Monday, September 27, 2010

Quality Time!

Sleep didn't come naturally last night.  It was once again, one of those nights when I just could not get to sleep.  It doesn't seem to matter how tired I am, I climb into bed and voila!  My eyes are open, alert and awake!  About 3:45 am, I decided I would not look at the clock, hoping that might relax me enough to doze off.  Truly, I'm not sure exactly when I drifted off, but I can tell you this:  every time I turned over, I woke up.  When my alarm went off, I was exhausted once more, but I got myself up and began my day.

Of course, I always try to put work before pleasure, so I did what I needed to do, made calls, posted new photos on a listing of mine, called my real estate board, etc., etc., etc.

In between tasks, I did some of my in-apartment exercise.  By the time I completed all my real estate work for the morning, I had also completed my exercise for the day.  Well, at least until this evening, when I plan to work out once again, in the gym, downstairs.

Planning my time is always the hardest thing to do.  Anyone self-employed knows this.  Especially when you don't receive a paycheque for all the time and tasks you must do.  Yes, I must say that time management is crucial.

While I was preparing to leave home to meet my friend A, for lunch at Pat & Hank's, I looked at the clock and thought to myself about how time flies.  At first, I thought I would be late, but I arrived just on time.  A arrived only a couple of minutes ahead of me.  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!  Your timing is always perfect, especially when I pray and rely on You to provide.

Hopefully, A enjoyed our time together as much as I did.  The fellowship was wonderful, as were our meals.  We both brought some home with us.  Instant replays tomorrow, for sure!  This time was her treat.  Thank you, A; next time, is my turn!

Today, I found out something I didn't know.  A, who in the past has never been a real computer hound, someone who rarely sends e-mail even, let me know that she reads Life with Lynnie, daily.  At first, I was quite taken aback; in fact, you could have blown me over with a feather. 

This was shocking, to say the least.  So much so, that I was concerned about what we have to talk about, since she knew everything going on in my life, but we managed.  It's never hard to find conversation, when you're spending quality time with a friend.  No one has to tell me I'm blessed, for I know it, already. 

When we left the restaurant, I headed for home, for I had more work to do.  Funny thing about work.  It never seems to end, no matter how busy or slow it is.  There's always stuff to do!

Before leaving to see a client for a 6:00 pm appointment, I managed to do some of my Bible study programme.  I've been trying to work smarter, not harder, so I've been doing the reading, then answering the questions, not in my book, but rather by storing it on my computer.  This way, when I have time to go on Facebook (FB), I can participate by copying and pasting my info onto the FB discussion page. 

Well, how can I not participate?  After all, I am one of the administrators for the group.  Besides, I do enjoy it.  It has proven to be a blessing to me.  Thank You, Lord.

After my work appointment, I picked up my friend M, who has never previously been to my church.  Together, we met another of my friends E and shared a time of fellowship with our church's women's group.  The guest speaker was phenomenal.  I had never met this lovely Christian woman before.  I know for sure I'll look forward to hearing her speak, again.

This evening was truly a blessing to me.  Tomorrow, I'll tell you a little more about it.  In fact, my whole day today, was jam-packed, but wonderful.  Thank You, Lord!

Since it is bedtime for most people, I'll wish you pleasant dreams.

Until next time...

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