Updates are a Helpful Thing

So, in reference to my last post, the baby did in fact arrive on August 6th, and about 10:20pm. She was 7lbs, 12.5 oz, and gorgeous.  Her name is Alani.  Her big sister Braelyn is still not sure about this whole “sister” thing.  Grammie is in love.  Jessica had a very rough labor and delivery which ended in an emergency c-section and her being under general anesthesia.  Alani was sunny-side-up and stuck.  Mamma and baby are both doing wonderfully now and Jess says Alani is a very good baby.

Class finished up last week.  I got my final back and managed to get an A.  Hallelujah.  Stats is over.  Yay.

Surgery is scheduled for the 22nd.  More about that on my other blog (see link below).

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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?

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.

Not Ready

I am not ready for this week.  I went to bed last night with a killer headache and sore throat and I still have it this morning.  Normally I work from home on Mondays, but I had to come in today for a mandatory staff meeting.  I still feel like shiznit and am praying the day goes quickly so I can go home and die go to bed.

I’m not ready for school either.  I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon working on my class responses, and have to start again today with two chapters, 8 homework problems and 4 more responses, in addition to getting a head start on my term paper and group projects.

Shoot me now.

I need a pajama week.

I Am The Queen of Procrastination – But It’s Unintentional

Apparently, my brain is on overload.

My class requires a research paper.  And I have been doing research.  Granted, it’s probably the most. boring. research. ever…but I have been doing it.

I thought this paper was due Thanksgiving weekend.

It’s due the 14th.

Crap.

CRAP.

CRAPCRAPCRAPPITYCRAP.

Sigh

Anyone wanna know what I’m doing this weekend?

*crickets*

I know posting around here has been pretty scarce.  School started back up this week and most of my spare time has been devoted to my graduate class and trying to keep my household in some kind of order.

My life is pretty vanilla right now – get up at 4am, go to the gym, go to work, come home, cook dinner, study, bed.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh, and work is kind of sucking buckets right now with the extreme amount of work I have to accomplish in the short time I actually have to do it.  Brain. Is. Jello.

I have a bunch of posts in my head…and hopefully soon I’ll get time time to put “pen to paper” so to speak and get back to blogging more regularly.

MUAHS.  Please, stay tuned.  I promise I’ll be back soon.

Let Me Pick Up a Stick So I Can Beat Myself In the Head

I just enrolled for my fall classes.  Well, fall class.  Financial Decision Making for Managers.  $1,374 for one little online class.  And that’s just tuition.  I’m afraid to see how much my books will cost.

I’ve applied for tuition reimbursement.  I hope I get it.  But I have to finish the class and submit my grades before I get it, so I still have to pay for the danged thing first.  OH yeah, and my books.

*cry*

ZOMG – I just checked – my books for this class are $400.

*SOB*

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