I received a letter in the mail a few weeks ago.  In it, it states my taxes are being audited in 2011 for the childcare portion.  Just that portion.  I thought it was weird I was pinpointed.  I don’t make that much money, I didn’t think there was anything on there that would be a red flag, but apparently there was.  I called the listed number to make sure I knew exactly what was needed from me to avoid any penalties, I reviewed my taxes from 2011 to make sure everything looked accurate (it did), and waited for the return call.  They called back quickly, and the guy I spoke to was really nice about helping me.  I asked him why I was picked.  The reason?  My total income and daycare costs are so close it was flagged because they find it surprising I could afford it.  I told him I felt the exact same way.

Thanks to Tania, I was reminded how much I LOVE this song.  Apparently, I am a romantic.


It is inevitable.  Whenever I pack all the Christmas decorations and put them in the crawl space, I find 3 more things that need to be packed away.  Please tell me this isn’t just me.

I have been doing good at changing how I eat, but holy cow I want a Scratch cupcake.  I can just taste it. I recently heard there are between 1,200-1,800 calories per cupcake.  I wish I never would have learned that fact.  A McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese and a large fry is also 1,200 calories, but at least that is a whole meal (of course, I would still rather have the cupcake).

I am one of those people who washes my hair every few days.  Between washes, I use to throw it in a bun and hope it didn’t get too wet while I showered.  Clare, from Save the Blowdry, changed that.

STBD Pack shot


It’s not just any ol’ shower cap.  It has a lining that is soft and completely protects my hair.  Not to mention, it’s pretty cute.

STBD Cap and pack shot

Now, cross your fingers for me that there is no freezing rain so that I can head to my sister’s place for the weekend!

5 Thoughts on “Friday Ramblings: I’m Being Audited

  1. Awe, man. Sorry to hear about the audit. 2011? Geesh. What a pain.

    If it makes you feel any better, I read somewhere (possibly Scratch’s fb page that the cal count is false). Let’s hope! I’m guessing 800. 😉

    Cute shower cap!

    • sliceofmudpie@gmail.com on January 10, 2014 at 7:37 am said:

      800 still sounds high, but much better than a full day’s worth of calories! Hj likes the frosting shots, and I prefer their frozen coffee drinks 🙂

  2. Sherri on January 10, 2014 at 7:52 am said:

    No you are not the only one with the Christmas decoration thing! For some reason it happens to me every year too! Love the shower cap! We are having freezing rain here in NJ, hopefully you can get away for the weekend!

  3. I can’t believe you’re being audited. 🙁 Thanks for the shout out. I love that song. He’s playing a show here in CT on Feb 15 too bad you don’t live closer you could be my Valentine date lol. (P.S- that link with my name wasn’t working)

    • sliceofmudpie@gmail.com on January 14, 2014 at 7:34 pm said:

      Fixed it! Thanks!
      That would be a great valentine’s date! Dang us living so far away.

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