Everything’s coming together for one of my 2022 projects, decorating my office at work since we moved back in December amidst the crazy season. Back then there was no way I could focus on anything else but just surviving with so much going on. Just a desk, a printer, a computer and ink pen and the basics. But with my Amazon points I’ve been able to make the office a little more homey, more warmth, and more depth. I have to make it a happy place since I’m there most of the week.
The chalk board was added yesterday by our fabulous maintenance crew. I was so grateful for their willingness to help (and so is George) because I, myself, is not handy with a drill. I had asked George if he would be willing to come help and he said “don’t you have some guys around the office that would help with that?”. I laughed thinking about that. My response, “um no, I don’t think so, they don’t do things like that – they are all too busy and I wouldn’t dare interrupt or even ask”. I can’t even imagine any of them doing anything but being on a computer, lol. I’m sure they do but, geez I would never ask. But the plant maintenance crew came to the rescue as one of my coworkers “new who to call”. My boss also got her things hung. I can do hammer and nails but heavier things – I’m just not trained to use a drill. I guess I could be trained but I’m one of those computer geeks too.
The chalk board there is also a magnet board. I’m very happy with it. And they got the dry erase board hung. I need to order some dry erase markers. I had some at the other plant that I liked and someone swapped out my good ones for some funky off brand ones. They probably thought I would not notice, lol. I didn’t even take them with me when we left – I didn’t want them either but I hope they enjoyed mine. So I’ll order more and keep those locked in my drawer I guess so they don’t sprout legs. lol.
Someone at work brought me the dry erase board. I had one at the other office they were suppose to move over here but it never showed up. I don’t think this one was mine and I’m not sure where mine ended up but it doesn’t matter. I was not planning to use a dry erase board this time but anyway but they brought me that one and I decided I could use it after all. I was thinking the one I had at the other place was bigger and had metal edges, but I could be wrong. Maybe that metal one was when I was in HR. I didn’t pay close attention to it. But this will come in handy. And honestly is a better size for what I would use it for. So I’m happy with it too.
I wish that map would much bigger to fill the space behind me but it’s ok. I just like being able to see where places are in the world. It works, but that wall is big. lol
George put together a small black shelf for me last night. And it will behind me. I’m hoping it will fit and I may have to move the lamp around some and pictures, but I needed a little place to put paper for my printer, my Kleenex, sanitizer and so forth. I guess I will take it today and see how that works out. I’m thankful for that too. Glad to have the help yesterday in making things come together.
Here’s my view from my desk out into the other part of our accounting area. I need to get the stickers off of the furniture and computer but I’ll save that until after these w-2’s are entered. Just have not had much extra time. So when I talk about doing payroll, working on month end or year end, you know where I am!
I love my little job but it’s too much work at year end for sure. Just so much extra reporting and I don’t get the information to start on year end until 2 days before it’s all due, so there was no way to humanly possible meet the deadlines at that point as we have so many states (on top of weekly payroll processing), so here I am still working on it. I think I will also still be working on w-2’s next week too. I’ll be lucky to finish one state today and then will be able to hand enter around 150 more for another state next week. Payroll has been needy this week. Yesterday I worked much of the day on garnishments – some new ones, responding to them, setting them up and so forth.
But I’m data entering every opportunity I get once the payroll duties are done.
Watching Sister Wives
Yesterday after work I came home, sat in the recliner and finished watching Sister Wives on Discovery Plus. I still have the reunion show to watch and will likely finish it off in the next week so I can cross it off my list. I’m wondering if there will be another season. Not giving any spoiler alerts but if you see Google News at all, you will see that there have been some changes. But I may end up spoiling a few things here if you have not seen the season and intend to. You can quit reading here if so.
