Wednesday, June 16, 2010

No Do Day


I kind of fell into today. I've been working like the hammers of hell (tax deadline for self-employed persons in Canada is June 15th each year) and sorting out some unexpected tax tangles of friends of friends along with undoing the near tragedies of 'false filings' which happens a lot to people. They think tax returns are: like, man it's so easy, technology just completes your return. AUTOMATICALLY.

I hate puncturing that balloon for them when they come to me, proudly, telling me they don't need no accountant for they have their own computer like, which does it all for them.
*Did you claim that new truck?
Well duh!
*Did you claim just the capital cost allowance on it or the full value?
Wha'?
*How did you calculate your home office space?
Wha'?
You get the picture. It costs far more for them to get me to recalculate and file adjusted tax returns than it would have to get me to do it all from the get go. I should add: I don't mind. More money for my trip to Chile.

I was at cards last night when I had this thought seep into my head:
"Have a No Do Day tomorrow."
It sounded like anarchy to me. No Do? Moi?
Well here I am. No Doing.
Stan at Sentence First would have a ball with that word.
I got up late. I cooked home-made home fries with eggs and home-made bread toast. I had 3 cups of dark Italian roast. And savoured the newspaper all the way down to the Jumble.
I played Lexulous with four dear Lexy-buddies, two of whom are beating me.
I drifted onto FaceBook.
It is now 1.30pm and the whole FREE day yawns ahead of me. A friend dropped off 5 movies. I have knitting. I have a pile of luscious unread books. I have a fire going. What can I say? Summer in Newfoundland this year.
And absolutely no one is making demands on my time.
How perfect is this life?
Well, if it were any better there would be two of me to handle it (my beloved Granny would say that!).
No Do. Try it.

13 comments:

  1. I love it! Although you seem to be doing a lot on No Do day. But, I guess if it's stuff you want to do, that's the difference.

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  2. I am fond of a No Do day every now and again. It helps to recharge the batteries. :) Last time I mentioned recharging batteries, the person I was speaking to took fright! He thought I had a Pacemaker running low on charge!

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  3. Marcia:
    It's all fun stuff and I'm feeling no stress of deadlines, etc.
    Though I do admit to doing a little work for dear friends who needed a financial status letter from me...
    XO
    WWW

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  4. GM:
    And my mind immediately went to the sewer with that as I've had the nudge-nudge wink-wink response, LOL.
    I prefer No Do as a result!
    XO
    WWW

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  5. Luckily you're not having a real No Do Day. That would be awful. I trust you to find a way to always keep yourself occupied and pleasantly so.

    Hugs!

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  6. Having one of them there days myself.Its "pissin down rain" as we say here on the east coast of Georgian Bay making this a good day to no do.
    PS your Granny's expression is a well used one here it must be the Scots-Irish influence.

    Heres to No Do.

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  7. Nora:
    My best kind of No Do would have a servant bringing me gourmet meals as I lie fetchingly on a couch, tossing bon-bons at myself and reading non-stop from the treasure trove pile of unreads.
    XO
    WWW

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  8. GFB:
    Ah you're a man after me own heart, you are!
    Our weather patterns are meshing, do you have a fire going too?
    I think the expression a translation from the gaelic. I must do some research!
    XO
    WWW

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  9. That sounds like just a perfect day, and what a fabulous phrase :-) One we don't treat ourselves to often enough! I think, once my current huge kerfuffle of work is done (early August), I'll give a No Do Day a go :-)

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  10. Everyone needs a proper break now and again to unwind and stop the brain seizing up. Being jobless, I have plenty of no-doing days, which are very enjoyable but a few in-the-office days would make a nice change.

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  11. Jo:
    Yes, I think we need to plan those days way ahead so we can truly enjoy them when they happen.
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Nick:
    I don't think you're exactly 'jobless' - I am sure you are better off described as 'home worker'.
    XO
    WWW

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  13. www, good for you. we get up in the wasp work ethic which somehow gets translated into a worth ethic. saturday is often my no do day. i luv it. :-)

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