Basking in the warmness of family and the sounds of uncontrollable giggles.

Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Tri-County

I really wanted to hit the week running...getting up early, working on my next year's business plan---the plan to make more money than this year, make my desk a little more organized, blah, blah, blah.  I couldn't bring myself to unlayer my nice, warm comfy blankets.  It felt so good underneath and the chill in the air I was breathing in kept me from moving.  If it wasn't for the silly cat running back and forth from room to room- I probably would have stayed in bed all day..okay, maybe not all day- but a good portion of the morning.

I have trained my husband to feed the cat so she will stop meowing when she hears his alarm--actually, he just hasn't learned to ignore the noise like I have.  So, needless to say, I always get a few more minutes of sleep than he does...hahaha.  I don't know why I am laughing, the last one out of the bed has to make maybe he's laughing at me. 

I have also trained my daughter to get up without me.  She is 12 and is really great at setting her own alarm, taking a shower and sometimes if she comes down to my side of the house- I can pretty please ask her to make my coffee!  What a life huh?  

So, as I am laying there thinking of all the things I want and need to mind shifts to what a wonderful weekend I had with the family.  My son and I spent Saturday hanging out without Tiffany-his sister...he loves that and couldn't wait to rub it in everyone's face that we went to Red Lobster without them.  Tiffany was busy working with Rainbow Girls at a local parade. Sunday, I made a nice quiche and the whole family watched movies and then drove to the nearby flea market to eat some "healthy" french fries and chocolate covered raisins. 

Tiffany rode with my husband on the Harley- she's the daredevil type and loves it--yes, she wears a helmet, so my son and I rode in my convertable..he doesn't much like the top down even though the weather was magnificant for it.  Jeffrey is 14 and is excited to get his learner's permit next year, so on the last 2 turns down our residential neighborhood I asked him if he wanted to drive the rest of the way home.  The look on his face was amazing...he couldn't believe it.  Now, I couldn't just let him take over the I scooted back and let him sit in between my legs...thank God no one was around we were laughing so hard we both almost peed and I probably would have gotten a ticket for letting him do it, but, it was so much fun listening to him giggle and push the brake too hard about 200 feet from the stop sign.

I don't know where I wanted to go with this post but just wanted to share a little bit of my unproductive morning.  No matter what my plans were- not much of what I wanted to do got done, but I had a great time reminiscing about spending some quality time with the family...that's really more important isn't it?  I can start my big plans tomorrow.  Today, I just want to continue to bask in the joys of motherhood and family.  Sometimes, life gets in the way of that.

Oh! And I almost forgot---Tiffany will be trying out for cheerleading today--so that was important to talk about what they were going to wear and to show the same cheer 50 times so I really got it.  Tonight she will also get a surprise from her Rainbow Girls Group nominating her to represent them for some big Grand Assembly coming up....I think they tricked her into trying on some formal gowns for fun...but she will actually be getting one---she will find out tonite and I have been so's hard to not spill the beans.

On your to do list for tomorrow- start with remembering some great family fun...maybe you will get inspired.  I wonder if we should do cartwheels, play hide and seek in the dark and jump rope in the back yard next weekend....I can't wait to hear the giggles and a matter of fact I am giggling to myself right now just thinking about it.

What make you giggle when no one is around to hear?

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Jean Powers
Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002 - Alameda, CA
CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California

Tina, sounds like you have a great family and enjoy being together. Have a wonderful holiday

Nov 24, 2008 01:49 PM #1
Tina Allen
Exit Realty Tri-County - Mount Dora, FL

Jean-  thanks!  I definately do, but I guess sometimes get too busy to recognize...I am going to take more in from now on...50 years from now the material possessions will not mean much but the memories will be what keeps me going.  Happy Holidays to you too!

Nov 24, 2008 01:56 PM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Tina, unproductive morning? I can so relate some days. Thanks for your story.

Nov 24, 2008 02:36 PM #3
Tina Allen
Exit Realty Tri-County - Mount Dora, FL

Gary- especially when it's a little chilly.  It doesn't seem to matter when I set the alarm...I just keep hitting the snooze.   Tina

Nov 25, 2008 09:53 AM #4
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