Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hello Everyone/Snags or Tags


Wow, I can't believe I haven't made an entry since the end of March.  I've just been super tired.  It took me so long to get over that strep I had and the exhaustion but my throat is getting sore again....ugh.

Anyway, I tried to keep up with the alerts but just didn't have the energy or motivation to make a tag or write a word.  I'd open this journal and just stare at it.  I haven't made a tag in a while.  The one above was from a tube of the day challenge in one of my groups from a few weeks ago.  I guess I sort of feel that way.  I know when I made it I had my strep throat.

We had some gorgeous weather but back to icey sleet today which is typical for western Pennsylvania right now.  The forsythia is just starting to bloom which is really slow this year.  A couple of hyacinths finally popped through; darned groundhog was right about this area.

I got our federal taxes sent in.  The state is done but not mailed.  Our local boroughs, towns, etc. in Pa. charge a wage tax also (right  Mine isn't taken out of my pay, nor are the kids so that will get mailed on the 15th because that is a pretty good sum.  Only thing is I haven't even started that form yet.  Wini, I will be doing that meme that you tagged me with very soon.  My biggest bad habit is procrastination.  Right now is taxes and the darned FAFSA for Megan for student aid.  She still has a few more credits to finish next fall.  I absolutely hate that form.   I do her student version plus my parent version because of all the tax info which she wouldn't have a clue about.  It has to be renewed online. I'm so nervous about it this year because of all things AOL 9.1's browser isn't supported so I don't know if it will work.  Why I wait until the last minute is beyond me.  It has to be done before May 1st in Pennsylvania.  I may have to reinstall 9.0 VR that someone graciously sent me.  So, right now I feel a bit cruddy again plus I'm worried about the darned FAFSAcrap.  I can't do anything without Megan's pin number.  She needs to send it to me but is on campus tonight.

LOL...If I would only organize myself and quit letting things go until the last minute, life would be so much easier. 

Well, I'm off to pull the winter things out again since it will be cold here all week.

Here are a couple more snags or tags below.  Again, they were done a few weeks ago.  Hugs to all....muah!!!





lisa41076 said...

Awwwww Chris, have missed you, glad you got your taxes done, thanks for the awesome snags, Hugs Lisa

bridgetteleigh75 said...

May I have the pixie dust tag with Bridgett and Janya, please?

Thanks so much!

stetsonsfyre said...

taxes ugghhhhhhhhh I hate 'em and I procrastinate badly too what's worse is Cindy is a bad 'un also about it LOL ~ two in one household is not a good thing at times.  I hope you feel better soon hon, I have been really down in the doldrums lately also and I'm not sure why. ((((Hugz*))))  Teresa

lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful work with the tags; so sorry you haven't been feeling good, Chris, these germs this year seem to be hanging on long for a lot of people that get them, my husband is on his second round of antibiotics and still not feeling up to par

taxes...........what a pain; I just did my son's online and they were super easy to do but just time consuming, I can imagine with you doing taxes and school forms, etc what a hassle; wish it was a simpler process

take care of yourself


springangel235 said...

I know your feeling of opening a journal and staring...been there lately too.  I am always happy to see tags from you...always...many hugs and love...hope the cold is short lived..  Joyce

tpiez4me said...

Very beautiful work Chris as ususal.  You've given me a headache with all those taxing tax form things.  Hope you feel up to par soon.  


sunnybethe said...

Beautiful tags Chris!  I snagged a couple.  I am so glad my daughter took care of her own college stuff.  I tried to talk her into applying for scholarship and grant money, but she refused.  It's how my g/f and I got thru nursing school...essays, essays, essays.  Anyway, I hope you start feeling better.  
hugs,  Bethe

lanurseprn said...

Thanks for the tags. I snagged two of them.
You and I are so alike! I put things off until the very last minute, too. It has gotten me in trouble a couple of times, too. Terrible habit! I really need to work on that.
I hope you feel better soon. If you are getting another sore throat get to the Doc again! Don't wait like I did. OMG I was in HELL when I was sick. I hope you get well soon.
Take you MUCH,
Pam xoxox

nay0114 said...

Chris glad you're back around again. I know what you mean about being so darn tired. Thank goodness I'm done with the taxes and FAFSA for Lauren.
Hope you don't get sick again.
Take care, Chrissie

jjdolfin9 said...

Really nice work Chris.  Sorry you are still feeling cruddy.  This is the first year in 45 years that I don't have to file a tax return...HooRay.  We don't have state tax here in TN.  That's a good thing too.  Feel better.
Hugs, Joyce

bgilmore725 said...

