"When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly." author unknown
It's that time of the year....
Friday, January 28, 2011
This makes me so aggravated I could spit…
I just got off the phone after spending an hour on hold and finally talking to opm (small letters to fool the search engines). I received my withholding statement yesterday from the federal government. My withholding taxes increased $49 per month. This is because of the new tax schedule effective January 1. I know the government needs the money but boy are they hitting the senior group hard. I am fortunate in that I can manage without the $49. Many people cannot. This could mean the difference for many seniors in staying warm or putting gas in their car, etc. Or even worse, having enough to eat. This has been my Wednesday rant on a Friday. The thought does cross my mind that some of the money we spend on foreign aid and fighting other country’s wars could better be spent on taking care of the people in need in our own country. Just sayin’!
In addition to lovingly holding the phone and waiting for a human voice this morning I managed to trot back and forth to the laundry room where I got my laundry caught up.
Yesterday my daughter and I had lunch at what used to be Grumpy Petes and is now called 8th Street something or the other. I guess because they are located on 8th Street. Anyway, the food there is still delicious. Yesterday the buffet was mostly Mexican food with the old standbys of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy. The green beans with bacon and onion were delicious. I am not much on Mexican food but the enchiladas were wonderful. The salad bar is always good.
I have so many things I need to do today but the telephone call wore me out. So today is a lazy day. I have declared this the 2nd day of spring as the temp is to reach 34 degrees. YAY!! That is the first above freezing temp for quite awhile.
I hope you all have a peaceful happy day. Stay safe!