Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Bipolar Job

I have decided that I have a bipolar job. There is either so much to do that is insanely crazy and I can't keep my head on straight or so little work that I am sitting here bored out of my mind. I know, I know....I'm not complaining that busy season is over, I just wish they could smooth out the ups and downs and make the work even over the year. Now that would make sense, now wouldn't it?

I was thinking today that I wish I could go back to Nicaragua and play with kids. For those of you who don't know, I went in November with my parents church. Took off of work and got to do something so amazing and worthwhile. I was looking at my pictures today (this is what happens when I'm bored at work) So, I think you'll get a few of my favorites.

Now I just have to stick out studying and my job until I get to go on another trip like that!!!!

Friday, April 21, 2006


Yesterday was my birthday and it was wonderful. Thanks to all my great friends who called and sent cards and messages to make it special. You are the best. I usually try not to make a big deal out of my birthday. This year, I'm attempting to cram as much studying as possible in before next Friday before some of my software runs out, so I was just planning to study and then have dinner with some friends on Saturday night. But some great friends of mine took me to eat dessert at Cheesecake Factory. It was fun and a much needed break from studying.

Michelle, me, Jessica

Julia, me, LB

My super exciting news for the week is that I get to go to Maui with my college roommate Sarah!!! She travels with her job, and wanted people to travel with her. I had a graduation trip from my parents that I hadn't used yet and they said I could use it it to go to Maui, so I'm going June 9th -14th!!!! I've never been before and I surely didn't think it would actually work out for me to go with her, but it did!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Sleeping Bags, Cafe Brazil & Stone Crab

What a great weekend! I got to leave work early on Friday and go hang out with my family. We celebrated mine & Rebekah's birthdays, so I got all my birthday presents early...super fun! Of course we did lots of shopping, cause that's what we seem to always do when we are anywhere. My biggest purchase was a new sleeping bag with my birthday money at REI, and it is quite wonderful. I've had a really crappy $15 Walmart sleeping bag since sophomore year of college, and now that I go on a lot of trips with student ministries, a lighter weight, better sleeping bag will come in way handy. Maybe some day I'll even get to take it camping :)

The highlights of the weekend were, first of all, the quality time with family, I don't get enough of that. Thursday night before my family got here I got to have dinner with Stephanie, Katie, and LB. It was so much fun because I haven't seen Steph in so long even though we live in the same town because we are so busy. Also, Saturday morning, I went to study at Cafe Brazil and waited for my dad & Deborah to get done running. Then I got to have breakfast with them, Katie, LB before I took Katie to the airport. For dinner on Saturday night I got to pick where we ate for my birthday dinner, and so we went to Truluck's, one of my favorites!!!! I got to eat fabulous stone crab and carrot cake. And then Sunday night after everyone went home, there was Journey to the Cross with the junior high and high school students at church. It was really an amazing night with worship, drama, and communion. It was just a sweet reminder for me of the sacrifice that was made for me. I think I rushed through most of the weekend, so it was really good just to have some time to sit and think about what it's really about.

I feel like there's so much coming up in the next month or so. My birthday is this week, which really isn't that big of a deal, but is kind of fun. I have so much studying to do. CPA exam May 13th, and then moving the next week. I'm glad busy season is officially over today so that I have time to cram all that in!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I love Spring! It is my favorite season. Unfortunately, I feel like I miss a lot of it sitting in a cubicle cranking out tax returns. I miss the days of college where you got to walk to class and sit outside to study and really just enjoy the spring weather. I miss going to Cameron Park with my roommates & just hanging out or sitting on a blanket to study. But enough of I miss college springtime.

This weekend I officially remembered how to study. It was amazing. I'm not sure what happened, but it's like someone lit a fire under me. Saturday I rode to Waco with LB & Katie and studied at Common Grounds (my absolute favorite place to study) all day. It was wonderful to get to see Katie for the ride down since I won't get to see her while she's in Waco, and then get to study there. And I got to have dinner with Mel, Lindsay, LB & Katie and it was so much fun!