Glad you are feeling better, Chris... I hope you're not having a relapse... take extra vitamin C, and keep resting. It's starting to get cold here again in NC... just when we enjoyed a couple of springlike days. I am not going to get out my winter clothes, though, because my classroom is pretty warm most of the time, and I have to open windows to stay cool enough. I actually go sleeveless most of the time to avoid having hot flashes. Have a good week. get better! bea

freemansixpack said...

hope you kick whatever it is that might be coming on, feel better doll.

May I please request the fairy one with


thank you ;)

eyesbaerle said...

Very sorry to hear that you have been feeling so exhausted and tired. I sure hope Spring will come soon and fill you with energy.
Boy, a good thing you wrote about the taxes. I know it is not smart to say, I almost forgot.... but I did. Good thing you reminded me... I have to send off our stuff tomorrow.
Your tags are always........... and I would love to have one of each with Maria on it. If you feel up to it. Take your time. Thank you in advance. Hugs, Maria

jckfrstross said...

hang in there:) praying you feel better soon


carolsixpac said...

Wow youve sure been going thru alot-so hope you will be feeling better. Once again, your tags are gorgeous  would love to have the first and second with:








***never a hurry honey-just get better please.

nelishianatl said...

I'm glad you feel better but it sounds like you've really been through the wringer there.  I'm so glad to see a post from you and I snagged that top tag.  Gorgeous as always.  I would have no idea what to do about the taxes.  I'm so glad Dirk handles all of that.  We should be getting our money soon.  He did ours early.

I hope you just get better and better and better.

It's come down a real cold snap here too.  Brr.  And THAT'S why I haven't gardened yet.  I knew one more was coming.


fisherkristina said...

Hi Chris, Can I have the first tag (No Smile is as Beautiful) with the name Valerie on it?  Please and thank you?

I also wanted to say that I am sorry you have felt sick and felt what sounds like overwhelmed and blah lately.  That is what happens to me when I can't post.  I haven't posted in a week.  I just open and stare.  I think that means you need a break.  NEVER feel bad when you take time off from blogging or tagging.  You are entitled to.  As my sister Valerie says - we have lives!  We don't need to just blog and do tags!  And yes, that weather can really get you down, how about that?  I am in Central PA.  Ugh.  I hope it is nice too.  I hope the cold doesn't kill my bulb flowers.  I even forget what I planted but I hope the flowers are pretty when they come in, LOL.  Okay, must run, Love you,

Krissy :)  

astoriasand said...

Awwww sorry to read youv'e not been well Chris.I am not suprized all those forms you have to fill in LOL!! I hate the job of them.I too have had more than enough this last few weeks.Grrrr!! They are never ending.when you change address.I am happy to see you are now back doing a posting though.Lovely tags.I cannot get my photo bucket to work since I moved home.When I enter the pics in my journal they end up as a red cross.I have never had any problems before.So I don't know whats gone wrong.So I havn't been requesting tags for that reason only.I am hoping I can sort it soon as I hate the AOL way as the animation stops in that one Grrrrrr.Lets hope we are both soon organised and back to normal.Have a great day knowing you have a mate at the moment who is just in the  same boat HE-He-He.We will win through I know we will He-he.The weather is realy cold here to today one never knows what to wear.Praying you are soon feeling fully recovered.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

jlocorriere05 said...

I hate form filling too, I used to leave them till the last minute but now I get them done and out of the way, one less worry that way. Sorry that your throat isn't cleared up yet, no wonder with the weather changing all the time. Thanks for the snags! Have a good week. Jeannette xx  

jeadie05 said...

Iam so sorry to hear ,you have been visited by that awaful bug again ,I am like you, do important things at the very last minute ,only to find it was never as bad as I had built it up to be lol Thankyou for your kind words on my entry ,what a comfort bless you Jan xx

queeniemart said...

a friend does my FAFSA..if not, i could not do it, i am too stupid. I am so glad you updated.....i love you so much and think about you and pray for you every single day and i know as days go on and on, something is up. This winter and the weather plus everyday stresses are enough to overwhelm us all. If you ever need me, tell me, i am right here.

buggieboo1 said...

it was 75 on saturday here and like 45 on sunday! Northeast Pa...
my taxes are all done!

Have a great monday!

~~Make It A Great Day~~

xxroxymamaxx said...

Hi Chris.  It got cold here Florida yesterday and today believe or not.  And guess what?  I have not done my taxes yet and I too have to fill out that FAFSA for Kara.  OMG!!!!!!!!!!  I hate taxes so freaking much!!  oh well.  Hope you get well soon!!  love ya, Shelly

chat2missie said...

Yes Chris, PA charges that stupid tax here in PA.  It's not taken out of Kevin's pay either so I'm waiting last minute also to send it in. LOL

Enjoy your week and take care of that throat!

glensfork4 said...

I wait sometimes too & then kick myself for doing so. I didn't used to be that way, the older I get the worse my procrastination is!!!

Great snags....thank you for sharing.

We are freezing here in KY also, last week it was in the 70's all week - just gorgeous...freeze warning tonight. I will have to cover my bushes that have started blooming.

Have a good one Chris.


hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((CAB)))))))))))))))))))))Beatiful graffics.I hope you feel better

ally123130585918 said...

Chris hope you are feeling better soon and your throat dosn't get too sore ~ Loved your snags the one of the horse is really beautiful ~ Ally x

siennastarr said...

Hello my friend... I made it! lol  I didn't even get this alert, but came here and checked, and sure enough, you had made an entry.  
Staring at blank pages, and not knowing where to start or what to say?  Hah!  That is totally me!

I certainly hope you are not getting sick again!  I have been more sick this year, since starting back to work in the ER, than I have in my whole life (combined).. seriously!  

I am mailing my taxes in tomorrow! lol  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, eh??

Love you dearly, my friend.....


cherry2sweet2eat said...

gorgeous snags.

nortenadcorazon said...

*Chris :)
Thanks so Much For all These Beautiful Shares!
I Hope U Get Rid of that Strep  soon...
My sis Goes Through it alot at least twice a year and I see Her
In Pain~ Ouch!
Stay Warm.

pharmolo said...

Good to hear from you Chris. Can't you use the AOL connection and open an Internet Explorer browser to go to that tax site?

gehi6 said...

Oh taxes time used to be hell time with my parents.  I dreaded it.  I do wish you an easier time than usual  I like tht snag.  seems like quite a few journalists wintered hard back there where it can really get cold.  We had such mild weather and even phoenix was cooler than usual.  I do so hope that once the taxes are done and spring is really here, you feel a whole lot perkier!  Gerry

rdautumnsage said...

Sorry your sick hon...Doc and I are down for the count once again. Figures with his working multiple jobs, we finally get some together time and we both end up sick. I've been in a blah frame of mind myself lately. I have a ton of letters and emails to reply to that I've been putting off for some reason. I had to do the FASFA papers for two years and dreaded it each and every time. Thankfully on SS I don't have to file taxes. I did however help Doc with his and reamed him a good one for waiting till the last minute.

Here's to hoping with Spring around the corner we both feel better and a little more like ourselves. (Hugs) Indigo

princesssaurora said...

Glad you checked in...  I miss you!

be well,

cayasm said...

Glad you feeling a bit better, I haven't bothered much either of late there seems to be sort of malaise over JLand the last few months, tkae you time getting back into the swing of things, glad to hear all your taxes etc. are now done.

Take care


lattedah711 said...

Strep and Flu have been a bitch this season.  I had the flu 2 times and never get sick.  Great Tags.  :)    Tracy

ktkamanski said...

So happy to see an alert come across from you ~ Hoping this finds you happy, healthy and having some fun. Thank you for your visits and kindness. Take care and enjoy,

queenb8261 said...

Ahhhh tax season. Don't you love it? NOT!! I got halfway through ours on turbo tax and caught an error and it wouldn't let me go back and correct it.  It also wouldn't let me restart my return. So I went to another site and got them done in no time at all. Have fun with yours!
Thanks for the snags.
Hugs Barb

bojgill4375 said...

It has been a while for me too. Those are really nice tags. Love the top one.. speaks the truth, doesn't it? Sometimes hard to smile through the tears. I finally got our taxes done. I dislike that job a lot. lol Why in the world I procrastnate is beyond me!! Ugh! Seems I should know better at my age! lmbo Too funny... I comment as I read.. we both said the same thing!! lol Will keep you in my prayers to feel better. Thank you for sharing the tags. Hugs, Janie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Love them all Chris..I sure hope you get to feeling better really quick!!!  My music stopped in my journal and I have no idea why...who knows...LOL..wishing you a great weekend!  Hugs,TerryAnn

merrytagalong said...

I really liked the graphics in ytou journal!  I have been away, but I am back now.  I will be reading more of your jounal and if you should want to my journals are under another screen name,  I can't copy the link without signing off here, but look it up, One is Merry's Thoughts, and goes on, and the other is concerning Mental Health.  If you search it out through AOL jounals you will find them.  OR I can send the correct addresses to you another time.  I enjoyed visiting your journal, and I hope you will visit mine.  Merry