How Many Initials Do You Have?

Maybe I’ll just be one of those people who has a ridiculous amount of initials after their name.  Even though I can’t quite add “Esq.” yet, I’m still a JD, I’ll always be SAS Jr. to my dad (we have [had before I got married] the same initials so he was Sr. and I was Jr.), I could go back and finish my MBA but for now, I get to add two more pretty soon: EA.  (And hopefully in October, I’ll get to add Esq. as well!)  I finally passed my last exam to become an Enrolled Agent!   Continue reading


Style By The Spoonful

Dear Blog (and any readers I may have),

Sorry for ignoring you lately, but there is a GREAT reason why: I have just opened my own Etsy shop!  It’s called Style By The Spoonful (a play on my maiden name of Spooner).  I can’t take credit for the name either, it was with the help of my mom, hubby, coworkers and some wonderfully creative Facebook friends!  I have been working hard to make a lot of jewelry to put on the site so that it didn’t open with only 1 item (I opened with 20 listings and half of them are sets).

One of my favorite sets I made for the holidays!

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Felt I needed an update…

I’ve pretty much sucked at updating this lately and there is a reason: nothing exciting is happening that gives me something to write about.

Here’s what generally happens in a week for me:

  • Monday
  • 6:15am: Wake up, get ready
  • 7:30am: Leave for work
  • 8:00am: Get to work
  • 4:00pm: Leave work
  • 9:30pm: Eat dinner when Jeff gets home then shower
  • 10:00pm: Bedtime
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
  • repeat Monday
  • Friday
  • repeat, except
  • somewhere before 4:00pm: leave work 🙂
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 8:00 or 9:00am: Wake up… this is my sleeping in, woo
  • Do somethings around the apartment, run errands, take the puppies to the park
Yep, that’s my life right now.  Pretty exciting, huh?  I see Jeff very little now unfortunately.  I, obviously, always have weekends off and Jeff has two random days normally during the week off.  We try to make the most of those days, but it’s hard when you barely see your new husband.

Workin’ for the Weekend

I totally understand this “mantra” now!  I was soooo sleepy today and unfortunately, the getting up at 6:30 every morning is getting to me. 😦  I slept in until a whopping 8am this morning… Boo!!  Luckily, today was a GREAT day to be up early!!

What am I typing this post on right now? Our brand new HP TouchPad!  Since HP is no longer going to be making the TouchPad, they decided to do a fire sale starting today… The 16 gig for $99.99 and the 32 gig for $149.99!  Luckily, I was looking around on the internet before I went to bed last night and happened to see it.  HP was selling them at this price on their website, as were other retailers.  Since I was up so early anyway, I decided to go see if I could get one.  A Walmart, 2 Office Depots and two phone calls later, I had a 32 gig TouchPad in my hands. Continue reading

Lots to Learn

I have now survived my second day at work and my co-workers ask how I like it so far.  Well, it’s overwhelming, but fun.  There is so much to learn right now!  Especially since I’m not actually licensed as an attorney yet, I have to learn what the assistants do as well as what I’ll do when I am licensed and I become a full-on Associate.  Due to the IRS requirements, people that are not Enrolled Agents or Attorneys are only allowed to get so much information from them about the client.  The company deals mostly with small businesses that are in tax debt, but also some individuals.  I got to do my first phone call yesterday into the IRS and I was INCREDIBLY nervous because of how strict they are about everything, but I survived. 😉 Continue reading