Errand Running for Mom, Signs in the Universe, and Dexter Learned a Bed is for Sleeping

Friday went well at work. I was finally left alone enough to be able to make some progress toward Month-End. And also finished the one return that was left for Quarter End. Friday night we had lobster ravioli in a homemade butter, lemon, wine sauce that George made. It was 5-star quality.

Saturday Morning Errands

Saturday morning I made the breakfast above. You can’t see the fried eggs but I made fried eggs, bacon and biscuits – which I had butter and cinnamon honey on mine. I have not made breakfast in a long time and decided we should use these ingredients up. I was up at 4:30 as Dexter was whining and hungry. He slept with me from 2:30 to 4:30 and was really wanting me to get up at my normal weekly time. So I didn’t get to sleep in. George let me sleep a lot the last few weekends so I let him sleep this time. Getting up so early I get a LOT done, and more time to play later.

After cleaning the kitchen and getting several loads of laundry done, I left to go to Publix to get the fruit Mom wanted and some peanut butter. She later texted and had me add bacon bits and pecans. I also bought my grocery needs – everything except the cold or freezer items. Those will have to wait as I wasn’t going directly home. Then I went to KFC to get a bucket of chicken. Mom had wanted us to eat lunch with her and I told her I wasn’t sure about our timing (mainly wasn’t sure as I had not talked to George and it depended on the weather and timing and his intentions for yard work). I didn’t want to box us in for plans and then have to change them or commit to them. Sometimes it is nice just to NOT have plans, you know. But as it turned out – we ended up eating some with her. I had a piece of chicken and a tablespoon of potatoes and tablespoon of slaw. I didn’t eat any biscuits. The more we could leave for Mom the better, for at least another meal.

George met me out there with Mom’s car so we could drop that off and I got her mail, we ate some KFC, took her trash out, cleaned her guest toilet. She is still hurting when she walks. But her foot is better. George brought Dexter with him and Dexter likes Fancy but Fancy being an older dog and not feeling too good is in NO mood for Dexter. She showed her teeth which only made Dexter want to toy and play with her. Before I got there, Dexter pounced on Mom’s sore foot. So George had to keep Dexter on a leash. Dexter would knock Mom over if she stood up- he is definitely a big strong doggie. Wouldn’t mean to but just loves to jump and love on you. Now that he is bigger, we are going to have to stop him from that. He ends up hitting you in all the wrong places. His paws reach up to my chest level which hurts when you are in PJ’s and also he has been known to “take George out” in a few places below, lol!

I also ordered Mom another 32 oz water cup. She has used it every day and night for years. It was thundering and lightning and about to storm when we came home. So I opted out of going shopping for my capri jeans and Mom’s lounging pants. My goal was to defer that to today. And unless something changes, I’ll not be able to do that today either. I will explain later.

Signs in the Universe

While leaving Mom’s I saw this incredible sphere of beautiful colors, like the rainbow. If you look closely it appears to have an eye in it. Maybe it was the eye of God or Jesus peeking down. Can you see it? It’s like a round rainbow.

More pretty clouds from earlier in the day below. Below, the clouds began building early in the day.

I could sit and watch them move around all day. But I was so glad to have caught this colorful rainbow sphere above. It was truly spectacular to behold.

Our earth and the universe is definitely showing signs of change and unusual behavior, intensifying in displeasure of all the evil that is occurring upon it. It is as if a taste of “the four horseman” have been delivered already too. (Revelations, end times, prophesy, what the Bible says, Daniel). This all has to do with the antiChrist, conquest, war, famine, sickness, death as a part of the “end times”. Most don’t understand Revelations – me neither but I’m doing the most excellent study right now by someone who has great knowledge of Hebrew and Greek and understanding of the original translations. Most choose to ignore it (Revelations) as it’s too scary. It’s too overly visual to even think of it. God allowed Daniel to see it. Even God told Daniel “seal it” (the scroll) until the end. He didn’t want all of it to be revealed or repeated yet. But in the end, ALL WILL understand whether they want to or not because this knowledge will be increased / revealed at that time. God says the earth will have birth pains of the end times. You can see it in the news daily. Not believe the news so much? Me neither. I’m witnessing with my own eyes.

