February in our household is usually tax time. This year is proving to be a real problem, as I have more income than usual, and from sources I'm not used to dealing with. I've been online a dozen times looking for forms, booklets, and just plain suggestions from the IRS. I have to say, the IRS website may not be the easiest to negotiate, but everything you might need is there - and more.
I've also tried to spend less time on my computer and more time with other things, including my family and work around the house. That hasn't gone great, but I am contributing to the overall functioning of our household more and more each week.
We're also in the process of planning a wedding for our youngest daughter this July. I never knew planning a wedding could be such a hassle! That will all be over in July, Lord willing!
I've also tried to be more active with my stamp collection - one of my primary sources of pleasure and relaxation. In fact, I've kind of overdone it with purchases the last few months, and I have excess material piled all around me. That's also slowly being absorbed, but again, it takes time and energy, both of which I have in short supply.
I've finally been forced to upgrade my computer, as well. My antiquated Pentium II, 10Gb hard drive, 96Mb of memory, and Windows 98 have given way to a new HP Pavilion P4, 250Gb hard drive, 1Gb memory, and Windows XP Professional. I'll keep everyone informed as to its usefulness.
I've got lots of things I want to talk about, and a dozen or more articles in progress, but finishing them has been a difficulty greater than I'd expected. One thing I want to write about is the appalling lack of knowledge of our Constitution, and what it really means. Apparently even the Supreme Court has had trouble understanding the document until recently.