Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Under Stress and Under the Wire

I just now finished filing my state and federal taxes. Nothing like those last minute deadlines to get the adrenaline flowing. Any other hold-outs out there?

I'm supposed to be on vacation this week, but today has felt just like another stressful work day. It started with a dozen little things this morning, and then the car broke down this afternoon, and I have no idea why. I haven't even been up to calling AAA to come take it away to the mechanic. Seriously. Just can't deal with it today, because I also knew I had to hurry and finish my taxes. In fact, I was on my way to buy tax software when the car quit. Fortunately, was able to file online after two hours worth of stops and starts.

Anyhoodles.... what I'd really love right now is to read a completely awesome book. You know, that kind that you'll always remember, and leaves you with just an indescribable feeling after you've read it; and if it's a series, you anxiously count the days until the next one. I haven't had one of those in a while. I've had a few book "crushes" lately, but I miss that falling head-over-heels in love feeling.

I'd really like for Calgon and a good book to take me away. Any suggestions out there?

(And for those of you who know her, doesn't this cute picture remind you of Marcia Colette? lol)


  1. It's not a series, but The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Excellent book!

    I'm sending you good luck vibes. And it does remind me of Marcia. Very cute.

  2. I know that whenever a vacation starts the first day or two are just swamped with doing all the little things you've been forced to put off up until that moment. But once you get those done maybe some relaxation can ensue.

  3. Well, I know what book is going to do that for me...the latest installment in the Harry Dresden series from Jim Butcher. I just got it for my birthday and I'm about to get started reading it.

  4. I always answer, "The Mists of Avalon" anytime someone asks that question (on the off chance they've never read it).

    I did my taxes in February. Well, I sent them off to the nice man who knows math far better than I in February.

  5. I hear you about the vacation--I had pneumonia for mine. <:\ We got our taxes done under the wire, too (mainly because life got in the way.)

  6. Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and recommendations. :)

    I'm still a little stressed out, but have had a few positives happen that I don't dare mention yet for fear of jinxing it. ;)

    Edie - I'll check that book out. And thanks for the good luck vibes! :)

    Charles & Lana - I'm sorry you two were sick for so long. I hope you're feeling better now.

    Travis and Avery - those are a couple of my favorites, too. I just finished re-reading "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Also a favorite book.

  7. It's been a while since you last posted, so I hope things are going better for you. Our car is on its last wheel so I know the stress.

    Good books... You know, there is 1 out of every 10 that I read that really just stand out to me. I wish I could suggest something.

  8. Hi Christina! I'm sorry to hear about your car - I hate car trouble.

    I hear you about the books. I'm going to restart the Harry Potter series tonight to see if I can recapture the magic. (No pun intended.) :)


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