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Friday, August 7, 2009

There's a lot to mention in this post-- a little of this and a little of that. Christina, an awesome CTMH consultant, gave me this fun award this week. Thanks so much Christina.

Second, I'll be designing for Penny's challenges. I'm so excited to join her and the other members of the design team. Check back on Wednesday for that. She does have a current challenge going on right now which you can find here. Also, be sure and check out her other blog here. Such great art there.
Third, Devin is at his second sleep study tonight. He then has an appointment with the doctor on Tuesday which is where he will get the prescription for the CPAP machine. I'm not sure if it's something that has to be ordered or if he will come home with the machine that night. I'm hoping it's the latter so that he can start getting good sleep and stop not breathing 90 times an hour.
Fourth, my firm's United Way BBQ/fundraiser went very well. I bought a bit too much food but hey, I don't want to be known as the hostess whose party ran out of food. Never a good thing. We raised a good chunk of money for our campaign, almost $450. I think everyone had a good time but boy, am I glad it's over. It's going to take a while to recover from this week. The basket I won had a gift certificate in it for a 1-hour massage plus lots of other fun items. It was an accountant's survival guide. I wish I could get the massage right now.
Fifth, my next CPA exam is on the calendar now in just a few weeks so my blogging time will be pretty limited until then. I wish I was super woman and could do it all, but alas, my super powers never arrived. LOL. Do check back now and then though as I don't intend to completely fall of the face of the earth.
Sixth, if you've made it this far, kudos to you. Also, thanks to each one of you for taking the time to come here and visit my spot in the world. It truly means the world to me and I wish you all the very best this weekend.


Carla said...

Congrats on your design team spot Alanna!
And all the best on your exams - hope your studying over these next few weeks goes well!! (It is great that you can write again so soon - in Canada they only do one write a year for our exams so if you don't pass . . . it is another whole year of studying, waiting & stressing!!) But anyway - I'm sure you'll get through with flying colors this time!! Think positive!

Kathi Carlson said...

Congrats on the design team. Hope you have fun with it.

Glad, too, that your fundraiser was fun and successful. I hope you recover quickly. A lot of oneself goes into those things.

As far as the frequency of your blogging is concerned, we'll hang with you. I'm thinking that with the wedding coming up so fast, I'm going to become less regular, too. First things first!

Enjoy the weekend!!

Kim said...

Congrats on DT! I'm so excited to be designing with you! Don't you just love Penny...I do!

You'll pass that exam with flying colors, I'm sure of it. Good Luck!
Kim xXx

chercroppin said...

Congrats on your award, and I'm excited to be on Penny's team with you!

Penny said...

Wow. You did a fundraiser, that's pretty exciting. Glad to hear it went well.

Good luck on your exam, I'm sure it'll go well.

And I'm glad to have you on the design team.

Jeanne said...

Congrats on being on the design team. Have lots of fun with it.

I hope the appointment with your hubby goes well and he can soon be sleeping well.

Best of luck to you on your upcoming exam. You should be SO proud of yourself for working towards your dream, no matter what! Hugs!

Laurel said...

Wow, lots going on! Congrats on the design team!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Alanna!
Just popping in, I'm supposed to be cleaning.....
1. congratulations on your award!!!
2. woohoo, doing a happy dance for you on your new DT spot...can't wait to see what you'll have to show us!!!
3. Hope things get sorted out with Devin and he can finally get some good sleep!!
4. Great job on the BBQ, I'm sure you were the quintessential hostess! That massage will be wonderful!
and 5. So excited for you taking the CPA know your 'stuff', just relax and you'll be fine! (gosh, that was easy for me to say, huh?) I have faith in you!
Have a fabulous weekend and I'll be back to look at all your lovely creations when I'm done cleaning! (are we ever done cleaning?????)
Blessings, Maria

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Congrats on the DT spot ... I'm very excited to be working with you on the team!
Good luck on the exam .. I'm sure you'll do just fine!
Life can get pretty busy can't it ... just know we are all here for you!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Congratulations Alanna!! That is awesome! Wish you good luck on your exam!!

Jena said...

Congrats on the design team! And good luck with your upcoming test! BTW, if you ever unlock the secret to those super powers, let me know as I'd like to know, too ;-P

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