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My Life as a Realtor – Day 116

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 116:

My daughter,  Amanda, shared a poem that she wrote:


In the desert I walk

One foot after the other I go

Trying to escape the heat, the hunger

But I know

That no matter how long I walk

How much I try

The pain will still gnaw at me

It will still drain me dry

Of all of my hope

Of all my strength

Until I can’t go on

No more can I take

I lay

And I wait

For my final sleep

That I shall take

The world darkens

And it seems to grumble with fury

But I still wait

In no type of hurry

But wait, where is the sun

Where is the raging blaze

I look to the sky

And all I can do is gaze

The first drop lands on my cheek

Like a single tear

Then the clouds plunge me

In to a shower of cheer

I jump up

And spin and I dance

 I have never felt so content

I feel in a trance

It washes away the hurt

And all of the pain

Until all that is left

Is me and the rain 

~ Amanda Santos ~

Amanda                                                                       Amanda

Working from home again today – went through my files and paperwork – only took me about 2 hours!  But boy am I so glad it is done – I feel… lighter.  I LOVE have everything organized – clean and neat. 

As a Realtor, that helps tremendously since I could be home, working and dealing with home life – kids, pets, chores, Blah, Blah, Blah – and within 5 minutes of getting a call from a client, I now have an appointment that will take about 4 hours from beginning to end.  So being organized is crucial.  Having all my ironing done so I could quickly run into the closet and throw something decent on – having all my necessary paperwork with me in case of there being no time to stop at the office – having my electronic key updated and on me at all times (in case the call comes in while I’m out and about) – having my cell phone charged, car gassed up, and always having a last minute-quick-dinner-plan – and I don’t mean ordering pizza! 

Now, keep in mind that things don’t always work out, no matter how organized I think I am, but things do go alot smoother than if I were not ready to rock and roll.  This keeps me happy and calm and makes me a better Realtor  😉

November 18, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!


A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey – but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

– 4 eggs, beaten

– 1 cup oil

– 1/2 cup cold water

– 3-1/2 cups flour

– 3 cups sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 – 1 tsp salt

– 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

 pumpkin-choc-chip-cake-jslanderjslander – Flickr.com

I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home – where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

holiday-home-preciouskhyattPreciouskhyatt – Flickr.com

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments