Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gray Hair

I've been going gray since college. I started coloring my hair just after my first son was born. I was 25. It has become a real hassle and I'm tired of it. The gray has been winning for awhile, so this year I have been letting the gray grow out. A couple of days ago, I went to get it cut short so that most of the artificial brown color is gone. So now it is a mixture of my natural brown and my natural gray, and it is short.

I'm thinking it would be much easier to color now!

Proverbs 16:31 - "Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life."

Hmmm...decisions, decisions....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Income Taxes

"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today." - Herman Wouk

It has been 8 years since I worked in public accounting, but I have not missed the tax seasons at all. The stress and overtime of tax season is why I got out of it. I did it for 8 seasons. And while my children were young! What was I thinking?!?

We just got ours done and I am so relieved! I always dread it, not the doing it part, but the bottom amount. This time we get a refund! I never know how our income will fluctuate in a given year. It seems to be like driving in the mountains, up and down and winding all around.

Thank you IRS! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Came across this quote from Jack London: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

Well, I am always looking for inspiration! Now I got my club ready in case I find it!

If I could draw, I would try to illustrate the cartoon-like image in my head right now.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Time to Blog!

Man! The weather got hot in a hurry! But I still love this time of year. Everything looks so fresh and new! And I just can't fight the urge to clean something! And I just want to spend some time outside - at least until I start sweating too much.

I have not felt like cooking lately. I have not been logging in my food either. But I have still been eating healthy stuff, for the most part. My home is filled with healthy options, so it hasn't been too hard.

Work is making me nuts! Work-related stress has always been my downfall. I try to avoid it but it keeps creeping back into my life.

Let's get rid of a bunch of people and then let's just change the whole accounting system. It's no big deal, we just need to build a system that will give us any kind of information we ask for at the push of a button. No problem! The current system is not designed for what we need, but we've been waiting 10 years for this to happen. You have 30 days. Well, obviously, the accounting department has simply been holding back this information. Not that they told you in 1992 that the system you bought wouldn't work for what you want. Maybe let an accountant help pick out the software instead of going with what the production manager heard about at a seminar. So, NOW you want to do an efficiency analysis of all the procedures?

I have to blog to keep my brain from exploding and, hopefully, keep my blood pressure from skyrocketing.