Holiday Reality Check

on June 30, 2013 in Misc

Along with pretty much all of you, I have a Fourth of July four-day weekend this week.   And TG for that because I am SO tired and really need the days off.

Of course I have plans for the holiday.  First I’ll tell you my plans.  Then I’ll tell you what will really happen.

Plan:  Before the weekend starts, I’ll go to fencing where I’ll be the ice goddess of the blade, parrying my way to victory in bout after bout with the best guys in the place.

Reality:  While fencing I’ll get tense, make a few dumb moves and only win a few bouts with the not-so-good fencers.

Plan:  I will get my taxes done (I got an extension, as usual) and hand my paperwork over to my tax accountant, who’ll tell me I’ll get a couple thousand back this year.

Reality:  My tax accountant will say I’ll get a couple hundred back. Enough to pay him for doing my taxes.

Plan:  I will go to the Cherry Creek Art festival where I’ll fall in love with and purchase several paintings and sculptures.

Reality:  I will sigh in longing over several art pieces and buy an overpriced glass of lemonade.

Plan:  I’ll suddenly come up with a brilliant, super-cheap and fool-proof plan to promote my next novel into bestsellerdom.

Reality:  Okay, that one was just delusional.

Plan:  I’ll see some friends and have a great time and we’ll talk and eat too much and do really fun stuff.

Reality: I’ll see some friends and have a great time and we’ll talk and eat too much and do some really fun stuff.

See?  At least one of my plans will work out.

I hope all of you have a splendid, fun, and safe Fourth of July.  Got anything special planned?

And Old Kitty—I know you don’t celebrate the Fourth (being English and all that), but may you and Charlie and Gumtree have a great week.

14 Responses to “Holiday Reality Check”

  1. One out of five isn’t bad! Had to chuckle at the reality of your taxes. Maybe you’ll get back enough to buy one of those paintings.

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – More like a really cheap tiny sketch.

  3. This is a funny list. I too would love to have the money to buy art from the art show. I would also like to have a house to hang it all. But those haven’t come my way yet. I’m trying to make it happen though.

  4. Helena says:

    Michael — I really believe you’ll get your house soon, and then all the art you want to hang on its walls.

  5. Fun list! One’s not bad :)

    I love going to Art Festivals, but rarely get to purchase anything. If I do, it’s usually something small and relatively inexpensive. But I always feel extra creative by the time we leave.

  6. Helena says:

    Carol – I get all kinds of ideas for art this way but never act on them. Maybe writing is enough for me.

  7. Nas says:

    Great post. I enjoyed reading it.

  8. Helena says:

    Nas – Thanks Nas.

  9. ann says:

    Love your blog. FUNNY! Hope to meet you at the festival.

  10. Helena says:

    Ann — Maybe we can arrange to meet up?

  11. Old Kitty says:

    Awwww lovely Helena!!! We are so having the bestest week because summer has totally arrived in the form of sun, blue skies, hot temperatures and warmth! We are basking!!! We hope you also are having a great Fourth of July break too!

    We love your plans and the reality of them all – especially the one about having fun with friends! Good for you! Take care

  12. Helena says:

    Old Kitty – And I’ve had great fun with friends! Take care, Kitty darling.

  13. You fence? That’s too cool. Glad 1 out of 3 worked out for you!

  14. Helena says:

    Milo – In theory, I fence epee. In reality, there are some really good fencers where I go and I can barely catch up to them. Hope your holiday was great.