Today I got a letter from the IRS saying I owe them over $8000 including interest for 2009. After carefully researching my return, going over it with a fine-toothed comb, I contacted TurboTax. I went over it all with a TurboTax representative. Somehow the program invented withholding on form 1099B, which I never got, nor filled out information for in TurboTax... it just magically appeared there. Needless to say, I got a huge refund in 2009 which I wasn't entitled to, and now I have to pay it back. Bleah... at least the TurboTax rep agreed that Intuit should pay the interest since it was a calculation error in the program. I still owe $7830. I could cry....
Needless to say, I think I'm going to skip the Long Beach Intl. Quilt Show this year... save my money and stay home. I can't afford the parking, I can't afford to be tempted to buy anything, and I am too depressed to think about doing something fun. I need to stay home and sew ... get myself out of this overwhelming funk.
Maybe if I finish (or at least work on) a quilt or two it will help raise my spirits. Something about working with fabric seems to produce endorphins for me, much like runners get from running...
I do wish quilting were as aerobic and healthy as running or exercising. I DO keep my ironing board and sewing machine in separate rooms so I have to get up and walk to press, same with my cutting table. Which isn't to say I won't have them placed closer together when I get my studio done, but for now I get some exercise going from one to another.
overall mood today: bleah ... sums it up perfectly.
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