Friday, March 5, 2010


It's Friday and that means time for my happy for the week. (See the Happy Book here.)

Yep. This week taxes actually made me happy.

I have been fretting about our taxes this year. Normally, they have been quite easy and uncomplicated. Enough so, that I've been able to do them on my own. Even the year we got married, I did them with no trouble.

This year, however, we moved to Oregon. I became self-employed, and Mike became unemployed. It got complicated! I hired an accountant, and boy am I glad I did! Living part year in one state, part in another is hard enough, but throw the self-employed bit in there too. Pshew! Too much for me.

I got word earlier in the week that our paperwork was ready for filing. We are getting a refund from Colorado, and we owe Oregon - that pretty much washes each other out. We will also get a decent sized federal refund! YAY! And my estimated returns for the rest of the year are ready too! Pshew!

Talk about a load of worry off of my mind!

Now, we can have a free and clear weekend. Tomorrow, we are heading for Multnomah Falls. It is about three hours away from us. And there is an amazing Mexican restaurant that we know near there, so we're looking forward to that as well!

What are your weekend plans? What made you happy this week?


  1. So glad the taxes are done and you can have a wonderful weekend. Sounds like a weekend full of happiness.

  2. Nothing more stressful than money woes and worries. It gets me all freaked out. I am so relieved to hear that things are balancing out OK with your taxes Tammy and so smart of you to get an accountant.

    I hope to see Wolfman this weekend, that would make me very happy!

  3. HB just mentioned this evening that we have to get our paperwork ready for the accountant. I always dread tax time!

    Enjoy Multnomah Falls....and the Mexican restaurant!

    I'm happy this week because LuLu (my cat) is doing so much better. We thought she was a goner but she must have used a couple of her nine lives because she's on the mend!

  4. yay for happy taxes! have a wonderful weekend! ciao!

  5. OOh I feel all shivery just thinking about tax. How nice that it is all sorted for another year!

  6. Taxes... oy. There's nothing like that news that relaxes you and reminds you that everything is just fine! I had similar news yesterday around my taxes.... phew. So much worry for nothing! :)

  7. Happy can be getting past something stressful. We often fear the outcome. So glad that the outcome was better than you expected! Have a great week!

  8. Happy dance for your taxes being done!! I'm also self-employed, so it's always 'interesting!' sigh . . . .
    Thanks for visiting my 'Vale' & paid a visit :)

    & WELCOME TO OREGON! The coast is beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your weekend trip to the Gorge - so beautiful! Some of my friends went last weekend - I got some gardening & DANCING in - both some of my favorites