New Flowers, Fighting with Technology, and Books I’m Reading

New Bud Vase and New Flower Stems from Hobby Lobby

Work Zone: Fighting with the Devil over Nearly Everything

Good morning! At least I didn’t oversleep this morning and being on routine is certainly more calming. I was able to finish my month end process and get started on one of two states that are left for the w-2 processing. I’m hand entering a state that has 121 people. You have to enter most of the information on the w-2, except our address and state account number is already filled in. I was able to get about half of them entered. I figured up that it took about 2.5 minutes per person being that the website crashed on me 7 times. The 7th time I decided to give up and go home as I had errands to run anyway and was “done” at that point. Not really finished but “done”. It’s bad enough to have to enter that many by hand but for the site to crash that many times on you, on top of it is enough to send you through the building screaming, pulling your hair out and crying out to God to send his angels to slay the demons that reside that are always trying to wear you down. I didn’t do that by the way, but I did sit there and say “are you kidding me?” over and over and over again!

Did I mention my own computer at work wouldn’t even let me on the internet yesterday? Or that I’ve had a lot more interruptions than normal? Or that one of our states says we didn’t pay taxes in 2021 and we paid every dang one of them and on time and it even shows it in our account. (All I can say is “Wow and Why Me?”). The government is so behind on everything and they need to catch up with the rest of us. My heavens!

Oh and other interruptions! We had a company fire drill. It was kindof a fun interruption but still another time consuming thing. Yeah, the cards have been stacked up against me trying to get anything done as the devil tries every which way to make the day go south and thwart my plans to get this year end finished. But my God is bigger than the devils little evil flames trying to thwarthog my day, bigger than the computer gremlins, and bigger than all the time usurpers that the old red faced horned evildoer sends. With God on my side I will SMILE at the face of whatever road block comes. Get thee behind me Satan! Go goof off on something else.

Once this state lets me finish I have another big state to do and that should bring the end to the w-2 processing nightmare. I think I’m about 30% through with this last bit that was left. It just seems to go on forever since I still have payroll and other parts of the job too. I hate this phrase but it keeps coming to mind when things are seeming impossible. Que Sara Sara. It is what it is and will be what it will be. And recommendations will be made when this is over and I can breathe and catch up. I don’t think I’ll even have time to catch up on things much as the next quarter end will be here soon. But the things I need to catch up on at least don’t have time limits or deadlines so much.

Errands and Shopping

Mean time, I got Mom’s bath grab bar returned at the UPS store where I had bought a screw one instead of a suction cup one. These scare me though, I mean I’m not sure how strong they are but I hope they work. Nothing would be worse than being dependent upon a bar that comes loose while you hold it. But in her bath there is no way to put a bath bar in there.

After that I went to Hobby Lobby and bought stems for my little off white vases/jugs. One is pictured above. I lucked out and the flower arrangements were 50% off so I bought a few extra to change out. I came home and had to cut the stems though.

Added a Vase to the bathroom.
A bit of Flower Cheer Added to the Coffee Center

Being that we’ve run errands for Mom the last two nights, I’m kinda looking to having some time back tonight and tomorrow and REALLY hoping to get the final push and get the intro to the videos done. My main goal other than the company coming this weekend is to get this completed and begin working on the next video. I’ve noticed that in the last month, I’ve video’d very little. 1) We have been too busy to do much of anything fun 2) I was not in the mood anyway but totally stressed over trying to get everything done at work 3) Mom has kept us busy in any spare time we have had 4) Nothing exciting really happened and we’ve not had much time to make it exciting. So that is a good thing b/c it’ll give me some time to catch up the videos to a bit closer to time, eventually. lol.

Book Finished and Starting a New One

I’ve been most impressed with “The Road Back to You” and it’s Enneagram reveals. I took the test on line. I tried to find the picture of my results. It’s on my PC somewhere. I’m a six on the Enneagram scale. But I forgot my wings. I think it’s a 1 and 3 but not sure. I may have to take the test again because I’m intrigued by this Enneagram thing. Most of all it helps you in your relationships with others because you see that they are wired the way they are. It also can help you in your Christian walk and it helps YOURSELF understand why you are the way you are. It’s actually pretty mind blowing, helps you face up to a few things, understand a lot about yourself and also at the same time can bring relief. So yeah I am not finished with this topic!

And I’m enjoying this one now on the commute. Valerie, you gotta love her. The pic does not look like her at all here. But I’m loving every word from her and she has some really good take aways on life. I think her brain is kinda wired like my own. I can see a lot of likeness in how we approach life. I saw that in her last book. Only she can put on a bubbly front, and I cannot. lol With me, you pretty much get what you see, lol. I don’t hide much. But I’m loving this one.

And then this one is next. After that, I think most of my audible books that I want to read are done. I’ve cancelled the subscription and I will enjoy music, news, podcasts and so forth as there are a lot of freebie things to listen to on the way to work.

And from here on out I’ll be focusing on REAL books and not digital because I have a bookshelf full of them.

Next up is to talk to George about our cable. I personally mainly just watch YouTube and Netflix and sometimes Discovery Plus. We need to lower that cost. We are spending too much but that is for another day’s topic.

What is on your reading plate today? Or your to do plate?

I can’t believe it is Thursday already. And I’m kinda running late so I need to get a move on. I did some other things this morning besides blogged. Shopped on line for a pink jacket for spring (no find yet of one I like) but I want a cheery looking jacket now that I have grey hair, lol.

Geez, Lord give me more time to live my life, I just keep making such little progress each day. There is hardly any time to sneeze or piddle. lol

11 thoughts on “New Flowers, Fighting with Technology, and Books I’m Reading

  1. You are such a busy person. Have always liked Valerie Bertinelli. Think I will buy a copy of her book. Technology certainly is aggervating at times. The touch of flowers here and there are a nice touch. Have a good day. Peggy

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  2. The flowers/vases are a nice touch. I see Spring!
    Technology? Hate it. Love it. Ya gotta have it.
    We signed a contract for a new roof. BLUE!!! But we probably won’t get it before Summer. Julyish. LOL
    We do have some leaks going on. We’ve been checking out roofers since last September. Everyone was booked solid. So we shall see.
    Blue. The roof will be Blue. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Little things. 😊
    I hope tomorrow being Friday helps your mood.

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  3. Sybil

    Hi Sonya, I’m actually typing this in bed ! It’s 10.15pm and I’m just getting round to reading the Mail….I’m sorry that it’s almost mid February and your still having to plug along ..due to there’s incompetence…I’m sure if I were you I would be throwing in the towel…..do you have that expression ?…..Been a busy day for me as well as Thursday is Cafe day at church and I had a new volunteer starting so had to be up before 9 so I could be there when she arrived so I could show her where to find things and how I arrange things for ease. Also I wanted to see how to bring the tables out from the cupboard Tony does that for me but he will be going away for his usual trip to France around Easter and dosn’t come back till start of Sept. ( he has a house over there). Chris wasn’t sure if she could do it….but she can, if he isn’t there and one of my other church friends can’t put them out….
    Anyway love I must try to get my head down. You must soon be heading home I think. Drive safely and God Bless. Xxx

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    1. Thanks Sybil, Yeah we have that phrase here too- throwing in the towel! I’ll be good when it’s all over. It’s just bleeding into January but maybe they can automate some things by next year. We are limited in many ways. The end is close! Im hanging in there!

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