Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coming up for air

I am very busy.  I hate when people say, "I am very busy."  First, I immediately feel lazy.  Then I think, "who cares?"  And then I wonder why they are so busy if they are just going to complain about it. 

I am very busy for a couple of reasons.  (1) Some things have been thrust upon me.  (2) Some things I have taken on myself.

Things that I have to do:  work.  visit people.  clean my house.  shop.  shower.

Things I have chosen to do:  be a learning coach for my son's virtual charter school.  take the enrolled agent exam.  spend time with people.  read.  go to church (and all of the things that go with it.)  serve on boards.  volunteer to help a non-profit with their bookkeeping.  eat.

You see that the list of things I've chosen is longer than the list that I've had thrust upon me.  So I'm not going to complain when I say, I'm very busy.

There are many things I'd like to share --- the learning coach thing, the vacation to Lake Lure, NC, random thoughts.  But I'm sort of crazy at this moment because I signed up for Part II of the enrolled agent exam on Friday and I'm afraid I'm not going to pass.  I know a bunch of stuff, but there is a bunch I'm not getting through my head right now.  Like which part of a sale of a partnership is ordinary income & which is capital gain and when you have a 1231 gain... oh crap.

I could use some good thoughts, prayers, and maybe a cheat sheet or two.  See ya soon!