Office Decor and Vibes, Nutrition Breakfast Bar, and a Personal Update

The little bulletin board has been hung. It looks crooked from the angle I took but it doesn’t look crooked in person, lol. I will be adding some things to the board that I need to remember from time to time. Common phone numbers, a few GL codes, and such.

This plant adds a lot. It gives a little bit of height to the room. Don’t you love my little cowboy Roo?

I like my little spikey plants.

A big part of my “feel good” in a work day is having a nice wallpaper background. I use Microsoft themes and change them up from time to time. I’d have enough of the Winter snow scenes and changed it to an ocean theme. Also the little LED lamp for $27.99 that takes up no space at all, allows me to have a low light situation and calming w/o the overhead lights blaring down. This helps with stress tremendously.

I ordered some breakfast bars from Target, picking them with protein, less sugar, and the most nutrients I could find. This one was awesome. I told you all I’d share my journey on converting from the wellness program that I do that is network marketing, to finding food, supplements, and drinks on my own that become solutions. I just wore myself out on the wellness company I was doing. Their breakfast bars were so heavy and dense they added to constipation, lol. But I was really not liking the price with shipping and tax for just the piddly items I was ordering. If you are all in, it’s worth it but I piddle (lol) with it now and who wants to pay nearly $40 for a bottle of sleep spray every six weeks? I’ll find my melatonin elsewhere. I’m about to run out of the critical items so I’ll have to begin my research and visit some health stores for replacements. They are about to change our carts on my wellness program and ordering system and lower the shipping I think, so I thought about waiting, but I still think it will all be overpriced as you are paying for those that sell it. While I want to support MLM (multi level marketing) I’m just trying to trim some expenses because we’ll be heading into retirement in a few short years and I won’t be wanting to pay those prices then.

But this Kind Bar is a winner. Excellent taste. Good protein, made with super grains. It had a good cinnamon taste but not too sweet. A good mix of flavor. Like you could taste the nuts and oats but it was chewy and not too “oaty”! Loved it. Comes with two short bars and was a perfect thing for breakfast, along side some fruit or save the fruit for break. I had applesauce with me so I had that. I also buy the natural applesauce without added sugar. It’s really good as a snack or side dish. And an apple a day keeps the doc away so maybe applesauce will too.

Don’t know much today but here’s what I do know.

*Katy and River are feeling better. River took 3 steps at daycare, surprising himself, Katy said. ;-). He’ll be toddling very soon. Such an exciting milestone. I’m sure we’ll be face timed one day and get to see it.

*I’m only three returns away from Quarter End being done. But have to do Year End w-2 reporting in all states that we have employees in, plus any year end reports that the states have. I will have to count how many returns/reports I’ve done. I get the w-2’s today and will be able to start working on them after my payroll duties today – I cut garnishment checks on Thursday mornings and pay on line child support, and get ready for next payroll garnishments (some have to be figured each week). I also have a couple of new garnishments to process and so I can’t ignore my normal weekly job. I have been working over each night. Have tried to get there earlier but that part is not working out because when I work late then my evening is shorted and end up needing time at home the next morning so it’s just a cycle of ruining the routine. Again, I feel really good that 1/31 is soon here as I’ll either be done or not and we can just go from there. As of right now I’ll be working some this weekend. I’ve decided I will not work FT both days though b/c I will be as sour as load of clothes sitting in the spin cycle for a week, if I don’t have some time off to do some personal things. I guess my personal view on it is that it’s just too much to cram into small time frames – even if I had not gone to TX, we didn’t have the snow day, or Mom didn’t have a bunch of doc appointments and I didn’t have to be taken away for meetings then I’d still not have had the w-2’s until 2.5 or 3 business days before deadline in which one day is part of a main payroll processing day. That doesn’t give me a fighting chance to finish on time does it? – for 26 or 28 states, plus the same for the other company – maybe 10 or 12 states? Nope. So I guess I’m of the opinion that we should change something if we want to be a success. But I understand that everyone else is on deadlines too and so it just is what it is. But all this will soon be over – the deadline at least. And just having that over with helps. I’m not sure we’ll make it. It doesn’t seem fair to me to be the one left with the weekend to try and get all these done. I’m NOT, repeat NOT working ALL weekend. The tribe has spoken, lol. Soon I’ll be able to focus on my agenda and not working extra and I cannot wait to get some of my life back. I’ve looked forward to bed every night so I can not think about it for 7 hours. lol. Now that we are at the end, I’m tired, mad as wet hen, and wavering, lol! I’m ready to have some down time. This month has exhausted and flattened me. But I Thank God for keeping me sane b/w work, Mom, and trips, snow, and flu. 😛

