The big news here is that my buddies across the way have moved out. I'm so sad. They moved in a little more than a year ago when they first finished the new apartment building across the street and right out my terrace window. There were an adorable middle aged bear couple. They had great barbecues, great parties. They did two Christmas trees - one inside and one on the terrace. And... now... they are gone. The unit just below them is empty now, too.
And here I am with brand new fancy schmancy binoculars. Sigh.
Overkill seems to be the way these days. OR my attention span has shrunk to pea size. I turn into the news and I've heard it all before over and over again. They reshow last week's video as if it just happened. I've seen one truck slide in a snow storm into the camera every day for the past two weeks. I'm sick already of hearing about this year's Academy Awards ceremony. The coverage on my TV today starts at 1 pm and goes til 1 am. Seriously?
Bitch, moan, bitch, moan. Ok, I'm done.
I have nothing on tap for today. I could go find brunch somewhere but I made such a great omelette yesterday, I think I'll stay in and shoot for a repeat. And then fill my day with TV, my book and my yarning. Sounds perfect to me.
My last bit for taxes is almost here. I actually have a PDF of the 20 page form and I could print it out but it will likely be here in the snail mail at the first of the week. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be even on my taxes. If I owe anything or am due a refund, it should be very small. At least I hope. This is my first full retirement tax year so, I'm not entirely sure.
This coming week is also quiet. On Monday, I'll probably go to the condo home owners association meeting and my usual swimming but other than that, the calendar is clear as a whistle. The very luxury of retirement.