My exploration of QuickBooks is proceeding slowly, providing me with all the challenge I will ever need. Actually, soon I hope to start entering data. So far I have installed and uninstalled the program three times and created several business profiles as well. This is definitely not something for which I have a natural aptitude. I tip my hat to bookkeepers and accountants and am grateful that someone likes this stuff. Someday I would love to pay them for doing what they like to do.
We experienced lovely summer weather for a while and then winter charged right back into the neighborhood, uninvited. Snow on the daffodils and frost on the tulips. Oh well, that is behind us now. The sun is shining today and the daytime temperatures hover above ten degrees centigrade.
After spending many happy years exclusively in overalls, I have decided to expand my wardrobe. This is in aid of my business aspirations; inspired by the course I have been taking on starting your own business. I became aware that aged, fraying overalls do not exude an image of corporate success. I needed at least one costume to don on business related occasions.
I purchased a denim jumper and a pair of sandals. Some might think that the jumper and the sandals are not much of a leap from overalls and sandals. First, the jumper is new and although it will eventually fray, I have bought myself some time. The last time I purchased a casual dress was almost ten years ago. Styles have changed a lot. I have changed a lot.
The sandals were the difficult purchase. First, let me say that I love my feet. I stare at them in admiration when I think no one is looking. They are my biggest secret vanity. What I put on my feet is very important.
Although my feet are extremely beautiful, they are far removed from conventional foot shapes. The foot is wide; the arch is high.
On Tuesday last, I spent an entire day looking at shoes. I tried on sneakers and sandals and dress shoes. At least I tried to put these shoes on my feet. Only one pair fit, a pair of canvas sneakers that were not suitable for a casual business outfit.
Today I broke down and went to the specialty store, the one that sells shoes to people who spend their workdays on their feet. Built for comfort, these shoes may not be stunning in appearance, but they are certainly attractive. They are certainly expensive.
The perfect pair announced themselves the second I stepped into them. I literally danced out of the store, my feet felt as though they were walking on down pillows. These sandals are practical in that they can be resoled and new liners are easily inserted. In fact, I purchased a second set of liners with the shoes. I expect to enjoy many years of easy walking with these beauties on my feet.
I feel relieved that there is an outfit hanging in my closet, ready for business action.
We got a call from Luna this past week. She was very happy and very excited. It seems that she and Janus have purchased a house in a nearby city, their first house. I was surprised at the level of my own excitement at the news. There are so few times in life where one can risk unadulterated joy; this was one of those times. We will be there to help them on moving day.
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By the Easy Chair
On the Screen
Life As A House
starring Kevin Kline
& Kristen Scott Thomas
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