It’s been such a nice day! Even though there was some tax time torture involved ----I was reminded that it is a blessing to owe taxes, I live in a country where I can work at the job of my choosing and thrive at it. We are “THAT” much closer to having it settled, and I can put that thought out of my head for another year and just continue to create!
But – thoughts of being told once again by my accountant DH “Not Enough Business Expenses!” puts me in a tizzy because my thrifty side bites me in the butt for another year.
Here I am having a BALL sewing on a $70 pink 1950’s sewing machine instead of spending $5,000 on something I could legitimately write off ---
Maybe this is the year I remodel the basement studio just for somewhere to show a legitimate write off that is “Big Enough”.
I swear, this government is backwards. And after spending my whole life SAVING and getting the most out of everything, making every computer and phone and sewing machine last as long as it can, being very thrifty with my fabric purchases ---I have to find ways to either spend it on what I can, or write a bigger check to Uncle Sam. Be responsible with income…..and they take it away. Time to install the marble and gold plated executive wash room, I guess!
Okay, so it’s not appropriate to talk about taxes, religion, copyrights, politics and – ((fill in the blank)) on here, and I just ran my mouth right into my fingers again. And yes, if it hurts to write that check, be grateful that you have the ability to pay it. I know. I KNOW!
So let’s switch to a different topic ---
Thank you for the info about your new adjustable sewing machine table.
I'm curious about the other object in the picture that looks like a "panda" face. Is that some sort of speaker or? More info. Appreciated.
Angie in CA.
Were you curious too? I think I’ve talked about him before…..
Here’s a current shot of where I am in assembling my borders….See him there?
This is my little GoGroove external speaker for my laptop/ipod/phone/tablet!
I sew facing the corner --- ((Yeah, BAD GIRL, go SEW IN THE CORNER!!)) and I set up my Toshiba tablet right next to where I’m sewing and put a good chick flick on netflix and I’m a happy girl! Here I was watching Betty White in a really cute movie from the 1980s. LOVE THIS PANDA!
I just throw it in my suitcase when I go –it’s usually the first thing I set up when I get to a hotel room. It powers up via USB, and plugs into the audio jack in whatever you are listening to or watching. Or if you don’t have a USB port ---just use a USB extender for a wall outlet, like the one that comes with iphone for charging from the wall and you are good to go. It also works from batteries.
It’s not going to give you Bose sound, but good enough for where I’m working, and better than the speaker that comes on tablets, iphones or laptops.
The best part? It’s on Amazon for $20.00 There I go being thrifty again ---- *sigh*
We went and saw Mirror, Mirror this afternoon, and thought it was really cute, and definitely worth a view! Julia Roberts was hilarious as the evil Queen, and we really enjoyed it.
After returning home, I took time out for a 90 minute nap --- so I plan on spending more time at the machine, finding something fun for netflix to play in the background while my Panda keeps me company!