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Yesterday was...okay. I went over calories by nearly 1k from snacking but work was good and I made it to kickboxing after. I stopped by the store and grabbed stuff to make dinner. Despite (maybe because of) the snacking I was genuinely hungry (also maybe because I didn't get to eat until 8pm...) so I had an extra 1/2 serving then a Bueno bar since I can't pass them up when I see them in stores

 

13 hours ago, tonic said:

Remember that there are no accounting or tax emergencies

Lol, this is what my boss said to me when I interviewed that helped me decide to take the job. I warned her that Hubs and I are from 10 hours east and between us we have 4 parents in their 50's, 6 grandparents in their 80's, 9 siblings, and a herd of nephlings that seems to grow by the day, and while we don't insist on being present for everything that's a lot of possible reasons to need to go back on sometimes short notice.

We're pretty selective about new clients, but the existing client base (which was been around since the prior generation of owners) are just growing in their own needs (expanding, kids starting their own farms, changing entities, people dying and creating trusts, etc). We actually don't do too many "normal" 1040's, it's a lot of farmers and S-corps

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You're doing great!  I'm glad to hear that work hasn't been a total nightmare.

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On 2/23/2020 at 8:03 PM, Xena said:

You need to add a cat to your overburdened office!

 

9 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Agreed.  Office Cat up in ur files.

We've been trying to talk the boss into having a therapy dog at work (I even offered up the Floof) but a pair of therapy kittens (because you can't just get one :)) would maybe even be better! I'll bring it up at the next staff meeting :D 

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I'm still here and still alternating between "I got this" and "Holy shit I don't got it!" which means my eating ranges from acceptable to non-stop snacking. I have a new thought on how to keep it in check though. So far today it's working, but it's been an "I got this" day. 

 

I made it to kickboxing Friday and Sunday and hoping to go for a long overdue run tonight. 

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16 minutes ago, Maigs said:

 

We've been trying to talk the boss into having a therapy dog at work (I even offered up the Floof) but a pair of therapy kittens (because you can't just get one :)) would maybe even be better! I'll bring it up at the next staff meeting :D 

 

Tell them that the internet says

 

https://media.giphy.com/media/T5nP7Nwu5FzMc/giphy.gif

 

2 minutes ago, Maigs said:

I made it to kickboxing Friday and Sunday and hoping to go for a long overdue run tonight. 

 

You're doing great!  Keep it up!

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On 2/25/2020 at 4:24 PM, Cheetah said:

Tell them that the internet says

 

https://media.giphy.com/media/T5nP7Nwu5FzMc/giphy.gif

 

 

You're doing great!  Keep it up!

Hmm...the gif didn't work on my computer or on my phone

 

But thanks!

 

On 2/25/2020 at 6:51 PM, tonic said:

Great job on kickboxing and trying to trouble shoot the snacking! The I got this days - are the best!

Today's been an "I got this" day in terms of food and an "I kinda got this" in terms of work. Let me tell you, governmental accounting skills do not transfer well to farmer's taxes

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Yesterday went well in terms of food and work, but I did not make it out in time for a run, instead I worked until 8:30pm. I'm making headway and learning things, hopefully quickly enough to now annoy the reviewers that have to check everything I do

 

Today has gone well in terms of food and work too. It's 7:45pm and I'm still here and will be for at least another hour (okay, it took me 30 minutes to finish writing this around doing program updates so now it's 8:15pm). I'm not feeling super rushed, my next set of deadlines isn't until March 15th (well, March 1st, but the ones of those I have are either basically done or guaranteed to be extended for reasons beyond our control) but I hate having so many things on my to-do list. And very few of them are "knock 'em out quick" things that I can dedicate an afternoon to and feel calmer about. So I just push along and try to make a dent in the pile faster than things get added to it

 

So far my new plan to curb snacking has worked really well, I haven't snacked at all the last two days and it hasn't really been a struggle. Possibly related, I forgot to bring my Sparkling Ice drinks to work both days. Are they triggering cravings? I'm not really sure but something to keep an eye on. I didn't want them to become a permanent thing anyway, I was just using them as a stepping stone off caffeine without adding sugar

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6 hours ago, Maigs said:

Are they triggering cravings? I'm not really sure but something to keep an eye on. I didn't want them to become a permanent thing anyway, I was just using them as a stepping stone off caffeine without adding sugar

 

Keep an eye on those, for me i easily sub out one thing for another, when really all i should be doing is just cut it out completely. Not saying this is the case, just keep monitoring yourself!

