Oh, the things we’ll do to avoid doing the taxes…
And yes, I realize I’ve put them off about as long as I dare. Just as soon as I finish this post, I’ll go update the software, walk the dogs and then buckle down. The taxes are just a symbol of how life is going right now. If it isn’t on fire or otherwise an emergency, it isn’t getting my attention.
The girls are peering up under the bridge across the little creek, and that’s a good image for how it goes in the woods of late. I ran hurdles in high school track, and that’s how I’m managing things right now. Eyes forward, leap while the brain is calculating when the next leap has to happen…
I do have a few things to report though, and for another photo of the girls in the water and an update on them, click here.
Firstly, coconut milk “creamer” doesn’t cut it. I can do plain cream and an artificial sweetener or flavored syrup, but the vegan “creams” don’t come close. I’d rather just do 2% milk and sweetener, to give you some idea? I am drinking less coffee and more green tea though, so I figure my reduced consumption of “fake creamer” that way is perhaps win enough.
Relay Foods is my new friend. There’s a pick-up location nearly every weekday that is close enough to on my way home that going to the grocery store is a thing of the past. See above; I need time-savers and stress reducers, and I find the Knight’s turn down every aisle at strolling speed version of grocery shopping just about the most stressful thing EVER.
Do you Relay? If so, please share your favorite finds. Locally, they partner with Whole Foods, so I have a good idea of what’s available, but they also partner with local small businesses – like the tea source I didn’t have a clue about that I walk past regularly when I’m downtown.
Next… I’m pondering a return to nearly natural hair coloring. I thought I wanted to go blonde instead of grey, but the most recent photos of me are too brassy, and I have a great colorist, use filtered water and quality hair products to wash…
Granted, I know I look awful in black and the lighting is horrible in this photo, but you get the idea. Am I tilting at windmills? Should I just use one of those cover the grey temporary colors that’s closer to my natural, medium-to-dark brown?
(And that cutie was Kids in the Kitchen vice chair. She really is so petite that I am a few inches taller! I’m looking forward to watching her develop as a JLC leader. She’s smart, direct and a very hard worker… and always has that big smile on her face.)
Okay. This isn’t taking care of the taxes or the dog walk. How goes it in your part of the world?