Friday, January 27, 2012


But I thought it was Thursday, since Charlie didn't have school on Monday, which always throws me off...

No theme today, just random musings of things that have been occupying my brain lately:

1.  STOP THE MADNESS.  If our legislators and elected county and city officials spent half as much time finding ways to spend our tax dollars more wisely,  as they have on this stupid Vikings stadium, we wouldn't have budget problems.  I am very tired of hearing the debate over which site is best, and it drives me crazy that it now seems to be a question of where, rather than WHY SHOULD THEY DO IT AT ALL?  Clearly, I am happy to have the team move elsewhere, and for time and resources to be used for something that would benefit more of our state.
Whew, that tired me out.

2.  WINTER CARNIVAL.  It starts this weekend, it was 40 yesterday so the ice sculptures they are trying to build had some melting action.  We are not big winter carnival people, the last time we participated in anything was when they had the last ice castle, YEARS ago (pic below, pulled from the interwebs).  But it seems to be a fun event, and this year no one will freeze their fingers.

3.  TAX TIME.  I can hardy wait for January to be over.  My tax package is nearly ready to go to my accountant, (I will be doing a happy dance on my way to the post office).  Corporate taxes are due March 15th (did you know that?) so I really have to have my act together.  And I do pretty much nothing BUT tax prep in January.  It will be good to get out of the house again!

4. HAIRY.  Charlie has gym class this quarter (why they don't have it every quarter still makes no sense to me....).  With some pride in his voice, he let me know he has the hairiest legs in his class.  At least he didn't inherit that trait from ME:

Mike now looks like the Second Most Interesting Man in the World.  His beard isn't THAT white, it is full of snow from a fall-which he rarely does!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


  1. Taxes... ugh. I haven't started yet, but the thought is looming over my head like a dark cloud.

  2. Hairy legs - blech. lol We are heading to see the ice sculptures on Sunday afternoon. I hope they haven't melted! xo


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