Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Hello everyone, I just looked at my last blog post and it was 14 days ago. Were in the world did 14 days go? I have no idea but I know that I was busy. I had Easter Sunday off and it was a great day. We cleaned our garage out and can finally get a car in. The kids were in disbelief that this could actually happen.

Since I work for a builder my days off are Tuesday and Wednesday. I help out with the kids at school or run errands on those days. Now it is Wednesday again and we are actually leaving for vacation on Friday. Guess what? I am not even close to being ready.

I am on my way to by CROCS for the kids and get my toes painted. Then I have about 2 years worth of laundry. Maybe the live in nanny will help me today. She always helps if I bring her the clothes. You got to bring her the clothes to get them done. She always laughs because she thinks she is just about done with Grandma and Grandpa's and the kids clothes and her I come. I kind of feel bad but it is a big help.

I am looking forward to my vacation and when I get back there will be a new look to my post. I am also adding my sales goal for the year and my weight loss goal. I have lost 2 pounds and 50 more to go.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Time Change

Hello, I couldn't agree with Kimberly about being hung over from the many nights of partying at the UBP. I think I met 100's of new friends. Whew it was a lot of fun.

I believe it all started Saturday. Just the thought of the time change. There were snow flurries in GA? My customers at work were very high maintenance on Saturday. The eczema started on my arms. Sunday customers were high maintenance again. I think to myself what did I do to deserve this? I felt crazy.

Monday Child # 2 Mr. Sensitive said when I went to wake him for school that he just went to bed and I didn't let him sleep. Child #1 Prince lost all gaming toys until the next spelling test. It is Wednesday and just figured out he couldn't find it. It is in my dresser. LOL Child # 3 Princess, her school called me because she had a tummy ache. In my professional parenting opinion she snow balled the teacher.

I started walking with my neighbor T (look closely in picture above you see the jogger I took princess today.) She is a great gal. We walked yesterday and today. We got a late start today because we were crazy running errands. So we cut the walk short and went to pick up the kids in the golf cart. It was so funny. I am really sad that I didn't have my camera. We stopped to feed the ducks which ended up being the catfish and I pulled the golf cart up and I was sitting watching. #2 decides he is going to walk over the front seat to the back with his muddy shoes. I went to turn around and scold him and I pressed the gas to the cart. Couldn't figure out what I was doing and grabbed #2 from falling off and almost ended in the pond. It was comical, the lord was watching over #2 so that he didn't get scolded. He wisely says what were you doing MOM. I just thought O my. Took a deep breath and off we went.

Now the girls are playing outside it is 65 degrees here and the boys played some basketball and ate me out of house and home. I will be broke in 10 years. They eat now, never mind when they are teenagers.
I could take a nap but my phone has been ringing off the hook trying to get some houses closed. I feel like someone took a day away from me not an hour.

How did the time change effect you?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Party Post


It is time to party. I always love a great party and it has been a fantastic week.

I am a 30 something Mom of 3, wifey, daughter, sister, and I work as a sales professional for the largest builder in America and LOVE IT. I am a work aholic who was introduced to blogging this year by my bestesst friend Kimberley.

I love meeting new people. I have lived all over the US starting in VT, MA, CT, GA, MI, CA, CO, SC and GA again.

I have 3 beautiful children, a great husband, the inlaws just moved in and the Jamacian caregiver (we lover her sooo much). I never thought the world could come at me so fast. I know that the guy up there has given me strength during these times.

I look forward to meeting you all and party on.

Krista aka LuLu

Your Invited!

Good Morning,

Now that I discovered the WWB (Wonderful World of Blogging). I am going to participate in the Ultimate Blog Party for Moms. Sounds awesome. I am really excited. Go to 5 Minutes for Mom to get details and instructions. It is easy and will be really fun. Great time to meet new cyber friends. It starts today on March 7 for a whole week. Look forward to meeting you!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Just when you think things are down!

They seem up again so fast.
Yesterday, I was at my weekly sales meeting and on my hour drive I thought to myself, another Monday meeting. What more can we hear about the depressing housing market. You guessed it, I sell homes for the nations largest builder.

Our management brought in a motivational speaker and he did his job. I consider myself successful but have been having a slow year compared to other years. Must be the market!
He started with - Ask yourself if you have done any of the following?

  • Set Goals

  • Long term Plans

  • Daily Plans

  • Spiritual life

It clicked, I have not done any of these things above lately. I always right down my goals, I looked back and thought why didn't I do this? Maybe because I thought that I did it last year and succeeded so I didn't need to do them again. WRONG. So today I have been pondering my goals and plans and how in the world am I going to sell 30 homes this year and I am almost in the second quarter. I look back and there have been so many changes in my life this year that I haven't made time to do things for me and to make my business successful.

My daily goal today is to start and finish writing my goals and how I am going to get there. I was at lunch and the phone was ringing off the hook. Sorry Kimberley :( I scheduled two appointments and now on my day off I will be at the office at 6:00 tonight to write a contract. I will take it. If need be I will write my goals and plans tomorrow but it will get done!

I am going to get back on my game again and sell, sell, sell and sell some more.

To finish this entry, I woke up this morning praying to the lord that he would guide me in my everyday life. To give me strength to persevere this down market, to love my children, my husband, and my family. I got all my tasks done on the list today except one. I think that he sent the rain to slow me down and it worked. I was able to take an hour to do something for me. Now off running again the kids just got home and homework it is.

I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't ask you all if you need to buy a house?