Apparently I am a masochist.
For the past couple of years I have done our taxes and this year I volunteered to do my parents' as well. I thought I was being a good daughter since I know their accountant charges them WAY too much money for a simple return. Unfortunately, my mother and father have decided to make their taxes the most difficult feat possible.
My parents hate coming to our house. They complain that it's far and they're busy (yes, my retired dad who has no hobbies is SO busy, and we live in the SAME city, only 20 minutes away). Yesterday, I called my mom to remind her to get the access code from Re.venue Can.ada and she said that she wanted me to call for her since she had no time.
Yes, my mother who had the day off did not have the time to make a five minute phone call. She said that she wanted me to call on her behalf. She didn't care that I was driving (don't worry, I was using my Blue.tooth!) and on my way to the eye doctor. She also didn't care that I have a job where I have work to do at home, nor does she care that I actually lead a busy life.
So I just got off the phone with my crazy mother and she said that she can't come over to my house until EASTER MONDAY because of her busy schedule. I have been pestering her about their tax return since early March. It is April 12th today. Apparently my mother thinks that celebrating the resurrection of our Lord with stressful finances is a great idea.
I'm hoping that I can get our taxes done tonight so I can cross it off of my to-do list. I'm hoping that I don't have to pay too much back, if any. My job with the Ministry last summer wasn't taxed so I'm more than a bit afraid that I will have pay back (one of the biggest reasons why I banked my earnings in a high yield savings account. I hope that I don't have to touch it since I decided that if my provincial health care doesn't pay for surgery with Dr. H, then I will be able to pay for surgery with Dr. S in PA).
I hate dealing with money. And I also resent the fact that money stands in the way of so many things -- mainly what type of adoption we are going to pursue and what type of fertility treatments that I am willing to do.
p.s. If you want to share any of your favourite vegetarian/vegan recipes just click on my post from yesterday and leave a comment. My mouth is watering just thinking of trying your suggestions!