The new year brings a lot of tasks for me at work. I actually enjoy it, even though it’s a lot of stress – part of which I do to myself. I am driven to get my work out as soon as possible after the first of the year, so I stress over it until it’s finished.
I have year-end reports. I also have payroll tax forms to get done. But, the biggest job is reporting contributions and I want to make sure it looks good on paper as well as being completely accurate.
This is my second year with a new church management software and since I don’t do these reports often, I needed to re-train myself.
Today, I was trying to customize one of my user reports and realized that part of my software seemed to be missing. A few months back, Steve had me trade computers (mine was dying a slow death and I have 14 years of work stored on it, so I was resistant to switching – it’s such a hassle). When I did, I had to reinstall my software, and I assumed I had left the missing element off.
So, I decided to back up my data, UNINSTALL my church software, and reinstall.
WHY, before I was done with my reports, right now, at the first of the year?? I’m goofy, that’s why.
A couple years ago, I somehow messed up my contribution file and didn’t have a recent backup and had to reenter several months of contributions.
Note to self: Always do a backup before starting a big job.
Well, it ended up a scary afternoon, but I got it all reinstalled with an updated version to boot. So, needless to say, I’ve been under a little stress today.
But, I’m home now enjoying the first episode of the new season of the Biggest Loser. There are some LARGE contestants this season. I cried when I saw the two young guys who are so big. One of them is Tyler’s age and it just made me wonder how it has affected his self-esteem and his social life. Bless his heart.
Last night, I watched a show called “Diet Tribe” on Lifetime. Did y’all see that? There are a group of girls going to a trainer (who is buff!) and for 90 days, he is putting them through the paces. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. These girls have a support group by going through it together. On Biggest Loser, there’s a lot of game play. I wonder how many would do it if there were no money being dangled in front of them?
Tomorrow is Wednesday… our Awana group will start back again after being off for two weeks. I can’t wait to hug on my little Cubbies!