Politics

I despise it really. I am getting junk mail bashing a candidate when I am not even registered to that party. I am getting junk mail bashing the same candidate in spanish due to my last name and I don’t even read spanish. Most recently, bashing same candidate, I get junk mail about women’s right’s and saying he is a doctor, not a politician or something along those lines. I cannot wait for the election to be over. I already know who I am voting for. I already know where I stand politically. None of this unwanted junk mail will make me change my mind.

Unlike the sheep out there that blindly follow the (m)asses, I have done my research and do not follow what media or junk mail says. I have an open mind however I also now the facts to support my decisions instead of just going based off my emotions like so many seem to do today. I am willing to talk to those who listen but it seems that certain those in certain party lines refuse to listen to logic. Very rarely do I meet one who actually is interested in what the opposition has to say. I have lost friend’s due to them being unable to see the logic and reality of a situation due to being so blinded by their emotions on a subject. It is terrible but I don’t want people like that in my life because they are the kind who tend to cause drama and other problems that I just don’t want to be around.

Only two months left until all the political bashing is over. I cannot wait!

Tax Season!

That wonderful time of year, we get to count up all our income and subtract our deductions to *hopefully* get our hard earned money back from the government that we let them take so willingly from our paychecks. I am just waiting on one W-2 before I can file. Fortunately the rest of the forms I have needed were mailed out earlier than January 31st. I don’t have anything spectacular or out f the ordinary to claim, I don’t own a house and no longer run a business so my taxes are pretty straight forward this year. I know that will change in the future if my husband decides to purchase a truck (big rig) as that will come with a lot of expenses and more detailed things than I am knowledgeable on to do taxes.

How do you file taxes? Accountant, pop-up stand in Wal-Mart, dedicated business, or online/paper on your own? I usually use TurboTax online as it seems to do the best job at getting the deductions I qualify for.

The End of Another Year

Another year is gone, with all of the ups and downs it brought.  Here is to a better 2016!

My recap of 2015

-I failed my squat challenge.  I completed 18 days out of 30, so better than my first attempt that I did a week.  Third times the charm?

 

-We are finally recovering financially from my husband’s accident this summer.  One income makes things stressful at times but it brought us to a much better place now. 

 

– I am sticking to my homemade toothpaste and it is slowing remineralizing two holes in my molars as well as removing built up plaque.

 

-I have made it through a year of being a mom of 3, with one minor urgent care trip that in reality didn’t even need to happen.  Better safe than sorry! 

 

So the bad with the good. I am not ready for the new year because it means my oldest son will be turning 5. Something I am not ready for, then again I am not ready for any new milestone that my boy’s conquer. Here is to putting the past behind you and embarking on the adventure of 2016!