Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Taxing Tuesday

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!


Becky said...

Bless your heart....what a tough day you've had. I hope you came home and had a nice relaxing bubble bath. Hope tomorrow is better for you.

Kayla said...

Sounds like a frustrating day to me!!

I saw the previews for this season--so sad. When I talked to mom earlier, she said she just got done crying and told me all about it!

Have a great night and enjoy those cubbies tomorrow!!

In His Army said...

Sounds stressful--but you are so good at what you do so I'm sure it turned out perfect!

I guess I am going to have to watch Biggest Loser and see what all the rage is about! I have only watched it one time proabbly a year ago or more. I rarely get watch tv, but I guess I could dvr and watch when I could fit it in!

Dorothy said...

I'm so glad Jeep wanted me to quit work!!! I hate those year end reports, etc! I'm really enjoying my retirement.

Jacquie, that DID work and led me to your blog. Tell me how you did it. Thanks!

Kelly said...

Mom and I just watched Biggest Loser while Scott and dad went to the game! It's going to be another great season!!!

petrii said...

Stress ~~ yuck!!! So sorry it was a taxing day for you, but hopefully today will be better!!

I watched TBL as well and it just broke my heart seeing the older gentleman collapse and also the 19 yr old so heavy. I'm excited to see what will happen.

Have a Blessed day friend,

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Jacquie,

I just came back to tell you that the link you sent cleared it up for me. Thanks!!

Counting My Blessings

Anonymous said...

Well, I am a "Biggest Loser" fan myself and try to read on line what happens each week. Sometimes it lets me watch the 2 min review of the show and other times it won't show the video. Anyway, I cry just explaining the show to people. It's so about life change. If only people would do a spiritual biggest loser and get rid of all the spiritual baggage they are carrying. I enjoy your blog! Blessings, Laura Mudd

Susie said...

I didn't catch the new episode of "The Biggest Loser" but I love how that is such a great reality show. I think probably the best on t.v.

Here's hoping less stress in your day Jacquie!

Susie said...

Jacquie I usually walk 5-6 days a week. I do not keep up with the distance but rather with time. That is usually an hour. So I couldn't tell you what kind of pace I keep except that it is fast. I know if I don't get that heart-rate up then I might as well be sitting on the couch with a couple of donuts. Since I use to be a runner I usually throw in a little of running too. As a matter of fact as soon as this two week rest if over I'm thinking about trying to do more running again.

amy (metz) walker said...

Whoa! That would be a completely stressful day...glad you got it all worked out!