Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. ~Author Unknown

Friday, April 16, 2010

...be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Howdy Neighbour....

Last week, I was telling one of my clients that Terry and I had been thinking about moving....she of course looked surprised and said oh really...are you going to move to such and such a place....(a small town about 15 mins from here)........I replied very aggressively saying NO I would never move there...I went on and on about the reason we wanted to stay in the city...why I would never move to the town where I worked or the town in between here and there..........

Fast forward just 7 short days and guess what..........I am eating crow again........it is funny really...this happens to me ALL the time.........I say things with so much passion and then I end up doing them.....it has happened many times.....I won't get in to any details but trust me it is laughable.........

So our friends were visiting on Sat night and M just happens to be the brainchild of this certain subdivision that we are now very interested in moving too....he bought the land, developed it and as luck would have it is now the realtor selling all the lots.......of course on Sat night we all started discussing our thoughts about moving and one thing led to another and low and behold we found ourselves in this small town Sunday afternoon.....getting the tour...the lay of the land...the potential homes that we could live in and the lots that we could buy.............

And that is were a funny story could end.........but this one gets even funnier..........there were always a few things that made this town desirable....I pushed them aside because I thought city life outweighed these things...but you be the judge, here they are.....my drive would be cut in half....10 mins would be added to Terry's drive though so that just cancels itself out....our friends live there and we spend a ton of time with them.....we would be closer to my friends and family.....and the biggest most recent development is that my brother and his girlfriend are going to be moving there too, so that would be kind of fun to live in the same town as them.....so there are definitely some pros to living there....but never did I think I would be living in
L%C*N????

But as M was showing us the type of home we could build there for the $$$$ comparing that same home in the city.......well major major difference......and then we started thinking a bit more seriously....looking at the lots that were still available..........so we started to drive down a long dusty....construction packed street and I said now M which lot have my brother and Amanda picked out.........oh this one here....ok and which lots are still available.....well the one right next and the 2 lots 2 down from him.............hmmmm okay.......at first I thought my gosh there is no way my brother and I are going to want to live beside each other...that would be too weird...so okay we will grab the one at the end of the street.......but oh hmmmm there are some things we really like about the lot right beside his.........geesh........so I quickly text my bro......"how would you like to live beside your sister".......and his reply "cool that would be great"....always the cute little brother...I asked him to really chat with his girlfriend about it and really talk about it and get back to me later........

As we started thinking about it more we realized, living 2 houses away or right beside is really not that different, if anything if we are right beside we will always know our neighbour....(the other side of us is a dead end).....so that would be it, farmland behind us, brother and I'm sure soon to be sister in-law***hehe....beside us....good friends a block away.....what could be better!!!

So this is what we are thinking..........nothing is set in stone yet but hopefully by weeks end we will have made a decision....and funny enough my brother and girlfiend are actually excited to be neighbours..crazy...... I can't even believe it.........too funny who knew that my brother and I would be living side by side in #U*A%!!!!!!!!

m

Monday, April 5, 2010

ParTY TimE!

I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before but my parents live is the most amazing place...it is almost resort like.....and boy do I feel lucky to have parents that actually like having thier kids around.....so we hang out there often! Always welcome to stay for a long time or a short visit, bring friends and other family, eat and drink whatever we wish.....yes it really is the best........HOWEVER.........

I am telling you the more times I hang out with my parents the more concerned I am getting about my own sort of nonexistant...quiet...bordering on non existent social life!!!! lol

Here's the story, my parents have this ability to make friends wherever they happen to be.........and they are the ultimate host's.......always inviting people to their home....it is the continuous drop off spot for many people....young, old, male, female, dog, cat, relative or neighbour, friend or foe ........their door seems to be always swinging...there are always people at my parents home!

Now they will disagree.....I can just see my Mom right now saying.....well it's not usually like that...we have many quiet nights.....or this is the first time in our lives that we have had so many people stopping around...so many social engagements.....I don't know about this....because this social scene seems to be VERY very regular!!! lol

Take for instance the last 4 visits that I have paid my parents..........all different days of the week...all different situations and they all ended up with Michelle staying up way way too late and waking up way way too early......too much fun for their 30 something year old daughter........they are conditioned... my parents....yes just starting into their 6th decade, they are as spry as ever....the always incredible hosts, to an array of differing people.......drinks and food, great conversations...laughs and jokes...always ending in hugs and kisses and promises to be back soon.......and then don't be fooled, don't even think that there would be any lagging the next day....no siree....up and at it at 4:30am my Dad is and might I mention not the quietest man in the world..... so in the end his light sleeping daughter is usually awake as well.......

So all and all these visits always end with fun had by all....but man I need to come back to our boring abode just to catch up on some zzzz's....and get ready for whatever the next visit may hold........or I guess I could look at it like this....if I continue to have lots of visits, just think.... I should be just up to snuff by the time I reach my 6th decade and I can carry on the party time traditions.........hmmmm not sure what "T" will think of that!!
m

Thursday, April 1, 2010

and then "mrs crabby pants" comes in.......

Well it sure is funny that when you are up someone is always there to bring you down....lol....not really, that sounded very dramatic.....however yesterday I had the most stressful client in....now even on her best days she is stressful but yesterday she was in a bad mood and there was not one thing that I could do to cheer her up......

One of my co-workers always talks about the mirrored jacket that we have to put on every time we go out to "face" a stressful client.....the mirrors of course are for reflection....yes whenever they start being downers, or cranky complainers about really silly stuff....we have to let it bounce of us.....let the mirrors catch it and then it will reflect right back on them....and won't get into our head space.....because geez they can bring you down!

So yesterday during her long winded speech to me about her hair and how it was so fine and limp and the color just wasn't right and oh her wrinkles and she wants to look like Sandra Bullock and how her husband is grumpy and her son is being a rebel in school and oh I almost forgot how awful her 2 months in the Caribbean where this year and how she wrecked her prada purse.........pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaasssssssssseeeeeeeeee women......in my opinion this women is clearly very unhappy.....on the outside it is easy to feel angry because to most of us her life looks pretty darn good.....but obviously there is something very sad inside of her because all the things she was talking about yesterday really are not that tragic....seriously she was driving me crazy everything was my or someone elses fault.....lady come on you are 55 and thanks to your worshiping of the sun for 50 of your years you do indeed I agree, have a bad case of wrinkles...I am never ever, let me repeat ever going to be able to make you look like Sandra Bullock....be my guest if you can find someone that can.....I will actually pay for that visit!!!

So as I took off my mirrored jacket after she left, I let out a deep sigh....almost a release of her attitude and carried on with my day........ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....I don't think I actually made much of a difference for her....but seriously I am not sure that anyone could.........hmmm I guess a challenge for her next visit.....funny thing is after all her complaining about how I possibly might not be doing things right....she has booked another appt........ahhh we will give it one more try.....lol

m :)