Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty's Day

It's time for the wearing of green. Either that or do my laundry. So today the sneaky little Leprechaun came to visit our house! When I went to go eat my cereal this morning the milk was green!! Eric thought it was me, but of course it wasn't. Also, I am teaching school today and all the Kindergarteners were wearing the cutest little green shamrock sunglasses. I am just wearing lots of green accessories and my green shoes. I hope you all enjoy your day of green and have an excellent Easter.
PS. Check out Eric's new song.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

No Time for Twiddling Thumbs

Saturday was one of the best days we've had in a long time. The day got a late start for half of our family, but when we were both up and fed, there was no stopping us! Since it was 70 degrees outside, we couldn't possibly stay inside and do nothing. And since REI was having a 20% off sale, we went to the outdoors of the indoors and got Eric his new boots.

When we got home Annie needed to go for a run so we got out our bikes, put them on the car and we were off, until we realized eric's seat post was higher than a 2x6 on our covered parking. After one quick trip to Louisville Bike Shop for a new seat, we were off again! Let's not forget Annie is still a puppy and for those who have met her, you can vouch for her everlasting energy; but for once, we actually had to come home early to give her a rest. She was pooped and thirsty after running to keep up with us on the trail. After refueling Eric and I went back out to conquer the trails and roads of Louisville. Long story short, there was a whole lot of stretching and a whole lot of resting when I got home - it was challenging, but really fun.

But the fun was not over yet! For a few weeks now Eric has been wanting to go bowling. I was doing really well at first - a strike a couple of spares. But alas, towards the end of the game, it was apparent Eric was going to beat me, twice. It's o.k. though, because next time, I'll beat him.

All in all, it was a great day. If any of you are looking for somewhere to move (cough siblings cough), Boulder would be a good place. I mean, 70 in March? Come on, you can take that.

Putting the "Service" back in IRS.

My mom recently received two envelopes from the IRS addressed to me in Doylestown, PA. She kindly forwarded them and I got them today.

The first envelope was a check from Lady Liberty for $119.00. Mind you, I have not filed my taxes yet this year (and I better be getting more than $119 when i do).

The second was a letter explaining that I was receiving my 2005 tax refund check again, because apparently it had been 12 moons since they issued me the original check and those suckers expire in one year. The kind folks at the Internal Revenue Service were balancing their check book and realized that Mr. Eric S. Forsyth never cashed his 2005 tax return (because Mr. Forsyth never saw it), "so here's another one. Don't forget to take your money back, mister!"

Even though it was my money to begin with, I couldn't help but rejoice in the fact that this unexpected addition to my checking account made the awesome hiking shoes I bought 2 days ago - unbeknownst to me at the time of purchase - free.

Actually, I got them 20% off. So really, I was paid about $20 to take those shoes from REI. I would have saved more like $22 dollars most anywhere else but Boulder sales tax is higher than a CU Boulder student on 4/20.

Crap. They always get you in the end.