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Wordless Wednesday: Recent Home Improvements

Bathroom 1

Bathroom 2

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4

Kitchen

Living Room 1

Living Room 2

Tunes for the post (so I lied, a few words here) just because they make me HaPpY!

Shower – Becky G

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor


I Have A Problem

So yesterday, I went into work with the attitude of, Ok, just start doing stuff.

I had a couple of items that I knew I needed to check on to make sure everything was in order or else it would be a slight problem, and then I just followed the day with doing things as they came up, as I stumbled across them, or as I was asked.

All the while, I was checking and noting other things.

One of my bosses jumped on that bandwagon and came by my office several times throughout the day to say, add this to your list.

My other boss had given me a list up front.

We get off at noon on Fridays until December 1st.

At one point during the day I was so in the groove that I was thinking about staying late on Friday, if my former employer did not need my help, to get some stuff done after hours.

That’s how in the zone I get, and that is when I realized that I have a problem! hahaha

It turns out that my former employer does not need my help (woo hoo!).

I also had a moment of clarity and will not be staying late on Friday because….(a) it will still be there on Monday and I’ve got time, and (b) I’ve got my own stuff to do.

I am very fortunate that the receptionist is very eager to help in any way she is able.

She’s new to the firm so we are both going through a learning curve, her learning and me remembering.

I keep assuring her, because she keeps asking, that once I have a better understanding of what I am working with, there will be plenty of things for her to do.

That one list my boss is creating by remembrance….oh yeah let’s do this and oh yeah let’s do that….that list so has both of our names all over it.

I have seen resentment briefly flash upon her face a couple of times, and I get it, because I used to have her job.

But pretty soon, with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of understanding, we are going to be like two peas in a pod and working together to keep the admin part of this train going.

And soon enough, after she learns just how anal and organized and hard-working I am, she will be dreaming about those days when she had a little bit of free time on her hands.

After all, I have a problem, and I am trying to pass it on.

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I’m Bored and I am Getting a Divorce

I am a bit bored at work right now.

I’ve got things to do, which I do, but holy crap, the days no longer fly by and that makes for a very long day…after day, after day.

I was so excited last week.

I was going to get to spend my afternoons for the next few weeks organizing the place while someone else covered for me.

Right out of the gate I met with defeat.

There I was changed into my yoga pants, tank, ball cap and sneaks ready to rock the joint.

And I rocked it for all of 30 minutes before I admitted defeat and changed back into my dress, which pleased my boss immensely as he chose that moment to need my help with everything under the sun.

There is so much stuff that needs to be recycled, discarded, moved and it’s not my call as to what to purge first.

Plus without any direction my hands are tied.

After the initial purge, then I could rock it.

But I don’t see that day coming any time soon, since it has been that way for at least a decade now.

So now I have just given up.

I’ll continue to keep my floor totally spectacular, and they can keep theirs as they wish, since I don’t have to work up there.

On another front, it seems that I will be going through a divorce.

This will give me a new experience, and may really keep me from ever getting married.

My boss asked if I would help him divide up his investments between him and his ex-wife.

I think it is pretty cool that my boss trusts me with his personal information, and I handle a lot of personal items for him.

I am not a talker so I do not discuss these matters with anyone, and I don’t look at transactions or breakdown information either because it is none of my business.  Anyway, how would it help me out to know?

If something does pique my curiosity, I just ask him point-blank….

So why do you receive a monthly bill from this place?

Because I got a year interest free, any other questions?

Nope, I am good.

But I have no idea how you divide things up.

Apparently neither does he, hence the asking of my help.

Really it is more my computer help that he needs, and it is kinda scary that he would depend on my skills.

But then again in his eyes and only in his eyes because I am slightly challenged, I am a computer whiz!

I think his only other options were asking one of his grown children or a co-worker for help.

Therefore I was chosen by default.

So should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of going through a divorce, call me.

