Thursday, April 17, 2008

And We're Back!

Thanks to this website, I knew when the nice people at the IRS were planning on returning my money to me after holding it hostage for the past year.  A quick check with the bank during a quiet moment at school confirmed that I was now fully reimbursed for my having overpaid the government and that I was solvent for the school vacation week.

I taught all the children very, very quickly and exited the building with great haste.  Me and the Internet were going to be reunited.  There was not going to be anything in the way of "ifs," "ands," or "buts" about it.  I fully intended to throw some money at the problem and make it all go away.

I scampered off to the store where there are lots of nice, helpful young men in matching polo shirts who like nothing better than talking condescendingly to middle aged women who have been denied full access to their knitting community and who would be happy to relieve me of some of that refund.  Just in case I hadn't spent enough money, I purchased a couple of movies as well.  Vacation is almost upon me, after all.  And they had a single copy of the original Dawn Of The Dead, as envisioned by George A. Romero so it was really kind of fated.  I've been hankering after that second flick in the trilogy of zombie goodness.  It holds some very special memories for this old Sheepie.  I also snagged Evil Dead II as I watched the ED The First last weekend and I think it is important to be have some continuity in life.

Then I went next door for some frozen pizza and a new purse.  Because I have a refund and it is a law that pizza and purses factor into the influx of monies.  Look it up.  I'll wait.  

As the Big, Fluffy Kitty has been witness to my ranting, raving and raging over the whole Connection Crisis here and is probably scarred for life, I thought it best to grab her a few treats while I was there, too.  But, they didn't have her Greenies.  So I got a different brand.  She's fine with that...anything that is crunchy and scattered on the floor will suffice in a pinch.  But that didn't seem like enough to make up for all the foul language and missed lap time.  So I got her one of these.  Let's face it:  she has had a couple of rough months, too, what with the loss of her sister and a mommy who isn't always on top of the litter box situation.  

Besides, it kept her entertained so I could deal with setting up the new modem/router thingie.  There was another call to tech. support involved and Brad The Tech Guy Who Loved Me And Left Me Connectionless After My Last Call To Tech Support was nowhere to be found so I needed a little "me" time to get over that.  

And here we are:  one day left until the beginning of spring break, movies and pizza at the ready and a working wireless connection.  Sure, I'm down a few bucks.  In fact, I didn't even have that refund in the bank in its entirety for more than a few hours.  But, you know what they say.  And I'm here to tell you that what they say is a big, fat lie.

Sometimes money can buy you happiness.  



trek said...

You are such a silly Sheepie! :o)

And we likes you that way.

And amazingly prepared for the week to come: I'm impressed.

Donna Lee said...

Yay for the special happiness that money can buy. Sometimes that's all it takes.

Jacqui said...

in my experience, people who say 'Money can't buy happiness' have money to spare. it is only those who have lived on a rapidly shortening shoestring who really know how wonderful cash is!

enjoy your zombie movie orgy and websurfing from the convenience of [insert location]!

Kath said...

I'd say you are just about perfectly ready for an excellent week off! Internets, movies, pizza...just add adult beverages and knitting and I'd be in heaven!

And that is a marvelous looking toy for BFK. I might need to get one of those. In my house we are all about things with feathers. (Even mice with feather tails if you can imagine that!) But any toy that does not require my constant participation is worth gold.

Knitting Linguist said...

Let's hear it for a working internet connection. Hip hip hooray! And I'm totally with you on the happiness that a tax refund can bring. Any kind of refund, really. One more day, and then it's all pizzas and zombies, all the time.

Anonymous said...

You are fully prepared for your spring break. Excellent planning.

Rabbitch said...

Of course it can buy you happiness.

Anonymous said...

"They" are liars; money most certainly can buy you happiness.

MathIsBeauty said...

Yay for the spring break. Mine was last month and it went WAY too fast. But the end of the semester is only 4 weeks away. Hooray!

Knittymama said...

Oooh...makes me want to go check my bank balance!

Cursing Mama said...

I think purses, shoes and yarn are fantastic examples of how money can buy happiness, oh yes it CAN!

Karen said...

You are going to have a most wonderful vacation!

Yarnhog said...

Money may not buy you happiness, but just try being happy without it.

Mia said...


So true.. so true :) Enjoy it Sheepie. I'd say you were about due for a treat or two :)

Geraldine said...

Money C-A-N indeed buy heaps of happiness. You are such a smart Sheep.

Have a great week. Stop in for a new recipe when you've had enough pizza!!!