foyle's War!

    Lisa - Therese is indeed a wonderful, talented author as well as a wonderful, talented person! :)

  5. I'll have to check that out. I'm excited about the John Adams mini-series coming onto HBO tonight. I don't have HBO, but one of my students is recording it for me :)

  6. I do the same thing with books. I look forward to their release, buy them immediately, then wait. I don't want them to end, I guess.

    Wasn't Souvenir great? I loved it!

  7. You'll enjoy Foyle's War. I love it. But I do wish Michael Kitchen would learn a bit of character acting. Every role he plays is Michael Kitchen (and if you see anything else he's in you'll see what I mean).

  8. Ugh, taxes. I have to get mine up to Dad to get them done. I'm hoping to get some money back this year. I usually get a little but for once I'd like to see something more substantial than what would cover the cost of dinner out. Like maybe enough to help pay for my plane ticket to San Fran...

  9. Marty - Ooh, that series sounds great! I don't get HBO, either, so will have to wait for the DVDs. :)

    Anissa - I'm glad I'm not the only one who waits to read certain books! It's like it has to be the right moment, y'know?

    Diane - Another actor who I think does the same thing is Kevin Costner. No matter what movie he's in, he's, well, Kevin Costner. :-)

    Kelly - I hope you get a refund this year - at least enough to pay for the plane ticket! Wouldn't that be great?

  10. Hey Melissa, this was a treat to find!

    Kinda weird that you all are talking about me, but I'm glad what you're saying is so good. :)

    I'm delighted to know you liked Souvenir, and appreciate you saying so!


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