Liz' s Musings's

Liz's musings on life – mostly her kids though.

06/07/06B About work June 7, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 7:54 pm

It’s been a hectic couple of months! I even had to drop intermediate accounting for a couple of weeks. I just started it back up yesterday. I feel like I’m more in the groove to go to school. May was just too hectic for me.

I am not a fan of meetings. I have loads of meetings now and I don’t get as much real work done as I want to. I am frustrated by the piece of sh*t software we have to use. You can’t even export anything to excel. I have to print it to a pdf file then copy it a page at a time and paste it to excel as a table. That works about 90% of the time. It is a tedious process. But because it takes so long, I am spending way more on analysis than I figured and I don’t have any time to research new software. This is frustrating.

I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished much in the almost two months I’ve been there. I’ve gotten started down several paths, but I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. Nothing gets finished. I think I have about 6 or 7 open projects and I don’t know when any of them will get done. Ok, so I’m done whining.

I like working there and I like the responsibility. When I voice an opinion, I am taken seriously. This is a nice thing. I spent the last three years talking to the walls. No one listened to anything I said and if they had on a few things, they wouldn’t be as screwed up in a couple of areas. But hey, I don’t work there anymore and that’s their problem.

I’m going to go read Mapp and Lucia 🙂

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06/07/06A Back from CA, twice

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 1:39 pm

We went to California twice in two weeks. Yes, we’re nuts 🙂 I got an invitation from my friend Chris (old roommate) for a bbq on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. We weren’t doing anything interesting up here, so we decided to go. We spent part of Saturday in Calistoga helping Thomas’ grandfather celebrate his 92nd birthday. Christopher got to see his great grand parents and two great uncles. The weather was fabulous. We stayed with Christopher’s god parents on night and with my best friend the other night.

Then the following weekend we went to Clear Lake to meet up with a woman who was an exchange student who stayed with Thomas and his family for the 1982-83 school year. She brought her whole family (all 15 of them) and they are touring CA, AZ, & NV for a month. Once again the weather was fabulous and a good time was had by all.

The picture is of Christopher with Thomas at Clear Lake. If you want to see more pictures of Christopher, check out our picture site at http://www.pbase.com/theprices