*I have come home and poured a glass of wine and we eat and watch Ozark. We are almost finished with the season. So I’m thankful to have had that diversion when I get home. I often fall asleep during part of it, but then get up and go to bed.

*We have booked with our neighbors for Trivia night next weekend and to buy their dinner. We had it scheduled for last week but I forgot about Mom’s doc appointment day that we were going after for a blooming onion so I had to cancel as the blooming onion was already planned. I should have known to consult my calendar book as busy as it gets. But they can do it next week so we’re going then.

*George has been focusing on our dinner with the Ireland’s soon. I cannot focus that far yet until Feb 1.

*My boss asked if I wanted to go to lunch today. I said yessssssss. She said we are close enough to Feb 1st. It doesn’t matter anyway I guess, I’m already having to work this weekend, at least for part of it – might as well eat.

*It’s supposed to snow tomorrow, but…..only like a dusting to half inch. I’m keeping my eye on the situation and the radar and all that. I may just take some work home and go home early in case the streets get icy b/c it’s going down really low in temps and we have so many hills to go up and down to get home. I get scared.

*I did have time one evening to finish up the Roger tribute video, while George cooked our dinner. So I’ll see if I can get that loaded/uploaded for the weekend. So I might not blog tomorrow so I can get that going on YouTube. We’ll see.

Ok so over and out. That is all my thoughts and feelings for now. I guess by the weekend we can do a drum rollll……did she finish Year End or not? My prediction is NOT. But I will do what I can at work and a reasonable amount this weekend, Monday on 1/31 is when I prep for the Tues payroll so not a lot of time will be spend on it. Que sera sera!

9 responses to “Office Decor and Vibes, Nutrition Breakfast Bar, and a Personal Update”

  1. Evening Sonya, Well it’s 7.15pm over here. Suppose it’s good afternoon still with you. Bet you are counting down the hours now till you can shut your office door…..if you’ve got one….you can give a sigh of relief knowing the year end etc etc etc etc is almost over…Hope you don’t get much snow in the morning, glad you can keep an eye on it. Sorry I can’t comment on your office decor but nothing…photo wise has come through…..however I know that it will slowly become just perfect…or as perfect as an office can be….
    Night night love. Drive safely if you do get snow and ice…God Bless

  2. I checked out the kind bar –
    Total Sugars 9g Includes 7g Added Sugars 14%
    When it has more sugar than protein, it is a no from me. 😉

    If not for the 7g added sugars it would be fine. Though they have chosen a more natural form of sugar which is good.

    I found a good article about protein powders in the US – I am very lucky here and have a great local company who make a raw protein powder with no additives at all so I can blend it into my morning coffee or soups or meals to get a protein boost. It does not seem to be quite so easy to find in the states but I will link the article for you here so you can have a read. 😉

    The gainful one sounds like it might be a good idea if you can ask for pure whey protein without any additives at all.

  3. Your office space looks nice. It looks like somebody from other Depts could pitch in and help with Data entry. That is hard being under that kind of pressure.
    I wondered if baby Roo was taking steps and walking yet. They are so cute and look so funny when they are little toddling around. Katy better get ready she will be chasing him all over the place.
    I am ready for this month to be over too. It has been a long one. I like the Premier protein bars and shakes. They help keep my blood sugar stable.

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