I know you're thinking "Is she off her rocker?  Thankful for taxes?"  The simple answer is no, but I'm not about to get into a debate.  What I am thankful for today is the fact that I don't have to worry about PREPARING the taxes.  I would be lost if I had to fill out those forms myself.  I have no clue where to begin.  (Probably not a good thing... but the truth anyway.)  I've long admitted that I live a pretty charmed life and one of the flat out blessings of living in this family is that someone (a professional) prepares my taxes every year.  Usually... All I have to do is sign and mail them.  In the past it has irritated me that the accountant calls at 3:00 in the afternoon on the 15th of April to come in and get them... (That's usually when I owe money too) but this year, we had a phone call on Monday and my mother-in-law picked them up yesterday... in time for us to sign them and put them in the mail today.   Another check on the To-Do list.