Friday, September 14, 2012

Busy Girl

I haven't posted on here for.... ever.  Seriously, it's been a long time.  But I am well justified in my absence, as I have been busier than a centipede in a toe-counting contest.   Here is an incomplete list of what I've been doing for the past year or so. 

  1. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Accounting. 
  2. David and I moved to Utah so he could start graduate school.
  3. I did my first year of Tax Season as an H&R Block Tax Preparer.  
  4. I got a job as an assistant to the Business Manager at a local law firm. 
  5. David and I became the Cub Scout den leaders (Wolves)
  6. David and I were "promoted" to Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster, respectively. 
  7. I took part 1 of 4 of the CPA exam, and passed.  
  8. I am currently taking H&R Block training courses in preparation for the upcoming tax season
  9. I am currently working as a remote TypeWell Transcriber
  10. I am currently running a reasonably successful storefront at
  11. I am currently working for the same law firm listed in #4, but now as an administrator and accountant.  (Administrative Accountant?  I'm still determining what my title should be.  As the administrator, I'm permitted to come up with my own job title.)
That's a decent list, I think.  I'm still busy (getting busier every day), but I want to pick up blogging again.  It's like a glorified Facebook status.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blogging Food Storage

Now that I have graduated college (I am officially an accountant!) I have time to do blog a little bit more, and to blog useful things every now and again. I am going to start blogging about good food storage items and recipes that I have discovered since getting married. They are normal foods that David and I use in our normal diets, but that require only canned goods, dried goods, and water (no fridge, no freezer items), so they are good if you are interested in starting a family food storage that will keep a decent amount of time but that the family will actually eat. One food storage rule is that you rotate your food items so that you eat it before it goes bad, but you always have some food storage on hand in case of an emergency (which is really nice for when you get snowed in. Not to mention the zombie apocalypse).

Here is a list of some of the recipes that I will be blogging about in the near future, just to whet your appetites:

- Chicken Pasta
- Raman Soup (better than it sounds!)
- Green Bean Bake
- Noodly Guys
- Spaghetti
- Garlic Potato Squares

I will blog them as I cook them, so that I can take pictures of their delicious selves so that you may actually be tempted to try them out.

If you have any recipes that fit the Food Storage Criteria above (made from canned goods, dried goods, and water - no fridge or freezer required) and would like to share, please do so! I will also be blogging about cheap meal ideas in the near future. I love food, but I also love cheap. There are some pretty awesome ways to combine the two!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Like, wow.

Here is something I overheard someone (male) say on campus last week:

"There's no, like, homework; there's no, like, reading; there's no, like, papers...." And he may have said what there were more no, likes, but we were walking in opposite directions and that's all I heard.

I came THIS close to turning to him and asking one of two questions. 1. What class are you taking that has no homework? and 2. What else is there "no, like"? ("Brain" springs to mind.... but that's rude, so I won't say it.)

Goodness gracious! I think that if "like" were to be suddenly jerked from the typical college student's vocabulary, they wouldn't be able to talk anymore.

Want to sound smarter? Don't say "like"!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

David and I are celebrating the New Year by getting a new apartment! Here are some of the perks of the new (as opposed to what we have now):

1. Washer and Dryer IN the apartment. No more mystery black marks on my whites!!!

2. Reliable internet. Ooohh, Netflix, you are about to get even better!

3. Garbage disposal! Cleaning the fridge will no longer be the monster it once was!

4. Tile floor in the kitchen. No more carpet! YAY!!!!

5. 2nd bedroom = Project room!

6. Wasn't built in the 70's.

I like this game.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I have accepted an internship at the Chamber of Commerce. I will be the first full-time accounting intern they have ever had, and I am so excited to pave the way for future accounting interns! It is non-paid, but it's only a half-day deal, so I am going to be able to work on campus as well.

I have a definite job on campus already, working for Disabilities Services. I used to be a transcriber, but after getting carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists, I am now the official recorder. Meh. It's not nearly as satisfying as being a transcriber, but it's nice to still have a job and get to rest my wrists. Hopefully I will make it to the orthopedic surgeon before too long to find out what we can do about this.

I have a second job possibility on campus, being a TA for the Business Financing class that I am currently taking. That would be a fun experience, to be a TA. I hope it works out! If I can handle working and taking 14 credits of accounting in one semester, and can sure handle two part-time jobs and an internship, right? No homework! w00t!

I am currently suffering from some sort of stomach flu type virus (I got an IV today! It felt so nice to have some fluids again!), and it's time to rest. Bleh.

P.S. I cut my hair... 10 inches will shortly be sent to Locks of Love. :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Long hair

It has been a year since I cut my hair, and it's starting to show, I guess. I didn't realize how long my hair had gotten until it started being a problem at night (I would roll over onto my hair and then not be able to move my head without pulling my hair. Or worse, David would roll over onto my hair, and I REALLY wouldn't be able to move). I have never really done much with braids, but I started doing it at night, and it works! No wonder those olden ladies would always braid their super-long hair at night! It stays so nicely out of the way! Anyway, here are some pictures of the different styles I'm experimenting with. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Straightened, and pulled back on top.

View from the back

Pigtail braids! This is what I do with them at night. I'm getting better at them!



I need to go get a trim - the ends are getting a little frazzled, and I was growing out layers, which adds to the frazzled look a little bit.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm am an official transcriber!

Hello everyone!

Things have been extremely busy for someone taking the semester off... between December and the end of January, I was trained for a new job. I am now a TypeWell Transcriber! (Technically I could have a career with this, and drop out of school and just transcribe... BYUI actually wants to hire me on permanently when I finish school. But I am finishing my accounting degree and then David and I are moving away for his grad school... But still, pretty exciting that I will have two careers when I finish!) If you are interested in what TypeWell is, you can visit the website:

In a nutshell, I type into the TypeWell program using the TypeWell abbreviations and a deaf or hard of hearing student sees what I type on another computer, where the abbreviations expand to normal English in real-time. It's really a neat program.

Before I started TypeWell (TW), my "high score" typing speed was 111 words per minute with 98% accuracy. My high score with TW is 250 wpm. Below is a screen shot of one of my exercises during the training. The program said a phrase and then I typed it out using the abbreviation system (but they expand when you hit space, so you see the finished product, not the abbreviations): [Note the 232! w00t!]

It has been a very good job. I basically attended the equivalent of 20 credit hours worth of classes this semester, but I didn't have homework, so I was able to learn casually without worrying about grades. I loved it!

Next semester will be scary because I will be going to school and working.... I just hope that everything works out well with scheduling so that I have time to do homework!!

The one scary thing about this job is that now I live in constant fear that I am going to trip and break a finger. I figured out that the only finger that I can break without making myself completely useless in my job is my left thumb.... it's the only finger that doesn't type. :D