Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Salad Shoutout

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I have a new favorite salad and I'm going to tell you how my family did when I turned dinner responsibilities over to them.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Fly on the Wall Report: I Gotsta Get Paid

I've become a perpetual job hunter.  If you've been hanging out with me for a while, you know that I left my once-beloved long time job last year and the job that I have now is "OK but I think there's something better out there".  Since I restarted my job search back in February I've shared all of my hunting stories here on the blog.

I have an update on the company that I called Big Spender, the one who tried to tell me that I should be considering PTO and health insurance to be part of my salary.  Before I get to that, I thought that I would go back to the beginning and explain how I came up with the salary number that I'm looking for and tell the never-before-told stories of how various companies have reacted to it.  

If you're new here, I'm an accountant who specializes in payroll.  For the past ten years at every job I've had a full view of the salaries of everyone that I work with.  Folks, I've seen some things.  Sorry not sorry but this is going to be a long post.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Weekly Roundup: Spam and Shipwreck

 


A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition my family came home from the wilds, I made vegan spam and I need to talk about it, hubs may have found a solution to our family dinner problem (no, it's not vegan spam), and I ran a one mile race...and a five mile race.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Home Alone

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  The big exciting news of the week is that I have been home alone with no adult supervision.  No husband, no stepkids, and no dog.

Where is everyone you may ask?  Well, hubs and stepson #1 are somewhere off the grid with the Boy Scouts on a hiking trip.  Stepson #2 is with his mom, and stepdog goes where the kids go so that's how I ended up with a week of zero adult responsibilities.  So what does the single life look life you may ask?  For these answers plus two excellent movies and a "bad date" job interview story read on!

Monday, June 13, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Life in The Treehouse

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week we lived in a treehouse for a few days, I tried a few recipes from Cheap Lazy Vegan and learned a Game Changing Tofu Technique, became obsessed with a trashy reality show, and am raving about a good book.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Off the Grid

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition: we had a major storm that knocked out our power for a day, I tried some new things in the kitchen, and I'm re-evalutating my goal for the mile race.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Full Frontal

A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I got resourceful with Chipotle leftovers and saw some things that I will never unsee.