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... a little odd in the head ...

 

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On 2/27/2020 at 2:31 AM, Mr_Willes said:

Keep an eye on those, for me i easily sub out one thing for another, when really all i should be doing is just cut it out completely. Not saying this is the case, just keep monitoring yourself!

Yeah, I was reluctant to just switch out my caffeine for something like them, but it seems to have been a good stepping stone for me. I'm about 2 months of basically no caffeine but I'm not reliant on them to stay away from it. 

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Things are going as well as can be expected. Food has been good and I haven't been snacking at all. Exercise isn't happening, but hopefully I'll make it to kickboxing tonight. I'm exhausted but I think part of the problem has been fixed (our furnace has been acting up and I think it was disrupting my sleep but we got it fixed yesterday). Unfortunately it's going to be a full weekend with working Saturday, board game convention Sunday, and somehow finishing/starting 6 tax returns I have outside of work (friends/family/random people who's taxes I've been doing for years)

And today I'm proving how addicted I am to my phone. I forgot it at home and have reached for it so many times already in just the first hour it's ridiculous

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Good job with the food!  I'm glad things are going well.  Keep up the good work!

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7 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

 

Details!!!! ;) 

Lol, It's a local con put on every year. One of the game stores in town, plus some of the bigger nerds and I think some game companies supply games for people to check out and play. It goes all weekend (Friday-Sunday) but we only signed up for Sunday this year. It's fun, but the details are super exciting. We're too small of a city to draw anything big and (afaik) people don't cosplay to board game conventions. Hubs and I played a couple of games by ourselves, then met up with a friend of a friend and played some others with him. Everyone there was nerds so there wasn't a lot of mingling outside of known circles (in the past we have played games with people we hadn't met before, but not this time). 

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On 3/2/2020 at 1:38 PM, Maigs said:

a local con

 

That sounds like fun!

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Well, it's been a minute hasn't it. Things are okay, just really busy. I've been working very late most nights and all through the weekend. I was hoping to take Sunday off, but I'm not sure that'll happen. I'm mostly enjoying it and the long hours only suck because it's hours I'm not at home. I am getting done with the corp returns and the individual returns usually go faster so hopefully I'll make a dent soon. I've been hanging at pretty steady mid-50's returns on my shelf that I haven't started yet for a while yet and I'd like to knock that number down

 

Gym obviously hasn't been happening. Snacking has been okay, not great, but not out of control

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On 3/14/2020 at 3:13 PM, Xena said:

Almost to the finish line. Hang tough 🙂

Only 28 more days to go

 

Things are crazy. Work is super busy of course. Then there's this pandemic thing happening which is causing mass panic. The deadline to pay taxes had been extended by 90 days, but not the filing due date, so we're still rushing towards April 15th. Hubs is on reduced hours at work (apparently corporate jets become an unnecessary luxury when headed into a recession, who knew?). So while I'm working 70-80 hour weeks, he's down to 32. I'm not worried about us, my job is secure and our expenses are super low (makes me glad we didn't like that house last month that would have literally tripled our mortgage) but it makes me worried for the economy as a whole. A lot of people are on reduced or no hours that can't take that kind of hit. 

 

So I'm trying to find that balance between not panicking and adding to the crisis and saving up to be prepared to help those who are really going to need it in the next couple of months

 

Not that I've been able to go or will be able to for a while, but my gym closed yesterday until further notice. They put out a plea to please not cancel or suspend membership because they are locally owned and still have bills to pay

 

Hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances and check in on family and neighbors who are either struggling or could use help running errands/grocery shopping since they are high risk and shouldn't be out in public

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1 hour ago, Maigs said:

I'm not worried about us, my job is secure and our expenses are super low (makes me glad we didn't like that house last month that would have literally tripled our mortgage) but it makes me worried for the economy as a whole.

 

I agree with you. I'm actually trying not to think about that too much because the huge uncertainty is stressful.

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