A Slow Down Button! Anyone?

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS MD594797


Every time I see the Easy Button commercial I think to myself yes, that would come in handy occasionally [you know those days when it rains, it pours] but actually what I really, really want is a Slow Down Button
!

Apparently my subconscious agrees and is instructing my brain to act accordingly.

Last week were Back-to-School nights and the one I had to attend was scheduled for 6 pm (or so I thought). 6 pm on a Monday night means major scheduling challenges - afternoon appointments, a school bus, gymnastics practice, picking up the little one and throw in an ugly commute for hubby - but we managed to sort it all out.

I arrived at the school 5 minutes early [feeling very proud of this perfect-scheduling-accomplishment], looked at the announcement to verify that the 1st grade parents were to meet in the Cafeteria and went and took my seat. I even thankfully accepted the 1st grade print-outs ... and while looking through those, I glanced up to see the 1st grade teachers walk in.

And then it hit me. I am at the wrong meeting! My daughter is a 2nd grader now! How in the world ... ?

Yes.. a Slow Down Button would be really, really nice. Glancing at the calendar on my desk I cannot believe that the last quarter of 2012 is already upon us and we are racing towards yet another Christmas. How did that happen so fast? Did I not just put the decorations away like last month?

I need a Slow Down Button! Anyone have one to share?

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS

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Laura Cerrano
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Serious, I've been there! Don't give up! :)

Sep 30, 2012 08:33 PM #1
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Tammy Lankford
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For some reason this post made me think of once when I was driving my daughter to school and I mindlessly turned in the other direction toward my office because I was so focused on my work day.  My daughter cleared her throat and said School that way, work this way, can I skip school today?  Yeah a slow down and/or easy button would be nice.

Sep 30, 2012 08:47 PM #2
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Andrea Bedard
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Hi Laura, I'm guessing this means you don't have one? ;-)

Hi Tammy, I've managed to pull that one off, too! My mind was already focused on the tasks ahead and where I needed to go next ...

 

Sep 30, 2012 09:06 PM #3
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Jon Kolsky
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Andrea~ I love your post, if you find the slow down button, don't holdout, I can really use one as well...

Sep 30, 2012 09:30 PM #4
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Tom Kelley
Local Hawaii Real Estate - Keaau, HI

Slow down button - the Puna District of the Big Island.  You don't slow down here, you slam on the brakes.  Things happen in their own time here and pushing to make things happen on schedule often results in things "falling through the cracks."  Thanks for a great read.

Oct 01, 2012 01:36 AM #5
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John McCormack
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Oh how I feel your pain.  All weekend Debbie and I both were like a couple of thorns in a whirlwind.  Working doing what had to be done... go.. go... go.  Now here it is Monday and we both look and feel like road kill.  Yep a slow down or even an escape button around here.

Oct 01, 2012 06:48 AM #6
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Pam Hills
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Well, sometimes life gives you no other option, but it is better if you have a choice :).  Sending Hugs (left handed, but all is good)  May be slow at getting back to here, but checking in today.  All will be good no worries.  Just make you own slow down button, in case, so you have a choice.  <3

Oct 01, 2012 08:13 AM #7
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS - Silver Spring, MD
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Hi Jon, thank you. I'd be happy to share ...

Hi Tom, slamming on the brakes is necessary sometimes, too! You live in a magical place ... clocks tick differently. PS. I got married on the Big Island. *sigh*

Hi John, I wish I could help you out but my quest has not been successful ... sounds like Tom Kelley has the answer! I hope you'll find some time to unwind this week.

Pam! We missed you! I'm reading between your lines here .. I hope you are well but, of course, I worry! HUGS!

Oct 01, 2012 07:35 PM #8
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Tom Kelley
Local Hawaii Real Estate - Keaau, HI

Andrea, congrats on picking such a memorable place to get married!  I've come up with a new business idea - A Slow Down Retreat Center for frenzied agents right here in Puna!  You, of course, would have to come oversee the operation.....aloha!

Oct 02, 2012 02:10 AM #9
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS - Silver Spring, MD
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There you go Tom - sounds like a perfect plan to me! All you need to do is market it on AR.. I bet you would find plenty of customers!

Oct 02, 2012 04:42 PM #10
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