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A Satisfying Sound April 11, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Less IS More, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

I finished up our taxes this week.

Yay!  It’s always a good feeling to be done with them.

Better still . . . I spent a few minutes culling unnecessary documentation (old medical bills, outdated credit card slips and statements, insurance claims, charitable receipts, etc.) from our financial files.

Once culled, that weighty stack of paper disappeared into the jaws of our shredder.

A sound most “satisfying.”

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. joyroses13 - April 11, 2019

Yay on getting done what is always such a “fun” task! LOL! And yes the sound of shredding those kind of papers is satisfying, now if we could just shred our bills, saying OOPs, didn’t get them! If only that would work. 🙂

nrhatch - April 11, 2019

Tossing something into recycling isn’t nearly as satisfying as hearing said document being shredded to bits.

Gone for good => Good!

Now . . . about your bill paying practices. 😛

joyroses13 - April 11, 2019

LOL! 😉

2. Ally Bean - April 11, 2019

Good for you doing your taxes. I like the sound of the shredder, too. It’s soothing to my ears and it’s fun to see what color the shredded paper becomes when it’s all mixed together.

nrhatch - April 11, 2019

Watching a stack of paper disappear into the shredder’s jaws is equal parts satisfying and (to use your word) soothing.

And then we can have a party with the confetti! Yay!

3. Jill Weatherholt - April 11, 2019

Congratulations, Nancy! Now you can kick back and relax this weekend. 🙂

nrhatch - April 11, 2019

That’s the ticket!

4. L. Marie - April 11, 2019

Congratulations! Now you can enjoy the weekend, Nancy!

I also attended to my taxes. I usually wait till the last minute since I’m not getting a refund.

nrhatch - April 11, 2019

Me too! As soon as I know that I’ll be writing a check rather than cashing one, I lose the incentive to finalize the forms. 😀

5. Kate Crimmins - April 11, 2019

You have freed up your weekend! Enjoy and celebrate.

nrhatch - April 11, 2019

Thanks, Kate! We have a fun weekend planned . . . including a neighborhood potluck, and (weather permitting) a music festival at the beach.

Hope the cats get some quality porch time in. You too!

6. Tippy Gnu - April 11, 2019

Someone has to pay for all the government programs, so thank you very much.

nrhatch - April 11, 2019

Just another brick in the wall . . .

anotherday2paradise - April 12, 2019

Ha! 😯

7. Val Boyko - April 12, 2019

Culling is good! It’s amazing how the piles pile up. I have a last minute change to a 1099 that adds a bit of pressure right now.

nrhatch - April 12, 2019

Late breaking changes to 1099 data = yuck! 🙄
Good luck with that yuck!

8. rivergirl1211 - April 12, 2019

I shred as I go. It’s a very satisfying noise…

nrhatch - April 12, 2019


Much more satisfying than ripping something in half and tossing it in recycling.

9. anotherday2paradise - April 12, 2019

Well done, Nancy. Hubby does our tax and I think he’s finished. Now he can have a relaxing weekend. 🙂

nrhatch - April 12, 2019

Wonderful! I know that you have some fun activities planned ~ nice that he can relax and enjoy them!

10. Tiny - April 12, 2019

Good for you! I would need a giant shredder – and have a tiny 8 page one, hence the growing piles of paper….

nrhatch - April 12, 2019

If the task seems overwhelming, you could take the stack to Staples for commercial shredding.

Or . . . just feed it thru . . . 8 pages at a time. 😉

11. Debra - April 13, 2019

Congratulations! That is a grand accomplishment! I put off the shredding process, but when I finally get it done, it DOES feel so good! 🙂

nrhatch - April 15, 2019

Shredding the “detritus of life” (or clearing any sort of clutter) provides such a mood boost for me ~> if I ever go back to work I might try to get a job as a professional shredder. 😛

12. roughwighting - April 18, 2019

I usually don’t like loud sounds, but the sound of your shredder in this instance sounds most satisfying. Wish we could shred the need for tax forms!!! ;-0

nrhatch - April 18, 2019

I’m with you on most loud noises. I make an exception for the shredder! 😀

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