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A Girl Can Dream of Maui Can’t She

We have finally got everything together to take to H & R  Block in order to have our taxes done for this year as soon as the 10-99s come in and they could come all the way up to the end of January. Usually we get them in a timely fashion, but there is no way to tell until it happens.

The way I figure it we should be getting back a decent amount of cash for this year and I am all ready dreaming of how we are going to spend it all. So far, a second honeymoon in Maui seems to be out weighing all the other ideas. Our first honeymoon was supposed to take place there but it didn’t work out that way and we have never gotten over the disappointment of not being able to visit the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands that we both so looked forward to doing back then when we were young and hadn’t started a family yet.

I have all ready began looking around online to see what is going on down in that area of the world. I had no idea that the economy has really taken it’s toll on this picturesque island that so many people have enjoyed visiting through out the years, but it is still a wonderful and magical get-a-way option and I am excited at the prospect of actually going there and seeing for myself what so many others have enjoyed all these years on the very popular 17th largest island in the United States.

The Internet has a wealth of information about Maui and I intend to learn as much as I can about it before going there. I have always believed in learning as much about a place before going, don’t like going in blindly. Now I want to start looking at the wonderful accommodations that are available in Maui, I’ll worry about air fair and transportation issues later down the road.

Sunday Paper

We did not get our Sunday paper this morning. I went out at 8:30, then again at 9:30 and there’s no paper. My neighbors don’t subscribe, so I don’t know if the paper carrier came though here or not, as there are no other driveways to check and see if they got one and just not me.

This is so frustrating. I was looking forward to sipping on my cup of coffee and reading the paper this morning to see what all is going on in the world that I can’t find by going online. But considering what we went through last night I’ve decided not to call and complain. Just because we got through this snow storm all right doesn’t mean that the paper delivery guy made out as well.

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.

Native Instruments

Since I seem to come from such a musical family (I was left out of that whole loop) I will be spending a good amount of time this holiday season online looking at various musical equipment, instruments and all the wonderful accessories that are available these days.  Not only have I been looking at all these goodies but I’ve place several orders and am anxious for them all to arrive safe, and sound..

One of the better sites that I’ve spent a good amount of time and money at has some pretty terrific Native Instruments that I know my kid brother would just love to get his hands on. I’ve all ready purchased a birthday gift for him, several months back actually, so I have sent him the link to the site on Facebook.

Funny how we really don’t talk face to face much these past couple of years, it’s come down to using texts, Instant Messaging, email or Face Book. The only time I really see him is the few times a year that the family tries to gather for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He just isn’t the type of person that is comfortable around family, he’s pretty much a loner, but we still love him and won’t stop trying to reel him in any time 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.