Is it spring yet?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Its almost spring but yet it is still only 1 degree outside. Overall this week has been great. Sunday was a snow day, we got over a foot of snow. Minnesota has such crazy weather, 3 weeks ago it was 20 below, 2 weeks ago it was 55 degrees, last week it snowed a bunch and now it is back to cold. The best part is I didn't have to go to work on Monday (Presidents' Day) and St. Kate's cancelled classes Monday. YAY!! What a great start to the week. Wednesday we filed our 10-K so the year end stress has lifted. We still have a ton of work to do but it is such a relief to get over that major hurdle. But the date I really can't wait for is May 22nd...only 85 days to go.

I have a very busy weekend ahead. Today we are having the Stayers over for dinner. We had a turkey in the freezer from Christmas so I figured it was time to cook it. Thanksgiving in February. Tomorrow I have class in the morning, another test, and then a CAbi party. So I'm taking advantage of a quiet morning at home, doing nothing.

I see the light!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What a busy week! Work has been crazy, I've been working many hours but after today, I can finally see a light at the end of tunnel. By this time next week we should be all filed and then we can move on to everything else year end related. Other random thoughts on the week:

1) Today I was reading up on the Wisconsin protests at the state capitol. Very interesting! So the guv wants to basically break the union and make them pay 5% into their pensions (gasp), pay 13% for health care (gasp) and their raises would be tied to the consumer price index CPI (double gasp). I really don't see what the problem is? I don't have a pension plan...I have a 401k which means I have to save money for my retirement and my company only pays 3% of what I contribute so yea...don't really feel sorry for them there. 13% for health care is peanuts. Newsflash all of us have increased medical costs, one year my dental went up 40% year over year! And I wish I got a raise that was comparable to the CPI...but I didn't but you know what I'm thankfully I still have a job. Wisconsin is turning into Egypt of the "Mid(dle) West." Ha ha. My experience with unions is more of an annoyance. I think people should get paid based on their performance not because of union rates. But I digress...

2) On a brighter note, today is reporting day for pitchers and catchers. How exciting! It means that opening day is around the corner and Twins baseball will be in full swing again, get it? swing! I'm so funny tonight. I'm glad to see that Joe Nathan feels like he is normal again after Tommy Johns surgery. Only 42 days until open day...

3) So the hours I wasn't at work, or sleeping or at school I've been working on my new blog. It is so exciting. I figured out code for a comments section (see below). I also created the sliding menu you see on the left. I feel so cool.

4) Finally, only 99 days until my mom, hopefully my niece, and I will be on our way to the Gulf Coast for a week of sun, beach and water. I can't wait!

That's it for now.

The start of something new

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Because our life is so boring right now I decided to start a blog. Why? Why not? Everybody is doing it. Our lives right now are pretty boring. I'm working a ton, 'tis the season. Thankfully I didn't have to work today. Hooray! Working Saturdays during January and February really suck but what sucks even more is having a 3 1/2 hour class Sunday morning and 3 1/2 hour class Monday night too. Needless to say it is struggle to get anything done. Work, Homework, Sleep, repeat. Enough with the gripping. Good news! I was awarded St. Catherine's University Business Administration Department - Outstanding Student for 2010-2011. The award dinner is in a month. I'm happy but I'm reserving my excitement until I actually graduate. Right now I'm suffering from Super Senioritus which is really bad considering I'm taking two classes. Yikes!