No man knows the day nor the hour, but if you study God’s pattern of time with everything else he has done so far, we are definitely in the season. The time is near. IF anyone is interested in this YouTube study I’m doing, I’ll post it again for you. Just let me know in the comments. I don’t want to scare anyone or make you have nightmares. But it is something we all need to know and be aware of and be ready for. As it will happen like a thief in the night when the Lord comes again and takes His church, His bride, His body of believers. He will take them so that do not have to endure the roughest times to come.

These clouds remind me of all that the Bible has said.

Home Time

After Mom’s we came home and I began working on the next video. I’m close to being done. I had to do a lot of voice over work. I am VERY pleased with my last training session in which another vlogger made suggestions on settings to use. That has worked well. I think when you see the next video you will see that it did pretty good for my vlog session. I video’d in current time, taking you all back to January of 2022. Then George made an excellent dinner. It may not look very good here, but it was.

Dexter Finally Discovers the Bed is for Resting and Sleeping, Not Playing

Now that he has discovered he can jump on the bed, he will go and rest on it some. Yesterday I couldn’t find him in his usual spots – normally in the room with me. But I was moving all over and I guess he got tired of following and jumped on my bed for a nap all curled up.

So he has appreciated the bed for a nap. After George went to bed and lights out and I went to bed too and shut my door, he scratched on my door and whined. I thought to myself maybe he gets it. I opened the door, he jumped on the bed, scratched his spot, and curled up and snuggled beside me. Yay. He did not do zoomies in the bed, didn’t bark at me, didn’t paw at me to play. He just curled up beside me and I put my arms around him and pet him and told him “Good Boy”. After a few minutes he changed spots. I think it was hot. He moved around some on the bed but never got down. I woke up a lot conscious that he was there and being worried about it in the back of my mind. Would he wake up and be confused and pee on the carpeted floor? Can dogs see at night? Could he see the hall where his pee pads were? Would he get up and chew on my shoes from the shoe stand in the corner? He stayed in bed with me all night. At 3:30 he was ready to get up but I said “go back to seeeeepy” and he tried to. At 4:20 he stood up and jumped off the bed. I decided to go ahead and get up. I would not be able to sleep anyway wondering if he was going to get my shoes, lol.

Do I have a Stomach Bug? Or Was it Something I ate?

So when I got up this morning, I didn’t feel good – mainly just tired, cold, and as I drank coffee I began to get a little nauseated. But mainly I’ve had just really bad —let’s just say “issues”. So I have had to be near the girls room so to speak. I’m not sure if it was something I ate or I have a bug. I have no fever, and while I have been a little stopped up, at first this morning – even that is gone. I’m OFTEN like that though with sinuses. I feel cold but definitely no fever and not much of an appetite. But I’m trying to stay hydrated. Even though I don’t want much. I had a piece of cheese – always worked before, LOL LOL. And some baked Cheetos b/c that is the only thing that sounds good. Salty potato chips. I went back to bed for an hour or so when George got up – so someone would be with little Scuttlebutt (Dexter).

So needless to say. No church today. And likely NO SHOPPING today until I can get this figured out or it subsides. I have much to do this week.

The Week Ahead

Well today, I still need to fold some towels, put my meds and vitamins in the case, change George’s sheets, wrap his gifts. One hasn’t arrived yet. I need to finally take a shower, maybe finish this video up.

This week I need to get some baby gift wrap paper. Why do I continue to buy big things that won’t go in a sack and takes lot of paper, lol? I need to wrap the baby gifts for an upcoming shower.

I need to go in handle some personal but important email – insurance stuff. Need to go on line and print something out.

The dog needs a bath, but we’ve not done it yet. It has to be a coordinated effort. We are kinda scared, lol. But I think the walk in shower will be the best option. I need a combat bra though. Might wear a bathing suit for protection, LOL. I kinda hate to take for grooming until after he is neutered in case they put them all together, ya know? Or we can just take him for the big DIY bath thing. I need to do training on how to brush his teeth and how to do his ears. Also to work on training too.

I get my hair cut on Thursday.

I need to go to Belk and find my jeans and find Mom some casual pants to lounge in. This will probably end up being a weeklong or even monthlong quest. Since Mom’s not with me that means having to take it to her to try on for her part, but I know she’ll be glad to have something comfy to wear. That shopping was going to be today but not unless the issues improve. And I’m not sure it’s not a virus so kinda hate to go out in Public. But I suppose I’ll be in my office tomorrow. Someone needs to do payroll and I’m not wanting to burn any PTO time either yet. I feel good enough to do this blog entry. I just have to be close to a restroom. I’m sipping green tea and have been having luck with baked Cheeto’s to not be nauseated. I might have a piece of bread and peanut butter shortly.

