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My Life as a Realtor – Day 163

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 163:

Happy New Years Eve!!

My guests started to arrive at around 6:30.  Leading up to this time, we cooked – cleaned and I did some work, hoping the results will be good in the new year.

Joe was busy cooking the lobsters.  Earlier today, he went to China Town and bought 30 of them to eat individually and some were used in a seafood stew – Mariscada – that my mom made. The stew also included shrimp, scallops, squid, clams and oysters – all in a delicious red sauce served with rice on the side.  We also roasted pork, roast beef, potatoes – and had veggies and salad and of course started with appetizers.  By the time dessert came around, it was almost midnight.  One of our sweet treats was a birthday cake for my sister Lisa.  She was born on New Years EveHAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!

Lot’s of eating…

Lot’s of celebrating…

and lot’s of praying for a good New Year in 2010!


January 4, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Years Eve, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 111

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 111:

Happy Veteran’s Day! and Happy Birthday Jonathan – my youngest turns 14 today!!

All the kids are home today – left them enjoying Jonathan’s gift – a new X-Box 360 while I flew to the officeCentury 21 VJF Realty – did some needed paperwork – then headed out to meet with my clientsFirst Time Home Buyers purchasing a home in Brewster, NY.  Today was their inspection day!

All went well – Dennis with Mr. Inside Out – thoroughly inspected the home, even getting up on the roof – which some inspectors will not do – and discussing helpful tips on living with a home that has a well and septic system.

Mr. Inside Out                                                                        Google Imagery

Then I was off to the races!  Picked up Melissa at the Danbury Fair Mall – she worked until 2pm and her car is still being repaired!  Then stopped at the A & P  in  Danbury, CT .

Then home to make dinner – since it’s Jonathan’s Birthday, he got to choose – it was Meatballs and spaghetti.  Afterwards, we had Ice Cream Cake and wished Jonathan a wonderful year!



November 14, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 108

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 108:

FRIDAY!!  Friday’s are my favorite day of the week – Oh… and Saturday’s too.

Today, lots of buzzing around – trying to confirm a closing for next week.  For my buyers sake, I hope all goes well for them – I really, really do.

Our November Birthday’s have started – my niece, Kristin is 20 today – Hubby-hub’s is on Sunday – my brother-in-law, Richie, is on Tuesday – my youngest, Jonathan, is Wednesday – as well as my niece Isabella.  Then, towards the end of the month,  we have my other niece, Anna Carolina and my mom!  Lots of partying and… CAKE!

Took a photo of the back yard – can’t believe the leaves are almost completely fallen, now we have a better view of the stream and when the deer come to frolic in the woods.


November 10, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 94

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 94:

Surprise 50th Birthday Party for my sister Lisa…

party_045                                                                              Cheers!

The celebration was at Biscotti’s in New Fairfield – just minutes from home which was great since we invited a few people after the party to our house for some more celebrating!

HPIM2755                                                                    50 and Fabulous!

Before the party, I was dealing with an offer.   The listing agent and I have been going back and forth and I am  thankful that she is so professional.

During the party, I left for a few minutes to pick up Amanda at the Home Coming Game at the New Fairfield High School – it was pouring and boy did my hair look lovely when I got back!

SSPX0947                                                                 New Fairfield vs Bethel

An awesome night for an awesome sister!

party_003                                                        Delicious Chocolate Tiger Print Cake

October 26, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 60

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 60:

Today – Saturday – busy, busy!

SSPX0734                            Driving with my gold balloons that I crammed into the back of my little rental

Picked up balloons at Shaws for a Public Open House on my listing52 Mountain Brook Road – Brewster, NY – from 11am to 1pm.


Then flew to get gas and wine on Route 22 in Brewster… 

HPIM2605       Purchased 3 bottles of Red Wine – from Portugal, Spain and this one that reads B~I~T~C~H

Back up Milltown Road – from Brewster, NY into New Fairfield, CT – approx 6 minutes – to grab some lunch at home before my next Public Open House on another listing2A Hudson Drive – New Fairfield, CT

SSPX0552                                                                               Welcome!

During the Open House, a gentleman and his wife came, they had owned this home back in the 70’s – it was awesome to watch them view the home and all it’s changes.   

When I arrived back at home, I was so happy to see that Joe was painting the kitchen walls – a creamy yellow.  I was even happier that I couldn’t cook dinner. Yahoo – Chinese

HPIM2592                                                                Main Moon in New Fairfield

After dinner, we sang Happy 21st Birthday to Melissa – our oldest – did I say 21?  Where have the years gone…


Melissa’s Birthday was on Thursday, September 17th – we had a special dinner, but no time for the cake since friends were taking her out to celebrate!  Therefore, she has been celebrating all weekend!

September 24, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

November Birthdays

November is a busy month for my family.  We have a total of 7 BIRTHDAYS!  So this post is for…

Kristin – November 6th birthday-cake-wfabry

Joe – November 8th awesome-b-day-cake-exfordy

Richie – November 10th cherry-cake-adactio

Jonathan – November 11th video-game-cake-jem

Isabella – November 11th happy-birthday-virtualern

Anna Carolina – November 16th pink-b-day-dplanet-semicolon-twice

Ma – November 22nd red-candles-jenster181

Feliz Anos to all… and many more!

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment