Friday, October 06, 2006

Good grief, has it really been this long since I posted? I guess so.
It's been busy, busy, busy. I'm still working on the Real Estate thing, and being home with the guys during the day and working at the local eatery 5 nights a week and almost never seeing my hubs and potty training and not cleaning my house and not walking the pugs (poor pugs) and my grandparents came for a week long visit and autumn is here which I LOVE!

So this real estate thing is REALLY f-ing time consuming. And that is sort of stressing me out because I feel like I'm spending a lot of my "quality time" with the boys on the computer working. I don't want to be a bad mommy for the sake of getting this real estate business started and likewise I do not want people to think I'm another crappy real estate agent who doesn't work hard and doesn't earn their money....money? what money? no money yet, not coming in anyway, PLENTY going out though...NO problemo with cash flow in the outward directiono. On the positive side, the office that I joined is great. The other agents are SO nice and helpful and supportive and it's a real team. It's a warm atmosphere, everyone is encouraging pitches in the help each other out. There is a weekly staff meeting, everyone gets together discusses a topic, gets updates on what's going on in the business and everyone talks about what they are doing. The broker I work for is great, really seems to try to push the envelope as far as introducing new things and growing the business and supporting us agents. I can feel the love there, which is why I joined up with them as oppossed to some of the other RE shops in town. So, we keep plugging away and trying to remain balanced.

Oddly enough, I have managed to get the porch trim painted, well, primed anyway. That doesn't sound like THAT big of a deal, but it does represent several hours of work. And the entry way has been primed as well, it was a really BEAUTIFULLY stained wood, beadboard entry, but the wood was reallllly dark and we had to replace some of the trim when we replaced the front door, so really we had to paint it. It sort of broke my heart to do it, but MAN is it SO much brighter. I'm really happy now that we had to paint it and I can't wait to get it finished. I am also really looking forward to painting the porch ceiling which is is also beadboard and painted a dark, chocolate brown color. Painting it white is going to throw so much more light into the downstairs...just in time for winter, so GROOOOOVY! I've decided that the blue and yellow in the kitchen is just too bright, so I'm going to repaint that. Sometimes I love it, but it's really pushing the borders of acceptable and I finally got an admission from the hubs that he doesn't like it...he's so sweet..he really didn't want to criticize it until I told him it was getting on my nerves. So that will be in progress at some point as well.

Work at the local eatery is slowing because of the season, but is still good, except that they fired 7 of my co-workers all at once recently, for reasons that I won't go into. I think the situation was questionable and handled poorly and things have not been the same since. I know they will settle down and normalize eventually, and a couple of the new people are pretty cool actually, but it bums me out just the same. I really like(d) my coworkers and my managers and I know this has been rough on all of them.

Hubs is good. I miss him a lot though. I wish I could see more of him. But I did get someone to close for me last night and came home early, so we got to hang out for a couple of hours and stayed up toooo late watching two of the Mediums that we've had recorded on Tivo since APRIL! It takes us a couple of hours to watch 2 half hour episodes because we keep pausing to talk about stuff that we remember along the way that we wanted to tell each other. It's really nice when I get to see him. It reminds me why I love him so much, he is my best friend.

The boys? Why, thanks for asking. They remain the awesomest little monkeys and the lights of our lives. The cuteness is sometimes overwhelming, and sometimes so is the whining...but I wouldn't trade one second of it for anything in the world. They are pure sweetness sometimes. I took them out with me to check out some vacant land that some of our friends are interested in, we hiked it and took pictures, and the guys had a great time, they love to hike. But, it started raining while we were up there and Cooper suddenly yells out, "We're gonna die up here!" and started booking down the hill back to the minivan. It was so funny. He wasn't really scared, he was laughing. We ran back down, I had to carry Gagey. We bought some little pumpkins and put them on the dashboard of the beloved minivan for Autumn.

Autumn is here and I love it. We drove to Naples yesterday for nap time (and RE related reasons) and it was borderline dangerous because it was SO beautiful that I almost ran off the road staring at the scenery, the leaves and lake, the views. I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful area.

My mom is coming to visit soon. YEAH!!!! =)

Okay, LONG post! I gotta get the monkeys dressed and we're going to go to the park. It's supposed to be a gorgeous day, so we're going out to soak up some of it while we have the chance.

Peace out my lovlies and Happy Autumn to you all.