Friday, December 30, 2011

Has This Ever Happened To You?!... O_O Whine! Whine! Whine!

      YIKES!...Get ready for the whine!...We're gonna have to start pinching some more pennies!...And it's not gonna be fun either! We're already pinching our pennies so hard that Abraham Lincoln (whose profile is stamped on the penny) is screaming!! LOL
    As I say usually when things like 'this' happen,...and I'll tell you what 'this' is in a minute...I'm glad I had some crocheting to distract me! And the fact that I finished another soft blue scarf yesterday let's you know just how much distraction I needed!! LOL...Whew! That scarf crocheted up fast!!! ^_^
     The 'this' that happened was  that we got...*gulp!*...a letter from the government saying that we were being assessed for an audit!!! O_O I had to check the envelope a couple of times, whine about it for a while, and then check the envelope again to make sure our letter hadn't been confused with Donald Trump's or Oprah's!! LOL
    Really?!!!...An audit assessment?!!.....US?!!! O_0 ...How could that be?!! We are such nuts about making sure that we pay every little cent we owe, dotting our 'I's and crossing our 'T's at every move!!...As a matter of fact, hubby used to do our taxes, but a few years ago we decided that we needed to get professionals to do them, because of my online business and everything, and just in case some new tax laws popped up that might get by hubby...which there always are every year!...UGH!!
    Sorry...just talking about it made me wanna distract myself with some crochet! ^_^ ... Anyway! the letter it said that we owed almost...*gulp!*...$2,000!!! And that it would have to be paid within the next month or so. They gave us a deadline!! O_O ♫ Dun dun Dun!! ♫ ...I whined about that.
     That was the dreaded chore that I didn't want to do yesterday...I had to find out if this was a scam letter....I hoped! I hoped! LOL...or if there was some mistake on their part!...Nope! Apparently it wasn't a scam letter. :-( ...but, as we found out, apparently there was a mistake alright, but not on their part!...*shaking my head* :-/
     Apparently a few years ago, when hubby was doing our taxes, he transposed some numbers on our tax form. Nobody caught it. We were sent a wonderful refund that, thinking back, we were so surprised to get that year. Surprised and HAPPY!!...and unquestioning!...which in retrospect was a mistake! O_O
    But the good news is,...and yes, believe it or not, even though we were dealing with the government tax people, there was GOOD news! LOL...After a phone call, and a re-assessment of our assessment, they realized the mistake my hubby made, and we won't have to end up paying the $2,000!!! :-)
     The bad news....and yes, you knew there was gonna be SOME kind of bad news, didn't you?! :-)) ...we're still gonna have to pay...*gulp!*...$600...It's not $2,000, but it's still gonna be penny pinching time in our house for a little while... :-( ...Sorry Abe...That's what we get for spending our BIG refund check before we checked to see if the refund should've been refunded!!...More whining.
     And more distraction...but I'm gonna really be happy to have the distraction of my beloved crochet over the next little while...and I'll be doing a LOT of it too! I'm certainly not gonna be doing any shopping!... ;'_'; ..."Sorry yarn boxes. :-( ...I'll be back to visit you soon...but not right now."
      Nope! Not gonna be shopping...Gonna be whining...and gonna be, hopefully, selling!...And gonna be listing some things right away in my Wuglyees shop, so I can be selling some things right away! LOL I wanna make the world some scarves.....At least $600 worth. ^_^ ...Anybody out there wanna buy a scarf?!...How about a headband?!
     Okay...I'm off. My 'Tigger-iffic' friend is coming today, and I might just end up with some eatable peanut butter chocolate chip and coconut cookies by the time she leaves! :-) ...Hey! If I have to 'shell out the dough'...there's definitely gotta be some chocolate and peanut butter cookies, and some whining, in it for me somewhere!! LOL...Have a good day Everybody!!...And watch your 'P's and 'Q's....and dot your 'i's and cross your 't's too while you're at it!!...*gulp!*
      And then is Friday...'Virtual Date Night'!! And hubby's love is better than money in the bank. ♥


I'm cold. I'm hot. I'm helpless.
I don't want to eat that stuff!
I'm hungry...full..exhausted.
Why does life have to be so tough?!

I'm lonely...tired of people,
Need to find something to do.
Why doesn't someone call or text,
or email me...But who?!

I'm whining all the time
about one thing and then another.
If I had a dime for all that whine...
I could be rich just on the weather!!

No, I'm not a little kid.
I am a full grown "Whiney Mama"!
And I can whine, and list and list,
comma after comma!

I don't like waiting. I am bored.
And I've got so much to do!
Did I encourage you to whine?!
Don't want to hear it...Mine is through!      


  1. aww.. so sorry about the tax thingy, but at least they brought it down to $600.. I know that is still a lot.. it would be a lot to us..
    We are always on a tight budget in our household.

  2. Wow! That's a nightmare come true! I'm glad they did see that it was a mistake and lowered the amount. Still have to fork over the dough though!
    Speaking of...I hope you get those cookies today. They sound yummy!! I'd say send some to me, but you'd have to pay for postage! LOL
    Cute poem...says it all! I AM a whiner and that's just the way it is!
    Not sure what I'm doing today. May spend the a.m. in service. Missed the meeting last night. Thought I was getting sick. Just a change in weather thing, as I thought.
    Have a good day. Hope you sell a lot of scarves and headbands too!

