A Little Guilty Pleasure Can Be a Simple Luxury Such as Sleeping In an Extra Hour or Two

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charlemagne International Properties BRE# 01147470

I believe today is the first day this year I did not check my email by 7:00 AM at the very latest.  Today, before I even opened my eyes, I abandoned my plan to walk five miles--nixed those as I burrowed deeper into my down-filled pillow.  Ditto for making a trip to market.  I opted to indulge in an extra hour between my high-thread count sheets and linger over a second cup of tea.  Heavens, I also read a few chapters in a book that had nothing to do with real estate.

 

Around 9:00 AM I sauntered into my home office and sat down at my computer.  I sent a few emails in an effort to obtain a few missing signatures needed to complete a transaction, spent an hour organizing my online folders and wrote a blog post or two.  Easy-peasy stuff compared to the week I left behind.

 

I'm on holiday for the rest of day.  There may even be a nap on my afternoon agenda.  At 5:00 PM I'll be off to enjoy a family barbecue.  When my three year old grandson invites me to "play cars" I'll be ready--kids are great at reminding us of the importance of playtime!

 

I hope all my friends at Active Rain are getting plenty of playtime today!

 

Norma Toering - REMAX Palos VerdesNorma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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Cindy - Chicago is a great city--I lived there for several years--but it always feels good to return home.

Jul 04, 2011 03:10 PM #9
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Donald - I second that suggestion!

Jul 04, 2011 03:10 PM #10
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Elizabeth Arduain
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Have a very happy, lazy fourth Norma, you deserve it.

Jul 04, 2011 03:48 PM #11
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Elizabeth - I hope you're having a similar day!

Jul 04, 2011 04:30 PM #12
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Judy Klem
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Hi Norma - How delicious your day sounds! I'm glad you got some well-deserved R&R. Happy 4th of July!

Jul 04, 2011 06:13 PM #13
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Rob D. Shepherd
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I don't have much to show for my day. I think I'll take my family to see Larry Crowe movie.

Jul 04, 2011 07:34 PM #14
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Melissa Brown
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Hi Norma!  I had plans to lounge around all day too, but this morning, just after only about 3 sips of coffee (after sleeping in also), my husband's nose started GUSHING blood. He wasn't doing anything - just reading the paper.  It wouldn't stop, so after 20 minutes, I took him to the ER - an hour and a half later, it stopped.

So half of my lazy day was spent in the ER - so I took a nap this afternoon.  Haven't done that in ages!!!  Happy 4th!

 

Jul 04, 2011 07:56 PM #15
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Norma- everyone needs and deserves an "I love me" day.  Good for you!  Hope you enjoyed it.

Jul 04, 2011 08:43 PM #16
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Donna Foerster
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We had a 3 1/2 year old visiting us this week.  Our great-nephew Mason.  He knows ALL about play time and it never ends for him.  They left about 2 hours ago.  I'm exhausted!  I know I'll sleep well tonight!

Jul 04, 2011 09:26 PM #17
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Good for you, Norma. I was up at 8:15 and out for my first of 3 separate showings today.  Yes, 3 different sets of people.  I drove 105 miles..... Oh well, I certainly should not complain.

Jul 04, 2011 11:31 PM #18
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Rob - Time with family is always good.

Jul 05, 2011 10:11 PM #19
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Judy - Since I rarely let the sun catch me sleeping, it was quite a delicious treat.

Jul 05, 2011 10:13 PM #20
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Melissa - Geez, the ER is no place to spend a holiday--hope your husband is feeeling better.

Jul 05, 2011 10:14 PM #21
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Kathy - That's exactly what it was--an I love me day, or at least half day...

Jul 05, 2011 10:15 PM #22
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Donna - Kids seems to have an endless supply of energy!  I came home exhausted after a few hours of playing with my grands.

Jul 05, 2011 10:17 PM #23
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Jane - Wow, that is a busy day--but we have to work when the business is there--somehow it always seems to even out with a few days of downtime here and there.

Jul 05, 2011 10:19 PM #24
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Norma,

 

Who says you can't enjoy lounging as much as anything else? :)

 

Jane,

Your way is also great hahaha :)

Jul 05, 2011 11:33 PM #25
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Norma,

Is the sketch yours?

Jul 05, 2011 11:34 PM #26
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Laura - A little of each is wonderful--some days filled with work, work, work and others filled with our favorite downtime activities--what could be better than that?

Jul 05, 2011 11:37 PM #27
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Laura - Toulouse Lautrec drew it, but yes, I own it.

Jul 05, 2011 11:48 PM #28
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