As is usual around here, Friday feels like a Saturday. I did my grocery shopping and laundry today. We are now headed out to the art museum to see a photo exhibit of Frida Kahlo with an early dinner to follow. But first, to recap the past week:
I ate this school lunch:
I checked in with the fourth grade class to see if they needed more supplies for their mission projects (a few did), and got to see more of their work. The teacher is impressed that they are turning their work in so early. Even the principal mentioned to me that she is seeing parents carry in the missions, proud of what their kids are doing:
A few of the students asked for plants and people. I told them they would have to make those themselves, and to get creative. I even tried to make some examples, including a well:
I did some thriftshopping this morning at the nearby Salvation Army Store. I just go in and wander around to see what I might find. Today was 50% off of children’s clothes so I bought more pants to take to Columbia for the clothes closet. I also found a stuffed lion I can use for storytelling. My grandson will be pleased that I got him some more heavy equipment:
My last stop was Whole Foods who now has an app, similar to Target’s Cart Wheel, that gives you freebies. Today it was peanut butter. Free is always good.
A few weeks ago I received notice from Turbo Tax that another account had been opened in my name and questioned if I had done so. Because I had not, I spent about two hours on the phone with the fraud division of Turbo Tax, getting it all straightened out. They in turn turned it over to the IRS and FBI. That prompted me to get my taxes filed, posthaste. Fortunately, my state and federal refunds plopped into my checking account this week. Though very small amounts, I was glad to get refunds and not have to pay additional money. Sure hope the criminals get caught, too, and don’t take advantage of other pensioners. One would think our tax bills are so small that no one would want to mess with such measly pickings.