(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
For the Week of Oct 14th, 2013 — Expect a major shake-up in your love life this week. On Wednesday, a conversation between you and your partner might open the door to a newfound mutual understanding and awareness that previously eluded you. Then, Friday’s Lunar Eclipse in your 7th House of Commitment will bring things to a crashing climax. A relationship turning point is imminent, and whichever way you go there will be no turning back. Will it be an ending or a new beginning? Wednesday’s dialogue might give you the answer.
So far, the wunderkind is wonderful at following directions. I asked despite early signals he might arrive before his due date that he wait until he was fully developed, he did. I asked that he think about reserving his own special birthday with both his father’s and mine at the second half of last month, he did. I pointed out a birthday on the 13th might be not-so-great-mojo, so far, so good.
The house is as clean as an overdue woman can make happen, and have reached the uncomfortable point when even work emails and lead follow up is out of the scope of my attention span. Looking forward, as baby G’s Realtor for life, to him moving out of his current studio digs and into something with some more room and though I have loved the creation of growth of this fantastic life, I’m looking forward to no longer being a duplex. 😉
I’d post photos, but they’re horrid and I got my giggles out sharing them with a handful of folks already. Safe to say, trying to shave your legs the week of your due date and hoping to maintain some semblance of dignity and attractiveness does not compute. I gave up toenail painting months ago and bought (gasp) some terrible sneakers that had zippers since shoelace tying is impossible . . .found a great pedicurist who gives a killer calf massage (which, let’s face it, is the main reason a decent pedicure is soooo addictive). WHY would I expect leg shaving to continue to be easy. . .arugh. Basically, I think I just sent out a bat signal to Dracula and I’m waiting to run out to put signs and lockboxes on homes as I’m still using a hand towel (hand.towel. not a tissue) to get things under control.
So, I’m slow at times and apparently need to have some things hammered into my noggin. Knowing my own limitations or at least conditional/short term limitations.
I booked myself a business meeting in Wilmington tomorrow (about an hour each way, on the long side with traffic, door to door). I’m hoping that’s not beyond my scope for the time being. ALC meeting Wednesday at the office as well. . .I’m shooting for full brain power, arriving early and wearing something that looks remotely business appropriate and flattering. We shall see!
Woking on baby-proofing my business, as a pal of mine in D.C. likes to call the situation. Have any pointers? I’m VERY lucky on one hand to have a career that doesn’t have a traditional time clock and “office,” however, it means it never sleeps. . .couple that with a newborn who’s trying to find their own sleep schedule and I anticipate things will get a little entertaining!
A brief explanation. The last few years have had progressively more fun themes for our annual Jacksonville (NC) Board of Realtor’s election and affiliate night. This year was more or less a night at the Emmy’s/Hollywood evening. So, folks were encouraged to dress as characters. . .I was thrilled to manage to squeeze into something non-maternity for a night but I think had I done a youtube video of me trying to get into some spanx (spoiler, I wasn’t successful) whilst getting ready would have easily scored more views than that cat riding the roomba. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc) Safe to say, especially if you have European heritage and have assisted your Grandmother making sausage, a nine month pregnant woman trying to get into “smooth wear” basically looks like fifty pounds of sausage trying to get into ten pounds of casing, alternate image, a python who ate a deer.
Adapt and overcome! 😉
Because some things are painful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww
Educating yourself about real estate shouldn’t.
I promise, no spam or terrible links. Brief snippets about real estate in Eastern NC and hopefully more to come- pending negotiations with some exclusionary contracts pending a possible tv deal, long story, and RIGHT up there with working on having a baby, I’ve reached the hopefully near a decision making point where things may come to fruition oooooorrrrr we all move on.
Meantime, despite the fun rumors, I plan NO maternity leave (crazy talk you say? nay, single mom roaring, look out business world, fighting for more than an arbitrary goal list from here on out.) so I will most certainly be moving forward with my team in helping folks in Eastern NC with their real estate needs as well as our FREE red carpet concierge service to help folks relocate anywhere in the world.
As usual, visit http://www.JasonGruner.com for more real estate info, a great free phone app and AMAZING access to local real estate information.
I’m also working on a stroller patrol, if you’re local and looking to network for running and/or walking – we’re working on a fun group to help cheer one another on towards their goals, not to mention just the fun fellowship and friendship. 🙂
Hope you are well and enjoying your internet browsing this evening!
POCS, endometriosis, and fibroids. A surgery that took twice as long as planned and was considered not possibly a “success” followed by months of multiple daily injections, mixing drugs, MANY visits to ECU and Brody School of Medicine for treatment, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture . . .and years later after thinking kids of my own were not exactly in the cards. . .the best surprise ever. I actually hung on to this last pack of drugs and shot kit as a reminder that the timing would be right to try the whole turning-myself-inside-out routine one more time.
Life is short, take the plunge, try the path less traveled. . .sure, the water can be rough or the path filled with briars and pot holes. . .but that’s how you get to the most amazing places.
I never thought I was a person who would get such pleasure from doing something someone had told me wasn’t possible, even if I wasn’t planning to do so. I have made some personal and professional decisions over the years based on the supposition that children of my own were a very long shot, at least without serious medical intervention.
This handsome fellow, with his fist in the air says challenge your thoughts, challenge convention. When life places a bend in your path or an “obstacle” you weren’t anticipating. . .take the dive. I have to admit, previously I had been a “keep the status quo” kind of girl, anti-surprise party. . .and a planner ten steps in advance (as a very clumsy child who was placed in ballet as a toddler- plotting your next dozen steps keeps you from tripping and falling). HE has been the most mind blowing and joyous surprise I could have NEVER anticipated.
Part of me would love to pack up Garrett for a visit to the Brody School of Medicine for a hello and visit to some nurses I got to know very well years ago, but I’m so pleased with the (not so, since I’m writing here) silent knowledge that despite some crazy hurdles, insane odds, and what-are-the-chances timing. . .he’s almost here.
To date, Garrett is the best adventure I’ve taken. I can’t wait to see what my cohort and I get into in this next very exciting chapter in my life. So far, he’s been a most excellent and gallant escort while meeting clients and showing homes. 🙂
May you have many exciting new chapters in YOUR life and amazing adventures on your horizon.