Package

Aunt Bev sent me a package!

What could it be?

What could it be?

Inside was… another package!

Look at all the stickers and markings!

Look at all the stickers and markings!

Hehe… she told me about this. She sent the package in time for Easter, but it had the wrong address, so after apparently traveling around the country and getting stickers and stamps all over it, it came back to her. She just wrapped it in a new wrapping and sent it again.

And what was inside it?

Yum!

Yum!

She found some Spree candies! Woo hoo! I ate a whole box of them while I looked through the book. It has a bunch of anecdotes about little kids saying cute things. Thanks, Aunt Bev!

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Rememder

Working with the youngest students in Computer class continues to be a challenge for me. They act like middle schoolers (or maybe I should say middle schoolers act like them), but they don’t react like middle schoolers. I don’t have the magic voice or magic finger or whatever it is that their classroom teachers use. Still, things have been slowly getting better.

One boy that I have trouble keeping in his seat makes connections with me every once in a while. Today he was asking about my tie. I told him I have a lot of them. He asked if I had one with butterflies on it. I do. I told him I’d wear it in a week so he could see it in Computer class, but I would need to write myself a note so I would remember. He decided to help me out by writing the note for me. He had to ask how to spell “remember”, but it is a fine note indeed.

I will put it in a prominent place on my dresser.

I will put it in a prominent place on my dresser.

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Blinds Blind

We are watching “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” in class. Since it is a sustained use of the presenter, I decided to lower the blinds on my windows. More than one student asked me if they were new blinds. They have been there all year. Ha! It’s interesting how something can be right in front of you, but be invisible.

Normal on the left, down on the right.

Normal on the left, down on the right.

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The Old-fashioned Way

I got my taxes done in time. Whew! I had done everything but file them before I left for Florida. Last night I did the filing. I finally switched over to e-filing my federal return. I always felt it caused more work for the IRS if I did paper filing, so I’ve continued to do that. But this year, laziness won. Laziness always wins.

I did not e-file my Maryland return because they charge you for that. I can’t figure out why. I imagine the tax ministry of Maryland would want to encourage e-filing. Isn’t e-filing more efficient? Isn’t it easier to process?

I decided I would not reward them for their bad behavior. I printed out and mailed my documents. It’s 2015, Maryland! Enter the computer age already!

The forms in this picture are actually the hard copies of the federal return for my records.

The forms in this picture are actually the hard copies of the federal return for my records.

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Maple Cornbread

When I order from the local barbecue place, they include cornbread. When I eat it, I always put maple syrup on it. Mmm… it’s so good. We always ate it this way when we were kids. An internet search tells me this isn’t unique to us. Interesting.

I took the picture with a small amount of syrup.  After the picture, I added a bunch more.

I took the picture with a small amount of syrup. After the picture, I added a bunch more.

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