Monday, March 25, 2013

MONDAY MUSINGS: THE TAXMAN COMETH


Have I mentioned lately I'm ready for Spring?


Fortunately, he isn't taking but giving, although not as generously as he has in the past, but hey, I'll take what I can get. J  I have friends going through shoe boxes and pulling out their hair. I just gather everything together and keep a master list and hand it off to a very skilled bookkeeper/tax preparer. Bless her heart.

I've thoroughly enjoyed my day off Sunday. I needed it. I got fresh baked donuts and I had, not one, but two of the yummy things (unusual because I rarely eat them. I love them but they don't love me back). I also got to snooze and rest. Also finished reading a good book by Jayne Ann Krentz Copper Beach (Dark Legacy book one). The weather was perfect for snuggling up and reading. I was in the mood to watch a movie Saturday night, but not a new one. So I watched Vogage Home, my all time favorite of the Star Trek movies. I love the humor and drama of it. Spock is also a favorite, followed by Scotty and McCoy. One of my favorite touches Nimoy did for this movie (I have a list), is when Sarek asked Spock if he had a message for his mother and he replied, "Tell her I feel fine." Sarek eyebrow lifts, which made me smile, but there is a look in his eye that says he understands.

For those of you who enjoy Jayne Ann Krentz, as much as I; check out her latest, Copper Beach. Well done story and she does suspense well. I enjoy her blend of romance and danger and the way she creates a villainor two. It's been interesting and entertaining to watch her blend the paranormal elements she's developed in her historical alchemists and futuristic stories and skillfully bring those unique elements together into a solid contemporary setting. She makes it a compelling read. I also loved the addition of a junkyard dog aka condo dog. Newton was cool! I'm looking forward to Judson and Gwen's story!


AMAZON, B&N
COPPER BEACH (Dark Legacy Novel)
Jayne Ann Krentz

A rare book and an ancient code...

Within the pages of very rare books some centuries old lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwell’s unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes—and has sometimes taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market.

Convinced that she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, she hires Sam Coppersmith, a specialist in paranormal crystals and amber—“hot rocks.” Passion flares immediately between them, but neither entirely trusts the other. When it comes to dealing with a killer who has paranormal abilities, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code, no one is safe. Excerpt (Amazon)




For those who may have wondered? Oh, yes. We got more snow. I feel like I should be singing Jingle Bells or something.  I'm so over snow! It's almost Aprilenough already. One of the nice things about Missouri is it's ability to turn off one season and start the next one the following day. I'm waiting—*grumbles and curses while searching for the switch.* Damn. I can't find it. Hope it's not broken.

My guest on Wednesday is Gina Lamm. Be sure to check back then.

Oh, and: 

Thank you Mark Koopman!

 Happy Birthday to Talli Roland! Hope you have a simply marvelous day!
 

11 comments:

Glynis said...

The Taxman is marching through Cyprus, as of today! New taxes to try and save the country. They still have their own version of shoe-boxes here ... in the tax office itself! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's my favorite Star Trek movie, probably because it's funny and has whales.

My account finished with our taxes and I'm signing the forms today. I overpaid my estimated taxes - boo-yah!

Kittie Howard said...

I'm with you, Sia, on this snow stuff. We awoke to a winter wonderland (Northern Virginia) with more snow falling now. But, hmm, one of those doughnuts would be nice. Hope your week is a great one!

L.G. Smith said...

Curling up on the couch and reading during a snow storm sounds divine to me. I need a couple of days like that to, uh, chill. :)

~Sia McKye~ said...
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~Sia McKye~ said...

Glynis, that's scary. But sadly, I think yours is not the only country trying to save itself.

Diane, I love the whales too! I do believe that there are mammals that are far more intelligent than humankind think.

Yay on the taxes!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Kittie-still falling here too.

LG- Oh, I chilled, lol! But having time off to indulge was divine. I enjoyed every second!

Karen Walker said...

I also loved that Star Trek film, probably mostly cause of the whales, but I also love Spock. Odd, because I'm such a feelings kinda gal. We don't have snow but it's cold again. I'm ready for Spring also.
karen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Watching an older Star Trek film is like setting down with an old friend.

Carol Kilgore said...

No snow in San Antonio. We did taxes last week. So glad it's over for another year.

Have a great week!

Mark Koopmans said...

No tax on saying to a friend, "You're welcome, to be shure" :)