Tuesday, June 22, 2010

um, what was I going to say?

Good news:  We're going to get money back on the taxes here!!!!

I got up at the wee small invigorating hour of 6:30 this morning to sort more papers, and got my reward tonight by burning the ones we don't need.

I'm all temporarily deaf again, due to ear wax I think.

We are part of the clan in some quarters it seems, locals, so to speak.,  We, totally by accident, went into our favourite local restaurant for lunch, REALLY late, because the electrician was at the house with the contractor till 3pm.  Went in half way STARVED, as I didn't get a snack at 11 today as I had to run to Eldest's school for her book list, that they don't hand out till the last day, when only the kids who have to resit exams to maybe pass them come....Eldest couldn't go, she was at the dentist's yesterday and had to get her mouth frozen.  Then she went to eat and took a big chaw out of her lip.  Big fat inflamed and nasty looking this morning.  Wow,  that was a run on sentence wasn't it.

Note to self, sleep more.

AnYWHOO

We went in there, and a BIG boo hoo  they are closing!!!!!  She's only worked there for 50 years...seems young no?

They took our photo, we wrote a letter, service was crazy slow, and it was a delight.  Seems we're regulars.

You know you're in Spain when your eleven year old comes home at 11pm.

Eldest says my posts are getting boring lately, supported by dropping readership and comments....sorry folks, crazy busy leads to crappy posts....what can I do.  I'll work on it, m'kay?

We had every. single. single. piece. of. paper they asked for the taxes.  Every last one.  I seem to be getting the hang of it now, bring everything you might need, and more.

Youngest is worried, because two of there three friends at school are going to switch schools next year.  UH OH.

I'm worried too.

Chuck isn't.  He doesn't get it.  He just knows his hip is itchy.

Good news from Eldest's school, her partial reading list....in Catalan, John Wyndam The Day of the Triffids, Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and something else, I can't remember what.  In Spanish, Laura Esquivel's Con Agua per Chocolate, or Like Water for Chocolate.  Plus something else reputed to be dull.

I am in the midst or enrolling both kids in on-line English courses.....hope that works out well.

I seem to be destined to do five canvases a day on the weekend and none in the week.  :-(

Got a little hate on for the electrician who spray painted all over parts of my house that are NOT going to be painted.  I am not too happy at all.

We are thinking of letting the guys work on the house in August when we aren't there.  I am feeling antsy, especially after today's spray paint debacle.

Chuck now has an itchy neck.

Can you say stream of consciousness?  Seems I can.

I still can't hear out of my left ear either.

Chuck is sending me telepathic messages that I should drop everything and scratch his stomach.

Maybe I should.

Photos tomorrow, promise.

6 comments:

J.G. said...

Crazy busy in your life is waaaay more interesting than crazy busy in mine. And I had to pay in on my taxes this year. :-(

elpadawan said...

congrats on getting all the papers for your taxes right.
Do they really need on-line english courses? As native speakers I would think it may not be entirely necessary.
Oh well, I suppose there are things you just don't learn without going to school.

Anonymous said...

taxes.......the bane of my existence at the moment!!
I love stream of consciousness by the way
JVLF

oreneta said...

JG, sorry about the taxes...interesting isn't always good.....

ElP, THANK you! They do need English courses, their spelling, writing skills and punctuation need work, plus I would like them to be somewhat cognisant of English literature.

JVLF.....we're nearly done with them thank goodness.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Crazy busy here, too or else I'd comment more. The tax business is very good news...and isn't anytime a good time for belly scratching?

oreneta said...

Yeah, I think any time has got to be good for belly scratching. Any time at all.