But, I still managed to do my taxes! I wasn't sure if I'd be able to figure it out, since for 2008 I had two W2s and two 1099s from three jobs and unemployment, plus I had to fill out two self-employment forms for the tutoring. But I did it! Weirdly, I actually kind of enjoyed it. I like how taxes are a sort of puzzle you have to figure out. I don't really like puzzles, actually, but I didn't mind doing my taxes. It was just time-consuming. The possibility of getting a refund is powerful motivation, however! I ended up figuring out I owe the IRS thousands of dollars -- but I'd put aside what I thought I would owe in a special ING Direct savings account(http://www.ingdirect.com), which I labeled "taxes." Fortunately, I oversaved, so now I have an extra $554.62 which I can keep for myself. Sweet!
...unless, of couse, I spend it all on my doctor's appointment tomorrow. :( I have to go, though -- the coughing and pinkeye are maybe a little better, but still there. He didn't have any openings today, so I'm going tomorrow at 3:00 PM. I explained I don't have health insurance right now, and he said he'd give me a discount. He's such a nice doctor.