Monday, March 11, 2013
SLICE #11- A JUNIOR ORGANIZATIONAL GODDESS
I come from a family of organizational goddesses.
My mom is an organizational goddess.
Both of my younger sisters are organizational goddesses.
Umm, not so much.
Actually not at all.
the accountant sends a packet
Almost as fat as our state reading tests books.
There is always a letter.
That says that if you don't return your stuff by the end of March
The accountant will file an extension.
And all of the organizational goddesses
in my family
pay attention to that letter
and fill out the packet
generally get their taxes
to the accountant
long before the March deadline
usually by the end of January.
They never file extensions.
Um, not so much.
I get the packet in early January
shove it into a drawer
until mid February
when I get it out
and at least try to answer a few of the questions
before shoving it back into the drawer
until I get the warning letter in late March.
It sits on the dining room table all through spring break
and then I usually email the accountant
to tell him to file an extension.
I generally do my taxes
in early June
right after we get out of school.
But this year
I am determined to do it right.
I am going to turn my stuff in on time
I am not going to get one of those warning letters.
I am not going to file an extension.
I spent a good chunk of Sunday, then
Trying to make sense of grocery store receipts
and book store receipts
and teacher store receipts
adding up how many hundred or thousnds of dollars
I have spent on school this year.
I entered them all into a little chart
And tomorrow I will add them up.
Each night this week
I plan to spend an hour
Working on taxes
By the end of this week.
I will be ready to send them
to the accountant.
Probably one of the earliest dates ever.
At least for me.
I am feeling
like a junior
A Junior Organizational Goddess.