Wednesday, February 1, 2017

STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Last night I joined Franklin and Penelope outside. While they concentrated on the Earth, I looked to the stars. I turned to look at more and more until I was dizzy. They were so beautiful. Here, in the middle of this big city, in the middle of my backyard, I was at the base of the universe and I could see the soul of infinity.

I know I haven't blogged much lately, and I probably won't blog much for a while because I have everything I need to do my taxes. It takes me a while. I have to make sure I find every deduction. Although I've already made a substantial payment to the IRS, every year I wonder, will they owe me money or will I owe them money? I shouldn't owe them money. I'm not supposed to owe them money.

Yet I worry that I've made a mistake and will somehow end up needing to send them a check.

Too bad I'm not "smart" like the president so I don't have to pay taxes.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

I don't think I know any disabled elderly pregnant children, do you?
Thanks, fishducky!

43 comments:

  1. Good luck on getting a refund this year!!

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    1. Thanks. At this moment, I should be getting everything organized. Instead I'm piddling around on the computer to avoid starting the work.

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  2. Sounds like a beautiful night sky.
    Good luck with the taxes. :)

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  3. If I had to go bad enough I would claim to be old, disables, pregnant and a child!

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    1. Same here. I can be whatever I have to be when I need a bathroom.

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  4. Hi Janie - great image! Stars - what are they ... we're under thick fog (or sea-fret ... if you come from Northumberland or Yorkshire) ... it's been sitting over us for about a week now - the storms are coming to blow it all away ... then the stars will shine out once again - thank goodness things effectively are always there! Cheers Hilary

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    1. It helps to have things to count on in a world of turmoil.

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  5. Good luck on your taxes. If you aren't around much, at least you left us with the line, "Here, in the middle of this big city, in the middle of my backyard, I was at the base of the universe and I could see the soul of infinity." That's a beautiful sentence.

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes inspiration strikes.

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    2. I agree. That IS a beautiful sentence.

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    3. Thank you, Susan. Before you know it I'll think I'm Anne Tyler.

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  6. I pay someone to do this job. Oh, what a relief it is.

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    1. I can't afford to do that, but I get along pretty well with Turbo Tax.

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  7. HAHA! That sign made me smile :)
    Preparing taxes is a pain in the behind! I hope you don't owe a dime. Better yet, I hope you get some money back.

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    1. I hope I get some money back, too. Then I can send part of it to the IRS to start paying this year's taxes.

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  8. Luckily I don't earn enough to pay taxes at the moment. But I worry about taxes all the time. What if they decide I owe them money? That sign made me laugh. I sometimes just sit and stare at the stars too. Great to be able to comment on your blog again:) Hope you are doing great, Janie.

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    1. Thank you, Murees. I've been coming and going on the blog. The stars give me hope.

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  9. Janie, we hope to start our taxes soon, too. We use Turbo Tax and we keep things as simple as possible. I can't imagine we will have to pay taxes since last year unemployment for the first quarter then we lived on our savings until mid-December. That's when DH started his new job. Oh well, it is what it is. The IRS should be done away with anyhow. The government gets enough of our dollars other than what comes out of a person's pay, so this nonsense needs to stop. :) Best of luck to ya doing yours and hopefully you won't have to pay. Have a good afternoon!

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    1. I think Donald Trump should pay my taxes. I don't want him to feel left out because he doesn't pay any.

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  10. Taxes: ugh! I'm not looking forward to doing mine. I hate that job! I never get anything back either. Haven't for years. Good luck getting yours done.
    Guess you'll be sitting out the Feb 1 BOTB? I'm probably going to take a few battles off too. I need a break. But I have a neat one up now so if you get a chance to stop by, please do!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I'm on a BotB break. I'm not sure I'll be back. My blogging is sporadic these days, but I'll come by to see your post.

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  11. No one is "smart" like the president.

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  12. This year I told my tax preparer that I didn't want to pay my fair share because I wanted to be smart like Trump. It doesn't seem fair that I should pay more taxes than he does.

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  13. Good luck! Every single time I hit submit I cringe, knowing that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and am just hoping for the best. Haven't been audited yet. Doesn't give me confidence for upcoming years, though.

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    1. Turbo Tax always tells me that my chance of being audited is very low.

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  14. Taxes drive most people bat shit crazy, trying to get it right and get a refund and not end up owing money

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    1. If I had an employer who took taxes out of my paycheck, it would be easier. Because I receive maintenance, I have to pay taxes on my own.

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  15. I'll take YOUR kind of smart over whats-his-name's any day.

    Good luck with the taxes. May a fat refund find its way into your hands.

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    1. Then I can send it to the IRS to pay for 2017.

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  16. LOL. Well, I guess no one will be using that toilet, eh? I've got my cheese stockpiled. Bring on tax season!

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    1. Cheese let's Whiz right through those taxes.

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  17. Cringe, taxes! I guess my wife and I will have to get started on ours. Usually it all turns out okay, but I always fear that we'll have a big bill to pay. I'd rather get lost in the stars in the sky. Here in Los Angeles I'm probably more likely to see movie stars than celestial stars.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'm sure some movie stars are interesting, too. I don't think I've ever seen any.

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  18. You find those deductions, Janie - you find 'em and you deduct the heck out of 'em.

    I'm happy you enjoyed the stars. I love staring at them until they freak me out. Then I go inside so aliens won't get me.

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    1. Don't let those aliens probe you, Vebbie.

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  19. Commas are greatly under appreciated, don't you think?

    I hate working on taxes. I, too need to get crackin' on my taxes. It takes me a long time, as well. I typically get a refund from some states and pay into others. (our business works in multiple states). I am always fearful of making an error. The tax codes get more and more confusing. While our accountant does the bulk of the forms, I have to do the bulk of the listing and sorting of expenses and liabilities. Did I mention just how much I hate tax time?

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    1. I think I now get the idea that you might not like tax time.

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  20. We dont do taxes over here if we dont own our own business, so this is all new to me reading about it.

    I have a picture of the planet Saturn taken through a telescope in a desert in Egypt. I love that picture, its a bit blurry, but I think it is amazing. The stars are really bright here as there isnt much light pollution due to us living in the sticks.

    Good luck with the taxes!

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