Spring is here….sort of

img_6313.jpgWent to the city to see the cherry blossoms yesterday. They were absolutely beautiful as always. I never tire of seeing them and taking pictures. Despite the thousands of other people that were downtown, it was still a nice outing with the roommate to check out the sights, grab some lunch and do some book browsing at my fave, Barnes & Noble. The weather was chilly, but sunny all day, so it was good overall. Unfortunately today it became overcast and cold again. So hence the title of this post- it was 73 on Friday, and now I’m under the covers again. Hopefully the warm weather will be here to stay soon and flowers will be able to come out.

img_6317.jpgI’m getting excited about going home in May to see my parents. It’s nice that it will be over Mother’s Day weekend. I haven’t been home for that in several years since I usually started an internship immediately after leaving school during my summers in college. After that, Dan will likely be coming here when he’s done with his exams, and hopefully, if he gets an internship out here, he’ll be back for a couple months to stay. We can only wait and see, but I’m getting impatient to find out!

Had the first happy hour with coworkers last week- it was a lot of fun. They asked the usual “how do you like it so far?”, etc. It’s usually interesting to compare current and previous jobs, and I can certainly see some major differences thus far. I’m sure that I will notice glitches and chaotic moments here too, as all jobs have them, but I’m thinking overall it will be a better situation for me. On a side note, shuffleboard is a really hard game to play.

I’m fairy irritated that I have to pay a little chunk of money in taxes this year. Last year I got a refund from both the feds and Ohio. This year, I have to pay the feds, Ohio and Virginia. I’m most mad about having to pay Ohio since I only lived there for 2 months last year and didn’t earn any of my money there. My freelance money didn’t have any taxes withheld, so now I’m paying that. I know that in the end, I made more money, but it sucks to have to pay some of that back now. It’s basically an entire month’s rent and a load of groceries. 😦   But thanks to my dad for helping me out with all of that this year.

Check out the cherry blossom pics!

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  • Jenna, it was good to file an Ohio tax return because they have lower income taxes than Virginia. By paying taxes on some of your income there you saved money vs paying taxes on all of your income in Virginia. Same way Illinois has lower income taxes than Virginia.

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