And next Saturday is Fancy’s vet appointment (Mom’s Dog) and then George’s taco lunch out if Mom feels like it.

I will finish Month End (surely). lol

All the Things I Want to Do that I Can’t Get to Because I’d Rather be Videoing and Catching Those Up:

  • Doggie videos (mentioned above for training, ears, teeth)
  • Looking at and redefining my Blog, Instagram, YouTube
  • Learning Tube Buddy
  • Playing around and learning how to use Canva with the YouTube videos in Final Cut Pro
  • More Final Cut Pro lessons
  • More Canon Lessons
  • A study on SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Jewelry Project
  • Working on the Basement to get rid of or organize things but a lot of it is George’s
  • There’s more but I’ll stop with that. It’s mainly all the things I’ve mentioned before.

We always end up getting done the things we either have to or want to do the most. I’ll be back mid-week unless I end up making an extra post along the way if time comes my way.

Is there anything you would like me to blog about specifically? Do you have any questions? Or curiosities? lol

So what are you guys up to this weekend?

Graduation Ceremony, Getting Energy Back from Medical Procedure, and Upcoming Goals

Well, here she is, Columbia Christian Academy. I graduated from here, formerly CMA, Columbia Military Academy. I went to the school the first year it opened as a Christian school. It was a truly wonderful experience, for the most part. I loved the fact that it was small and there were few of us. I only had 14 in my graduating class.

So we were back on campus and to see my niece graduate. Mom was determined to go and I wasn’t sure we’d be invited, but we were. I am thankful and grateful to my sister for sending us an invitation. Not only did she send the invitation, she saved us seats, gave us directions, and even told us where to let Mom out that would be easy for her to walk. My heart is full. She followed up by text and thanked us for coming. We were all so glad to see Kadon and Ella again. I wish we had been able to see them all these past few years as they have grown. Kadon, quite literally has grown up! I guess it’s the first time my Mom and Kerrie have spoken in years. So it warms my heart. At least it is a start. With Mom being increasingly immobile as each day passes, and the situation at hand, I’m not sure how much time there will be for words to be had between them in the future. It will remain to be seen the efforts that are made or not, but at least Mom had some closure today to see her grandkids again.

The day was probably more than Mom was up for, but she was determined to be there. It was 85 degrees in the sun, during most of the ceremony. But it was within the 10 to 11:15 a.m. time frame, so it could have been worse if it was in the afternoon. There were slight breezes and sometimes a cloud would come over. It was doable for me but there was a couple of times I wondered myself if we needed to get up and stand under a tree. If Mom had written the ceremony it would have been indoors, no one speaking, and rush of names with no credentials or future college and career mentions, but sprinting up and getting diploma and rushing back to seat. It was really more than she could bare but she suffered through it and reminded us of it several times how shocked she was about how long it took with the “long winded speakers” and the “hot sun ceremony” as we headed home. I knew that would happen. I knew all along what she was in for. But I thought she knew what graduations were like. I reminded her these kids have all worked hard for their moment to shine, let them have it. Perhaps Mom is right, they might need a grandparent version of a graduation though, lol. Bottom line. She went, she wanted to go, and while she was put out about the outdoor ceremony and its length, she was overjoyed to see her grandkids. And it really was a beautiful day. I think you can see it in the pictures. I think the Vitamin D soak up did me some good.

Her hat fell off when one of the professors leaned in for a hug. lol. Look how tall Kadon is. It was a joy to see them. I’ve missed them so much. My heart hurts that we have not been able to see them much through the years.

Mom is happy. I think everyone was. Afterwards, Mom had arranged for Barbara, her friend, to meet us for lunch in Columbia at Applebee’s. We had a nice lunch and then headed toward home. I noticed how pretty West 7th street was with its lamp posts and straight shot to the court house.

George and I stopped at Animal Control in Nashville as they were having an adoption weekend. Probably the worst time to go as any small dogs would have gone first. And true, there were only big dogs left, some of them very scary and we were told not to put our fingers in the cages. There was one dog that was sweet and wagged tail but he was a puppy and already big. He’s not what we need. I can’t have a dog that will drag me down the street. I want a lap dog. Twenty five lbs or under – preferably less than 20 and one that I can pick up if needed.

