Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I had a tax class this morning but she only kept us a little over an hour instead of 3. Didn't hurt my feelings any.
I spent part of the afternoon sketching several of the scavenger hunt items. I think I finished 4. I am on number 19 next.
I also spent this evening doing the weekly drawing. It is way too much perspective. I just eyed it like I do my elipses. They aren't accurate but I am not a technical person and find that part of drawing very boring. I just don't have the patience and have a hard time with the concept of perspective. Not that I wouldn't like to know how to do it. But it just seems to be an elusive maneuver that I can't comprehend.
My husband has asked me before why I can't learn how to do payroll time in tenths. It is something I have tried to learn and just can't get it. He said if I am smart enough to do accounting, I should be able to learn that way of figuring time. I just had my mom make a chart for me when I was having to figure our trucking business pay. It worked just the same and I didn't have to stress. Every so often, hubby will try once again to teach me the basics. But I told him my head is so full of info, if I learn something I am not interested in learning, something I really need might leak out.
I have found in my life that if something is interesting to me, I can learn it fairly easy. I was never interested in math. And I am not good in math. But I am good at accoujnting. And I worked for years in a bank. One day my middle school math teacher happened into the bank. She did a double take and asked the teller if it was me she was seeing. I am pretty sure if she had had an account with the bank, she would have moved it.
Another thing I didn't like learning was history and science. Mainly because they were always making us memorize dates and formulas. My mind just doesn't work that way. But I learned French, shorthand, and was very good with English. And I absolutely loved bookkeeping and accounting. I love troubleshooting and finding missing pennies. I love the process of back tracking and finding the pennies.
And I love research. That is probably why I like the internet so much. There is not much that you can't find on the internet. Sometimes I just type in a word or phrase in Google and go to each site that comes up. I just browse thru the sites and see what is there. I have found some really interesting things that way. Some I would never have found otherwise. Some that I wish I hadn't found also. But that is the internet. And I can spend hours just looking at different sites.