Today's update is for Rockwall County under 75087! This week is low as is across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. What is your zip code? I'd love to share what the market looks like in your
The What, December
Dated: December 15 2020
The “what” right now...
What’s Up, Doc?
As the great Bugs used to say... Tell us what you are doing this month?
Here is what is on our plate…
What am I Reading? I am currently reading (listening) to the following books:
Fiction: Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost - With all of the stress that is in the world right now, I sometimes need to escape. This is my escape book this month.
When Holly White's fiance cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime--exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tree farm.
When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly's father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn't help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him. The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frost's jolly series debut.
Non-Fiction: Unf--k Your Brain by Faith G. Harper Wow, y’all. While I feel it is required for me to warn you against the language (I’d hope would have gathered that from the title), this is a GREAT book. It really makes sense and I will probably read it a couple more times to gather it all. Here is the description.
Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes--having meltdowns, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes--especially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in. With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).
Podcast: 5 minutes in Church History by Stephen Nichols
This weekly podcast provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each episode offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.
What is the Team Reading? The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
The One Thing explains the success habit to overcome the six lies that block our success, beat the seven thieves that steal time, and leverage the laws of purpose, priority, and productivity.
What I’m Watching:
Binge Worthy: Renovation Inc. I love seeing couples work together. The humor and “discussions” are so familiar.
HGTV's Renovation Island has become one of the network's most celebrated new series. But before hosts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler began their grand adventure — renovating an entire island resort — they were already known in their native Ontario as successful renovation pros. Now Renovation, Inc. takes viewers back to some of the Baeumler's original home-makeovers.
Series: I am still watching the ABC Thriller Series Scandal from the beginning. The drama keeps coming. I’m on Season Season 6 and I’m getting a little bored with it. I’m grateful there is only one more season. Lesson learned, no more long series.
What I just bought:
Liquid Chalk Markers, After repainting our kitchen chalkboard, I wanted to try and find a better option because the original chalk paint vs the chalk paint markers I bought… well you can say that the markers over took the paint in that battle.
Audible: Since I spend 12+ hrs in my car some days, this is what keeps me off of blood pressure meds. It helps me to not get focused on crazy drivers and escape for a moment.
What am I working on:
Right now, I’m just trying to find buyers homes… 9-11 showings a day is really keeping me busy!
November’s Affirmation Statement: “I acknowledge and appreciate all that I am and that I have.”
In Real Estate today, clients need more from their agents in such a challenging and ever changing market. So what sets me apart? I was raised in a family that was self employed & taught what it means ....