Then we took Mom to the grocery, gathered a few of our own groceries and took the chance on a hot day that it would be ok until we could get her and the groceries dropped off and get home and get our own put up, but I just didn’t want to have to go back to the store. It’s hard to get my groceries and Mom’s at the same time. She needs help, but we kinda tag team it. George was with me. The smaller the store the better. I’m hoping to go to the store less as I do this Hello Fresh thing. I’m ordering from Target, Amazon, and Hello Fresh and then will hopefully in the future only have to stop for fresh ingredients. The Farmer’s Market will be opening soon.

Fur Baby hunt.

Received an email back about Monkey saying that she wasn’t adopted by another family and they would check our references and schedule a home visit with us. That was Saturday morning. Her adoption has been taken down off the website. I don’t know if it was because of me or if someone else adopted. Usually they say “pending”. This is the one that gets sick in the car and has nervous peeing. But I’m in love with that face that needs love in return. God is in control so I’m not sure what will happen.

There was this one, that I loved because of her permanent smile. Her name is Mimi and I’ve not heard back from this one. I hope she is not older than we are looking for. But look at that face!

Even if I can’t have either of these I will be ok. But I will be forever grateful to Monkey as she started me looking. So we have a bond no one can take away even though she has never met me, nor me her. Somehow our spirits still connected so I will hold on to that. I will be strong until the Lord provides.

On the Mend and Taking an Extra Day to Rest

I’ve been a little slow to come back from the colonoscopy. I think I know why. I didn’t get to take my supplements last week so I’m probably low on D and B complex. Also it takes a while for your stomach to rebound from the trauma.

My exercise was to start this morning and guess what! It did. I chose a 10 minute low impact though for this week. It includes stretching, light cardio, and balance. I started to do it twice but decided 10 minutes was probably good for today. It was kinda hard to get up and do it. But I did it. So tomorrow will be easier. And as the week goes on, I will pick longer versions – at least 20 minutes for a while. Putting it first, everything else will just shake out where it will.

Sunday, I took the day off. Bouncing into Saturday’s full and busy day was a little more than my body was up for, but I pushed through. I needed yesterday to be a down day. I still had laundry to finish and light housekeeping, but mainly had a restful low energy day getting ready for the work week, ironing, refilling vitamin case, changing my sheets, cleaning kitchen. I worked on video a lot, editing where we fixed beef bourguignon. That will be coming out soon.

I’ve decided to schedule my videos for Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. While it may not be EVERY week, it’ll at least be a regularly scheduled upload time when there is one. So whenever I’m through with one, I’ll schedule it for the upcoming Saturday, regardless! I made good progress and hopefully can finish for upload this Saturday, but I’m not pushing myself. I DO feel this is a good decision though and not sure why I didn’t think of it before. Maybe eventually I can get to where I get a little caught up in the videos.

I enjoyed working the puzzle during moments when my mind was just not up to par to be creative. I really didn’t want to think about anything Thurs and Fri and even Saturday. Yesterday my mind was gearing up a bit and better. Every day it’s better the further I get away from the meds for the colonoscopy prep and get more of my supplements and nutrients back in my body. The day did my soul, body, and mind some good.

What will this week bring?

Hmmm…well for starters, the work week will go off with a bang. I have to take Mom to get her eye injection this morning. So off to Lebanon, then to Hendersonville, back to Lebanon to drop her off and then off to Antioch to work and then back home to Mount Juliet. After being off Thursday and Friday, and late coming in today, I will probably have to work late to get what I need done to be organized for payroll. Then I’m supposed to cook tonight because George is working in the yard. And Hello Fresh is to arrive today but not sure if it will be here in time. Delivery says by 8 pm. Heck, that might even be when I get started, lol.

  • Cancelling Comcast cable
  • Working on the Bucket List for Summer
  • Finishing up a Couple of Bucket List Items for Spring
  • Order some things from LTD
  • Work on Video
  • Sign in to old blog website and email so I don’t lose it
  • Plan Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken visit (Mom grocery run, what restaurants, have a meal here?)
  • Research on fish oil/salmon oil as I’ll start to take it
  • Read “The Best of” for Mount Juliet
  • Work on the puzzle. :-).
  • Read some 🙂
  • Blog some 🙂
  • Schedule my Drivers Lic update for the REAL ID
  • Get my Birth Certificate (George has locked away but need it for the REAL ID)
  • Continue to find a dog and check for updates
  • Make GYN appt for check up
  • Car wash
  • Jewelry Project (getting rid of unwanted items, polishing silver earrings that have tarnished, and organizing it, and ordering a couple of pieces – we are talking costume jewelry here – that I have a need for).

