Sunday, March 22, 2009


We are doing our taxes today while my mom takes Riley for some grandma time. I hate doing our taxes but the good news is that we are getting money back from the state and feds. We live in CA and I told R that maybe we should just give our state refund back, after all CA is in a huge financial mess at the moment. R laughed when I said that, he doesn't really believe in government while I am a true democrat leaning toward socialist.

The weird part for us about taxes is doing the medical part. We spent a lot of money on medical this year: infertility treatment, couples communication course/therapy, acupuncture, medications, trying to get Riley to turn via chiropractic care, and then of course his birth. It all adds up to more than I care to admit and yet we are so lucky because in truth it really isn't all that much money. Yes it is above 7% of our income but it is still below 14% of it. It could have been so much worse, if we hadn't gotten pg that first cycle of IUI and I am not sure we could have afforded much more in treatment costs. Thank God for that first cycle working, thank you God for my son, I love him more than I ever knew I could love a person.

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