Leesa’s Life

Archive for March 2006

I don’t know how, but it just keeps getting worse around here. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m already completely stressed out. Maybe it’s that everything has decided to hit us all at once. I just know that I’m sick and tired of it all. I just want to run away or crawl into a hole and hide from the world. Can I do that? It wouldn’t make any of these problems go away, but it sure would be nice to not have to deal with them. I’m not going to go into detail here, but I will say that the things that are going wrong are financial. It usually wouldn’t be this bad, but it seems like the hole is just getting deeper and deeper no matter what I try to do about it. One of these days, it is going to be so deep that we’re not going to be able to crawl back out of it.

Guess what? I received a letter from the IRS a few days ago letting us know that our business has been selected for an audit. Yippee, I say. Sounds like fun. Just what I needed to add to my already stressed out life. WooHoo.

Thankfully it is just a payroll audit and not a full fledged federal one, but still it’s not something that I’m looking forward to dealing with. Sure I keep good records, we pay all the required taxes (at least I hope we do!), file all the correct forms, etc. It’s just the idea, I guess, that freaks me out.

The audit is scheduled for April 14th. I can tell you right now I’ll be dreading that day until it gets here. Even then, I’ll be a nervous wreck until the auditor leaves. Wish me luck, guys and gals. I hope I don’t have a nervous breakdown before the big day arrives.

It’s not been an exciting week, but it has been a busy one.

Monday was spent doing all sorts of odds and ends around the house, trying to get a bit of spring cleaning done. It seemed like the day flew by and I really didn’t get as much crossed off my list as I’d hoped. I did manage to get all the floors mopped and vacuumed, some clutter and junk tossed out and some major dusting done. I also rearranged some of my furniture so I now have a bit more room to do my striptease workout video. I even got in an hour or so phone call with my cousin to get caught up with each other. I always enjoy that:)

Tuesday was spent home with the kids. It snowed here, about 6 inches total, so they had a snow day. I usually don’t mind them being home, but they were so rowdy that I finally had to force them to go outside and play to burn off some of their extra energy. I went out also and cleared the snow from the sidewalk, deck and part of the drive so got in a bit of exercise for myself too.

Wednesday was full of fielding phone calls from some of our customers who were wondering if our trucks had been out during the snows on Tuesday. All were answered with a yes and most of the people couldn’t believe that we were out in that bad weather. I guess we should adopt the postman’s creed. It fits us too. Thankfully most of the snow has melted from the roads already. That’s the only thing I like about March snows. They don’t last long at all.

Thursday was a fun day for me. My friend from Iowa was home again for a visit so we were able to get together for the day. Went to Applebee’s for lunch and then came back to my house for a nice visit. Her kids loved it here. Can’t say my cat enjoyed their company so much, but oh well. Made me feel good that the kids enjoyed seeing me and spending time together too, but it also made me sad that I don’t get to see them very often. Usually just a couple times each year.

And then yesterday, that’s the day that I usually look forward to, but not this week. Got into a major fight with the hubby over some stupid little thing so the day was spent being annoyed. Days like that tend to have everything go wrong too and yesterday was no different. Even the little things weren’t working out right for me. I know my bad attitude didn’t help, but I couldn’t get out of the funk that the fight with hubby put me into. I didn’t let it get to me so much though that I ate away the misery like I would have in the past. I did good and stayed on NS 100%.

Today I weighed (I forgot yesterday), but I was still the same as last week. I’m upset that I’m not losing especially since I was so psyched to restart and get back on track, but I’ll just keep trudging along. The weight will drop off eventually (at least I HOPE it does) and I’ll get there. Onward and downward I go. Talk to you later.

Another week gone, but no pounds lost for me. I figure it is because TOM is due to arrive any day so I’m trying not to beat myself up too much. I’ve done fairly well following NS and have only cheated one day. That was with a Subway sandwich so even then it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Things have calmed down a bit here, thankfully, so some of the stress that I’ve been dealing with has gone away. I’m ready for spring to get here and have even started doing some of my spring cleaning. There is a lot more to do though so it will be awhile before my house is nice and springtime fresh.

Not much else going on so will close for today. I hope everyone has a nice St. Patty’s day! Later.

Weigh In

Posted on: March 12, 2006

Sorry I didn’t post Friday. I’m down another pound for the week so still moving in the right direction. It’s still pretty stressful around here. Saturday was my nephew’s 7th birthday party. I went along with my son. Made me realize why I never offered to host any bday parties like that for my kids. Gee was it loud.

Today is being spent working…again. Seems like it’s neverending here lately. I’m so ready for a break.

Ugh

Posted on: March 9, 2006

It’s been soooo stressful around here these past couple of weeks. Running your own business sucks! I think I’m actually getting an ulcer from all of the worrying that I’ve been doing lately. What with keeping the customer happy, paying the bills on time and keeping the household running, I feel like I’m in way over my head.

This past week has been especially bad. This is the slow week of the month, but it seems like the busiest when it comes to the bills being due. Plus, I’m trying to get invoices ready to go out on the 15th and its just very overwhelming, for some reason, this time around. Maybe I need a break. Or better yet, some help! Hubby has two employees that help him out. Maybe I should look into getting someone at least part time to help me.

Anyway, the part earlier about my getting an ulcer, I think that could be a real possibility. The gnawing in my upper stomach is getting worse every day. Today it feels like something is going to actually eat its way all the way through. Not good, huh? If I don’t start feeling better soon, I guess I’m going to have to force myself to head to the doctor.

Times like these I wish there was a magic little pill that you could take to make all of your worries disappear.

It’s not been a full week yet since I rededicated myself to following NS 100%, but I couldn’t help myself and went ahead and weighed anyway. I’m pleased to announce that the scale showed a 2 lb. loss for these past 5 days! I’m psyched! I was hoping that once I set my mind to doing this that it would work. I’m doing the happy dance and burning off more calories as I do!:)