You may be wondering why in the world I am here in Shreveport and why I seem to be so giddy about being away from my family. First of all, sometimes Mommies just need to get away and that's all I am going to say about that. Except, sometimes those little get-away gifts come in the form of business trips. So, yes. This is strictly a business trip. In order to maintain your license as a CPA in the state of Louisiana, you must have 120 hours of CPE (continuing professional education) every three years. That equates to about 40 hours (5 days) a year. Sometimes it works out like that for me and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes, I'm cramming that last year to get my 120 hours. I digress. So here I am, in my sweet state of Louisiana in my high-rise hotel room (Oh, have I mentioned that already?) for CPE tomorrow morning at the Shreveport Convention Center. Now, normally, I pick courses that are "relevant" to being a CPE....you know...eithics, tax updates, accounting and auditing updates and the list goes on. For the next two days, I will be in a Microsoft Access class. Don't ask. It's just something that I've always wanted to learn. Will I ever use it? Probably not. Did it require a night in a hotel room? Oh, yeah!!
I've already decided. Tomorrow night, I am eating at Macaroni Grill. It's right down the road from J. Jill. Wayne refuses to go to one when we find one and so I'll go with out him. When I told him about it, he asked me, "You're gonna go by yourself?" I was like, "Oh, yeah!"
So, by now, you either hate me or think I am the worst mother in the world. What can I say to that? All I can say is that I'm gonna sleep good tonight!!!
P.S. OH! I saw in our local paper that "Go Diego Go" is coming to Monroe in June! I'm gonna talk to Wayne about it again, but I think we're going to take Baby Girl! So excited that something fun is coming to Monroe!!