The end of an era…


Posted by Candy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-03-2008

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I just posted on my business blog, but

… wow, I’m so excited. Oh yes, I had a great year and I feel good about the business side of things, but I’m so happy to be getting parts of my life back. I feel like I’ve been neglecting the kids a bit, the hours have been insane.


I can blame Tom.

You see, I wasn’t going to take it. He talked me into saying “Yes!”

His fault.

Alllllll his fault.

Nah, it’s been a fabulous year, but I’m looking forward to getting back into a regular routine and having less responsibility for every little thing that happens :)


Work Sucks and I shouldn’t blog this late… err… early.


Posted by Candy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-01-2008

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I am so over this accounting crap. Next year, I’m quitting in December and we’ll all go live out of cardboard boxes on the street for a few months. I’m exhausted. It’s 4:15am and I’m just getting ready to head to bed. This is so not normal, people! I mean, I like the work and I know that this is the busy crazy time and that the Summer is one big lull, but dude, I HATE January. I hate 1099s. I hate W2s. I hate the IRS. I hate the social security administration. I hate all the states that cannot agree on one freaking rule so I have to keep looking crap up. I absolutely detest California. I’m always in this foul mood this time of the year. Oh, and my primary printer keeps getting stuck and is now saying it needs a new drum. I think it needs to be put out to the curb.

The good news? Because I stayed up so late, I shouldn’t be completely crazy on Wednesday and Thursday. I’ve got a few that need some major TLC so that’s a good thing. I’ll just have to put the coffee maker to the ultimate test tomorrow. I’m going to bed – for… err… a nap.

Obligatory Pics:

Jamie In Deep Thought

Cassie With Straw

(Yes, I let her have orange soda. Bite me, perfect Mommies).


Oh, and did I tell you? The President of the PTA is moving. So that means Tom is now the President apparently. Just perfect. Like we don’t have enough volunteer crap going on in this house.


House & Boring Ramblings…


Posted by Candy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-09-2007

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Not too much is going on right now. It’s pretty quiet around here. Jamie is back in school and he LOVES his new teacher and the kids in his class. This year is SO much different than last year. Last year, he had a very rowdy group of kids in his class and the class was always loud and out of control. This year, it seems to be completely different and he really likes it. Jamie likes rules and order and this seems to be what he’s getting this year. He has his first real “test” on Monday – a spelling test! We’ve been practicing every night, making him write them. Which is good, his penmanship is really bad – ‘course it’s not like Tom and I have beautiful handwriting or anything ;)

Cassie is adjusting to being without Jamie during the day again. We are considering signing her up for the Spring session at a preschool so she can get some exposure to that. Tom decided not to push the district for speech help for her, I think he just doesn’t want to deal with the fight. I dunno, maybe she will get better. The lady there did say she would get together some worksheets for her. Hopefully Tom remembers to ask her for them.

Me? I’m working, working and working some more. It’s been a pretty crazy month the time of the year. Usually it’s pretty laid back, but for whatever reason, I’ve been going nuts, so much to do and everyone wants special projects done this month. I can pawn some of it off on subcontractors, but a lot of it is stuff I’m just going to have to do. I’ll survive ;)

Tom is Tom. Plays World of Warcraft too much. Denies playing WOW too much. That’s pretty much how it goes. He and I did clean out the garage. It’s almost done, just a few things that need to be moved around. He also got a new tool bench to hold all his junk. Pics coming of my new and improved garage soon. I also have 3 mini-blinds up. *laugh* We just gotta measure and buy for the rest of the house.

Speaking of house stuff… we decided to buy this one. After our first homeownership disaster 9 years ago, I’ve been really reluctant to buy again. But, let’s face it, we really do need to buy again, for tax reasons and for stability reasons for the kids. And we absolutely love this house and our neighbors and the schools and the neighborhood and the area. It’s perfect for us. We loved it when we moved in April 2006 and we still love it, so I guess it’s a sign. The landlord was wanting to sell it, so we are in the process of buying it. We close next week. It actually feels pretty good that we were approved, I knew it wouldn’t be a huge problem, but this was all based on our income from our business, that’s a pretty awesome feeling.

So, of course, we have all these grand plans for the house. We organized the garage and are putting up regular mini-blinds. We want to concrete in the front patio area (right now it’s covered with mostly dirt and make a real walkway out to the sidewalk instead of to the driveway. The place needs new windows. I’d like to build a little covered patio area in the backyard to hang out in during the Summer and put up new siding and privacy fencing, but that will have to wait a while, first things first ;)

Ahhhh… relief!


Posted by Candy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-02-2007

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January is OVER!!! *~*~* Happy Dance *~*~*

I’ve been buried in forms for WAY too long now. I’m so glad to be feeing human again. Not enough sleep, too many clients wanting too many things from me all at once. I took most of the past 4 days off to regroup and feel human again.

Tom has the worst birthday for me. January 20th. AND he wanted a party, so he got one but had to do most of the work (and whined about it, ya big baby). Cassie’s falls on February 11, so I’m always rushing trying to get hers set up. She wants a Barbie cake. Crap. I SUCK at making Barbie cakes. So I give up this year. Yes, you heard me, people. I’m not making the cake this year. For the first time, after 9 cakes, I’m buying the freaking thing. It’s really cute at HEB. *shrug* She’ll survive.

See, cute right? I’ll make (or talk Tom into making) some cupcakes or something so the adults can have some cake too ;) We also had to scale back her birthday party to kids her own age and family only, basically. It’s too cold to have a party at home, so GattiLand here we come again.

Anyway, I’m sorry I haven’t kept up here much. It’s been a LONG month.