Julie Callaway Blog

A blog sharing memories, ideas and my thoughts on different things each day

April 18, 2014
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The Tax Man

I am one of those people that waits until the very last minute to turn in my tax returns, so I have gotten used to the lines and the crowds at the Post Office come each April 15th. But I have to say that each year the number of people in the Post Office has been on the decline. I imagine that it is because more and more people are doing their taxes online. This year I decided to file my taxes online, too because I heard that people who do that get their refunds a lot faster. Not to mention that I’ve decided that I’ve wasted enough time in my life standing in lines that I really don’t need to be standing in!

I’m getting a refund this year, and I would love to get my money back as fast as I can, so I have joined the “file taxes online” group! Now, Uncle Sam, SHOW ME THE MONEY!

April 12, 2014
by Julie
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Weird foot ailment

The strangest thing happened last night – I got up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water and my right foot felt weird – it felt like I was walking with a pebble in my shoe. But I was barefoot! I don’t know what in the world is causing that feeling. I felt around my foot and I can feel something inside my foot around the base of one of my toes. So, I’m going to have to give the doctor a call and order up some X-rays or MRIs and see what is there that shouldn’t be there, and find out what to do about it! That’s a scary thing, having something inside me that doesn’t belong there! When it comes to my health, I take things like this quite seriously! I hope it’s just a benign thing like a bone spur, so I can deal with it and get on with my life!

April 6, 2014
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Clean Up the Grill

With Spring almost here, I decided to bring the grill out of the garage and clean it up. As soon as it is warm enough to be outside without a jacket, I will be using the grill to cook dinner. I love food cooked on the grill – it adds a special flavor to the meats that you just can’t duplicate on the stove or in the oven. I also like to use marinades on the meats if i am going to be grilling. So I will have a much larger variety of flavors for all the different meats very soon.

March 31, 2014
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I want a garage door opener

I have finally decided to splurge and buy an electric garage door opener. I have always wanted one, but have put off buying one; feeling like it was an extravagance. Well, I have come home late after dark to a dark house once too often! I’m tired of coming home unexpectedly late and having no outside lights on to help me find my way in the house, and using a flashlight to find my way to the door and unlocking it. I’m going to really enjoy having the ability to pull into the driveway and push a button and have the garage door open by itself and lights come on to help me find my way into the house without having to use a flashlight!

March 25, 2014
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Roomba the robot vacuum cleaner

Well, last weekend my sister and her hubby came over for a visit. The visit went very well. My hubby & hers shot some pool in the game room and hung out while my sister dragged me to the local Bed, Bath & Beyond store for a little bit of shopping. She bought me a Roomba vacuum cleaner there! She said she has one and loves it, and wanted me to have one, too! Wasn’t that sweet of her?

So, we brought it home, charged it up and gave it a whirl. I LOVE IT! Today’s convenience appliances are just too cool! Granted, it does not clean as deep as my “regular” vacuum cleaner, but the fact that it cleans without me having to push it around is wonderful! I can run it every day or so while I’m doing something else, so that will help to keep the house cleaner than running the regular vacuum once a week.