Taxing Tasks

Whenever I finish my taxes each April, I vow to organize my write offs on a regular basis, so I’m not in data entry hell beforehand. Yet every single year, I find myself unable to deal with the receipts until the month before.

I already know my 2011 March is going to be cuckoo, so I’m tackling the shoeboxes early.

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Food is the only shiny glimmer of light throughout this tedious task!

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Cereal with almond milk, 1/2 a banana, a clementine – I mistakenly called these Puffins the other day but they’re actually Shredded Oats:

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And they are delightful – maybe my new favorite?

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A sprinkle of hemp seeds – couldn’t taste them, but I know from Christy’s guest post how nutritious they are!

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Filling too, because a bowl of cereal doesn’t usually hold me over for more than 4 hours.

I have my monthly massage scheduled soon, plus dinner out I’d like to be hungry for, so I opted for a lighter lunchtime nibble.

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Huge organic Ambrosia apple with a PB & J Cereal Bar

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Yes, the tree is still up.

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But I’ve a feeling it’s coming down soon, so I’ll share with you my new favorite ornament before it does:

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Abe’s parents sent this wooden pizza paddle from Pepe’s, our favorite pizza place! It’s so cute. I want to make teeny tiny pies on it.

Speaking of pizza, check out Vegan Pizza Day for a chance to win 3 lbs. of vegan cheese!!!

Back to the shoebox…

29 thoughts on “Taxing Tasks

  1. Tina

    I JUST did a post about hemp seeds and some hemp products I reviewed! I love hemp milk and hemp milk based ice creams. And yes, my tree is still up too. I don’t want to take it down because 1. its a pain in the butt and 2. it means the holidays are REALLY over 🙁

  2. Jessie

    I love that cereal! It’s my favorite ever, and I often have it as a nighttime snack before bed.

    Pepe’s is on of my favorite pizza places! I forgot you used to live in Middletown. Did you ever go to Sally’s?

  3. Rachael

    Kudos to your head start. This is the first year I have to actually do my taxes; I used to file as a war tax resistor, which meant tons of paperwork and hell for my HR department (made up for with copious amounts of baked goods). Those were the days…

  4. Wendy lee

    I think the idea of having Julius look over your tax receipts is an excellent idea. Maybe you can send him to accounting classes.

  5. bakebooks

    I LOVE that you still have your tree up. I still have my lights up …and they’re staying up! The Holidays are the only “light” in my life – so I must take what I can get…

    Oh God – taxes! Eeps. I’m scared to death of this year because I’m going to have to pay in money…I switched jobs that doesn’t take out taxes already – so this is going to scare the pants right off of me…should have been saving….but that’s impossible when your trying to pay down debt!

  6. Gail

    I am so impressed that you are starting your taxes now…..but after all these years I think I shall continue being Last Minute Minnie.

  7. Monet

    Oh taxes…I don’t even want to think about those! Do you like the ambrosia apples a lot? I’m so partial to pink ladies that I don’t branch out. Let me know how the compare! Take care, sweet girl.

    1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

      i love pink ladies as well! this was my first time with an ambrosia that i can remember – i’m no apple expert, but i think they’re pretty similar – crisp and sweet. i mean, i wouldn’t be able to tell the difference in a taste test!

  8. Healthy Coconut

    Coming from an accountant, yes…please do organize your receipts before you visit your CPA during tax season, lol!

    I bought from Target this $1 receipt organizer that has all sorts of tabs, perfect way to stay semi-organized throughout the year.

    Does the cereal taste like the Quaker brand?

  9. Roxan

    Omg, that box of receipts is insane! I think I would have a nervous breakdown if I had to do that.

    And I’ve never had a Barbara’s cereal other than Puffins! I’ll have to try this one. Is it as addicting as puffins? I can seriously eat a whole box of puffins in one sitting. They’re so light and airy ;]

  10. edenseats

    Its so sad, I saw trees dumped everywhere around la. at least I know none of them were yours.
    You are so responsible with the tax stuff! you should be an accountant (semi kidding, its not as thrillinga s being an actor, of course)

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