Well to be perfectly honest it was a pretty calm weekend for me. On Saturday I was up early helping my son Matt in the kitchen. He was making penne a la vodka and sausage and peppers for the surprise party his friend Dan was having for his wife. My son James and I were also invited to the party which turned out to be a lot of fun. Thanks for inviting me Dan and Melinda. Much to my disappointment, Matt's penne a la vodka and sausage and peppers were completely gone after the party. I was looking forward to some left overs.
Since it was a pretty calm weekend it gave me a chance to spend some time with the 13 year old cat I adopted a few weeks ago. Daisy has been slowly adjusting and coming into the living room more. The last few nights she has been sleeping in my bed and she jumps on the couch next to me when I'm watching T.V. I don't think she likes having her picture taken because I can't get her to look at me when I'm taking a picture.
I also spent several hours at my desk on Saturday. Preparing for my trip to my accountant to get my taxes done. One of my helpful hints as far as taxes go is to give the person preparing your taxes a very organized picture of what deductions you plan to take. Your taxes get done faster if you can do that. My taxes have gotten pretty complicated thanks to my rental property, a kid in college, a dumb local income tax and my retirement plans.
Then on Sunday I invested more time than I planned watching the Grammy's. There were some things on the show that could have been left off. The subway carpool karaoke was a waste of time. We hardy saw Sting and Shaggy perform and it made New Yorkers look like nasty people. Then I turned the Grammy's off during the book reading segment. Can we get through just one awards show without some kind of political statement? I watch for the performances, tributes and awards not to have people try to influence my political views. One picture is from my visit to the Grammy Museum last summer. Some of Michael Jackson's jackets from his video's and Grammy performances. Last night reminded me of how much I enjoyed my trip there.