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Need A Break?

monotonyMonotony – need a break? Do you ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels? Me too! I mean really, its such a grind sometimes…and it just never seems to end. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining…I’m very grateful for all I have…I really truly am grateful. But don’t you just want to chill sometimes? Know the feeling? One way I deal with monotony is working out…it helps realign me. Also, my wife being the TravelMama and all provides mini-vacations, you know, like 1 or 2 night getaways or an occasional long weekend. This has been very valuable to our family. And I think that’s where this is going…as I type this morning I can’t help but think about a new vacation, you know, like a complete unplug. Let’s face it, until you’re truly unplugged from email, and texts, and business calls, and computer, and iPads, and dishes, and school lunches, and picking up dog blank, well, its just not a release. So, I am declaring gratitude to the Universe this morning for our planned family vacation in the fall, again courtesy of the TravelMama, to Alaska via Celebrity cruise line. It’s timely…Daddy needs a break! Until then, I declare I have all I need for today. I am full of power, strength, and determination. And I express gratitude to the Universe for all I got, can you feel me?!

My Market Watch: Pricing is the same since Friday…our pricing hasn’t moved. With rates/pricing stagnant it makes me uneasy, like something is about to pop. The question always is which way does the balloon fly? The economic reports as of late have not exactly been super strong…that makes me feel there is more short-term upside for bonds. But what irks me is the relative non-response by traders to invest more in bonds. Trying to get a handle on the direction of the market can be similar to trying to work out all the time travel for the Terminator…it hurts my head. Any thoughts?

My Schedule: I have an appointment this morning at 11a and another tentative appointment late this afternoon. Please note, I rarely answer my phone before 10:30a as I use this time to catch up on the previous day’s business and prepare the remainder of the day….

fergusonsWalk With Me For A Cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Our family is walking again this year to find a cure for CF, a life-limiting illness. We walk for our friends pictured, Ashton (age 11) and Lola (age 7). The average life expectancy of someone with CF is 37…let’s change that! Click here to donate or join me and walk with my family on May 19th…email me for details. Every penny helps find a cure. THANKS!

One response to “Need A Break?

  1. Joan grossfield April 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    You are quite an amazing man! I am very proud of you. Mom

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