Monday, March 23, 2009

What is my word?

Thanks to Ria for the meme!

Your Word is "Love"

You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.

Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.

You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.

And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately ... even in a very long term relationship.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Facebook ponderings

First of all, it's that time of year when I'm scarce. I made it through corporate extensions. The big issue consuming a lot of my time has been the refinance of one of my clients' business mortgage. They don't have English as a primary language, and we'll just say someone took horrible advantage of them when they gave them a mortgage on their building ten years ago. The mortgage ballooned, and it turns out not only did they bank have a lien on the building, but also on all the equipment in it. If they foreclosed, they'd pretty much put them out of business. In the current market, refinancing hasn't been easy -- so I recommend that if you have any banking needs, please consider BB&T, because the good people there helped us out. At any rate, the crisis is over, the mortgage is refinanced, and I can get back to working on tax returns.

But the title of this post is "Facebook ponderings". I recently signed up for a Facebook account, considering a lot of my Ravelry friends had them and hubby had one to keep up with the kidlets at church. I have been pleasantly surprised at the absolute delight it has turned out to be! I have reconnected with people from my childhood, high school, college, a job where we had a small fraternity of non-crazy people... plus added connections for people who are in my life now. It seems like it's the place where everyone I have ever known is coming together. I feel like they're all in a room together and it's *almost* like I can just introduce them to each other. Almost. :)

Other than the Facebook stuff, life is pretty boring. I do taxes; I sleep. At this point I'm trying to catch up enough to take Mom to Pigeon Forge next week on a shopping trip. She wants to go up there while we're dog-less. So, I got some reservations, and we're going. I could probably use a break at that point as well.

Tonight is the "lock-in" at church. Since we don't have a puppy at home, I volunteered to be the female chaperone for the teenagers. Egad. What have I gotten myself into? We get there at 8 and stay all night. I have a tax appointment in the morning at 11. I've already warned her that she may not see me at my best. :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thank You, Everyone

A friend of mine reminded me last night that it had been awhile since I'd blogged. And I've been remiss in thanking all of you for your kind words and all of your support after Oscar's passing. It's been an incredibly hard time... to be honest, I'm behind in my tax work because I just kind of shut down for about a week and a half there. But, life goes on, and it's my first season as an accountant without my furry little buddy helping with tax law. :)

Your kindness and support has meant everything to us. I'm not sure how we would have made it without you, and we thank you and love and appreciate all of you more than you'll ever know. I was incredibly touched by a group of my friends from Ravelry who decided to lift my spirits by having packages arrive at my house every couple of days for two weeks. My friend Jerry in Chicago sent a wonderful little book about Dog Heaven. My friends Jill and Andy made us Oscar's favorite dinner, brisket, and we toasted to him when we ate. And my business partner, Bob, has named a star in the constellation Leo after our boy. Oscar Worf will shine in the heavens forever, in addition to shining in our hearts.

Thank you for knowing that our little guy was so much more to us than just a pet. He will always be a member of our family, and the loss has run deep.

I would like to wrap all of you in a great big hug. We certainly feel wrapped in one, and we feel your love from all over the world. Thank you... Thank you for everything.