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I met with my accountant again this morning to do amendments to my 2001 and 2002 tax returns. We met for a couple hours, finished my returns, and I left his office with some fat refunds heading my way. They will go a long way towards replenishing the savings that I depleted after I got laid off last year! So yay!
After I left there, I headed to the mall to return a couple things I'd bought over the weekend, returned them, and made the mistake of going to the Benefit cosmetics counter. Lovely, tantalizing products. I was in a festive mood, the make-up artist was also in a great mood, and so we played with makeup for a half hour or so, and I walked out with some fun stuff. I can't say it was NECESSARY, but given that I have a much harder time looking rested and awake these days than I did when I wasn't working nights, these products DO help counteract that, so there it is. I've been lusting after some of the Benefit products for a LONG time (a couple of years!), so I considered this my treat to myself for having finished up all the work I did on my taxes.
Of course, after the mall, I went home and washed off all the stuff we'd just put on, and slept for over nine hours. Woke up to find messages from both Mike and Anne on my machine, called them both back, and got ready for work. I didn't have time to eat breakfast before heading out to work, but I did boil two eggs while I was on the phone with Mike and getting ready for work, and I also threw together a smoothie, which ended up being my breakfast once I got settled in at my desk.
I've got a lamb chop and an artichoke for lunch later, and the eggs and my trail mix for a snack.
I've got to get back on track with my exercise program - I can really tell a difference in my waist these days, and it isn't good! It's very challenging to find the time to work out while working nights and trying to get auditions and have a social life, too, but I've GOT to do it. I think as soon as I get one of these tax refunds I'll join my favorite gym again and get back into some yoga classes and start taking some spinning classes there, too. I also miss my elliptical machines!
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