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My Life as a Realtor – Day 244

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 244:

Monday – thankfully I have internet service – it had been down from Saturday morning until Sunday evening!  I am also thankful for this beautiful weather we have been having.  Ma and I went about on our errands.  At the top of our list is always food shopping – so off to A&P in Danbury we went!

                                         This weekend, Joe and the kids did alot of yard work…

                                                          Joe cleaning up in the front yard

                                                                          All cleaned up!

                             After dinner, I drove Amanda to the High School to pick up a book…

                                                           Waiting for Amanda to come out…

                                                                         Here she comes!

                                                                                  Finally!

I have alot of work to do – and… Dancing with the Stars starts tonight!!

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March 27, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Philadelphia Cream Cheese –

                                                              House of Sims – Flickr.com

So many recipes from Kraft Foods that include delicious cream cheese.  My family spreads it on toasted home-made bread or english muffins with some grape or strawberry jam – adds it to mashed potatoes – dip – cake mixes – or on a yummy treat… Chocolate Chip cookies with a spoon full of cream cheese – Ohhh so – so good!

Here are a few recipes from KraftFoods.com

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March 26, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 243

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 243:

Appointment today – back to the office to do some work – then met with my clients in New Fairfield to view many lovely homes – a few on Ball Pond and Candlewood Lake – and what a wonderful day it was to view homes with water views!

My evening appointment was canceled, so it was back home for a wonderful dinner!

March 26, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 242

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 242:

Saturday – appointment day in Danbury.  Stopped at the office to meet with my clients.  We viewed a few new listings and 2 listings for the 2nd time.  One of their favorites was near Richter Park Golf Course

Afterwards, I went back to the office to get ready for tomorrow’s appointments.  After dinner, Melissa, Sara and I went to see Amanda in the The Music Man at the New Fairfield High School

 

It was an awesome show and we are so proud of Amanda!

March 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 241

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 241:

Friday – Show day for Amanda at the New Fairfield High School!

 

For me, it was work – work – work!  Much to do to get ready for another busy weekend!

Tonight was also Bunco night for me – it was at my sister’s house, so Ma came along to play and won $10!  She had a blast and didn’t complain she was tired once!  I’m so proud of her 😉 

March 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 240

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 240:

This morning I did as much work as I possibly could before my sister picked my mom and I up for an afternoon out.

Our road trip took us past Lake Zoar and the Stevenson Dam in Stevenson CT

Then to DWS Shoes in Orange CT

 

I was like a kid in a candy shop – but I behaved and didn’t buy anything 😦

Then we made our way back to Danbury CT for some delicious pizza and… food shopping!  Thanks to my sister, I – for the very 1st time – shopped at Trader Joe’s

Afterwards, we took a quick peek in Annie Sez

Then my sis took the scenic way home – through the Aunt Hack area in Danbury passing Richter Park

March 23, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pies from Pillsbury

Pies from Pillsbury!

                                                         thebittenword.com – Flickr.com

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Pillsbury, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 239

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 239:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Joe and I started dating on St. Patrick’s Day – 26 years ago – Whew!  How time flies – really!

Today, I went nowhere and it felt good.  I was able to remain focused on my work and sometimes I can’t believe how many hours I can spend on the computer without taking a bathroom break! 

We had another warm – Spring like day today.  Here is a picture of my tulips blooming…

March 18, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 238

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 238:

Lot’s of work to do again today  and I’m happy to report that the rain and clouds are gone and it is an absolute gorgeous day!!  Spring isn’t until Saturday, although it has arrived today – Yeah! 

Here is a pic of a beautiful – and thawed – Ball Pond

As I made my way to the office, I realized quickly that I was over dressed.  This happens every Spring –  I’m afraid of being cold, so I still wear turtle necks and coats and sweat my buns off!

After going to the office, I stopped at A&P in Brewster – yes, FOOD SHOPPING AGAIN!

When I arrived home, my mom and David had made a wonderful dinner – our very 1st barbecue of the season – and – we even ate outside…

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 237

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 237:

It’s Monday – a day to catch up on work since I was out all weekend showing homes – how wonderful!

Even though I made a quick trip to the A&P in Brewster yesterday in-between appointments, I had to go grocery shopping again today – gosh, if I only had the past 10 years of what I’ve spent on food – I’d be rich! 

