Friday Free-For-All – 03/18/16

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Tomorrow is my younger twin sisters’ birthday! Haley lives in Michigan now, so I won’t get to see her, but her present should be arriving on her doorstep today. I’m hoping I’ll see Hilary at some point tomorrow to deliver her card and present. I’m really proud of myself for finding fart-themed birthday cards for both of them. I’m such a sweet, caring sister πŸ˜‰

My diet overhaul is going well. Eating well and not being hungry all the time requires a lot of prep work, but I’m getting there. My sugar consumption is down, my overall calorie consumption is down, and I’m eating more fruits and veggies. The best part, though, is that when I actually follow through and eat right, the overwhelming runger is gone. I actually haven’t been eating my usual afternoon or pre-dinner/pre-run snack in the evenings because I’m… not hungry. Crazy! I’m excited to see how things progress over the next couple of weeks. Although I’m a bit worried I might turn orange from all the sweet potatoes and carrots I’m consuming…

Ben and I still haven’t done our taxes. I’m starting to feel really anxious about it, because this weekend is pretty much my last free weekend until April 15. Logically of course, I know it will get done, but I’m still stressing about it. I’m also not sure whether or not we’ll actually get a refund this year. We’ve never owed anything on our taxes before, but that would seriously blow.

I went to a comedy improv show last night. The Vermont Comedy Club is a recent addition to the culture scene here in Burlington. This was my second time going, and I have to say, it was a blast! It’s such a great alternative to the typical bar scene, and it’s usually a relatively cheap, super fun night out. If you’ve never seen improv comedy before, I highly recommend it. I really admire how quick-witted the performers are, and they were allΒ so open and in the moment, it was very impressive to me as a fellow performer. They also offer classes in stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy, and I have to admit I’m tempted. But only if I can get a buddy to sign up with me!

Have you ever been to an improv comedy show?

Have you done your taxes yet?


8 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 03/18/16

    • DarlinRae says:

      I’m sure with extraneous income from coaching and stuff your taxes are a nightmare, so I don’t blame you! Ours are pretty simple, I just hate doing it.

  1. txa1265 says:

    Great post! Love that you are making progress – I am always amazed at how my running and nutrition go together … I feel like I could probably eat anything when I run, yet am drawn to better foods.

    I have been to improve shows, but not in the last 20 years … 😦

    Taxes … ours are done and I did them with both kids in about 5 minutes (full time students with paltry earnings? trivial!). Ours were kind of a nightmare since Lisa worked in two different states, we have students, property, retirement holdings in different states, and on and on. But I have done them every year (except when we moved here – Corning paid to do them as part of my relocation Yay!). We ended up just slightly better than break-even … got refunds on two and paid on one.

    Of course we’re also pushed to do the taxes as part of the FASFA for the kids’ college financial aid stuff …

    Happy weekend!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Oof, I’ve had to do tax returns with multiple states, no fun! Can’t imagine further complicating it with home ownership etc. Glad yours are done and out of the way!

  2. dgobs says:

    Hehe, fart-themed cards are key πŸ˜‰ We haven’t done our taxes yet (this is SO late for me!) and it’s driving me crazy. Soon!!

    • DarlinRae says:

      I used to always do my taxes as soon as humanly possibly, but being married and filing jointly means I have to coordinate with Ben, who is much more blase about the whole thing. It’s giving me anxiety!

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