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THINGS ON MY MIND
Things I am tired of right now:
  • blurry eyes
  • low motivation
  • AWC stuff
Things I want to do more of:
  • art
  • walking
  • writing
Things I need in order to do the things I want to do more of:
  • motivation
  • time
  • inspiration
Things I am looking forward to:
  • vacation
  • summer
  • reunion with my first family
Things I am thinking about lately:
  • cat allergy vaccines and whether or not they actually work and whether or not my husband would be willing to try them if they did
  • American citizenship and whether it's worth it for my children if, in not so many years, they are going to have to deal with the tax crap that I am dealing with
  • how long it's going to take before the next 2 books in the Game of Thrones series are published and the fact that I'll probably have to re-read them ALL again when they do as I'll have forgotten everything again
Things that never seem to end:
  • the Lego project
  • housecleaning
  • figuring out what to put where in the new laundry room cabinets
Things that I am enjoying right now:
  • being done with A Dance With Dragons so I can tackle the rest of my exciting books-to-read pile
  • watching the flowers rotate through their spring circle: we're done with lilacs and on to peonies!
  • having only a week and a half left of work until vacation starts
Things I am wondering:
  • why no one seems to be writing much lately...is everyone afflicted with low motivation?
  • why the pair of shoes I bought last week that fit just fine in the store EVEN WITH SOCKS ON are now a size too small without
  • whether some of the people I used to call friends really qualify nowadays
 tired
mood: tired
music: Norman & Wells—Dry Bones


Comments

I've never heard of that vaccine (except from you). Interesting.

Will they have all that crap though? Never having lived in the states? Won't it be different for them unless/until they do decide to move over here?
Do you have yearly US tax hoops to jump through because of the citizenship, even though you have lived and worked over there for so many years? I'm actually clueless on all of this.

Yes, because the US is the only country (besides Eritrea), which taxes based on citizenship and not on residency. So it doesn't matter if you have never lived or worked in the US; if you are a US citizen you are required to file US taxes (which doesn't necessarily mean you have to PAY, but still) AND now you have to report on the amount of money you hold in any foreign bank accounts.

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