Now, I’m not for polygamy in any way. I think God laid out his plans for marriage and sexual intimacy very clearly in his word. But I have watched the show since the beginning and have come to love these ladies personalities and for who they are, despite their decisions. Hey – we’ve ALL made bad decisions in our lives, we all sin, and so no matter how you look at it, these are real ladies with real feelings and real personalities, and I really like each and everyone of them as a person. It’s not my place to sit and judge any of them but I am going to wrap up my opinions below b/c after all it’s a TV show. God gets that duty of judging them though. As He will judge all of us too. And will judge the judgers even more harshly, for their attempt at trying to be God.
I really feel like Cody tried hard at first to keep everyone happy but geez, that’s a hard job with 4 wives and when Robyn came on board – it was clear how fond of her he was and the others seemed to be second rate – at least it came across on camera that way and according to all of the wives he spends most of his time there with Robyn. It’s much more complicated than that, I realize as she has the youngest of children and likely needs more help even though they apparently have a Nanny. (Probably a perk of having your own TV show, lol).
Meri got pushed out pretty much over the catfishing incident and their relationship never recovered – actually their relationship didn’t seem to be all that great before which I think was why out of loneliness and despair she had reached out on line to open her vulnerable self up in search of someone to touch her soul and it was a scam. Cody couldn’t seem to forgive or allow their relationship to recover. So bam! No more intimacy for Meri.
Christine and Cody seemed to have a good relationship at first but with minor arguments to pop up over how to do things. Christine has a will of her own (as anyone should) and when he quit showing up for her in the marriage, she became her own independent self and allowed it to flourish. What did it for me (ended their relationship) is when Cody refused to go to their daughters very serious surgery and how it hurt their daughter’s feelings. He didn’t go because of Covid, but there were certain risks one needed to take and in my opinion that is the final straw. Christine seems like such a fun person and in the last two years I’ve seen her drawn up and sad. You can see it in her eyes and her face. I hate that and I hope she finds her life again and finds happiness.
Janelle, has always been so reverent even though she is very much an independent lady and can be determined (didn’t want to use the word stubborn b/c I think it’s a good thing). But even through Covid you could see how she was NOT going to choose Cody over her sons – as far as who to see when the boys could not quarantine. Cody didn’t want to come around if they were socializing with others. She had to make choices and she chose to continue seeing her sons and he sort of set that one up I think. I kinda wondered if he didn’t want to go house to house and wanted to just be with Robyn and not see all the others. He certainly managed to fix it that way whether he intended to our not, in my opinion.
Bottom line, I think all the wives are pissed. lol. I find myself talking the TV screen and getting mad at Cody. He acts so surprised when they all turn against him. I really think he gave up a long time ago. I think he really wants to be with Robyn. And I do think she ended up being the “alpha wife” – whether she intended to or not b/c whatever she says or wants, Cody responds to. I think his heart longs to be monogamous and he is fleshing that out by focusing on Robyn’s family and not being willing to focus on the others, using the front of Covid for the reason.
It’s true that what does not get focused on or flourished, can so easily perish and deteriorate. When there is no intimacy in a relationship it takes a lot of other things to keep it together at that point. It seems like he may be about to lose all of them, if he is not careful, if he hasn’t already. It may be to a point where they would not welcome him back to their bed, if he wanted.
And those are my thoughts on that subject. Gotta get going and get off to work and try to rock some w-2 data entering and also get ready for payroll by doing time edits and prepping for PTO’s for next week and several other Friday duties I do.
So, we have company coming tomorrow to go out to eat (late celebration of my birthday) and they will spend the night. I may not blog in the morning, but we’ll see. I have to change sheets, refresh the bathroom, restock, and probably run to the store for some breakfast items Sunday morning. I hadn’t even thought of that til now as we’ve been on the fly this week – except for last night where I goofed off, which I feel bad for since George cooked dinner and put my bookshelf together, but Lord I just needed some brain down time. So I took it. I’ll be back eventually but will take care of company and my INTRO this weekend and then I’ll be back after that! Yeee ha! Lasso’ ing the world – one to do list item at a time!