So, a quick trip to Shaws – and to buy pellets – gas up David’s car – back home and back to work until it was time to deliver Amanda’s dinner at school while she continues with theatre practice for the big show this coming weekend at New Fairfield High School!

March 18, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too Cute!

Too cute! The bird and the views! 

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

                  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their St. Patrick’s Day!  Hubby and I officially starting dating 26 years ago and we’ve been married for almost 24 years – so I guess the Luck of the Irish does work!

                                                                    Jude Doyland – Flickr.com

Here are a few great recipes from FoodNetwork.com

May you find a Pot of Gold at the end of a Rainbow – in other words, a smile from a loved one when you arrive home today.  I’m off to search for any Leprechaun’s living in me backyard…

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 236

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 236:

It’s Sunday… a very busy day!

My first appointment was in my hometown – New Fairfield CT.  We viewed a total of 6 homes…

                                 ~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheets of all 6 Homes  ~~~~~

                                                     A pic of the views from our first home

My 2nd appointment was with new clients looking in the Somers  –  North Salem  –  Katonah NY area.  We viewed 4 homes and I’m looking forward to working with them!  Here is what we viewed…

                                 ~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Listing Sheet of all 4 Homes  ~~~~~

Snapped a photo at our last house of these feathery friends sharing some seeds and enjoying these awesome views from the homes breakfast area. 

My last appointment was for a CMA – Comparative Marketing Analysis – in Somers NY at Heritage Hills – also new clients and I love this beautiful and very large complex!

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Views of Ball Pond

Views of Ball Pond from my listing 2A Hudson Dr – New Fairfield CT 

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 235

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 235:

Rain, rain go away…

A very rainy Saturday as I met with new clients in Brewster NY.  We viewed a total of 5 homes and I was soaked as I made my way to the office to wait for appointment #2 – which happen to be with a very good friend of mine.  We viewed 3 homes and had a ball – wet and all!

Here is a list of the homes I viewed with my first appointment…

  1. 814 Route 22 – Brewster NY
  2. 2617 Carmel Ave – Brewster NY
  3. 47 North Brewster Rd – Brewster NY
  4. 7 W Worthington – Carmel NY
  5. 50 Homer Dr – Brewster NY

My 2nd appointment included a Historic home in Patterson NY.  I always enjoy viewing older homes and seeing each and every detail and wondering how families first lived there…

Here are the homes we viewed…

  1. 2629 Carmel Ave – Brewster NY ~~ CLICK ~~
  2. 2643 Route 22 – Patterson NY ~~ CLICK ~~
  3. 750 Milltown Rd – Brewster NY ~~ CLICK ~~

I arrived home in the evening – just in time for a great dinner that my son David made.  Then, computer work and got myself ready for tomorrow’s appointment.

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, Homes For Sale in New York, My Life as a Realtor, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our 1st BBQ

What a beautiful day today… we had our 1st barbecue! 

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March 16, 2010 Posted by | Barbecue, My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 234

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 234:

Yahoo – everyone knows I love my Fridays!  Today, I got a kick out of watching Remi watching Tisha.  First, he noticed her near the couch…

Then he watched her carefully going around the couch…

and finally, after he whined and made noise loud enough so that she would look up at him…

Remi loves Tisha so very much – she, on the other hand, has a kind of love for him that comes and goes – it’s only when she feels like it.  She’s tiny, but she is the boss and can be feisty if he pushes her!

Then, Ma and I went to Shaws for some grocery shopping and recycling…

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 233

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 233:

It is Thursday and once again – busy, busy – can’t seem to catch up – but loving every single minute of being a Realtor.  I have a busy weekend coming up and I am looking forward to it!  Especially since I will be meeting new clients.

Today, Ma and I took a trip to Brookfield, CT – to my brother’s house. 

I love that this warmer weather is bringing more little critters out and about.  At home, we always make sure to have our bird feeders filled – especially in the winter months.  The pic above is one of my brothers bird houses.

This bird feeder is the most used of all of our birds – I wonder if it is the house shape – since our other feeders are round and boxy shaped – Hmm??

After a quick visit with my sister-n-law and the kids, Ma and I stopped at Walmart

 

Then back home and back to work until it was time to drop off dinner again for Amanda…

And once again, back home and back to work!

