Monday, December 20, 2010

So much for 'Normal'

I suddenly realized we have a new 'normal'. Miguel's property management business is keeping us hopping. Not to mention the full occupancy at the apartments and here at the B&B.

It is becoming apparent that the second "B" in 'B&B' is a bit too much for Miguel, as it is in the prime time of the morning for him. So we need to decide what to do about that...time will tell, I imagine. My new dream is to have a smaller home with a huge lot that has a high fence so all the animals can be outdoors with lots of room to play and run. Loco has tons of energy but there just isn't anywhere he can go to run it off, although he tries. In the late evenings we can get him to play in the road as there isn't any traffic, and sometimes he comes inside and runs from the living room to the kitchen and back...slip-sliding because of the tiles and his one funny leg. When he runs one of his front legs swings sideways before it moves forward, like it's longer than all the rest or something. It's a funny thing to watch. I can imagine he would just love a big yard of grass.

Funny how dreams change based on priorities. But that's part of the fun of life - none of the decisions we make have to be 'forever'. Don't be afraid to let go of something that no longer meets your needs - because there will always be other options and it's fun to think about them all and then decide what you want to try next. Luckily, the furry family will be happy with whatever is decided - as long as they have their food, water, and fuzzy blankets and warm humans, they're happy. Hmmm...maybe we should all just make it that simple!

9 comments:

senor senior citizen said...

If this new normal is the result of hard work you both deserve the new result. You will figure out how to make it work!!!!

Ann said...

Glad to hear that Miguel's business is keeping him busy & that the island is finally getting busy!

Life's a Beach! said...

Glad you're booked and that Miguel's business is doing well! And I know what you mean about needs changing. We'd love to downsize to a smaller place with no yard and pool maintenance needed. Just a place to hang our hats in retirement when we're not traveling. Hopefully, this real estate market will pick up a little in our area in the next few years so we can make a change.

drgeo said...

Hooray for busy season! I hear Pedro isn't working at M&J these days, perhaps he would like to cater breakfasts? Wheelbarrows are useful for carting money to the bank deposit. Surely one of the cats can cook?

jackie said...

Simple, drop the breakfast. If you don't advertise as a B&B it won't be expected. Make your and Miguel's life easier. After all we are not kids anymore.

Brentom said...

Glad to hear you're busy after all the upset in your life this year. We continue to enjoy your blog and I get my Isla fix through it. 44 days for our blessed event. My idea of watching the birth via webcam and WiFi from your patio while enjoying Miguel's breakfast seems to not amuse Brenda so much... Merry Christmas to you and Miguel from Brenda and Tom in (not so cold yet) Ontario!

MD in Texas said...

drgeo has a great idea! Hire Pedro to do breakfast!!!

Good to hear that business is good, even if it means change.

Sue said...

You guys are funny...Pedro is a waiter, not a chef. And there's the 'branding' thing -people come for Miguel's breakfast, not just 'breakfast'. So we're just going to eliminate breakfast for future reservations, knowing that will reduce bookings as well. Trade-off -but it's what we need to do. Won't help much for this season, but moving forward it should. Needing a wheelbarrow to cart money to the bank is probably not something we'll ever have to worry about, we just worry about surviving on an ever-growing expensive island.

Tom - wishing you and Brenda a happy birth, please keep us informed!

Sandia said...

Glad things are going well...and now that you have a grandson, the holidays will be so much fun! Have a Mery Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year!