That is probably enough for this week. lol. It won’t get all done but maybe a little bit of everything will get touched in some way. I’ll be back mid week at some point with updates.

What all you got going on this week? I love to hear your “to do” lists too.

Plantain Sandwich, Finger Puppets of My Life, and Figuring Out my Schedule

Plantain Sandwich, Jose’s Sandwich & Grill

George and I had an excursion on Saturday – one in which time has not allowed me to share yet. It appears that not one, but all of my hobbies are being taking away – eaten away – one by one but at least this day was replaced by some fun. I’m forcing this entry in today to discuss at least an hour of my Saturday, although really I’m robbing time from my video editing this morning. The rest of our excursion (The Hermitage) will have to come for another day.

We began our excursion day out Saturday by eating at Jose’s Sandwich Shop in Hermitage, TN.

It’s way more than your average sandwich shop – it’s Venezuelan sandwiches. I want to go back again and get the “bowl” – pictured in the window above.

George’s Pepita Sandwich, Jose’s Sandwich & Grill
Peeking into the Inside of a Plantain sandwich

I did not eat all of the plantain. But I love plantain. The entire thing was so good. The beef, the sauce inside, and the ingredients were fresh with the lettuce and cheese. I don’t think people realize what a gold mine this is. It was so good. And the lady that was running it was so kind.

Oh look, the “bowl” is on the card here. That is what I want next time. Also I the same strip mall there is a hot chicken place, and Italian place and a Mexican place – none of which we have been to. So our summer bucket list (when I get time to work on it) will include these restaurants we’ve not been to.

Our day out was fun and hopefully on the weekend I will get some time to do my Hermitage entry – The Hermitage – Home of Andrew Jackson as opposed to the town of Hermitage which is in between Mount Juliet and also Nashville. It’s really only about 10 min away (the town) and The Hermitage is about 15-18 min away, closer to Donelson side which is on the very far out East side of Nashville area.

Thank You

Thank you everyone that left comments for Cody and Katy on the loss of their doggie, Findlay. She reads the blog and my heart has just been so heavy with this. I know how they feel but they had expected to have this dog until she was old -at least, so it has been a shock to lose a very important part of their family. You were kind to leave them a message (previous entry) and I appreciate you all for doing that.

Puppet Lives

Finger Puppets at The Hermitage gift shop

Looking at this photo made me laugh this morning. I was thinking that these puppets are the stage of my life. Which finger puppet is Sonya wearing at this moment? Let’s name all the puppets! The Work Puppet? The Homemaker Puppet? The Care-Giver Puppet? The Family Member Puppet? The Blogger/Writer Puppet? The VLOG-er and/or Video Creator Puppet? The Traveler/Excursion Puppet? The Project Puppet? The photographer/videographer “wannabe” puppet?

What you say? There’s only five puppets there and several are missing and not enough to go around? Yes! My thoughts exactly! That is why it’s my life, lol. At least we can find humor in the situation.

Can someone say “Bless Your Heart!” lol I need a heart blessing! I like the brown one on the end. It looks most like a dog. The black and white one could be Maisy and the black one “Little Bit”.

