Today was Boxing Day.
It was a time to sleep in and just laze around until this afternoon when the family decided to go to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Great movie to take grandsons to whose ages are 8 and 10.
And, right at the end during an epic battle between the Empire and our heroes who try to thwart them in their evil plans, my phone started to vibrate...and ring...and dings of texts. For about 5 minutes, someone tried to divert my attention from the destruction being played out on the screen. Didn't happen! not until the good guys won. SPOILER: They "won" but didn't make it out alive!
Yes, a client was trying to get through to me to ask a question about a Docusign document. I felt sooo bad about letting them wait for 5 minutes..and then texted them I would call them in a few minutes.
PS. Movie Theaters should scramble signals just so we don't have to feel guilty about not answering our phones. And, no, I NEVER turn off my phones because I do want to know what's going on.
Yesterday, Christmas Day.
Nothing like Christmas breakfast without calorie counting. This after rising very early to watch the grandsons open presents from Santa.
Then it was a mad scramble to wrap a whole bunch of gifts for family members who were going to be at the big annual family Christmas get together.
And it was an afternoon of cooking for the clan, because this annual event is a pot-luck Christmas Dinner.
Neighbors kept dropping by with gifts, so cookies needed to be baked for handouts.
The family dinner was fun, catching up, many of us don't see each other too often. And there are stories to tell, some tall tales from way back when. And the Rothwell clan keeps growing, at least one will be born in 2017.
My clients? No one called me on Christmas Day and I didn't call them.
Christmas Eve's Day was all about shopping and wrapping presents. In the evening, we Skyped with family members in Canada. That was fun, they had just finished dinner and were well into their Christmas celebration while we here in Hawaii still had daylight.
Then it was time to go to HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS, the annual Christmas display and rides at Honolulu's City Hall. It's great especially for little kids, because Santa is there. Trolleys drive by all decked out in Christmas lights and those riding them have a great time distributing trinkets to kids. A great way to get your grand kids like mine all tuckered out so that they immediately fall asleep once they get home. This is essential because Mom and Dad, Santa's Helpers, need time to get the presents moved under the tree.
Days preceding Christmas.
I actually left California very early on Tuesday morning, arriving about Noon in Honnolulu. That gave me a couple of days in which to finish up all kinds of odds and ends for my real estate clients. Luckily in this day and age, so much gets done on the computer and phone, no one even knows where I am.
Well, I will try to write here more often. Feel bad that I haven't been on Activerain too much this week, but you understand: at Christmas, family first.
Aloha from Hawaii,