It’s almost the end of January and the pantry challenge is going great. I will continue into February. I’ve come in @ $400 in groceries for the month. For the four of us, that’s really good. The pantry and the freezer are decreasing so that’s a good thing. I still have quite a bit to use up.
Last night I made Sole Milanese.(Ina Garten recipe) I made way too much but that’s what was in the freezer bag. Note to self: (portion out the fish better). Tonight is usually pizza night but no one feels like that so I think I’ll just do a simple pasta dish. Here’s the pizza from last week. I’m looking forward to using the Ooni outside when the weather changes.
I have February’s budget done and in place. I plan on looking at starting taxes this next week. It should be quite simple. I think we have all the things I need. We did get a 1099 for the California relief something. I guess that was a taxable amount. Not sure why they’d give you a refund and then expect it to be taxed. Oh well, who knows how anything in the government works.
We had our Date Thursday yesterday at Chipolte. It was ok. It seemed like an awful lot of people getting take out. I guess we don’t go out to eat very often so it’s always a surprise the amount of people doing it. But I am trying to get us to do one thing a week like this.
This was a sunset but my phone didn’t really capture the colors well. It was orangey and pink. this is looking west out our bedroom window.
Well, that’s it for today.
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The Cali gas tax relief money is not taxable by California according to the notice I received. It also said the IRS had not issued an opinion so it may or may not be taxable on a federal level. Clear as mud as the saying goes! Your pizza photos always make me hungry.
did you get a 1099 for it though? Is the gas tax relief the one where we each got 350 or 700 as it says on the 1099??
Yes that is what we got our 1099 for and it came with a page that said what was in my comment. I looked it up online to9. It is totally not clear if it is or isn’t taxable on our Federal returns.
Weird. I don’t remember getting any 1099 for federal money during the pandemic. when I do the taxes, I’ll update you. Chris
Yes, the federal money was tax free as I recall. This may be too but there is no IRS guidance yet.
I think I shall have pizza too this evening.