Here’s What’s Going On In My Head, My Heart, and Life

  • We are planning another Excursion for Saturday – mainly because we have a couple of gift cards to a particular restaurant so we are headed out to go to some areas we like nearby that area. We’ll start the day at lunch somewhere and then shop and explore our way until dinner. We have contacted our friends and plan to join up with them at some point.
  • My arm is better but….. I’ve decided it is hampered by lifting heavy things, doing a lot of data entry, and or blogging and writing. I do think I hit my elbow hard enough a few weeks back to have a hairline fracture as that still kinda hurts but it’s healing. I will mention this to the doc in July that I’ve had trouble with my arm. It feels better after a rest and the elbow only hurts if I lean on it like elbows on the table. So I just don’t lean on it. Icy Hot works wonders for when the muscles hurt. I do think I have a cyst developed on my right wrist just from years of working that muscle from typing. The knot on my lower arm I have determined that is where my arm rests against the table or desk and creating a dent in my arm making a knot of sorts form next to it. It’s almost like a callous inside my arm, lol. Hard to explain but basically a dent in my muscle making the sides against the dent bulge out. Am I making sense? Again, I’ll show the doc all the knot spots. I don’t want surgery and I don’t want pain meds and honestly really don’t want anything. I just really need rest more than anything.
  • I’m trying to work on a couple of projects but time not giving me any of itself to work with. Everything I do is stolen time away from something else. For example work yesterday was a 10.5 hour day with 45 min commutes on each end. I left in the 6 pm hour and got home in the 6 p.m. hour. So my personal time was gone. I ended up doing my video editing because it was nagging at me in my head to do it last night while George cooked, and I really needed to be working on other things. Dinner was ready before I got through working on the video edits.
  • I am wanting to convert cable but with me it’s a whole research thing b/c I want it to be right. And I have not had time to even *think* about it. I’ve at least made a list of what all I need to do: get a current cable bill, talk to Comcast, see how much various streaming live TV services are, check out the Hulu box and Live TV and check out YouTubeTV, etc. I’m just so confused.
  • I am going to get my REAL ID also and get that out of the way. I don’t want to wait until winter or 2023 close to the deadline or it’ll be packed or snowed out or whatever. I have to call and get that set.
  • I have to call and set a GYN appt. I’ve not been in several years and I think it’s worth a check out.
  • I want to do the Summer Bucket List.
  • I’d really like to do a few things on my Winter into Spring Bucket List to be able to check them off. If I could find about 3 hours of time.
  • I need to get a car wash with mud all over my white car, lol. After work I’m too tired to stop or have other things that need doing worse.
  • We began looking for doggies yesterday on a PetFinder website. I’ve downloaded three apps for it and mostly they pull in the same dogs. There is one I can’t get out of my mind but she gets carsick -extremely car sick, it said. I don’t think that will work but —her face. Oh she is so cute. Anyway that is a start.
  • My desk is snowed under with ideas, projects and to do’s.
  • I was able to get a refund processed for our recent tow when my car broke down. Yay – progress at SOMETHING
  • I’m taking Mom to Cracker Barrel tonight. George is going to stay home and work on his music project. He too, has been fussing over no time to do things. He’s been wanting to work on his winemaking also but that has been put aside for quite some time. I mean, we basically have given Mom all of our free time last year and a chunk this year. So our interests are few and far between when we get to spend time with them.

I’m trying not to be overwhelmed by the things I am not “getting to” and by not getting any days off or at home for like – a month. So I’m claiming Memorial Day as a stay home day with NO plans. I think company will be in town but we will have to plan time on other evenings. Memorial Day. It’s mine! For Sanity’s Sake! I have all of the PTO’s spoken for. A lot of it comes toward the end of year – at Thanksgiving, Christmas prep and shopping – when I really really really will need it and then rolling over some into ’23 so I have some at the beg of the year to use for that first quarter before I’ve accrued any yet.

The Time Thing….I Think I Have Figured it Out

Sorry to fuss about time so much but I’ve determined that until our schedule gets ironed out enough to be able to cover all the things I need and want – I will continue to vent about it. It’s a continual struggle that doesn’t go away until I get time for what I need to be a complete person and human being. It’s always something I’ve vented about when I feel life strangling me.

I’m just not willing to give anything in my life up. So each part of my life will continue to screw up the next part. I can’t give up work (yet), can’t give up caregiving, and refuse to give up things I like and want to do as that is a part of who I am as an individual. I refuse to give up going to church as I do think it’s important as we have started back.

One thing I can do is track my hours at work and cut back to 40 instead of working upwards to 50 (or more some QE weeks). I mean with expenses going up and me having a time problem and my income probably not going up I can cut back on my hours to at least give me some time back and it’ll just have to be what it will be. That will make my value go up per hour – even though I’m salaried. I doubt I will go by that during a quarter end month. Hmmm..if you work a snot load of extra hours over 40 during QE one could actually do less than 40 during the other times – not that I will do THAT but that is what would be fair. But I at least should cut back to 40 then.

I leave sometimes early for doc appts but I’ve been waaaayyyyyy far over compensating for those times by coming in early, staying late, forgoing lunches, and working extra during quarter end months —- and I need to manage my work time more to have more of a life balance. That is really the only place I can steal time from right now and it’s not really stealing – it’s taking what is rightfully mine back! :-O So that is the only logical answer I can come to. It’s the place that is sucking most of my day. So there ya go. Tracking starts today. :-). I’m so glad we had this talk! lol. I love coming up with solutions.