I will professionally and confidentially be able to help you settle your affairs.

Yeah, I don’t think so.  This is going to be a one shot deal for me.

I think it is time for me to really explore getting training to be a fitness trainer.

That kinda excites me and intimidates me all at once, and I am leaning more towards the intimates me side.

You know that accounting certificate I put on hold so I could currently pursue my yoga certifications instead?

Well that community college also offers a fitness trainer certificate.

Just something I am pondering so I can add a little more activity and excitement into my daily work life.

I have an Acrobatic Yoga PLAYshop coming up this weekend.

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Perhaps that will help me gain a little perspective.

Still working on creating my hall of fame…..Tune for the post ~ Hall of Fame


Operation Organize Closet

COMPLETE!!!

Full View

Left Side

Right Side

And yes, my tops are grouped by color.

And yes, my friends make fun of me.

And yes, I AM THRILLED OUT OF MY GOURD!


Stalling for My Hall of Fame

So I have been giving a lot of thought to what it is I really want.

In my perfect world, my 40 hour work week would look like this:

20 hours, typical office job.

10 hours, fitness instructor job.

10 hours, organizing/de-cluttering job.

I would spend 20 hours a week sitting on my butt using my brain, and I would spend 20 hours a week busting my butt while using my brain to help others better themselves and their work/personal space.

I like freedom, I like variety and I like interacting with as many different people as possible.

I am telling you, I’d be in heaven!

So I am not going to go full throttle and attempt to complete the accounting certificate this year.

The last time I was working towards that goal, I fell into a deep depression, for real.

I even sought professional help, that’s how unhappy I was.

The first thing he told me, you do not want to be an accountant.  Do you know how many accountants I have as clients?  You seem better suited to be an Office Manager, and you need to be physically active too.

Great, that’s right when I was enrolled in an accounting class that was being paid for by my bosses at the time.

Against his advisement, I stuck the class out and got an A.  But what he shared with me stuck with me.

The reason I was so unhappy was that it was going to take me forever to complete the program class by class.

Add into the mix taking time off from school because of tax season, and more importantly, the fact that I just could not fathom continuing to work under the same woman any longer than the 2 ½ years I had already put it….well, it was just doomed from the beginning.

I think that I still want the accounting certificate.  I just don’t want to go after it this year.

And I don’t want to go after it until I am in a position to get in, get out and get it done in one year’s time.

But, I am ready to put in the time on developing the other aspects of work that I would like to be involved in.

I am taking a 2-day Quickbooks training course at the end of this month.  I decided not to wait for my bosses, and I am paying for it myself.

With this training, not only could I potentially work on the side for clients as some of our accountants do, in time I will better understand accounting through the hands on approach.  I might even find getting the accounting certificate easier should I revisit it next year.

I am taking a weekend Aerial Yoga Teacher training in July, and I hope to be accepted into a 200 hour Yoga Training course that runs on selected weekends from September 2014 through June 2015.

With those two trainings, I will be a certified Aerial Yoga Teacher and a certified traditional Yoga teacher.  I could potential get work on the side doing those as well.

And this weekend, I will be bringing the smack down of getting organized and de-cluttered on at work.

I was supposed to work on the second floor, however one of my bosses said, Screw that, first I need your help with my office.

So that is where I will start, and I bet overtime I could find ways to make money at that on the side too.  Many people in the office have said…..I need to take you home so you can help me get my life organized and de-cluttered.

And all of these little sides, in time, could possibly add up to my perfect world.

Tune for the post ~ Hall of Fame by The Script, featuring will.i.am (beautiful video).

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Show Me The Money!

A day off.

My April 16th day off is finally here!!!

What am I going to do with my day?

Go into work. hahaha

There are just too many loose ends for my OCD brain to tie up all nice and pretty, before she will get on board with taking a day off.

Have no fear, there are days off, as in plural, on the other side of this going in for a few hours today to tie things up to my liking and comfort level.

Plus, it seems, I can’t just go cold turkey.

Not when my drive for the last handful of years has been to earn my former salary back after starting over in a new field.

No one will be in except for my bosses, so I can focus on my stuff.

Get in. Get it done. Get out.

Oh, and remind my bosses that we are due a post tax season salary review and raise meeting.

They give bonuses at the end of the year, and assured me that they will not forget how awesome I was and will show it.

That came from the boss who I think might have forgotten about the raise part, as he was a little slow to warm to the idea originally since I had only been there for three months, but did agree to it after my other boss threw it out there enthusiastically based on my fall mini tax season performance.

So I will just remind them that once the dust settles, I’d really like to have that talk.

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But truth be known, I would have worked that hard regardless. It is in my genes.

Plus it has been my experience that you do get rewarded for being a hard working team player, whether it is agreed upon up front or not.

The warm and fuzzy of my day, I get to go into work in sweats and a ball cap.

For some reason, I can kick ass even better when I am dressed for it.

My boss asked me if I had grand plans for my days off.

I told him, Dude I am gonna get crazy! Steam my carpets, get all of my own filing done, donate anything that I am not using, pet my cat, get some yoga classes in to get back in shape, do some cooking…..you name it, I’m on it!

He’s still trying to wrap his head around that being fun and fulfilling. hahaha

 


Best Day Of My Life!

I’m sorry.  Did I say no drama at work in my last post?

I must have hit my head prior to writing that one.

Because when you’ve got females involved, sooner or later, drama is gonna try to happen.

My co-worker sent an email to me and my bosses yesterday “kindly” asking me to be careful when filing people’s returns because she found several mistakes that I made and blah, blah, blah I am trying to pull rank without saying it out right blah, blah, blah “thank you.”

Oh no she didn’t!

The several is what got me.

I made one mistake that I knew of, and even brought it to my boss’s attention several days prior because when I make a mistake I own it, even though making mistakes sucks and owning it sucks even more. hahaha

And she did catch one mistake that I was not aware of yet, so I gave her credit for that.

But I am sorry, if you are going to try to throw me under the bus, I am going to come back with a painfully detailed report to include names, dates and times of all the mistakes you thought I made that really weren’t mistakes you just didn’t check with me or the big wigs first to know that it was all covered.

And I am not going to say thank you at the end of my email either.

Later in the day we had another email exchange in which she started and pulled a boss into the mix, trying to say that I didn’t do something correctly.

I replied to all, I know that I didn’t do such and such. I don’t have the time and no one else seems to have a problem with doing it for themselves.

What she failed to mention was that what she was asking me to do would enable us to make sure no extensions were overlooked.

Both bosses where down at my desk within 10 minutes all smiles and like, ok, what’s the problem?

We quickly resolved it once I understood, and all was well.

Kinda funny, if there is drama elsewhere, it is ignored or only addressed when push comes to shove because right about now is not the time for drama.

But when it comes to her and I, well we are the two wheels that make the entire bus go round and round, and although either of us could be replaced, it so would suck for them because we both have a pretty good handle on everything that is going on.

I think she’s tweaked because she’s been there for close to five years, and I have only been there for seven months and have earned the same amount of respect and responsibility as she has in a shorter period of time.

But then again, I am 15 years older and have more work experience under my belt, and I happen to be control freakishly organized and on top of things, to the point that any OCD inclined person would be proud.

After yesterday’s exchanges, I couldn’t help but to think it is such a good thing that both of my bosses had only daughters.

It has given them skills to handle “sisters” squabbling for “daddy’s” approval.

As for drama, I am not a fan.

So if you try to start it, I am going to state the facts to all involved at once, move on, and if you need me, you know where I am.

She on the other hand is having hush hush pow wows behind closed doors with another co-worker, so today should be quite interesting for me! hahaha

Tune for the post ~ Best Day Of My Life by American Authors

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