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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I love my clients...

Well, most of them anyway.  And no, I'm not writing about food or cooking or eating today.  No, today I am writing about my clients - the reason I really like doing what I do.  I know get exasperated sometimes, but I have come to realize that the majority of my clients are just like a big extended family.  I don't see most of them very often, but when they do come in,  we are glad to see each other and spend time catching up - not just doing taxes.  JW, who sold his furniture repair business to my new friends Tom and Allen, came in with his tax stuff and to tell me about his new antique business that he started since retiring.  We had a nice talk about the joys of being frugal.  Mary was here yesterday with her taxes (and her daughter's stuff) and we chatted for a while, had a good laugh or two and vowed to get together soon.  We met about five years ago when I was working in Sarasota and just clicked.  I had given her a little bag of my Busy Bee cards and she stopped by today and brought me lunch - pasta with clam sauce - because we had talked about being pasta-holics yesterday.  That was so thoughtful of her - and the pasta is delicious.  This morning, Roberto was here to do his 2009 taxes and practice his English.  I heard all about his crazy Cuban landlord's wife and his own equally crazy ex-wife.    Mary says I should re-think not renewing my lease here because so many people stop by and she thinks they'd miss me.  It's like one-stop taxes and therapy...

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