That's right! Today is my birthday... and as the sign to the right says: I'm 39.95 + shipping and handling :)
For a second year in a row, I signed up for the Birthday Floss Club in the CSE group on Yahoo. Envelopes have been arriving for a week or so from all over the U.S. and the world.
It was tempting to open them, but I was a good girl and waited until this morning. I smiled as I opened each one -- I love cards!
Last week I was a bit
Here's a quick rundown of what happened:
MONDAY: I worked 12 hours so that I could get my PITA clients (Did I just say that???) their quarter and year end tax returns as well as the W2's so their employees would quit bugging them. I was soooo tired by the end of the day! Needless to say, no homework got done that night.
TUESDAY: It snowed all freakin day! By the time I got home from work, there was about 5" on the ground, which isn't so bad unless it's the heavy stuff and you're ME who has to push it with a shovel to the front and back yards before I can use a snow blower to move it to it's final resting place. Three hours... YES - THREE - HOURS later, I finally was able to go into the house. Most every muscle in my body was sore. My limbs felt like someone had tied 50lb weights to each one and I stumbled around the house like a drunken Scotsman at a pub. Again, no homework accomplished.
WEDNESDAY: Got off work on time. No snow to shovel. You know what that means, don't you? HOMEWORK. The assignment this week consisted of analyzing the four major stock indexes and the company I chose for my class project. One would think that's easy-peasy. No! The instructor wanted analysis for each one for the DAY, WEEK, MONTH, QUARTER, and YEAR. Cripes, it took me all night to get it researched and uploaded.
THURSDAY: More school work. I am in my third week of class now. I just don't get the purpose of the quizzes. I mean, seriously. We read a case study. The instructor uploads the answers to the case study. We're given two hours to take a quiz over the case study. The quiz questions are *exactly* the same as the case study questions. Really, two hours?? It takes me 20 minutes to type in the answers. Oh, and here's a rant: In each of the past two quizzes, there were flaws. One "question" wasn't even a question. It was a statement! And no, it wasn't a T/F question -- all our questions are essays. Another question could go both ways with answers as long as the student justified the answer. But, did the instructor say that? NO. I got points taken off because of it.
What's the purpose of reading the chapters?? OK, maybe I'm a bit skewed because I took Business Finance a couple of semesters ago and it's almost exactly the same as this Corporate Finance class I'm taking now. I have now concluded that if this is how the quizzes are and I'm familiar with most of the text, I'm not wasting my time reading the chapters word-for-word. I'll review them and if there's anything I don't understand, I'll read it. Otherwise, my focus will be on writing my paper for the class project which is worth 200 points. Do ya think it's a good plan?
FRIDAY: Two words... Freakin Cold! When I drove to J2, my car thermometer said:
That's actual temperature! You can imagine just how cold it was when factoring in the windchill. Can you say Big Chill???!
I saved the most important for last...
A couple weeks ago, I stopped at a consignment shop and found three Mill Hill mini banner kits for less than $2 each! I had to scarf those up. They're perfect for travel kits :)
I know I promised an update on JG, but I haven't worked on it yet. For me, it's one of those projects I really have to concentrate on and I can't work on it when I'm tired or trying to multi-task while talking on the phone. Yeah, I stitch while talking on the phone, LOL. Anyone else do that?
I did have a finish while talking on the phone.
Designer: Judee Wilson/Janlynn Wizzers Kit
Fabric: 14ct brown plastic canvas
I also worked on Blossom Splendor for a little bit (again, while talking on the phone).