Well, we have a theme today, somehow. Through no fault of my own, in fact while two doors down visiting a tailor shop, I accidentally went to a bakery and came home with this:
Well, what would you have done? You'd have come home with it, too, I'm sure. Coconut white cake! Raspberry in the middle! (It's good. Especially nice with diet coke.) (Sh, I know I'm not being consistent. There is an exception for cake.) (An exception to almost anything.)
Also firmly in the Yum category is the Totally Spiffy Package from my Secret Pal! Thank you, SP! Voila:
The yum may not be totally visible. The nice planter is filled, in the parts not filled with sock yarn of a fabulous and wondrous nature, with chocolate. Yay! And there are also seeds for me to plant (and probably kill, but we live in hope), and some wee stitch markers that are spiffological and also cute. Thank you thank you! (I love the SP exchange, I really do.)
Less yum but tangentially related is the revival of my kitchen sink's garbage disposal unit. A glass broke in the dishwasher about a week ago and the shards were swept, like all detritus from my dishwasher, into the garbage disposal. Garbage disposals, I have learned, do not like to eat glass. They dislike it very much indeed. So I have tried to fix it, for days and days sticking my arm into the guts of the dishwasher and the disposal and grabbing the bits of glass and getting them out, tiny piece by tiny, garbage-coated piece. Did you know that pieces of glass small enough to be largish grains of sand still make the garbage disposal unhappy? Well, now you do! Yet another public service I humbly provide. You're welcome. I finally cleared them all out, and the unit is now happy again. Yay!
Following on from "sticking arm into garbage disposal," the estimated taxes are Done, Done, Done. I still have to mail the estimated first quarterly payment for the dear old Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but I will wait until the last possible second to do that (so there, taxman!). I have wrestled the tax software into submission long enough to get it to spit out a completely revised Alternative Minimum Tax calculation bearing in mind all my new Itemized Deductions, and the numbers are staying right where they are until the next quarterly filing date. I'll have the whole horrible mess to do over again then, but for now, it's done. It's quite weird making up numbers for my income and seriously calculating what the tax might hypothetically be, and then paying that. I feel unsettled doing it, and slightly crazy.
Time for some more chocolate, perhaps. Yeah. Cheers, all! Thanks again, SP!