Monday, March 16, 2009

Life Goes On ....still

Well, life has been interesting! I am having some issues with the IRS that are just not adding up. It should wind up in my favor and their mess up, but in the mean time they have put me through the wringer. Anyway, I finally got through to the IRS advocate office and after looking over stuff, the lady felt the IRS made an error combining Mike's and my account. Nothing new on their part, just another screw up. Payments were filed under Mike's SSN the returns under my SSN and they didn't put the two together. Enough of that boring stuff. What I am writing about is the affect it all had on me.

This was one of the hardest things to deal with. I think I cried more this weekend then in a long time. Having to explain the circumstances to each person took my call, wore me out. I cried Friday afternoon when all these letters arrived saying I owed tons of money. I held back the tears at the Berry Manilow concert when he sang love songs, but later lost it in the car on the way home listening to the same songs. My health insurance runs out at the end of the month, bills are due, and I am behind on my checkbook balances! Life couldn't be more crazy.

This is when I hit a low and then have to listen to my own counsel. "Come what may and love it." It has been a trying weekend, but life really is good. I have my kids, family, shelter, and a great network of friends. I have been substituting in the schools, throwing away more junk and having fun with Rachel. I guess again, all the good out weighs the pain and frustration. So I am going to go eat 3:00....and then pay some more bills. All is good. Life goes on and I am not going to let it go without me. ;-) "I am women hear me roar..."


Janice said...

ya know, you can make me laugh and cry all in the same post. did you ever get to Utah and catch up with everyone?

Grace Marie said...

I am glad I can make you can laugh! Sorry about the crying...
I will be going to Utah over spring break at the end of the month. It will be a nice get-a-way. We are having a game night for anyone and then going to Rick's show. Should be a nice change.
I am lucky to have someone that is able to stay at the house and take care of the animals so I can come and go.

carmen said...

I love your saying, Come what may and love it. Very profound and all too relevant. I hate dealing with these kinds of problems - being on the phone wears me out, period, but more so when you have to repeat the same story over and over! I hope everything works out in your favor. I just got back for Time Out for Women, and feeling very blessed that I (we!) have the knowledge that our time here is temporary, that our trials and struggles are part of our earthly experience, and most important, that we have a Savior who knows and loves us, and is there for us at all times. You are loved, Grace!! Rachel has been doing awesome at cheer tryouts, btw!! :o)