Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tax Time!

Photo credit:  Oaks, Linda. us_treasury_building.jpg. 2009. Pics4Learning. 28 Feb 2016 <>

Yes, I realize that today is not April 15th, although based on our current weather in Arizona, it feels like it already is.

No, but today is a special day, it's not March yet, but I did and submitted my taxes today and yes, they have been accepted at both the state and federal level!

Major progress!

Much of this is due to not only the Family Finances class I'm re-taking, but also that I have finally entered into the 21st century and now am having Quicken download my transactions automatically from my financial institution, so I can better track everything that's going on.  This also makes reconciling monthly statements A BREEZE!

This gives me less time doing the grunt work, and more time looking over my finances to see where I can cut and where I can invest time and money to do a better job of handing my finances.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cough Suppression On The Go

I don't know about you, but I never get sick at a convenient time.

The problem is, some of the medication you might want to take, particularly a cough suppressant, is in a liquid form that gets everything sticky.  Is this something you can take on the go, when your schedule is already on overload?

Some years back I went to a doctor who told me about this nifty little product from Robitussin. 

It is a cough suppressant, much like their liquid "cough medicine", only in a liqui-gell pill.

I only take one and it usually lasts me for about five hours, and I'm able to carry this bottle in my purse with my other medication so I can actually have access to this medicine when I will most likely need it.

I've only seen this available at Safeway and Wal Mart, I've not seen it at Fry's Foods.

As with any medication, be sure to check with your physician before getting this.

This is not a compensated endorsement, just a helpful tip.

Box #2

Box #2 is filled with plastic and glass cups and mugs.  It is now in my car and will be delivered to Deseret Industries after work tomorrow.

The first box had vases that had quickly accumulated after Decker's passing.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Hypocrisy of The Politicans

So, is the U.S. Constitution hanging by a thread yet?

Yesterday a sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court passes away and the next thing you hear is a member of Congress threatening to stall any appointments made by a sitting President.

The Republicans are wanting to control the bench, and make no mistake, this has nothing to do with preserving the Constitution of the United States.

It has to do with influencing and agendas.

Want to make it so that civil asset forfeiture remains legal?  Get a conservative on the bench and make law enforcement very happy - and very lucrative.

Want to place term limits on those in Congress?  It will not happen if the Republicans can have any laws overturned that would place term limits on members of Congress.

Want reforms made to the Federal Tax Code?  Not if any passed can be overturned by the Supreme Court.

Why is this?  Because those who stand to benefit the most financially from legal manipulation want a "conservative" sitting President, a "conservative" majority in Congress and who will stop these two if there is a majority of "conservatives" in the Supreme Court who will use the bench to promote what the "conservatives" want, even if it goes against the Constitution of the United States.

People are forgetting that if you truly want a democracy, there needs to be a balance of power, or there will be (and currently are) a segment of people who will be shut out of democracy altogether.

When this happens, the Constitution's "We, The People" will become a lie.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Eliminating Two Birds With One Stone

I always have trouble figuring out how to declutter items made of glass, due to breakage when transporting.  Necessity is the mother of invention, though.

Not only did I want to donate some glass vases, but then I remembered I also had some clothes I wanted to donate as well.  

Problem solved!