Finally a Day Off ... Sorta

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

A few posts back I had made a promise that I was going to just put my foot down and enjoy some time for family and relaxation.  Keeping true to my promise, I said NO to 3 different clients who wanted my day for varied real estate related business.  All understood and even said enjoy your time with family.  My daughter and son-in-law came in from out of town which is rare.  On borrowed time between the other set of parents in the area and friends, I knew I better spend the moments I could with them or just do the kick me later feeling if I chose work. 

So today we went to the Dallas Arboretum and had a lovely picnic with other family members joining and even the in-law's parents.  I of course took advantage with camera in hand to snap a few photos.  Enjoy my fun moments!

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum 

Dallas Arboretum 

Dallas Arboretum 

Fun, Fun Day and I will be sharing more of my photos on posts to come!  I will have to admit that I spent my morning on taking care of some business but I didn't miss out on this absolutely perfect afternoon with mid 70s weather, light winds and sunshine!


Comments (14)

Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Glad you stuck to your guns and took a little time for yourself and family! Your pictures are the bunny! Hope you find yourself refreshed!

Apr 16, 2011 01:54 PM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Great pictures and beautiful weather today to enjoy the Arboretum.  It's always good to have clients who understand the need for personal time.

Apr 16, 2011 01:55 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Connie - good for you for taking some time off. I tried to do that today and my car battery died. So much for my "time off" idea! LOL

Apr 16, 2011 01:56 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

The Arboretum is great Connie and just SCHEDULE those clients for another day and NO GUILT. OK???!

Apr 16, 2011 01:57 PM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Connie...Sometimes it may even mean asking another agent to pitch in, sharing the commission (if one happens) if that's what it takes.

Glad you had a great time and I'm sure your daughter appreciated the time with you.


Apr 16, 2011 02:19 PM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Connie. It looks like you relaxed in a nice place with good company.

Apr 16, 2011 02:45 PM
Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
Better Than Your Average Joe

I keep telling myself I need a day off.  A day just to do nothing.

Apr 16, 2011 03:07 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Such a great place to spend some family time and, of course, photos!

Apr 16, 2011 04:24 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Good that you were able to spend time with the family.  The Arboretum is a Dallas treasure.

Apr 16, 2011 10:14 PM
Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

Connie, those are beautiful pictures, the Arboretum looks like a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors!

Apr 17, 2011 02:53 AM
Navona Hart
Real Living Cornerstone - Farmville, VA
Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia

The photos are awesome, the gigantic rabbit kinda scary:)  Glad you took time to be with family.

Apr 17, 2011 07:24 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Connie...yeah...I am so proud of you.  Glad that you took time for you and to enjoy special time with family.  This place is beautiful.  I really like the last picture.  Have a great evening.

Apr 17, 2011 02:34 PM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Thanks to all for your visit and more importantly encouragement to take some time off.  We tend to get so wrapped up in our business and want to customer service and not disappoint our clients that we put our own needs last.  Saturday was a great day where I was blessed with understanding clients and did not lose any business opportunity as I spent the afternoon with family.  One key thing was to communicate with all and to return calls.  I even refrained from checking emails and answering the phone.  All was wonderful! 

The Dallas Arboretum is truly a magical place.  It offers a beautiful setting, great water feature areas and is nestled in to the White Rock Lake area of Dallas.  Perfect venue for a peaceful and fun afternoon. 

My daugher & her husband has left back home and I felt very sad until I reminded myself that I was very foutunate that they did come to visit and it will give me something to look forward to when we will see each other again.  So I took a couple of hours this afternoon and planted flowers at my house with the inspiration of the day before giving me some great ideas!  Now back to work but with a little more relaxed feeling!

Apr 17, 2011 02:50 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I love that last picture. Dallas/Fort Worth is the only major metro area I have not been to in Texas.

Apr 29, 2011 03:45 PM