Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Is It Wednesday Already?

I am feeling just a bit frazzled. Friday is the first day of July! Not only is this week going quickly... and this month going quickly... but tomorrow is the end of our fiscal year! Today's post will be a bit eclectic since that is how my thought processes are today.

I am also feeling a bit squeezed for time this week... Let's see, payrolls are due tomorrow, the first payroll for the next fiscal year (Biweekly) due on Friday (I will move that payroll to tomorrow as well to simplify my life), end of month reports, end of quarter reports, and end of fiscal year reports... Yay. Yesterday I had no time to work on the old filing since I was working on 3 payrolls... Monthly, Semimonthly, and Biweekly.

Yesterday, we also had a visit from Fr. Edwin (you may remember the story about Father Bird-In-Hand?) who was formerly an associate pastor here... and has just been named as pastor of a Parish in Dade City. He is a hoot. I will save the rest of this story for another post, but I will tell you that at one point I threw a container of crabmeat at him since he was aggravating my state of crabbiness about something going on at the Diocesan offices... and he was just way too smug about the whole thing.

My summer schedule has consisted mostly of 4 day work weeks with longer 9 to 10 hour days. As I have been getting more accustomed to this change, I actually enjoy it. I can usually take a day off since I would go into the no-no overtime hours if I worked 5 days. Originally I was going to work a half day today, but it just didn't work out. I will be a busy lady tomorrow!

It just dawned on me... the reason that 2004 was such a bad year for filing probably had something to do with the fact that I had to pack up for hurricanes last year four times! Actually, after the third time, I just left everything bagged and just added more bags for #4. I was reminded of this last night during the tropical weather update when they were focusing on the second storm of the year which is currently in the Gulf of Mexico just off of the cost of northern Mexico. I sure hope we don't have another year like last year! Hurricanes, audits, end of fiscal year reports... help me Obi Wan Kanobi!

Tonight, I will spend my blogging time reading your posts and leaving comments! Have a great day! :o)

P. S. Did you ever notice that the spellcheck for Blogger wants to replace the word blogging with flogging?!?


Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Just got back and got caught up on cruise. Sounds like you had a great time. That July thing hit me this morning as well - half the year is gone, but I don't where or how.

Fizzy said...

What a busy chaotic time you are having. what a pity you have been met with all this after the cruise. roll on the weekend

Anonymous said...

whoever programmed the spellcheck is obviously a Flogging Molly fan... which is totally acceptable and completely understandable. I mean, it is Flogging Molly. Score another one for the Irish! WOO!


happyandblue2 said...

You sound so busy. That's what happens when you go on a cruise. Think about it before your next one..

Cliff Morrow said...

I,,,have the answer. Retire, have himself work a little longer, and become a cruise director. Your life could be one, big, vacation.

jpr said...

I will say it again. You absolutely must work the intern angle. Just hit up some college/high school program that wants to provide their students w/ accounting experience. You can teach them all about debits/credits, financial sheets and...yep, FILING! This is a win-win situation. They get work experience and you get to avoid filing (it has worked pretty good for my groups in the past).

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm back from my trip to Asia. I enjoyed catching up on your blog, reading about your cruise, and looking at tall the pics. I LOVE your ring! Only one thing really bothers me about something you said. How dare you even consider having only ONE spa treatment on your next cruise. Oh the horror!
Hope you'll stop by and check out the link to the pics I posted. Glad we both made it home safe and sound.

Rhodent said...

Cliff... I think you have a great plan for me! Do you think Himself will buy into it?

JPR... The only problem I see with your suggestion is that I will need to be able to go into the files and FIND what I am looking for! I have had filing "helpers" in the past and it was a major problem to find things. And unfortunately, I can't have other people filing cinfidential information. The key is to keep up with it from the start. Like I said... 2005 is up to date... 2004 is my problem... I should catch up soon as long as no intrepid weather system comes along that invloves hurricane winds!

Jamie... I am catching up on you blog!

Happy... "I can't hear you!"

Ralph and Fizzy... I'm grateful for your sympathtic comments

Allybrat... As much as I love Floggin Molly, I still don't get the connection. Hi to Charlie.

blue2go said...

Ha ha, love the illustrations you use! Especially the poor little mouse in the blue-gloved hand!