Wow, so the blog reached over 100,000 sometime during the day yesterday. So the blog has been viewed that many times since it’s beginning. I’m thinking it was some time in 2019 (but without looking – that is a guess). So thanks if you have in some way been a part of this number, whether you are a regular, an occasional fly by, a bystander, onlooker, stalker, troller, advertiser, curious coworker, bored personnel on a fault finding mission, lawyer (this is getting fun now), former boyfriend, or boyfriend wanna be’s (yeah we are getting in the weeds with a magnifying glass on that one), or just fantastically a friend, family, or one who cares! Thanks for bringing success to the numbers! It’s really just a milestone – not even one I was going for and there are no perks that I’m aware of except for maybe more SEO (search engine optimization) or something. It was a nice little surprise to see that this morning! There are also 600 of you that follow by WordPress Reader and 708 of you that have signed up for emails. I’m kinda astounded to realize that.
Dipping into Pink for Valentine’s Month
My nails are so much better – no cracks and no longer 3/4 up my nail bed with growth! Forgive my lack of lotion smooth skin. It’s winter and not much time given to making them soft – just pretty much ignored my hands for last month or two other than a quick pop in before Texas to get them done. This time with a pinkish tone and only the slightest of glitter. I wish the glitter showed more than it does. You can’t even see it in the photo. I’m not one to be big and flashy, but a little sparkle is fine. I keep them short for two reasons 1) I’m on the computer all day and 2) I don’t like anything getting under my nails and shorter nails just seem cleaner. I’m considering going back to my French nails but not there quite yet. I’m still enjoying the color. I’m actually thinking of going to a minty aqua color for the first time ever – for March. For the sake of explanation. This is color I’ll do next – along the lines of the colors of this wallpaper. lol. Snag it if you wish. That will also be my March wallpaper, most likely.
So the pedi was awesome as well. My feet really needed the attention. I did my own before Christmas as I just didn’t have the hour and a half to go and get it done. I just can’t do what they do though at home in keeping the nails from going into the toe and in keeping them soft. So my feet are pampered and happy and while it’s not quite time for flip flops – they are happy feet. I loved sitting in the massage chair soaking my feet in the water, getting a face time call from Katy – which I answered – not caring that people were all around. I turned the volume down some, right as she asked River “did you poopie?” lol
The massage of my legs and feet were wonderful except for that ONE toe that I must have broken or fractured and it kills me when they massage it. But I got the lady that does a good job on everything. So it was worth the walk in. And this also greatly lifted my mood. I had to leave work at 4 though to drop off our UPS as I’d heard they had not been stopping this week so there is a UPS kiosk I can drop them off to in Mount Juliet. So then I was on the way to Pedicure land and a happy girl. And one more item off the to do list.
Saturday is Feb 5th and Fancy Trim, momma’s out to eat day, errand/shopping day, and grocery day. So I won’t get any free time much til Sunday. And I’m so looking forward to it, of course we have laundry, George’s hair cut, housecleaning and our own grocery shopping so not much time to work on any personal things I’d like to do (meaning not much free time for me) but what free time I get will come Sunday in some format or it all just rolls into the nights of next week. ::sigh:: But better than last month I guess. I plan tomorrow to make some calls to set up doc appts and such and get that off my plate. One of which I’ve waited for 2 years to do as I didn’t get time last year to go.
I am still in w-2 reporting mode since I didn’t get the w-2 information until 1 business day before they were due, so obviously still data entering hundreds of w-2’s in various states. I will say that I am amazed at what all I accomplished at work this past month. I’m going to tabulate this up for you guys without giving too much info away which work people would be horrified over, lol. But if I give you the stats – there’s no harm in that (how many states and how many reports). Once I get finished I’ll figure up the recap. I kinda want to know myself so I can tell my grandchildren after I retire – lol lol lol. You know bragging rights and all. Of course people at work be like – you couldn’t have done more? <—This is humor ya’ll, so if you are a coworker or employer, I’m only kidding – or am I? I really don’t know what everyone else is thinking so it’s hard to say. But I can tell you that I’ve mostly been met in years past with “it has to be done” when asking about the time frame to accomplish said goals. This time it wasn’t humanly possible but I’m impressed much I got done in a short period of time even though I am pretty positive no one else was and I won’t be thanked for it. But if we improve a few things on everyone’s part, I might be able to finish on time at some point in future year ends if I am here for them. But don’t get me started here. This year end about made me show my rear end instead. But I’ve bit my lip, cried tears of frustration, and did what I could. Not much blood, but a few sweats and tears. All that said, I’m still glad I left HR. I don’t think I ever want to wear that hat again! And again, I love love love what I’m doing right now. I even like QE and YE processing – it’s the amount of work within a short time that I don’t like. I don’t like having the pressure of so much to do in so few time frames. Again, I’m moving on. I’m getting myself all worked up here. But yeah, all that to say – I’m still doing the YE processing! And it’s month end again and I’m going to have to stop to work on that so we don’t get behind in everything else too. Oh and I mention I do payroll processing, cut our garnishment checks weekly, and pay weekly taxes too? Oh ok. Well yeah, there’s the normal weekly processing that still has to be done. Ooops I was getting off the subject. Let’s move on.
I am not sure I mentioned this as it’s something George has been handling for us, but we are getting a new roof. We had enough damage from the tornadoes that insurance is coming through for most of it. This is a blessing in a way because now it’ll be taken care of in our retirement. We are considering the gutters also as they kinda go hand in hand. So this morning at 5:30 a few minutes ago – I was picking out our shingles. Going with black. I think it has looked good black all these years.
So Katy and Cody are getting what appears to be some serious ice, a couple of hours west of Dallas. I will check with them and see how they are doing. The same storm is approaching us but we are not supposed to have quite as much ice as them. We are still set for meeting neighbors tonight as I think the freezing rain will happen after then, but you bet I will be watching the temps just in case – ALL DAY! I’m taking my suit case with rollers to work so I can take stuff home in case it’s bad so I can still get work done tomorrow. I’d rather not have to worry about it and would rather be at the office to tell you the truth as it is easier. But God is in control. I have little to do with it other than trying to prep and prepare so life goes on as smoothly as it can.
And that is all for now. We’ll see how the rest of the week goes. Ya’ll take care if you are in this winter storm’s path or even the torrential rain or storms that are south of it and ahead of it. Ya’ll stay safe and warm. Prayers for all!