Only a few more days till Easter & my family being here! I'm super excited!!! For now I'm off to Baylor for a baseball game recruiting event. I wish was more excited, I just feel like I'm being forced to go, and like I should be studying, but oh well.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Cadbury Mini Eggs & Fridays

Fridays are by far my favorite day of the week. Every Friday morning during busy season someone brings donuts and kolaches, so my breakfast is provided and it's something that I wouldn't normally eat. Also, all of our managers are always in a scheduling meeting for an hour on Friday mornings from 9 to 10, so the general feel of the office is like the teacher being out of the class when you were elementary school. It's really fun! Today was an especially good Friday because I didn't have a whole lot going on, so it was fairly relaxed, and I just got to sit and talk to some coworkers, which I really enjoy and haven't got to do lately.

I'm really looking forward to Easter weekend for a lot of reasons. First of all, my whole family is coming to Dallas for the weekend, which I could not be more excited about. The weekend falls right at the end of tax season, and it's easier for Rebekah to get here, so we decided to meet in Dallas! I feel like it's been forever since my whole family has been in the same place at the same time. I'm also looking forward to Easter because it will officially be the end of busy season and my life will calm down significantly. I can't wait. I think it will be really good time to spend with them at the end of a really crazy season of my life.

Easter always makes me think of the Cadbury Mini Eggs because my mom always had them around Easter time at our house. I have been looking everywhere for these eggs ever since it started to feel like the easter season to me. The first grocery store I went to, they were totally out. The next, they only had the little, tiny bags that you could buy separately. Needless to say, I've been a little disappointed. Yesterday there was a really stressful situation at work, and one of my managers got a little frustrated with me, even though something wasn't my fault. Today he showed up with a FAMILY SIZED bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs for me. I was so excited. He just knew I liked them because I had been eating them with the girls next to me. He had no idea I had been having such trouble finding them. It was absolutely wonderful!

I'm not so much looking forward to this weekend because I know I need to get some serious studying done, but I am very thankful that I'm not working and I have the time to do it!

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Almost every morning I venture downstairs to the Starbucks in my building with some of my coworkers. It's a morning ritual that really brightens my day. I get my morning coffee and some social interaction with some of my favorite people at work. Right now the cupholders have spelling bee words on them, so me and my coworker Erin have been looking up the definitions to the words. They are not usually very exciting. Today my word was "eudaemonic." The definition of eudaemonic is
"producing happiness and well-being."
I think that's a great word for today and very appropriate for my morning cup of coffee!

Last night I had small group with my 6th grade girls. They are so much fun and so full of energy. They are currently obsessed with American Idol. This is an obsession I can't really understand. I watched about 15 minutes of it last night after we were finished, and I just can't get into it! They think I'm crazy, but they think that a lot. I'm sure there are many adventure of junior high girl stories to follow, they are full of fun at this age! I thought I had a picture of them on my work computer, but apparently I don't, I'll work on that soon!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My First Blog

I had a request from my dear friend Melissa Wallace to start a blog and keep it updated just for her. I decided that since today was her birthday, I would appease her!

I guess a good place to start is an explanation of the incorrect grammer in the name of my blog. Because I am an accountant, when we go out to dinner with friends, of course, the job of figuring out the tip always seems to pass to me. One night I was out with LB and one of her school friends Reagan, and I was having a little trouble figuring it out. They were giving me a hard time, and asked...aren't you an accountant? You should be able to figure that out. And my frustrated reply was, "I AM ACCOUNTANT!" Ever since then, the phrase has kind of followed me around.

As for keeping you all updated on my life, busy season is finally on the downward slope, hallelujah!!! Other than that, I guess not very much. This last weekend, we went out to dinner and a concert for LB's birthday, here's a picture of our fun friends!

(Audra, Jenny, LB, Me, Julia my future roomie!)