Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Library.....

well, the library isn't that fun. I sit here and I try to work on my stupid spreadsheets class assignment and...oh! I don't know how to do it.

What's new.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking of cookies I want to make, things I want to sew, and how cold my hands are. My body isn't cold, but my hands are. What do I do about that? Put on gloves while I'm typing? I think not.

So I've been talking to me papa lately about CPA requirements. Well, I just realized I haven't announced our new plans. Ha...oh well. Anyway- we are pretty sure that we will end up staying one more semester in good ol' Rexburg. Meaning- Clay will be done in July. WELL, I was originally going to be done in April, but Crandall & Oseen, the company I worked for last tax season, called and offered me a job for this next tax season! They offered me more money and everything! So anyway- since Clay won't be done until July, I could just put off my last semester, work the tax season, and graduate in July when Clay is done! It is actually quite perfect because I would've had to get a job in May anyway, while I'm waiting for Clay, but this is perfect because it's a good job that I'm already trained in, and its' definite that I will have a job! So back to the CPA requirements. Well, I guess I didn't realize I would be working another tax season, but because of that- that will cause me to have 6 full months of experience in the accounting field. To become a CPA, you need to have 150 college credits, and 1 year of accounting experience under a CPA, and of course- pass the CPA exam. Well...I kind of always thought of 150 hours as getting a masters degree which does NOT sound fun to me. That is like- a whole year more of school at the least. Well, turns out- I don't think I really need to get a masters. I will only need 22 more credits after I graduate to hit 150, meaning...I could really just take independent study ones from BYU or something after I graduate...WHILE I'm working, finishing up my experience requirement...and I could probably be a CPA within 7 months of graduation (if I got a job right away). This is of course- if I actually passed the exam.....WHICH is really scary sounding...quite honestly. Anyway- I'm definitely considering it much more than I was before. I know that was probably really boring to everyone except maybe...my dad...but, oh well.

We are going to Lizzie and Shad's house with Clay's family for thanksgiving week. We are SO excited! It will be such a nice vacation for Clay's family I think. They haven't been down there before and I think they will really like it. I am soooo excited to see the kids and spend time with Lizzie! AND, of course- not be cold.

I am so excited to see Twilight........................I am seeing it when we are at Lizzies. I hope we see it on Monday(we leave saturday for Lizzies- the day after the movie comes out) because I am SO anxious! I also am so excited to see HSM3 when it comes to the cheap seats. If only it was there already!

Well........I'm going to go find Clay and tell him we should eat dinner. We have this event we are required to go to because BYU-Idaho makes everyone go to so many fine arts events in order to graduate. Something about expanding our culture. Whatever. Tonight is: Extravadance! Hopefully it's good. We have to dress up in Sunday clothes for it (shirt and tie for Clay). Clay was going on and on about how it's not fair for him to have to dress up because people who aren't going for the requirement don't have to dress up. (They scan your ID card so that the school knows you've gone- but they won't scan if you're not dressed right, but you can still go in- just not get credit) So anyway, he went off talking about equal rights and how he has none. ha. Silly boy. Do your husbands whine and grine when they have to wear a tie? I always tell him he has to get used it because he'll be wearing one daily once he gets into the workplace.

Well, things are good. We are incredibly blessed- we realize more and more each day how everything is just set up perfectly for us- even when we think we are being given a trial, it really turns out to be a blessing!

Overall in a nutshell......our house is awesome.......Rexburg is cold.....school is hard.....I'm obsessed with chocolate chip cookies lately.....Clay is sick but on the road up.....I can't wait for thanksgiving and christmas break......annnnnnnd that's it! Love you all!

8 comments:

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Great post!! I love hearing how you are doing and it is not boring. I hope you get your CPA and then just think you will really have something to talk about with your dad. I am glad you are getting a job with the firm again, what a wonderful blessing. All men hate to wear ties, I will never forget my wonderful Dr Bell whom I loved showed up at the hospital in jeans and a red and white striped t-shirt. I complemented him on his clothes and he said his mom would get mad at him if she knew, that she believed all professional men should wear ties always. He said he hated them, although he always had one on in the office everyday. So go figure, maybe it is equal to us wearing a bra, or a girdle, which you haven't ever worn and probably don't know anythin about. I love you lots grandma

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Danielle, that would be so great if you became a cpa! all that hard work for something other than the peice of paper and satisfaction and preparedness, you would actually use it and get paid! This could be something you do at home eventually! I'm so proud of you. So- if I stay at UofO, maybe I actually will graduate before you! I'm glad Clay is feeling better. The harry potter movie looked good. That's awful you have to go to all these art events. waste of time. We have to take 2 multi-cultural classes in order to graduate- alright- I love you.

Patty said...

I am really excited for our Thanksgiving trip. It should be lots of fun except for the long drive. I think the plans sound great for getting your CPA. It was not boring to hear how you plan on doing it. I am glad to hear that Clayton is on the uphill side of getting better. I hope he all better by the time we leave town. Nothing is worse than travelling when you do not feel good. I used my serger again this weekend. Many thanks. Have a great week. love you. bye now.

Sharon/mom said...

love reading your blog. You are so much like dad in that you are a good accountant, and a great writer! I know it was smart to change to accounting, but when I read your blogs I think man she could have been a great journalist. I envy that gift that dad and so many of you have!! I understand about the cookies, they are not far from my mind. That is exciting about your CPA stuff. It would be so cool if you could get your license that soon!!! You could make so much money right in your home if you wanted or needed to!

I love your attitude. You are an amazing woman. I am so excited you get to go to California. I wish I could just zoom around and see all my grand kids and my children when I want too. I have been thinking about the Leslie's lately. Oh well. love you bunches!!!

Sharon/mom said...

oh and funny about the tie!! Dad liked dressing up most of the early years he worked. It was in his older wanting to be comfy years he changed. He still likes I think wearing a suit on occasion. I think almost all men look good in a suit!

Megan and Greg said...

HP comes out in July? What the freakin' heck!It always comes out around now. Twilight, very exciting. Wow, you are gonna be a CPA. I forget about that part. I just think, oh Danielle's gonna graduate. I forget that means you'll have your career. Nutzo! That is funny about Clay and the human rights. That was just really funny. Oh I miss you. I think I'm going to call you right now. LOVE YOU!!!

Lizzie said...

Such a great post Danielle. I feel like I'm finally catching up with blogs. It was so nice to hear more about your plans. Wouldn't that be cool if it worked out well that you had to stay an extra semester. The economy is a bummer anyway, and then you're that much closer to being a CPA. I am sooooo excited to see you both!!!

Rebecca said...

Wow. A CPA. That's amazing. It sounds so hard. Really hard. I guess if you like it maybe it makes it a little easier. Still....
I miss you and so much fun on Halloween with you. We need to get together without husbands and children. Lov eyou.