The audit is pretty much done–the fieldwork in our office is over and now the auditors go back and run their reports and draw up their documents. All in all, I think it went well. They did find a lot of small errors and they have some clear recommendations on how to improve our processes, so I’m glad that they were so thorough.
My mom and her husband joined us for dinner tonight. I must have been picking on Joe too much because my mother kept touching my arm and saying, “It’s all right.” He did do a good job. The house was straightened up when I got home, but it was like he only heard half of what we talked about both last night and this morning. He told me he had a great idea for dessert with bananas. I responded that my mother is allergic to them, so he said he’d make a banana pudding with vanilla wafers. That’s fine, but he layered bananas at the bottom of the dish. Last night I was going to make a pan of lasagna for him to throw into the oven. That way, even if I was late, they could start eating at 7. However, it got a bit late and I realized that he might be pretty crunched for time, so I suggested that we get some take out. He agreed.
I got home at 10 after 7, serious storms on the drive home, and he was planning to grill and hadn’t started the food yet. Dinner wouldn’t be ready until 7:30. A couple of times in the past, when I’ve suggested a 7:30 meal, my mom has said that it gets a bit late then and we usually have to re-schedule, which is hard to do with our schedules. I know he was trying to do the right thing–and honestly the meal was very good, so I probably should just let it go. I mean, it was better than take out–he really put in the extra effort.
Again, the audit is done as far as I’m concerned. I feel very relieved. I’m taking a vacation day tomorrow to just relax and de-stress.
Originally posted on faeriekissed.vox.com