Happy Tax Day! (Never has there been more of an oxymoron.)
I’m very fortunate to have a CPA for a mom who spent hours and energy on our business and personal taxes this year. Mama Bender is truly the best, and I am grateful for her talent with numbers and TurboTax software.
Still…taxes? I don’t like ’em. I know we all have to do them, but unlike most “we’re all in this together” scenarios, that doesn’t make it any more fun. In fact, taxes were the subject of today’s #PhotoADayApril: something you don’t like. How appropriate.
Speaking of which, the April challenge has been a lot of fun. Here’s what has been going on behind the scenes on my end. I’d love to know more about how the challenge is going for you, too.
April 1: Kicking things off with a “reflection” from my favorite day.
April 2: The “color” of spring in Chicago. These tulips run up and down State Street.
April 3: My “mail” is typically an eclectic mix of documents for my business, magazines and coupons.
April 4: This one was a no-brainer. Bobby is the only person who has the power to “make me happy” to wake up at 6:30 a.m. every weekday, just to say goodbye as he heads to the office. Especially given the fact that I am not a morning person.
April 6: Sweet potato “lunch” – delicious and nutritious!
April 8: Favorite things “inside my wallet”: an expired Wildcard and a picture of one cool guy.
April 9: A “younger me” – rocking the hula girl swimsuit.
April 10: The “cold” metal of the printing press. Such a fantastic invention.
April 11: Love “eating breakfast” at this table, especially on mornings with sunlight peeking through.
April 13: I “found” this magazine while organizing – it’s my grandma’s from August 1957. Love the husband headline. Monster or mouse?
April 14: This bowl of minestrone summed up “how I felt.” Sore throat and under the weather.
April 15: No “sunset” to be had in Chicago so I borrowed a past favorite from Arizona.
April 16: We are quite proud of our “flowers.” Who says I don’t have a green thumb?
And who says cactus are the easiest plants to take care of, requiring water once every few weeks?
Thanks also to everyone who provided tips on my pork post. It seems as though the key is brining the pork first, which now that you told me makes perfect sense. I also remembered (belatedly) that Mama Bender brined her stuffed pork chops and feel a little ridiculous that I didn’t think to ask her in the first place. Live and learn. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes next time. Other great tips I received were to buy bone-in chops and to avoid overcooking. All great ideas.
Hope your week is off to a great start! Taking advantage of any tax day freebies?*
*Thanks for the link, Susan!