Category Archives: Education

The Fast Forward Academy

I have been contemplating taking a tax class and then take the much talked about tax preparer exam and then during tax season I could get one of those tax preparer jobs that so many people have turned to in order to generate some income into the household.

I like the fact that a tax preparer only has to work part of the year, so that leaves a lot of time left in order to do the things that so many working mothers need to take care of these days. I would love to be able to help friends and family with their tax questions and their tax forms at no charge, as well as learning a whole lot in order to get my taxes done with the best return possible. That would just be so worth it and so cool. I am going to start looking into this real soon.

Old Friends and Good Music

My best friend whom I went to elementary, middle and high school with flew down to stay with me for a month and I couldn’t of had a better time with her. When in high school we learned how to play the keyboard together, and it ended up being one of our favorite things to do together after school when we went over to each others houses.

When her flight landed she had called me to tell me she landed and was ready for me to pick her up, so I quickly gathered all my things I needed for the ride and left in a hurry because it had been years since I had seen my best friend and spent actual time with her without all of our other friends around or with us. When I got there she had her old key board she used to play when we played together back in the day. Later that night when we settled in, she took out her keyboard and asked if I had my old one I used to play and I took out my new one I had purchased about a year ago.

My old keyboard broke after my move into my house after college, so I searched online for a new one and came across a full piano keyboard and found the perfect replacement for a great deal. She thought it would be cool if she got one as well, so I ordered one at musicians friends online and when it came to my doorstep she was thankfully still visiting and we both got to play together like old times with our updated keyboards.

Try White Vinegar Instead

My sister just told me that I could be using white distilled vinegar instead of liquid fabric softener in my washing machine that works just as well as any fabric softener around. I thought she had fallen off of her rocker at first but then I decided to go ahead and give it a try and lo and behold she was right. Now how cool is that? It is much cheaper and is better for the machine!

Around Here

I really like the new led lights that my son put on his dad’s truck for him today. I’m so glad that he his finally starting to show some interest in spending more time around here with his dad rather than running around town with his friends playing their very loud, outrageous music and having their sound activated lights that at times really gets my head a pounding. I never used to be so sensitive to certain lights. I am even noticing that I’m having a harder time driving at night. The oncoming headlights are getting harder for me to stay on the road.

The weather has been delightful and they both have been getting a good amount of things taken care of around here this past week.  Now if only I could get them to help weed and harvest the garden so I could get that under control. I really want it done by the middle of October.

A Trumpet Case As A Birthday Gift From WWBW

This particular trumpet case at wwbw that I have finally decided on looks like a good quality product at a good price, just in time for me to order for my oldest son’s birthday,  that has just crept up on me this year. At WWBW they don’t charge any shipping fees on the majority of orders and I’ve had good luck with them in the past so I hope that they pull through for me again this time around.

They have such a great variety of trumpet case that have a wide variety of price points to please just about any type of budget that a customer could ask for. They also offer special discounts of educators which I think is the cherry on top for this company! I guess this is one good reason that they have been around and in business for well over 35 years.

As my kids grew older it seems to get harder to find and be able to afford presents that they will actually appreciate and use. This case has been on his wish list since before Christmas. I’m glad that I remembered just in time.