One of my guilty pleasures is watching The Real Housewives of
I watch because I want to know how NOT to act and “who shops at supposedly high-end” retailers and boutiques like “Neimens”, “Coach” and the like?
Can they REALLY afford it?
Why do they seem to lack contentment and have “stuffitis”?
Were there some who tried out for these shows but were a little too sane and sensible?
What’s life like for this “Real Housewife of Houston”?
Here’s a typical day:
7:30-8:30 wake up
Have coffee and write
Plan my day on my “printable”
Start or put away some laundry
Houston has a traffic “rhythm” so it makes little sense to get onto the freeways before 915, 1130-1 or after 3.
Run errands and do the shop.
11-1 stay put shopping while others are zipping around at lunch.
1-2:45 more errands or something fun like window shopping at TJMaxx or a museum.
2:50 get on the freeway to get home or traffic will be snarled until 7PM.
3:30-5 workout on treadmill or elliptical while watching Real Housewives of X.
5 shower and get cleaned up.
6 cook or heat something unless it’s date night out.
6:30-time with my husband on patio then watching some tv or have date night out.
We’re beginning to entertain more with friends or for my husband’s work.
It’s incredibly rewarding.
I get to love on guests with comfort, conversation, food and drink and feel so appreciated.
Yesterday, we had a huge BBQ for about 20 people associated with my husband’s work. Half were visiting from an overseas company.
I LOVED it.
In the early evening, I got feedback.
“I don’t know how to say ‘thank you” other than ‘thank you!” -my husband.
The engineer ladies he works with suggested “a Coach purse!”
My first thought was “”ooo, yes! preey'”
And then I thought “what the heck am I gonna do with a Coach purse?”
It isn’t like I go to lunch with the ladies dressed in Channel every day.
I also heard
“I know this was a lot of hard work but you made it seem effortless”
I rarely even got a “thank you” at my old day job. The work was interesting but not fulfilling. It drained me, was killing me. I was growing old in front of a computer screen.
My new life fills me up.
It energizes me.
And makes me feel appreciated for who I truly am.