Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I think this is perfect timing for Mother and Walt, mother is much worse with her Alzheimer's, I will be so thankful to have them close, seems like we were there s many times last and this week, Kay went on a Er run Monday, all was fine just some confusion on mother's part. It is so very difficult to look at your mother and not find her.........well that is all I will say about that for now.
My friends sweet baby Kenadi passed away and we had her graveside service yesterday, you will not believe this but I did the service and God was so faithful to me. I knew I was to do it, the Lord woke me up a few weeks back and started telling me what to share.....so wried how the Lord works. I was not for sure I could with out crying all the way though it but God had my emotions so in check, I was able to just share and read scriptures, I could actually feel HIM talking through me to Brandon and Casia and the family. I pray He brings them comfort, I am thankful the Lord will even use me. To know He sees all about me and loves me is amazing!
Showed property last night, gonna list their home Thursday and write a offer on my listing:) YEA God!! Have a walk through this am at 8:00am then closing then CE from 9-3 then open house at Chenalwoods Condos then get Walt and mother and go to Jared's for Walt to measure:)
Gotta let him be the boss, it is so much easier for me to be the boss:)))))
Oh yes, God was faithful to let me have a crying time and release all these emotions:) we went to Victory North a friends of ours church Monday night, they had a guest speaker, the worship was so anointed and the Lord just touched me and touched me:) I am so thankful He is my friend!
Now best get with it and go to work...have a great day! HUGS!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Feature Story: Worship leader Nina Landis shares her testimomy.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
HUM>>>>> not sure how to handle how quiet my home is and how quiet my yard is and the house next door, its totally clean and lonely looking:( I will be glad when Jenn and Jared move in it:)) Mark came over every night when he came home from work so its just weird to be so quiet and no one coming in and out :( they are doing well, we will take a last load up tomorrow after I show property. The come back home. I will be sharing at Kenadi's service so pray I hear from the Lord what I am to say:) My heart hurts for them, I pray God will use me to bring them hope and comfort.
Good news, Walt and mother are buying Jared and Jenn's house, I am so excited about it and worried at the same time, it is going to be so much work and so emotional for me to go through all the things and memories and the decide what ti keep and what not to keep, this will not be easy for Kay and I but God will see us through it. I am thankful they will be so close and I feel a safe place for mother and Walt to live. SO thank you Lord!! A lot of moving in the next month or so:)))))
Steve and I are sitting like two old people, me in my chair and he is his, watching TV:) April is at work and will be home soon. Think I am going to bed:) hugs and nite
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I did take Mother and Walt to Jared's house yesterday, they liked it and I do believe will move, Walt does not want to and I can totally understand, but I pray they do! Hannah and Mark came in last night and surprised us, they are finishing up today and so appreciated their home being cleaned and yard done.....tks to her brothers and sisters for that:) Nice surprise for them. I will really miss the Mcgill babies but I am so tired that I am glad I am the Nana and not the momma! I have to focus on work, one of my homes I sold appraised 10,000 dollars low...UGH!!! so now I have to show the appraiser why it is worth more.....got some home work to do, actually the listing agent will be doing it to, but I have to know for the buyer what is the price on the house. Lately we have had a problem with appraisals:(((((
After I got mother and walt back home I fixed them some dinner then went to Alicia's surprise birthday party her friends Amy and Heather gave her, she was for sure surprised, she thought she was going to dinner with her ladies group in Little Rock, I called her and told her mother and walt and i were at US Pizza in NLR and mother was upset because she had forgot her birthday could she just please run by so mother could see her....she fell for it hook line and sinker:) She was so startled she started to cry:) love those kind of surprises!! It was a great group of her family and fiends, she felt so loved.
