Monday, December 11, 2017

i'm legal ...

life in a world of regulations can be time consuming ....

it was my peer review year ...
 so -- f/s and background documents were forwarded to my reviewer in late July
 mid September heard back from her and she submitted her documents to the RAB .... (report acceptance body)
 early December I heard back from RAB ... and forwarded docs on to the State Board of Accy
 quickly heard back from them -- life is good for 3 more years

today was update/upload continuing education doc's to State Board ...
   ( minimum of 20 hours per year and 120 hours per 3 year cycle -- I average 40 a year)
and renew licenses

and of course --- it all costs $$$   like $2,000... between the peer reviewer, the RAB and the license renewals ..

but I'm DONE ---

annual license renewals
peer review is every 3 years ...

just breathe ... it's good to be legal ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

weekend treats

my version of some kind of chex treat --- corn chex, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips -- melted almond bark

puppy chow -- rice chex, melted chocolate chips, melted peanut better and lots of powdered sugar ...powdered sugar everywhere ...

and a little fruit thrown in for healthy

and my yaktrax I'm ready for ice.

Friday, December 8, 2017

silence be damned

Jon's (again it was on Facebook -- so I'm going with it's fair game to share)  panoramic shot of the neighborhood -- somewhere around 11:00 is the farm -- 9:00 is the shop and 1 - 5 the Traverse des Sioux Historic Site ...

I was silent for 4 days .. so much happening, so many thoughts, so cold I can't think or see straight.  Worked every night this week, some where -- not always productive.  My afternoon appointment cancelled so I have some work time available -- so I'm here typing away.

Wednesday -- me and the "first time driving in snow, wind and slippery roads" occurred with the brown truck.  I still like her!  Learned how to operate the remote start last night -- will test that out tonight on the outbound commute.

Emily, the cleaning lady comes tonight -- we need her bad.  She's been on a once a month schedule since April .. snow season brings about more mess.

okay -- back to silence for another day ....

Sunday, December 3, 2017

hummm, lots a thoughts

I had an odd, yet productive weekend.   Ruby went to the car wash this morning  and after I got home -- she went into storage for the winter ... covered and mouse deterred ... and .... ta dah ... the truck actually fits in the garage -- it's kind of close .... but it fits.  We probably should have tested that out sooner ... but she's in the garage.

84  --- 3 inch blocks made from flying geese leftovers ... a whole lot of squaring and trimming

we had a crafty Saturday -- and it was a beautiful weather Saturday -- but ... I made 42 large flying geese blocks in the morning/early afternoon and then used up my trimmings to make the 3" half square triangles above -- I cut 6" blocks from 13 Christmas fabrics for a new Christmas table quilt .... they are in a pile for another day ..

and I did a lot of thinking ... thinking is good ... Mama Pea from A Home Grown Journal recently blogged about the lack of time to keep up with all the stuff (for lack of a better description, stuff works) that overwhelms our days and our lives -- and to recharge herself she's taking a break from blogging, blog reading, and social media.  She's got a point -- social media is a giant time user -- and frankly I (all of us) have lost the ability to communicate with each over via the spoken or written word.

I spend too much time on all of it -- too much wasted time.  Blogging is the least of it -- blogging is my daily journal for myself (because the 15 of you who read this -- tolerate my ramblings) ... I do purchase, download and print a hard copy of this blog every year -- it's under $ 10.00 ... 

So my goal is to only facebook and instagram on my phone - that will slow me down ...  and the blog, this blog  ... is going to see me once a week ... I might resume the photo a day blog .. but that could be done here ...

and all the extra time -- watch for the letters, cards, notes and phone calls ... we all need to learn to communicate with our friends and loved ones ... 

Friday, December 1, 2017

i am such a numbers geek


337.5 January
393.5 February
466.5 March
378.5 April
243.5 May
261.5 June
234.5 July
248.5 August
203.5 September
246.5 October
226.5 November

3240.50  YTD   3274.50 last year!

so i'm a numbers junkie .. i just am, it's how i'm wired.
we track a lot of details at the office ...

i track how many hours i work ... so for clarification
this is my hours at the office and on County time  
it's sometimes hard to separate the two ...

for reference (and because i'm a numbers junkie)
a 40 hour a week, 52 week no break schedule is 2,080 hours ..

the good thing in this odd data ... i'm working less this year than last!!!!   hahahahaha
and March was awful.  
it just was.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

ahhh fall ...

and the things we do to get ready for the snow and cold ... Ruby had her fall oil change yesterday -- a fast pass with a vacuum and wash and she's ready for winter storage ... I actually drove her home across the field road last night -- after all it is the shortest route between the farms.  she can handle down the hill -- up the hill is 4WD only ... it's dry out there .. if it doesn't rain or snow soon -- my ATV trips will be cut back ... wouldn't want the prairie to start burning from a hot manifold or muffler 

since Ruby was out of commission with the oil change gig -- I ended up walking everywhere ... first trip was Gov't Center for Ditch Stuff ... then over to HHS for a retirement and the social workers were gracious enough to invite me for lunch ... and I never turn down pot luck!  

Back to the office and spot of work -- then back to HHH for the soiree at Public Health -- 50 years of home health care by Nicollet County -- and then back to the office ... 'twas a good day to be hoofing it all over town ... and good for me -- even if I was whining about it ...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

what a crappy day ...

the only solution to making a horrid day tolerable.  

yes, I use my own mug rugs!

so -- the queasy's continued most of the day -- after lunch I was light headed, dizzy and had balance issues -- and hot ... once I lost the long underwear, skirt, boots and sweater -- I cooled off ... the ears are still ringing ... so back on the allergy pills.

meeting, meeting, meeting, client meeting, meeting.  it was one of those days.
tomorrow is client meeting, meeting, meeting, client meeting, meeting -- 
I haven't looked at Thursday ...

then I had a candle moment -- as in, "wasn't there a candle burning in the bathroom" moment so I drove back to the office -- and well, there was no candle burning in the bathroom.  wth.  letters are not swearing.

my Christmas card order arrived from Vistaprint ... below is the picture :)