  3. Oh Debs, I'm so sorry!!! But just as well it's not 2,000!!!
    Wishing you an amazing 2012!

  4. Alittlesprite, Thanks for sharing my pain. No kidding...I'm thankful for the $600! It was the almost $2,000 that was killing me!!...And I'm happy to enter you for the Giveaway too! :-) Have a good weekend!

  5. CinLynn Boutique, Yeah...a nightmare is right!! But a little bit more palatable nightmare now that the amount came down! But, as you say, we still have to 'fork over the dough'! LOL...About the cookies, YAY! She made them! But...*giggle*...we still had an issue. She forgot to put eggs in them with us dancing around and talking so much! ^_^ They came out kinda crumbly. Then she threw an egg in the rest of the batter and re formed them...and they came out kinda biscuit-y! LOL I think I may give up on anybody besides me making my cookies! Ha! Ha! Ha! I'll have to waituntil I make a batch myself and then I'll send those to you!! :-))...I'm glad you like my poem. Being a queen whiner like me, I knew you'd appreciate that one. :-)...Feel better...and friend. You missed a good meeting. Great review! But we can't have you getting sick for sure!

  6. We Blog Artists, You don't know how happy I am that's it's $600 instead of $2,000!!! We 'dodged a bullet' to speak. ^_^ Thanks for the comment, and have a good day, Char! :-)

  7. oh man! that's terrible. glad it was reduced but still...Yesterday hubby was doing our numbers (he is an accountant and does our taxes) and he said we will be getting a refund (to me that means we paid TOOO much in taxes,so I said that's not good, he argued but it is good news, we are getting a refund check..) He argued that if I don't pay enough taxes then I can get TAXED, penalized for not paying enough....jeez

  8. Elisa, WOW! This tax thing is confusing , isn't it? But I'm always good with a refund! :-) We consider it sorta like getting a bonus check at the end of the year. We have almost used it like a savings account. I'm upset that we didn't catch our mistake before, so that we would have blissfully been a few dollars short, but our refund record would have been intact!! ^_^ The government sending YOU money is always better than the other way around in my book!! Ha! Ha!

  9. So sorry to hear about the taxman but the thing is it could have been a lot worse that is way you have to look at it. I had a shock today to my mobile phone bill was £ 265.00 instead of £80.00 i went into the shop and got them to check it, turns out my youngest son had been using way to more than he should. So its going to beans were living off this month. But you have to try and look on the bright side. Happy new year to you both, dee x

  10. Love , love, love this post. Stopping by to say Hi and you are not alone. I am rolling up my change this week, but ran out of wrappers. The bank told me they don't 'em out anymore, I got to buy them. I was like "the reason I'm rolling my coins is I don't want to pay 8 cents on the dollar taking them into the coin machines so why on earth would I BUY wrappers?" I guess for New Years I'll be rolling my own out of brown paper bags. Wish me luck. Best to you.

  11. Ouch....that hurts but thankfully it will only take a large bandaide and not a full body cast to repair..or I should say "repay"...see how I infuse medical terms in my daily life? What I don't get is in Ohio when we get a refund from the state..which means they had our money we overpaid in taxes...we have to count that as income in the next tax year and repay taxes on it. I'm no accountant but somehow that just don't seem right...right? Well, have a fun date tonight on the cheap! Those are usually the best anyway!

  12. delia hornbook, That's exactly the way I look at it, Dee!! I KNOW it could have been worse!...And reading your comment I can see that you know exactly what I mean!! YIKES!! You've got to find almost $200 extra dollars this month too!! O_O Welcome to "bread and water, beans and plain air central"!! LOL...Thanks for sharing that with me. And have a good weekend...bean free hopefully! ^_^

  13. Cindy, ^_^ Oh No!!!...They used to give you as many of those wrappers as you wanted for free!!!...*shaking my head*...Now you need wrap your money!!!...We really are all in this together, aren't we?!! ^_^ Thanks for sharing...Have a good weekend!

  14. yaya, ^_^ I love the medical terms!! Feels much more comforting than writing a check for $600 even!! LOL...And let me just say that what they're doing to you all in Ohio sounds like HIGHWAY ROBBERY to me!!...{"...when we get a refund from the state..which means they had our money we overpaid in taxes...we have to count that as income in the next tax year and repay taxes on it..."}...I never heard of anything like that!!...Yikes!...And you're doing this every year?!...*counting it on my fingers*... ^_^ ... And our date night date is usually 'on the cheap'... ^_^ ...virtual. But tonight?...It's got a full body cast on it too!!! LOL Have a good weekend, Yaya! :-)

  15. Sometimes I (whine whine) think we bleed money! LOL It sure seems that way to Hubby Alex and me. Love your post, though, Deborah, and you'll get through as always!

    Please consider this comment as my entry to win the lovely Jan. 1 give-away!
    Thank you,
    Donna Carrick

  16. Donna, ^_^ Yep!! I agree! And how nice if we really could produce money like that! ^_^ Well, maybe the bleeding part still might not be that hot! ^_^ Anyway!...Thank you for the nice comment, and you're now entered for the key chain! :-) Have a good weekend!

  17. That must have been an awful letter to receive. I know how I felt when I got a similar letter from the tax people here. It made my stomach do the flips so I can just imagine how you felt when you got yours.
    I am so glad that they reassessed things for you and you don't have to pay quite as much back. That must be a relief, albeit a small one.
    I hope that you get lots of traffic and sales in your store to help you out.

  18. Jo-anne, WOW! You got one of these letters too?!...You know exactly how I felt then!! O_O I've already gotten a couple of sales. Maybe people are taking pity on me! ^_^...I'll take it!!! LOL

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