Jan. 27th, 2017

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1. Completed an intro course on Pennsylvania state income tax. My overall takeaway? Pennsylvania is weird.

2. Completed a skills training course on Not the IRS's new customer service bells and whistles for the 2017 tax season, which I apparently should have done several weeks ago but nobody told me about it until Thursday. Oops.

3. Church stewardship committee meeting. We have our 'thanks for donating/please give more' dinner date pinned down, and are going to look into language to use in both our general letter and in personal phone calls to both invite church members to the dinner and gently prod them into increasing their pledges. The idea is that since we are getting a new minister this fall (or at least we devoutly hope we are getting a new minister; things could always fall through), we would like to have money on hand for the minister to use in starting new programs since that's one of the things the congregation has expressed that they'd like a new minister to do.

Also, community outreach ain't free. *wry*

I will miss the next three meetings because of Not the IRS shifts that Plaza Boss scheduled before I changed my availability, but I should be able to contribute some via email.

4. Threw the decapitated pepper into the back yard to decay and become food for new plants in the spring. Now I have only one pepper left... at least until I plant seeds for this summer's saga. *rubs hands, grins diabolically*

5. Bought groceries.

6. Chopped and froze two bell peppers I bought last week. I am not entirely sure what I'm going to do with them -- maybe make some kind of beef-pepper-onion thing in my crockpot? (I have a packet of taco seasoning I could use in such an endeavor...) In any case, they are now safely stored until I figure out my plans.

7. Took compost out to the bin.

8. Emailed the winning bidder of my Fandom Trumps Hate auction, to clarify prompt details and such.

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I failed to write anything yesterday -- I didn't get a chance while at work (because I was chugging through the tax courses), and by the time I got home I was too burned out to think creatively. I am going to try writing a little something as soon as I post this, but I am not going to beat myself up if I fail, because it has been a long week and I am in the middle of wrenching my sleeping schedule back to a more diurnal pattern.

If I am not paying attention, you see, I drift toward getting up around 11am and going to bed around 2-3am. I am not sure how much of that is natural inclination and how much is residual from eight years of retail closing shifts, but it's a very strong pattern. It is also a completely inappropriate pattern right now, since my rental office job requires getting up around 7-8am three days a week. So I am trying to go to bed by midnight whether I have work the next day or not, but it's hard and I keep slipping. *sigh*

ETA: Successfully added ~100 words to my current project. :)

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Elizabeth Culmer

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