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 232

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 232:

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday – aka Garbage Day!  Ma – along with the pups – helped me bring all the garbage and recycling down.  You could imagine how much rubbish a family of 7 + Ma = 8 can make!

Then it was work, work, work and a quick trip to Shaws – and yes, you can also imagine how much food a family of 8 can consume!

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 231

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 231:

Today is Tax Day!  My accountant’s office is in Rutherford, NJ – and he is worth the ride.  My mother and I went and she snapped a few photos of our drive over the Tappan Zee Bridge

It was late afternoon when we arrived home – then it was time for errands – picked up Melissa after her shift at Sprinkles in New Fairfield

and a trip to New Fairfield High School to drop off dinner for Amanda.  She has been practicing for the upcoming Spring play.  A few more errands – then dinner – back out to pick up Amanda from practice and finally – time to work!

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 230

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 230:

It’s Monday – and Real Estate is getting busier – more inquires – more hours working – and I NOT complaining!

After doing some work – it was time to head to New Fairfield Middle School for a Parent-Teacher conference for my youngest – Jonathan…

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield Schools | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buffalo Chicken Recipes from Betty Crocker

Buffalo Chicken Recipes from Betty Crocker…

                                                               “highlimitzz” – Flickr.com

                                                                   jasonlam – Flickr.com

March 14, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baked Spring Rolls from Food Network

Baked Spring Rolls from Food Network… Mmmmm!

                                                                 norwichnuts – Flickr.com

                                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK to View Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                   miss karen – Flickr.com

I LOVE Spring and Egg Rolls!

March 13, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My New Fairfield Neighborhood Homes For Sale

My New Fairfield Neighborhood Homes For Sale…

3 Homes are currently for sale in my neighborhood ~

  • 12 Brookwood Road
  • 15 Meadowbrook Road
  • 6 Brookwood Road

                               ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View all 3 Listings  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Won’t you be my neighbor?

March 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Raining Apples!

We’re expecting lot’s of rain. For now it’s raw and cold – perfect for
baking apple pasteries…. Mmmm! 

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My Life as a Realtor – Day 229

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 229:

Sunday!  Jonathan went to the Danbury Fair Mall yesterday with friends and finally got a much needed hair cut.  He slept over one of his friend’s house and came home this morning.  I snapped the pic of him while gushing over his new hair doo…

Then, back to work – an Open House on one of my listings    ~ 2A Hudson Drive – New Fairfield CT ~  **CLICK to VIEW** .  My sellers have renovated the 2nd floor and it looks fantastic!

                                                                      2nd Bedroom…. 

                                                                       Office area….

It was such a beautiful warm day and I could start to see that some of the frozen water views of Ball Pond had started to thaw…

March 12, 2010 Posted by | Ball Pond, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 228

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 228:

A busy and great work day today.  Received 2 referrals within an hour of each other!  Both are lovely couples and I look forward to meeting and working with them!

The weather was beautiful and the pups loved it – here is Remi on the deck…

I can’t wait until summer so I can lay out here and attempt getting a tan – Ha! I’m laughing since every year I pick a day when everyone is out – so I don’t have to torture them by  seeing me in a bathing suit – then tear myself away from chores and work – drag the lounge chair to a perfect sun position – make sure I have my cell, water and I-Pod – and after minutes of getting a some-what comfortable position, I begin to feel the warm sun doing it’s thing…. and then, the BUGS start arriving – buzzing and landing on me – phone calls and e-mails also start coming through on my cell – I have to keep sitting up and stopping my I-Pod because I think I keep hearing someone ringing the doorbell.  After about half an hour of this – of which by now I’m sweating like a piglet and have said a few not-so-nice words!  I decide I’ll just live with my pale complexion and not complain! 

March 12, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 227

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 227:

Another Friday – Yahoo-eeee!

After some on-line work – Ma and I went grocery shopping – A&P in Danbury CT

March 12, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 226

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 226:

Another day come and gone – and another new client!

Also, a cutie-petootie came by again today while I was working.  For the longest time he ate and watched me while I worked…

March 12, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 225

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 225:

Another day of work… and shopping with my mom…

 

I don’t know where mom gets all her energy – and keeps track of all the shopping for gifts to bring back home to friends and family in Portugal.

In the afternoon, an appointment in New Fairfield CT ….  CLICK to View

March 12, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment