I'm in one of those moods where I just wish the world would go away for a little while. Preferably until I've had time to finish the house and get everything in it completely organized and entirely clean.
I sorted through three large boxes of STUFF tonight in an effort to be ready for tomorrow's appointment with the tax preparer. I used to be pretty much on top of that kind of thing, and all that would have been required would be for me to pull the 'Taxes 2009' file out of the cabinet. Not so much anymore. And, instead of being cheered up at the things I found while sorting thru the boxes or feeling good about reminding myself what was hiding in them, I just felt more overwhelmed at the disaster that is All Things That Need To Be Organized in the house right now. Blech. Besides, the contents of all three boxes revealed fewer than 5 pieces of paper relevant to last year's taxes. Hmph.
Add to this that I'm still struggling with this damn sinus infection. I finally called the clinic today, and the triage nurse said that if I've had it this long already that I'm probably not going to be able to kick it on my own . . . and to come in. So, I have an appointment tomorrow. It (whatever they give me) better do the job, because I have been fairly miserable from the pain that's invaded the entire right side of my head. And, in desperation to relieve the pressure, I have been blowing out every single hint of moisture that my nose might hold . . . and so my right nostril is totally chapped and actually cracked inside now from the blowing. (I should have put some money into whatever company owns Kleenex.)
Complain, complain, complain.
On the up side, I finally got the taps into the maple trees (I'm a little late!), and I gathered 2+ gallons of sap tonight . . . and that was from only 3 trees being tapped this afternoon. That will be a fun job to play with. Hopefully tomorrow will be sunny so that I can start boiling the sap outside (using a single electric burner). I'd LOVE to get a cast iron sugaring kettle eventually but costing around $1,000 for the size I want . . . well, it ain't gonna happen anytime soon.
Let's hope that I feel better by this time tomorrow night and that my mood is better, too! :)