We have a turtle. He's decided that he wants to live around the perimeter of my home, mostly in my garden beds. And that's fine with me. But it's funny in the timing of when this little buddy made himself known.
It was a ridiculously hectic week. One where I couldn't keep my tasks straight and had zero time for me. I was running from client to client, and subject to snap at any moment. And there, as I walked up my driveway and to my front door, I see this guy on my sidewalk. He's been around from time to time, but mostly he's out of sight.
I think his appearance and the fact that I literally see him every day now is a way of telling me to SLOW DOWN. And I have. Yesterday, I took my coffee to the front porch and watched our turtle buddy crawl slowly, and aimlessly, around our lawn. Must've been time for the breakfast buffet.
I'm happy to have this critter living in my garden and be my reminder to take it easy. I need that from time to time.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155. To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com. Or you can visit her website: www.nvarealestate.net.
Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.
The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.