Friday, April 21, 2017

my crazy life

   I am an introvert (truly!) ... but this week

   I (we) finished up tax season
   did a ton of payroll for clients (and a few Q's)
   celebrated the parents 58th wedding anniversary
   visited an old friend in the hospital ... so glad I went and did that
   celebrated a family friends 66th birthday
   did the client thing
   had County commitments

   and so far worked every night!
   and tonight!

       on of the Scrapbooking Diva's scored TWINS tickets ...
       8th row -- lower level -- directly behind the Twins dugout
       are we lucky or what!

       the clothes and purse are packed and ready to roll!


ps.  after a County gig tomorrow I'm climbing into a cave and not talking to anyone or anything until Monday morning ... laundry, sewing, cleaning at home, mowing the lawn, lake time.....


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

another one for the books

and the numbers ..... ta da    ....
1459.50 hours thru now ..
a lot of income tax returns
(a few to many to finish next week)
Twins tickets for Friday Night!!!  thanks to Diva Jan ... she must have known we needed a fun night out of town ... those girls keep me sane.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


yep, working on easter morning ... it's been happening for decades so ... it is the way .. I didn't get here until 6:30 ... frankly it felt good.  did a bit of tidying before I left the farm.  trying to decide if I am actually coming back to work after dinner ... probably ...

did a spot of tidying here in my cave/cell/hole in the wall office.  I'm looking forward to working on something other than the daily drama of income tax returns. 

so it rolls....


Friday, April 14, 2017

so there's got to be

a song for tired crabby late to middle aged CPA's ...

    I'm here.  At work.  Tired.  Crabby. 

    Details -- the little details are slipping past me at the speed of light .. truly -- can't remember a freeking thing lately.  Maybe too many little details are spinning in my overfilled overworked brain.  Anyway ya look at it -- it's bad, really bad. 

    Taking a look at the project box and prioritizing today.  Get done, don't get done.  That's all I can do.



Monday, April 10, 2017

memories, oh the memories

I shared this picture on wastebook this morning -- me, Jean and Grandpa for "Siblings Day" .. oh the memories -- as I blogged earlier Friday would have been his 110th birthday --

I'm tired and well, weepy tonight -- sometimes I miss the simplicity of youth -- and every now and then a picture crops up and well -- just well. 

Back to the daily grind of my life.  Another set of numbers another freeking income tax return -- the late ones are setting me on edge.  It's life.  I know it, expect it and complain about it every year.


Friday, April 7, 2017

perspective (part II)

April 7, 2017  -- my grandfather's 110th birthday ... funny how dates stay with us no matter the circumstances .. he died in 1985 --

if I'm the Watermelon Diva, he would have been the King of Watermelon -- from the mid 1930's until 1981 -- he had produce, lots of produce --

perspective and reflection --
just breathe ...


Thursday, April 6, 2017


the bad days are stacking up around here -- lots of panic, lots of stupid . (us and clients), lots of chaos, lots of everything nasty ...

and then I worked on  D & D's income tax return -- retired husband and spouse -- D2 (spouse) has suffered from some type of early onset dementia, alzheimers, whatever -- since age 57 has been a resident of a memory care facility -- going on 6 years .....

I and the rest of us -- need to count our blessings - I am thankful and grateful for all of the blessings bestowed to me. 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

wicked wednesday

ah my office is starting to feel like a prison cell, a cage a room with no view.  13 days?  and a lot more work to finish up.
one step, one return, one day, one night and one week ........ baby steps, just take baby steps'

Sunday, April 2, 2017

oh no ...

so the local paper does an annual (semi annual) feature of portraits(?) of various community members and Nancy interviewed me back in April ... st peter herald feature  I really (a) don't like talking about myself and (b) don't like having my picture taken ...

it was (is) fun and well ... so it goes..


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hello April

ah, April, chirping birds, warmer weather

another freeking cold/sinus/dripping nose event.  back on the drugs -- advil, caffeine and Sudafed -- argh. 

registered for the Maker Fair this morning -- 20 x 8 indoor space of goodness.  better start sewing.