Monday, January 30, 2012

Civilized

Civilized is what the birthday party was on Saturday........ thanks to Mother Nature.  Ya see we had a mess of freezing rain on Friday...... and by late Friday night the Island had cancelled the Winterfest and shut down the sliding hills.  (see me do the dance of joy??)
So the toboggan birthday party became terribly civilized and was "cake and coffee and presents" only.

Behind the scenes things were not all that civilized though........... Youngest daughter had made the birthday cake on Friday night and left it to cool on the kitchen table.  Sometime Saturday morning - the 2 year old monster angel found the cake......... and well ya know.. it was just sitting there calling to him..............



Youngest daughter worked her cake decorating skills and turned the above mess into this...........




 no one even thought about the baby slobber which just added a touch of love to the cake......


However PigPen declared "it was the most awful day ever!!" and sulked a little bit when he was told we wouldn't be going sliding....... but the promise of an extra piece of cake and a visit from his distant cousin saved the afternoon.

We played party games too !!! (sort of) The kids had playing cards of "Where is Waldo" so granny got involved in a rip roaring game of trying to find Waldo ....... my partner was the 2 year old monster  angel....... 

 just tell me that's not the face of a monster angel

and we had good laughs trying to find the "guy in the red sweater" especially when there were cards with loads of red sweater wearing guys. 

After much laughter and hooting and hollering ... and cake and cake crumbs everywhere... Eldest daughter and I headed back home......... each to have a quiet evening in our separate houses.

Yeah I will admit I felt a little lonely........... but I do have my eye on the 4th of February and the planned play party ...............  

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And for those of you keeping track of my accounting skills - or lack of.......

I spent a few hours this past weekend working on the books.  I was trying to reconcile the books and of course - true to form - it wouldn't reconcile.  HOWEVER......... I did find the problem this time...... opening balance was wrong - which didn't make sense as my bookkeeper did the last reconciliation and it reconciled for her......... 

Then - after a few hours of panic and self loathing......... the light bulb went off.  This program is mostly (about 99%) just so I can keep track of my expenses and income.  The payroll is fine - set up and running right - which is the bit the government looks at.... the rest ..shrug .. as long as I keep all my receipts that is all the governments care about.

So I went back to the reconciliation - figured out what I was out by........ made an "ask my accountant" entry for the amount...... and reconciled with my bank statement.  YAY !!

ok it may not be a huge victory for anyone who understands math and bookkeeping ........but it was a HUGE victory for me... I am no longer scared of the damn program - or my seemingly ineptitude with it.  Next month should (fingers crossed) go much better......... 

7 comments:

Renee said...

Oh my but that baby is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Cake eating grandson is a cutie, Morningstar. Looks a bit put out that the 'sliding' was called off.

Lovely cake, lovely party and a happy 'dancing with joy' Mom...

Went to the beach... not in the water... Spotted a flock of playful Canadian and northern U.S. snowbirds. They stand out among the locals...such white arms and legs tinged with a bit of red.
Joyce

Mikki said...

Beautiful cake... beautiful grandbaby! What a sweet baby! ;o)

little monkey said...

A gorgeous little monster! You can see the trouble coming in his gaze.

I get the account/math disconnect! I give you a double Yay!Yay!

Spankedhortic II said...

Shame about the downhill kamikaze runs. I could tell that you were looking forward to that so much. :)

Prefectdt

anna said...

Oh my goodness, that child is adorable! He totally has your eyes and browline/shape.

viemoira said...

Adorable...