The Accountant's Garden

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

In order to decrease the amount of confusion in our household, I have decided that I should legally change my name - before our baby is born and I get the funny looks while baby goes here and there and mom's name is still her maiden name. It's quite an ordeal, though! I will probably have to go to at least two places in person (DMV and Social Security) to get these taken care of. I guess that will be an all-day adventure. Then, there are the other forms and documents that need to be mailed off to banks, tax agencies, insurance companies, and doctors. And of course, I need to get my marriage certificate out of storage before I can do any of this :)

Sunday, December 12, 2004

The baby keeps getting more active - and stronger - as each day passes. I'm starting to wonder if her patterns of "wakefulness" will correspond with her sleeping and waking patterns after she is born. So far, I've noticed that the baby is active at the following times: early morning (about 6:30-7:00 AM), mid-morning (9:30-11:00 AM), early afternoon (2:00-3:00 PM), early evening (5:30-7:00 PM), and around bedtime (9:00-11:00 PM). I rarely feel the baby move at night, but then I'm usually sleeping. As far as strength, Rudy was able to feel the baby move the other night when she made a couple of exceptionally strong kicks (or jabs).

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Just a quick peek at a typical day at my job...

Part of my job as an accountant is to invoice clients. Sometimes those invoices are revised before they go out to the client. One such revision happened in my office where an additional amount was specified and a new total penciled in. Being an accountant (or just any sane person), I checked the math. The new total penciled in was incorrect, so I revised the invoice with the arithmetically correct amount and sent it on for supervisor approval.

The invoice came back with a note from the supervisor, "S---- says that this total should be $x." with the copy of the incorrect addition sheet attached! Am I the only person who checks their math?!?

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

And I thought apartment life was bad...

We are now in week 4 (I think) of our hotel accomodations, and I am getting a bit bored with the scenery. I guess it would be better if I was still going to work each day, but then I would be racking up miles on the car because of the distance to work. Don't get me wrong - this is a nice hotel - they serve us breakfast each morning, they clean the room every day, they have a neat little indoor gym, and the people here are nice. I guess I'm just a little bored.

Now, normally when I'm bored, I go through my endless list of projects, clean house, or do other household errands. So, today, I decided I would finally send out our Christmas letters (friends and family just get letters this year - no cards - I was trying to be expedient about this. Don't be offended if there's nothing personal to you in the letter - I just wanted to get something out to everyone rather than nothing out to some of you). So far, so good.

I've finished my Christmas shopping, which was all purchased online and is being shipped to my office where I have a large area to wrap things, and I just need to find or purchase wrapping paper. It looks like I'll be purchasing more wrapping paper, but since I know I already have a ton in storage, don't be surprised if all your gifts are all in the same color paper.

I'm really looking forward to moving into our new house. Did I mention that already?

Okay, baby news. There's nothing new really to report, except that the baby is very active. She's so active that I sometimes need to get up and walk around to try and "rock her into submission" by my movement. Oh, and I'm calling the baby, "she," only because I think I've finally admitted that I really want a girl and I can just hope that it's a girl for the next few months. I don't really know - please don't send anything pink!

I'm 22 weeks along now, and starting to feel quite round. Before I was feeling fat; now I just feel round. I don't feel bad though, even if I am beginning to show. Luckily, no one outside of my immediate range of close friends and family has touched me yet (and hopefully, no one will).