Thursday, February 14, 2008

Congrats to Uno!

loldog, westminster, 2008, uno
see more loldogs ask - i can has hotdog?

Way to show 'em what the hounds can do! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

When did this happen??

I have a friend, who, in spite of everything in today's world, has managed to raise some very well mannered children. They are polite, say please and thank you, and are respectful of their elders.

A couple of days ago, one of them addressed me as "Miss Jean".

I hear some of you going, "well, that's a Southern thing." Indeed it is. We're proud of our manners down here. I don't have a problem with that.

My problem lies in the fact that when I was a kid, I addressed my friend Lynne's three unmarried aunts as Miss Lennie, Miss Annie Bell and Miss Amy. And they seemed to be ancient at the time. Even today I address an older lady at our church as Miss Hazel. Miss Hazel is, to put it mildly, on up there in years.

So when did this happen?? I know I blogged recently about turning 50. Frankly, 50 doesn't seem all that different than 49, except that AARP keeps sending me stuff (and considering their frightfully liberal agenda, they can just keep it, thankyouverymuch). In my mind, I just don't fit the "Miss Jean" template. I have spiky hair; I drive a Hummer; I listen to an iPod.

I'm guessing I should just take it as a sign of respect and leave it there. I don't *feel* ancient (at least not at this point in tax season anyway). **sigh**

In other news....

Remember back in December when it was Hummer 1, Honda 0?? Ran into the lady whose car I hit at The Whole Nine Yarns on Sunday. Asked her when she was having her car fixed, since I hadn't been contacted to pay my deductible. Funny story, she said. Turns out after I hit her, the car got totaled by somebody else, so there was nothing to fix. Yeah... first thing Monday morning I called the insurance agent to share that little tidbit.

Started on the February TWNY sock guild sock:
Pic may be a little blurry... but I was kind of in a hurry when I took it.... :) Anyway, it's a toe up pattern called "Spring Peepers". Isn't the yarn pretty?? I love toe up socks.

Richard managed to capture this photographic evidence of Sunday afternoons around here:
Rumor has it that the grey haired woman sleeping in the picture is Miss Jean. There's a darn cute dog with her at any rate.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Probably the most boring blog entry ever

It's been over a week since I last threatened to maim anyone at my accounting software company. Oh, I'm not saying I haven't called them... I have... I think we finally got up to about 8 hours of support total in January that I better not receive a bill for. Suffice it to say I was even unhappier with them when I downloaded and installed my tax software without a hitch. Thank goodness someone knows what they're doing.

We did have an open house at our new office this past Thursday. DF Andy did the catering, and the food was impressive as well as delicious! We didn't have as great a turnout as we expected, chiefly because the weather turned off rainy... I'm not complaining about the rain because we so desperately need it here, but I would have liked it better had it held off for a couple of more hours.

Other than that, I'm settling into normal tax season grind. Clients are contacting me and getting their stuff to me. At this point I'm not filing anyone's stuff yet, because this early in February they usually have a couple of 1099s that straggle in. Unless they really need the refund quickly I like to give it a couple of weeks to make sure we don't get any surprises that result in an amended return.

I know all of you get tired of hearing about work. It sort of consumes me this time of year. I may gripe about it, but the bottom line is that I really do like what I do for a living. And I'm blessed to be able to be my own boss at it. Gives me a lot of freedom that I really like.

No pictures, but I have been doing some stitching and knitting. Stitch-wise, I've been working on the first of my ornaments for the exchange. It's just about finished, and when I get it done I'll post a pic. Knit-wise, I'm working on the Lily Chin reversible coat (if you click on the link, it's M002) and a scarf from a skein of Malabrigo I got on sale at TWNY. The coat is strictly garter stitch so it's pretty mindless.

That's me right now. Pretty boring eh? 'Bout time. :)

One more little thing.....It's Speedweeks, baby!!! Woo hoo!!!