2 weeks off

We had a wonderful 2 weeks off, and it will all be over when Hubby goes to work on Tuesday. It actually is a great schedule. We get so much time together, especially since I’m not working. But then, it really sucks when he’s away.
We had dinner at Couchon in New Orleans. It was just ok, nothing to go tellin’ the neighbors about or anything. And I was still hungry when we left. We ordered a good variety of stuff to get a real taste of what they had to offer.

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I finally made our door look inviting. Now people aren’t scared to knock, not sure that’s a good thing LOL.

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If you look closely you can see my dog, Roux, at the bottom of the door looking out.

I love being home.  It seems like we are always go, go, go visiting family and friends or camping.  I love nights at home cooking in my own kitchen.  I just wish we had a bigger family to cook for.  It’s actually kinda hard cooking for 2.

 The only bad thing about cooking at home is cleaning up.

My mom had children for this exact purpose, to clean the house.  I was her little maid.

She is so upset that I moved out that she begs me to stay with them while hubby’s at work.

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Look at this lovely view from our dining room table.  It’s going to be hard to move.  Isn’t that a beautiful sight?

Not many people can say they have a bayou in the backyard.

This egret is thankful our boat is in the shop right now, fish love to hangout below that boat slip.

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We made time for a fishing trip. It was such a beautiful day. We towed the boat down to the Breton Sound Marina about an hour away from our house, in Hopedale, LA.

We caught a few fish but only 2 keepers, 1 redfish and 1 speckled trout.

He doesn’t like to wear sunscreen so he covers up as much as possible.  I wasn’t feeling the fishing vibe, so I made a nice shade spot to chill.

We were having trouble with the motor so we couldn’t go out too far.

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Dinner that night was so good. We grilled up the fish and had a side of wild rice and grilled corn and a salad. Yum Yum that’s good eatin’!

God, I love living in an area where we have access to fresh fish whenever we want it.

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Update on my Real Estate stuff:  I finished the month long course in 6 days.  I’ve passed all the practice tests, by cheating since I had the information in front of me while taking the tests.  Now I’m going back to make notes of all the information I think is really valuable.  It’s a TON of information by the way!  Seriously A Lot!  Then I’ll go back to take all the practice test again without help this time.

I’m not in a rush, but I would like to take the National and State Licensing Exam at the end of this month.

I’m so excited to get started with this new career, I can’t wait!

So off to studying I go!

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Move over boys, I’m starting my OWN business!

After MUCH consideration I have decided to become a Real Estate Agent.  I have been looking for an occupation that will allow me to work around my husband’s schedule and so far all arrows have pointed me to Real Estate.  Plus people, friends and family, that I would be awesome as a Real Estate Agent.

Disclaimer: I’m not just jumping into this as a bored housewife looking for a hobby…no, no.  I am fully aware that this will be a real job with a ton of dedication to serving other people.  I have been preparing myself for this commitment, reading books, studying, and analyzing the pros and cons.  

Being a Real Estate Agent is like owning a small business with you as the main product.  I have always been a moderate introvert with extrovert tendencies…meaning… I don’t really have problems with socializing at parties, but after I’m gonna need some alone time.  So I was a little worried when I heard that I would have to do “cold calls” which is calling random people out the phone book to see if they, or someone they know, is interested in selling or buying a house.  Uh, no thank you for me in advanced! 

After spending a whole day in a Barnes and Nobles reading up on how to be a successful agent, I was feeling pumped.  I can do this, I got this!  It will help me become more of a “go getter” & people-person (not to be confused with people-eater, those are purple)….Correction, I am a “people person” I just don’t like to impose myself on others because I’m worried that they won’t like that or they are just too busy for me….I am not alone in this!  Anyway, I was starting my tribal war dance, my adrenaline was HIGH.  I was feeling I could take on the world of Real Estate tomorrow!

Until…

 I spoke with my husband and he just had to rain on my parade by doing what men do…Stating the Facts!  God, I of course know MY personality, I’ve lived with it for 29 years now, it’s not changing.  (Insert eyeroll to the tenth power).  So after discussing the realistic point of view of Deddie-Downer I was feeling like maybe I can’t do this…for a second…then I was just pissed that he thought I couldn’t do it!  Then I became determined to prove butthead wrong (probably not a good reason to jump into a career) but it is what it is. 

Which brings me to this book… Sell with Soul by Jennifer Allen.

Sell with soul

She has more books too that I will be reading!  Check them out HERE on her website.

She is naturally an introvert as well and she has figured out how to be an excellent agent without being pushy, or doing the dreaded “cold calls.”  If you’re agent and that works for you, more power to ya, I just don’t think that’s for me.  I love how she has turned a career, that’s not considered a good idea for an introvert, into a perfect career for her.  She has found a way to let her attributes shine and I love her for sharing them with the world.

I will keep you guys updated on my progress.  I enrolled in Real Estate 101, the 90 hour course required to become an agent.  After beginning in the course now for 4 days, I can honestly say that I am truly excited for my new journey to begin!  I have so much confidence that I will rock this sh*t!  LOL

The course I’m taking is 1 month and it’s all online!  After I finish the course, I’ll take the Licensing Exam, then find a Broker to take me under their wind.