Today is many things in my household. It is, of course, tax day. Fortunately, we have an accountant who keeps us in line there, so I don’t worry too much about it except to keep her in the know with the appropriate documentation.
It is also the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. For us, it is a day to be extraordinarily thankful, as my eldest step-daughter was running the race last year and was less than a half mile away when the bombs went off. Other than a foot injury sustained in the crush of humanity rushing this way and that in a panic, she was unharmed.
This April 15, however, holds another, more immediate reason for gratitude. Yesterday our hot water heater was replaced, and today I can do laundry for the first time in nearly two weeks. Towels, sheets, socks, underwear … it’s all going into scalding hot water today and I couldn’t be more excited.
Perhaps after the laundry is all done, I can start catching up on the rest of my to-do list….