Friday, March 27, 2009

IRS and Cake Decorating

I never in a million years thought I'd ever hear from the IRS. But it happened. I do my own taxes every year so I have no one to blame but myself. Somehow I managed to not claim part of our income last year, so our refund was larger than it should have been and sure enough the IRS is wanting it back, plus interest. Now we are not rich people moneywise, we live pretty much paycheck to paycheck, so this is a big hurt for us. So I have gotten a second job. A few years back I was a cake decorator for Publix Supermarkets here in Florida. I loved that job, but wasn't able to stay with it. Now the opportunity to decorate cakes has come knocking at my door. What timing! My nephew L.D.'s wife, Jen, is a bakery manager for Winn Dixie, another local grocery store. She needed a cake decorator a.s.a.p. So here I am....going to work for Jen. I can only work weekends and some nights if she really needs me too, but that works out great for both of us. So this weekend I am going to try to get some practice in on my roses and other tips, as I haven't decorated in quite awhile. I am really looking forward to this because I enjoy it so much. Plus the extra $$ will come in handy right now. We will overcome this obstacle and we will enjoy doing it, lol. If my practice icings don't look too bad I may be brave and take some pics to share. This will mean my blog time will be cut down significantly(like I really blog alot anyways, lol). So wish me luck....not exactly sure when my first day will be, but I'll let you know.

10 comments:

Granny Annie said...

You have a good attitude my friend. I would be so upset owing tax penalties. Please take pictures of the cakes. They will be neat to see. You don't have to show up pictures of the IRS.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

(LOL)-----a rose by any other name will taste just as sweet-----(just be sure you spell then names right, and you will do just fine)

PEA said...

Ouch on owing the government money back!! I love how they add interest...if they owed you something you probably wouldn't see any interest! Thank goodness you could fall back on cake decorating to make some extra money...good luck with your new job and I look forward to seeing pictures of your cakes:-) xoxo

Missy's Blog said...

Uggghhh ... I'm so sorry this happened.

I'm glad you can do something you love to make some extra $$.

Andi said...

Yes, we all just love hearing from the IRS...yikes! Perfect timing on getting a job offer so quickly. The money will be paid to that "infernal revenue" before you know it. If you have a refund coming this year they will apply it to what you owe...isn't that just swell of them!

How cool that you're going to be decorating cakes...looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Sue said...

Best of luck to you Bonnie...I'm sure you'll do fantastic!
I've always wanted to take up cake decorating...just never found the time. Bake a cake and put black roses on it..send it to the IRS..lol
BTW...I'm movin down your way soon.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you could get a bailout???

Cecile said...

Ugh!!! I hate that you have to deal with the IRS they scare me:(
I know that you have a great attitude about the whole situation!!Have fun with the icing and please share the results here::))Here is a really BIG hug from me!!!!!
Love ya!!

Susie Q said...

I am so sorry about this happening to you Bonnie but so glad you can use a wonderful skill to help out!
I would love to see some of your beautiful cakes! What a great talent to have!

Love,
Sue

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