Well best go and get on with working out the appraisal just wanted to check in with you and say HUGS and have a GREAT day!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I have not had time to even sit down and think about blogging this week. I have had Hannah’s children all week, Blake has been so sick. He has a upper respatory infection and had a stomach virus, he still felt so bad tonight, he is so pitiful when he is sick:( I have been working real estate around my grand babies, which has been hard too:) but I have enjoyed the babies being here, I know when they move I will miss them so much, they are ready to see their mommy and daddy. They will come Thursday, Hannah has got her new home in order and will be ready for them, makes it so much easier to have it ready when they come:) Their home here the brothers and sister all paid some money and we had a lady clean it, so all they have left it to get their few things that were left and patch nail holes and touch up paint:) They will be excited.
jared and Jenn will be moving next door, I am showing Walt and mother Jared’s home tomorrow and I pray they will buy it and move, we had to go to there house tonight for Steve to get his car moves out of the garage…..it will be soooooo much easier with them in NLR for Kay and I, Kay was there but Walt wanted Steve to do it:) That will be a huge mess to deal with all that………ugh….can not even go there right now:) I am fixing to tear into my house when the kids leave and do major spring cleaning:) I am so ready to have it all in order. Colin came in Sunday with kay and said I have never seen your house like this:) he is always telling me how clean and perfect it is, I said well I am not as good as I once was:) with Blake sick all I can do is hold him and we have had major laundry, I have learned the most important things is the babies not the house:) but it was really bad that day:)
Sunday I went to Freddy Gene’s visitation, it was real sweet, I got to see my cousins:) I did not go to the funeral because of Blake, I took him to Dr. it is good to see family:))) they were proud of me for my weight loss:) well best run and get to bed it 12:48am:((((((( Alicia and I went to dinner to night then got Steve and went to mothers, then went to dinner again while Steve ate:))) fun fun!! I do love him:) but if we had little babies again I think I would have to pitch some major fits, but then I was thinking the other night when I had worked and also been with babies all over me and I was fixing dinner with babies on my legs and folding laundry and HE WAS WATCHING TV that I am not sure we would make it if I had to do all that over again:) I may have to knock him up side the head:) It sure brought back some memories. I just d not understand why when men get home they think the day ends……its their babies too!! well so much for all that:) nite and hugs
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Today started with the Award of Excellence meeting, I past the gavel to the new chair for 2010, the meeting went well. A lot of my friends went to the races today and what a pretty day for the races! I had appointments to show property then came home and made a pot of veg. soup and corn bread. Max had some allergy problems and a touch of asthma, he stayed home from school, Hannah took him to the Dr. and they gave him a breathing treatment, so I kept him in all day, Steve watched him most of the day, then tonight we have Olivia and Blake spending the night, they went to mother’s day out today. I am dealing so much better with Hannah’s move, not near as emotional as I was, I am thankful for that!! Hannah is packing and packing and packing!! Alicia needs some healing prayers she has the crud. My friends baby Kenadi is going through some more test, if this does not give some answers then the parents will let her go be with Jesus, this is so hard on that family, if they turn down the vent she will not live, she looks at you with her sweet little eyes and is alert…it is just too sad, I will never understand the why’s of all this. Just have to trust. Keep praying for them, they need it. Tomorrow will be another pretty day then storms and cold icy weather here……wanting spring to come:) Will probably go to Van Buren Monday to help Hannah get straight then home to get my house straight:)) Jared and Jenn will be selling their home and buy Hannah’s :0 I am excited about that!! I love me some Averitt girls!! They have Peyton, Laila and Mika, then Alex and Jill have Amelia:)))) all so cute and loveable! Well need to get to bed while all is sleeping….nite!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Well would you believe this morning I did not wake till 8:30 am, Sales meeting starts at 8:45am:( I called and told them I would not be there, I have never missed a sales meeting due to over sleeping, I always wake early, I do not even use a alarm clock! I had planned on going to Van Buren with Hannah and Mark and securing housing for them. Mission was accomplished, Hannah called bout a home and we met the owner and they rented it, it is so nice, four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, for. dinning, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar, huge pantry, huge laundry room with pull out ironing board and a sm. office, loads of storage, has a three are garage, the sm. one is for a boat or golf art or storage. most. has Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower with seat:) huge walk in closet, nice yard fully fenced, its about two years old, the owner will even let them have her Huge dog Dually!! It has a covered patio and little sep. area there then a nice yard, there are four lots to the left of it and it is in a cul de sac so no traffic, the neighbor has a son about 8ish across the street. Nice Nice subdivision……right off freeway, you take Fayetteville road, the turn beside the Wal-Mart and follow though the sub to their home, Very close like maybe a mile to Mark’s work. They are excited, they are packing and moving this SATURDAY!!! I am dealing with it, but its all so fast and i have open houses sat and Sunday so I will not be here when they pull out, not sure that is good or bad,,,,well here comes the tears so guess I will sign off and let it out:) hugs and nite! they are about two hours away which is a pretty drive and not that far….just not next door:(
