As we close out the first month of 2016, and Farmer J and I get ready to close one chapter of our lives and open a new one in the next 5 weeks with the birth of our first child, … Continue reading
We have arrived back in the Midwest from an adventure in “The Last Frontier” aka Alaska! Farmer J and I got away for our delayed honeymoon and spent a week way up north. Here is the recap! We made the … Continue reading
Last week was just plain yucky. We didn’t see the sun for 4 days straight, there was no corn planting because the fields were wet, we were on week 4 of living in our kitchen chaos, and had set-backs with … Continue reading
It’s been frigid lately. Most of the country understands that. It’s been brutal and borderline depressing. However, I do always remind myself I have a job with a nice warm desk unlike J. I know we’re all cold, so I … Continue reading
There have been two days in this work week . . . and I have worked from 8:30AM – 12:30AM on both of those occasions.
There might be something wrong with this.
If you have ever wondered what exactly I do at my job . . . this is it in a nutshell. (Beware, there is explicit language . . . which is typical in public accounting.) I have slowly assimilated to the culture, and now have a much worse potty mouth than I ever did before I entered the profession. (I guess lack of sleep isn’t the only residual impact my job has on my life.)
Off to bed. Hopefully I’ll write more at a later date.
Just another busy week in the life. I am in full swing with an audit of a Fortune 500 company . . . which is a great thing to put on the résumé, but it is a VERY painful process. I am working seven days a week and averaging 4 hours a sleep a night. The thing that keeps me sane is my co-workers (and Diet Coke). I am left again wondering how much return I will get for the sweat equity I have put into this gig. Time will only tell.
Due to work, social activities are on the back burner, but I did manage to make it out to a bachelorette party tonight. I appreciated that it was a classy affair with wine and cheese and no cheap party favors with male-specific body parts. It was a very rare bread of bachelorette party. I can’t count how many times I’ve followed around a bride while she solicits men to suck for a buck (no offense to those brides whom I dearly love), but I’ve been to so many of them I can barely keep track! Frankly those affairs are simply exhausting for all parties involved. Specifically I feel bad for the men who run into the bachelorette party . . . poor guys paying a dollar for a sucker. PLUS, bachelorette parties tend to bring out “woo girls” (a subject of the amazing show, How I Met Your Mother) or at least the woo girl side of most girls. A woo girl is the exact opposite of me, so generally these types of situations do not please me. Clearly if there ever comes a day when I am lucky enough to be a bachelorette, I am going to be low key gal. Trivial Pursuit and gin and tonics? I think so. Considering this event is not in the foreseeable future, I have time to mull on it. Who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind . . . or I’ll morph into a giddy woo girl.
So my Friday night excitement was adding Twitter to my latest arsenal of social media excellence. I’m not really sure that I get it yet . . . and I’m not sure I care THAT much what Oprah, Ellen, or NASA has to tweet. I guess I’ll try it on a trial basis.
I also had a lovely evening with a few friends at an art festival and wine bar, so it wasn’t a completely anti-social Friday.