Signs that There Has Been a Profound Change in My Life

1. My alarm clock has become irrelevant.
2. My morning routine currently involves checking the inmate roster at the Monroe County Jail.
3. One of my most significant accomplishments this week was creating a formula in Excel. (Thank you, Google!)
4. Speaking of Excel, I used it to make a few line graphs that are extremely informative, and if you come within a fifty foot radius of my office, I will lure you in to show them to you like they’re a cute new pair of sandals. That’s how excited I am about line graphs right now.
5. I voluntarily spent about two hours doing math today. I’m not going to lie: I enjoyed it.


  1. Chad
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    You don’t know Excel love until you discover Pivot Tables and their joyful number-crunchiness……..

  2. Anne
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t seen any graphs – line or otherwise! Now I’m intrigued…

  3. Posted July 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Okay, so you need some splainin with #2. Are you looking to see if any of your new charges got picked up for a DUI the night prior or is it some less nefarious reason?

  4. Posted July 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Wow, on all levels! When’s that alarm clock coming back?? Are you going to have your autumnal routine with the boys still, or has that all changed?

    I’m liking those line graphs… That math looks good on you, like a cute pair of boots…

  5. adrienne
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Chad, I am totally checking out Pivot Tables. That will be another learning opportunity for me today. I have been having a LOT of learning opportunities lately.

    Anne, Well, I did draw that one for you, but the real one is more impressive. And I’ve made some more. Now I’m going to have to show you today.

    Jeffrey, I’m making sure someone who is incarcerated remains incarcerated. In the event of this individual’s release, I have a problem.

    Tanita, I don’t think I’m going to need an alarm clock any more unless I have an appointment or meeting in the morning. As long as I get to work before 9:30am, everything’s cool, and with my shorter commute, that is really easy. I just wake up in the morning, get ready, and go in, and that’s been working fine.

    I won’t have the boys in the morning anymore, so that’s going to be a HUGE change once the school year starts, for all of us. I think it will work out well for all of us in the end, though.

  6. Posted July 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I think you might need a Math Gnome to hang out with you, especially when you do Pivot Tables. I can understand and visualize your new-pair-of-sandals excitement over line graphs.

  7. adrienne
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink


    I have been thinking about buying a cute new pair of sandals, too. Just to remember how that feels.

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