It was hard today to figure out what direction I was going in. My expectations for the day kept changing, until theyíd turned themselves inside out and ended up the opposite of how they started out. Thatís not a bad thing, necessarily. In fact, a lot of the time it would be a good thing if I didnít plan out my own life and let the wind blow me whichever way it wanted. Because I donít seem to be doing a great job being in charge of myself so far.
Despite plans to the contrary, I got sucked into working most of the day away. Well, the plans werenít exactly to the contrary when I went to bed last night, but when I crawled out this morning, all I could think of was not doing anything all day that I couldnít do while sunk into the depths of the recliner. I was conflicted, because I still have DE-7s and state sales tax returns to do before Thursday, but thatís four days away, and today is Sunday.
Then the time cards started coming over the fax. At first I was just going to let them go until tomorrow, because thatís still a day earlier than I usually do the payroll. Then I noticed that one time card was missing (Timís own, oddly enough), so I thought I wouldnít be able to do the payroll today anyway. But I put a call in to Tim for the missing time card, so Iíd be able to start right off tomorrow morning.
As the day went on, I pondered how much work I have to get through this week, and I decided to get a head start on the payroll. I would just do the time card extensions and figure the taxes and workersí comp that would be due, but I wouldnít actually write the checks.
As I got near the end of that process, the missing time card showed up on the fax. I wavered again, but not for long. I went ahead and wrote the paychecks and got everything ready to mail tomorrow. Wonít they all be surprised to get their checks a couple of days early, I thought. More importantly, wonít it feel good to me to have the most onerous task of the week done before the week even starts. Yes, it will. Thatís how I answered myself.