Monday, March 15, 2010
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
I cannot believe it has been a year since I blogged about my weight journey, if you have followed my blog you will know I had lap band surgery in March of 2008, I understand this surgery is a tool to help you maintain and lose the weight you need to. This has not been a easy journey for me. I have had so many changes in my life and my lifestyle. Let me share some of them with you, I can now do so many things I could not do, I can sit in the floor with my grand babies and get out of the floor, I can stand on one foot and balance to tie my shoe or take a sock off, I can open my own bottled water, I can hop, I can jog, I can run, I can exercise, I can walk up or down steps straight forward as normal, not one foot then side ways with the other because my knees hurt so bad. I can feel my hip bones:) I can feel my leg bones:) I can tie my shoes, bend over and touch my toes, do a few push ups;) I can climb to the third floor at work and still be breathing normal:) I can not skip to good yet, or jump rope, I can not hop with both feet on a step, I moan and grown to get through boot camp, yes, I had got so out of shape I could not open a bottled water, thought it was my fibromyalgia but it was the fact I need some exercise. I decided to make my self have some more discipline and began a boot camp program in Jan. 2010, it has helped me regain strength in my legs, arms, hands….it is changing me….it is also the hardest challenge I have ever had, I do not want to get up and go and at times I do not know if I can even do it, my Coach has made such a difference for me, she has really helped me and pushed me to my limits. Once I have finished and get in my car I thank the Lord He got me through one more session! My goal this year is to get the rest of my weight off and get my body in the best physical fit place I can, which means working out three to four times a week with no exception. I watch what I eat, I try to eat high protein and low calorie foods, now do I mess up? yes, i will still eat cheese dip, Mexican but I am limited to how much and I stop, with lap band some people do not lose weight, I have talked to many, but they eat high calorie foods and several meals a day, the key to weight loss is sm. meals and count your calories and work out to maintain you weight and health, no easy way to do it, no secrets, no frills! I still have stressful times that I will just buy food, of course I do not eat it all, but I realized this is what I was doing when Steve’s sister passed away, it was a hard time and when we left the hospital we stopped at a store, all that was open, I got two soups, a container of different types of mixed nuts, cheetos and can not remember what else, I ate about two bites of each soup a few nuts and couple of cheetos, and thought I just wasted money on all this, Alicia said I was trying to meet my emotional needs because I use to eat for the stress, so I had my eyes open to it and have worked on that and can recognize that in me. I do feel so much better and can not believe how large I had gotten, I see pics of me now and I do not recognize me now, I see people who do not recognize me, which I thought was weird till I looked at two year old pics:) This is a year of me making me be obedient to my goals and seeking the Lords Grace to endure it:) I do have two new pairs of high heals shoes, little heals but still heals:) I went from size26/28 to 14/16, I can shop in any store:) not just Katherine's or Lane Bryant. I am excited to see if I have gained the strength to pull my self up on skis this summer!! I was taking a bath the other day and realized I had muscles in my arms, I could not believe it, when I park I will jog to where I am going, such as the store, this is when I have on shoes that I can jog in, if not I walk fast. This is a whole new area of my life and it is exciting……..I feel I have gained several years of my life back with these changes. I have had many people be my support in this, My friends the Mckimmey’s have walked beside me in the good and bad and have been there for me, they have so encouraged me, I know this would of never happened without them in my life and I thank them. I thank you for your Atta girls and cheering me on, I needed it and will continue to need it to get to my goal……cannot wait to be there and be there and be there years from now, best thing about me, I now know how many calories are in different things and I ask is it worth it? I eat sm. bites and enjoy what I eat and enjoy the incredible flavors of the foods!! I am here to cheer you on if you need it so always feel free to call or email me!! If your wanting some changes come do hip hop with me on Wed. nights or you could do boot camp with me:) There is a scripture that says woe to a man who falls and does not have a friend for he will have no one to help him up, this is so true we need each other, I am there for you as you have been there for me!! Hugs!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
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