Prep Monday—Starting Over

That offer we were making a week or so ago? Well, yeah. We had a couple questions and were waiting on the listing agent to get back to our agent. She finally did, only to tell her that the seller had accepted another offer. Figures.

I’d like to say, and I will, that when the right property comes along, it will all work out. But in the meantime, I’m dealing with this collective suck of January. Dreary skies, not enough precip to matter, and cold. Okay, so it’s not as cold as a few days ago, which is fine by me—we do tend to have a frozen pipes issue when the temps dip into the single digits.

My motivation was sadly lacking this weekend, thanks to all of this. I know I need to put on my big girl panties, and I will, but for now, I’m just sulking. Or something.

Anyway, are there things you do to motivate yourself? Exercise helps me, although I take off one day a week, and planning and writing lists helps too. It’s a matter of forcing yourself to do it—at least, it works that way for me.

It’s like having kids—you clearly do not want to get them up, make breakfast, go through the hassle of getting them off to school, but you do it anyway.

So, to prep myself for moving out of this funk, I’m going to make a list of things to do when I’m in said funk, so I’ll have to get up and going—at least I won’t have to think about what to do, I can just do it:

Inventory and rotate supplies

Update supply lists

Start sorting closet contents for the sale pile in the garage

Make a list for husband (mostly projects to FINISH—yes, he read this blog)

All good winter activities, plus you can add new skills, new projects, whatever fits your taste, your talents, and your lifestyle. And your prepping calendar.



6 comments on “Prep Monday—Starting Over

  1. Too bad about the rejected offer, Robin, but the way I look at it, there’s always a reason–there’s a better property–the right one–waiting for you. You may be tempted to think we “Could’ve, would’ve and should’ve made a higher offer.” Fact is, a property is only worth what someone will pay for it. The agent was sloppy, but at the time, it was worth what you were willing to pay. End of………next! That alone should be exciting enough–the dream still lives, and it’s a big world out there, January funk or not “:)


    • Well, it wasn’t exactly rejected; I mean, the verbal one was, but the written one was much higher. That one never even got finished though, because the listing agent said another contract was accepted. I doubt the seller would have gone for it anyway, so it’s all good.


  2. Margo Dill says:

    I think sometimes you just have to do something different. Like last night, I should have done a whole bunch of stuff on my list but I was burnt out. So, after putting Katie to bed and doing absolutely what I had to (due today), I grabbed a glass of wine and watched some Golden Globes. I went to bed early and then I got up earlier today and started right to work. But that break last night helped. My friend Camille likes to say: I’m a human being, not a human doing. 🙂


    • Actually, I think that was part of the problem. I tell myself, all the time, that on Sundays I’m not going to work. Well, you know, except things that HAVE to be done… So I didn’t. But that was boring, so I took a nap. After that, I was recharged and wrote all my blog posts for the week and filled out an interview questionairre. This morning, rarin’ to go!


  3. January sucks. Period.


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