Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Being a grown up

Do you ever do something that you don't want to do because you have to be a grown up? It's the kind of thing you don't really like doing, but if you're going to be responsible, you should do. Well, I did that last night. I went to an estate planning seminar.

The seminar had been on the calendar for over a month so I really couldn't ignore it even though I wanted to. I scheduled another appointment before it secretly hoping that it might run over and Ward would have to attend by himself. No such luck. And even as much as I thought about dawdling on the way home from my other appointment, I couldn't do that in good conscious. So I went.

We spent 2 ½ hours learning about tax laws, wills, trusts and probate among other things. It was an informative presentation, however there were no breaks much to my disappointment. And the even bigger disappointment was the fact that there were no cookies for us—only water. :(

I'm proud of myself for doing the first thing on the grown-up list that we have made. There are too many things on it for me to look ahead much to see what else I have to do. One thing at a time. In the meantime, I am going to make sure that I have my own supply of cookies as a reward for the next thing I do.

Do you have a list of things that you've been meaning to get to?