Holy Cow – Busy!

Sorry I’ve been absent, but it’s been a whirlwind around here.  Between work, and my new jewelry business, and housework and getting ready for classes starting, I’ve hardly had time to do anything at all, like blogging!

So, if you haven’t already, please check out my etsy page!  I’ve got lots of pretty things for sale.  I’ve sold quite a bit too, so my stock is pretty much revolving.  Each week there should be something new.  And I’m still pushing my grand reopening discount of 20%!  Just ask me how!

School starts back up for me next week, but my class actually opened up yesterday, and of course, I have assignments that are due next week, so I’ll be getting started on them this week.  I’m really hoping accounting  hasn’t changed too much in the past 13 years.  Of course, I realize already how different the undergrad classes are from the graduate – but c’est la vie – I gotta do what I gotta do!

My knee continues to heal, and PT continues to torture me.  But this time I am seeing results, so that’s a plus.  I’m working downtown 3 days a week, and working from home two days, until I can get some more stamina on the knee.  I go back to the ortho on the 17th.  I can bend up to 137 degrees now (that’s a good thing) but I’m still fighting a limp and some pain and definitely swelling, which sucketh. 

So, let’s see…what else…hmmm…nada.  Darn I’m boring.  I won’t even talk about the Eagles Season except to say that my team sucketh.

So, what’s new with you?

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Update – the State of the State at Casa de Pollo

We’re ringing out here from all the rain.  The next person that suggests the north east is in a drought will get punched in the face.

I did decide to switch up my major.  Turns out, my accounting credits from my MBA are too old (sigh) so I have to take 15 credits of undergrad accounting classes before I can take my grad level accounting classes.  I still have management grad classes to take, so I will get those out of the way while taking my undergrad credits.  I decided NOT to wait until January since this was the case, and am taking Basic Accounting starting October 3.  My class is less than half the cost of my grad classes, but still – $771 I didn’t expect to spend, and on top of that, it won’t even count towards my GPA.  Plus, the book is a custom text (yay) which means I can only buy it at the UMUC book store, AND it cost $143.  For a binder.  A. BINDER.    But, I gotta bite the bullet and do this.

I go back to the ortho today.  I’m praying he tells me I can go full weight bearing on my knee so that I can go back to work next week.  I’ve been working from home, but it’s killing me.  I work harder from home than I do in the office.  And I need to see some people OTHER than my husband.  Don’t get me wrong – I love my husband, but recovery has been a wee bit too much togetherness.  I have now completed two full weeks of PT, and my knee has gone from a 97 degree bend to a 134 degree bend, and that makes me happy.  It’s really sore at night, but during the day doesn’t bother me much.  I’m ready to resume activities, including driving and going to work like a big girl.

Somewhere here recently, my little grandnephew turned one.  I can’t believe it.  He’s so stinking cute too.  I gave him an Elmo fork and spoon and an Elmo ABC book.  He loves Elmo.

The dog is still wearing her cone of shame.  Sigh.

So, that’s about it.  Nothing exciting at all.  No interesting fodder to blog about since I’m stuck here at home.  Sigh.

Back to School

So, I’ve been contemplating long and hard this summer about my return to Grad School.  I dropped out earlier this year, but I have two years to make up my mind before they make me reapply.  You see, I’d being taking the Financial Management concentration with my Masters of Science in Management Major, and the classes were so close to those I took for my MBA that my brain kept screaming, “What’s the point?  Why are we doing this to ourselves?  We already have this knowledge.  Oh look, something shiney…”

You see, I WANT to go places in my career.  Well, 90% of me does.  The other 10% of me is quite happy just having a job.    But for the past two years, I’ve been struggling and busting my hump to get promoted at work to the position of Compliance Officer.  And I’ve stalled out.  Don’t get me wrong, the management loves me, and loves what I do, they just aren’t willing to make the leap to take me from a Compliance Analyst to a Compliance Officer.  And being stalled out isn’t good.  What yoinks me more is that I DO have an MBA.  That the company paid for.  And my MBA means I have more education than many of the folks in my department who ARE compliance officers.  Sigh.

So this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot.  I know I need to go back to school, but the thought of continuing down the path of Financial Management seemed kind of redundant to me.  What I really need to do, what I have to do, is switch my concentration to accounting.  You see, with the Masters of Science in Management with an Accounting Concentration will give me all the classes I need to sit for the CPA.  And THAT my friends, will not only get me noticed at work, but will also afford me the leverage I need to move up, both in earnings potential, but also in position.  Something I desparately need.

The problem is, I find accounting boring.  *yawn*  Really boring.

So I spent this weekend doing my Pros and Cons list.  The Pros won out.  And this morning, I sent an email to my advisor at school and said effectively that I’ll be rejoining classes in the Spring (starting in January) and will be switching my concentration to accounting.  Please make the switch for me.  I’m biting the bullet and doing it.  And by NOT chaning my actual degree program, my management classes will not go to waste – a good thing.

So, I start back at classes in January.  CPA here I come.