All work and no play
I absolutely so hate doing 'the books', especially when I leave it until the twelfth hour to do data entry. And so I have been plodding along with it and trying to balance three careers, none of which includes accountant. It has come down to the crunch and luckily for me, Deb volunteered to help this weekend. Boo hoo. No herding. No dogsledding. Instead........... the books. Doom. I have to tell ya, the very word, reconcile, brings panic to my mind. I'd rather no think about it. And who in the world ever thought Quick books was quick. One mistake and it's fifteen minutes to backtrack! I hate it! Because before one ever reaches the point of 'reconciliation", one has to have all the 'info' and receipts to back up the info entered. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Anyway, by 3 a.m. both Deb and I had endured all we could take. It was the tax prep marathon of the century. I fell into bed and could not believe it when the dogs woke me at 7:00 a.m. I NEVER sleep until 7:00 a.m. My God, half the day is over by 7:00 a.m.! I hit the deck running and had everyone fed ,exercised, and rekenneled by 8:00. Made pancakes for breakfast as a reward and also as a soother because I couldn't go herding and then started on 'the books' again. Things look vastly different when one is operating on four hours of sleep. The entire day was an exercise in giddiness, but we are armed and dangerous eight hours later and ready to input the last of the data into the computer, back it up on a floppy, and present it to the 'accountant' for approval in the next couple of weeks. I deserve a medal, I tell you, for being able to sit still this long. It's a miracle. If I had wanted to be able to sit still for this long, I would have taken meditation classes instead of dog classes. Deb deserves a medal for being so patient and having such a great sense of humor through the entire two days of torture. I think a mammogram is less painful than this! So, tomorrow, NO tax prep. NONE! I quit. Instead, I will work on a plot which will enable me to stay overnight next Thursday at Fort Macleod and work at the feedlot on Friday morning with Token alongside Chris and Marshall. Tomorrow I will practice Rally with Token, Mesa and Swayze and will let Atlas play with RoZe in the pasture. Tomorrow............ NO BOOKS.
Posted by Judi at Saturday, March 07, 2009