Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Funny Old Day


I came over all domestic.  Sorted out cupboards.  Did ALL my ironing - do I feel virtuous or what?
Made up a big batch of tomato sauce - the window sill was getting loaded down with ripening tomatoes and something had to be done.  Then to top it off I made a huge pan of chili - we should be eating it for several weeks.

Recently I have found the lack of structure in my days, now that I have changed careers from being an office worker for more years than I care to mention, to a real estate agent working for myself, has left me with a lot of time on my hands, and the more time I have, the less I have been getting done.  

Obviously the wedding meant my mind was off the real estate scene for a few weeks there and now I am having trouble getting focused again.  We are still in a pretty active market here in "the Golden Triangle" but I feel that I am back at square one, back where I was this time last year and struggling a little to raise my game.  I feel confident that things will pick up but in the meantime I need something ......  

With my trip to France next weekend, sod's law says that I will suddenly get busy next week, so let's see.  My son and I leave next Friday and will spend three nights down by the house and one night in Paris before we head back.  I know it seems crazy - so much expense, such a long way for such a short time, but we will rest easier when someone has been over and checked on the work and made sure everything is in order for the winter.  Then we will start saving in earnest to have a proper productive trip over early in the New Year - maybe February.

8 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Oh you lucky thing off again to France. It's definitely worth it even if it is only for a few days. Hope you have a great relaxing time Softie in the Heedie!

BTW - you are absolutely right about doing less and less the more time you have. Work expands to fill the day - as was quited by someone famous once! The other quote is if you want something done, give it to a busy person!

Have a fab hol.

Breezy said...

Oh I'll just miss you I'm due back a week next Wednesday maybe next time?

Maggie May said...

You make me feel lazy with all that tomato sauce making.
it is true though that the more time you have, the less you do.I usually end up doing more blogging & then feeling guilty about it.
Have a brilliant time in France.

Lehners in France said...

SITH, I totally understand the whole making your own tomato sauce thing. We have made our own all of the time we have been in France. Now coz we are leaving I had to buy some for spag bol and it was VILE. Enjoy your trip! Debs x

Stinking Billy said...

sith, know what you mean, girl, I do all the ironing and I've been virtuous for years!

travelling, but not in love said...

One night in Paris? And you don't tell me! I'm outraged...!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip in the city of lights!
Everyone deserves a break away from normal life once in a while!

softinthehead said...

TBNIL boringly I am spending my one night in Paris in an airport hotel ...yaaaawn. but one day.....!