The Accountant's Garden

Scheduled non-accounting weeks: April 10-14, 2017 June 12-16, 2017 July 24-28, 2017

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Our first Thanksgiving as hosts went off without any glitches (other than a small stuffing issue). Here are happy consumers of the first dinner.

On the menu this evening, we had appetizers, a main course, and dessert. Starters included a variety of cheeses (stinky and not-so-stinky), home made French bread, and fancy olives (stuffed with bleu cheese). For the main course, we had lemon-roasted turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, roasted root vegetables, sweet potato casserole, and cranberries. Dessert was comprised of a double pumpkin cheesecake.

For the most part, the dinner was a success. Not bad for a first attempt at preparing a Thanksgiving dinner. The actual preparation was not too strenuous, but the clean up afterward was a pretty large chore.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

I am guilty, again, of neglecting my blog. It's not that I've been overrun with any new calamaties; I've just been busy working on projects. My first project, cleaning up the guest room/my office has been a success (which is good since I will have guests for two weekends in a row). 100% improvement - I cleaned up the clutter, removed a bookcase and rearranged the furniture. I'm still working on the artwork in that room, but that doesn't affect its functionality.

I've also been spending quite a bit of time cleaning up the other office (the real office) and rearranging its furniture. It's still in progress, so no photos. It's been great to have this extra time to work on all my side projects!

On the business side of things, I did pick up a new client in October and I have a potential new client coming up this month. The first is a surfboard manufacturer, located in Oakland, with an innovative new design for the construction of surfboard, which makes them super light and easier to control. The prospective client is a boutique in Alamo that is just opening and needs inventory and systems help. It's not a sure thing yet, but it sounds like a fun gig.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Ah, the CPA exam is over. It was a nearly hideous experience, when 1600 people gathered to sit in chilly rooms for 16 hours over the course of two days. It was also a first-time experience for me, and hopefully a worth while one. I feel pretty good about three out of four sections - we'll find out in February.

I've been neglecting my blog. Here's a picture of Mr. Slinky relaxing near the fireplace to make up for the lack of posts. I've also been planning all sorts of projects to get the house together. Then I got sick. So, while I'm being sick, I'm thinking about all the neat things I want to do to my house this month. Like getting the guest room cleaned up, getting a headboard for the master suite, getting out my winter clothes, and putting all my recipes into the computer.

Doesn't that sound fun?

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

'Twas the night before the CPA exam, and all through the house...

I'm not even going to start with that one. I am perfectly calm...just relaxing before tomorrow's tests on Law and Auditing (separate sections). 3 Hours, 20 Minutes for the Law test; 4 hours, 50 minutes for the Auditing tests. Both have essays.

I haven't taken a test like this in a long time - it could actually be fun :)