Is panic and frustration part of the holiday fun? If so, I’m in for a boring season!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty


Holiday image by Richard WeisserUnlike many years in the past, I started my holiday shopping and decorating early and I am essentially “done.” I did a little here and there, and now the house is ready and all I have left to do is mail out my cards which are already stamped and addressed.

But instead of feeling smug and satisfied, I’m really quite bored. It seems that not having the underlying pangs of panic takes away from some of the holiday “excitement!”

There is such a thing as being over-prepared. It’s not my nature. Back in school, so long ago, my assignments were finished minutes before they were due. I have always possessed a last-minute personality that pushed deadlines t0 the limit.

Even today, my days are prioritized by urgency, with the most pressing matters getting attention. Working under pressure makes you feel alive!

Maybe I’ll get lucky and one of the cats will knock the tree over. Now THAT would be exciting!



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Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

Richard - I always work better under pressure, except when it comes to Christmas shopping! I procrastinate on the shopping every year. I would be very happy with boring.

Nov 21, 2009 12:04 AM #6
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate


Wow you even have your tree up?? What about the wonderful Thanksgiving decorations do you have them all down? I am not a procrastinator but the day after Thanksgiving is tree trimming day for me. When do you take your tree down? Today we have our list from our kids as what the grandchildren want and we are off to look for Razor Spark Scooters, Wii games, i-pods and phones! Wish us luck!

Nov 21, 2009 12:19 AM #7
Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, Wilmington NC Homes an

Wow you are way ahead of schedule - i like boring at times - good for you Robert..

Nov 21, 2009 12:56 AM #8
Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

Hi Richard: Good for you.  I am waiting until after Thanksgiving to start.


Nov 21, 2009 12:59 AM #9
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

I talked to a co-worker yesrterday that was taking Black Friday off. I asked her if she was going shopping. "HECK NO!" was the answer. I told her they are doing the sales online now, and, lol, she said she doesn't shop online either ;)

Nov 21, 2009 01:04 AM #10
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


The cats periodically climb the tree in an effort to dominate the "territory!" I have two that are always sperring to be the Alpha" animal. THX>


My wife  works in a department store. She has a word for men like you! lol and thanks.


I THRIVE on stress! That's why I'm a little bored! Thanks, as always for the comment.

Nov 21, 2009 01:18 AM #11
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Richard, I have not even started. The past few years I have been behind in decorating, this year I am debating how much to do. I too work better under pressure.

Last year I got my tree up, looked wonderful. By the end of the first day the cats had it apart, so I had to redo the tree with bows and lights only! Oh, I feel a post coming on...

Nov 21, 2009 01:48 AM #12
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


Up until now, I thought I was organized. I always do it the day after Thanksgiving.  You are the envy of many...


Nov 21, 2009 02:12 AM #13
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Richard:  There's a reason for everything, even your seeming over-preparedness this year.  I bet you meet a set of buyers that needs your full attention from the day after Thanksgiving to the week before Christmas. 

Nov 21, 2009 02:13 AM #14
Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX


You are way so prepared. I still have 'Santa' shopping to do and ship everything from Texas to Arvada, Wyoming, in time for christmas, boy am I behind.

When I was younger and lived in Ireland we would go to Dublin on Christmas Eve and listen to the carol singers and the women on the streets selling wrapping paper "10 for 50"....I can still hear it. Christmas was magical then.


Nov 21, 2009 02:46 AM #15
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Richard, I have a house that needs cleaning, holiday cards need to be written out and addressed, tree needs to go up and decorated, dog needs a brushing, bird cage needs to be cleaned, car needs a wash and inside cleaning.

I'll pay for your airplane ticket!!!! :):):)

Enough excitement for ya? :)

Nov 21, 2009 05:24 AM #16
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

The holidays??? How many more days do we have? Already have your cards ready? My question is -- am I even going to send cards this year!  Happy Holidays

Nov 21, 2009 05:29 AM #17
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

I, too, Richard, would gladly end your boredom by having you come prep my house for the holidays. This post with fabulous photo reminds me of all I'm missing by not visiting your perfectly decorated blog more often.

Nov 21, 2009 08:51 AM #18
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

LOL Richard - we know our kitten will knock our tree down! Want me to send you some cat excitement your way? :) ~Rita

Nov 21, 2009 09:57 AM #19
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Richard...I have done my shopping early...but I feel more n the spirit wne I shop just before the Christmas hits.

Nov 21, 2009 11:48 AM #20
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I usually have my shopping done early, but I have yet to decorate this year. That will be a project I can tackle soon.

Nov 21, 2009 01:28 PM #21
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richard, I'm trying to do my shopping early, but every trip out I wind up getting stuff for me!  OK, now I have to go up to the attic and look for my tree.

Nov 22, 2009 01:56 AM #22
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Just wanted to report back that we put up the tree this evening and the kitten has already tried to climb it twice! Sigh. ~Rita

Nov 22, 2009 11:37 AM #23
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Then all is normal and right with the world ... lol and thanks

Nov 22, 2009 12:15 PM #24
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Richard - I am just starting now so I feel like I have it under control.  Pretty amazing that you have everything done prior to Thanksgiving.  However, I need some snow, cold crisp air, Christmas caroles and a tree with lights before I really get into the spirit.

Nov 22, 2009 01:12 PM #25
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