Monday, September 23, 2019

I'm Speaking At The Women's Expo

Guess what? I will be speaking at the Women’s Expo in just 3 weeks! I'll be sharing how to have tough talks with confidence and ease. Yes, you can do it, too! 

I would love one of my media friends to come to video my session, who's available for an hour or so?

Want to attend? I have a couple of tickets... :)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dave here, Let Me Tell You About Kathy...

I just wanted to give a public shout out to my wife, Kathy Partak She is always saying complimentary things about me and rarely am I on Facebook so I wanted to return the gesture.
She has always been there for Mason and I and done good wifely and motherly things for the two of us but I really noticed the other day that she is really busting her derriere helping others selling and buying their homes. Kathy doesn't want to be a top producer but wants to have her clients feel good about their transactions. She goes way beyond what usual realtors do. She tells her clients that they "get her". Getting "her" means that they deal with Kathy from start to finish and they are not fawned off to other processors that most realtors in big firms will do. She is also always available no matter the time of day or where she is at. Many a time, dinner or vacations go on a temporary hold while she helps her clients and her laptop is with her whenever we travel. The great thing is that she gets a lot of her business from referrals which means she did a good enough job that her past clients are willing to recommend her.
I know this may sound like an endorsement or ad for Kathy, and it is not meant to be, but hey, as they always told us in business, "ask for the sale". She helped me get through to retirement when at times I wanted to just quit. I am glad she got me to the finish line. Now it's my time to support her and her passion. To her, it's a passion and not a job and that makes all the difference.
Thanks Kathy for all you are doing for us.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sunset On The Lake

Dave planned a sunset trip on the lake tonight. Ladies, I have to say, I make no secret about how lucky I feel to have a guy like Dave who makes grand romantic gestures like the one tonight. It's his love language. My parents were not happily married but they stayed married until the days they both died. I didn't see affection between them, in fact, I saw the opposite. To think that I could grow up thinking that true, happy love was just created by writers on television and then marry a guy who proves me wrong even today, almost 20 years later, well it's really a gift that I sometimes don't feel worthy of. I've said it many times, I'm not sure what I did to deserve him and the way he loves me, but I am so glad he's mine and this is our life. To my single girlfriends, don't settle, if he wants to be with you, he will make time, he will go out of his way, and he will travel long distances just to have coffee with you. I promise, this I know. Thank you David​ for the most magical evening tonight. Even the mosquitos didn't spoil it!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Nothing But Jam!

Dave and Mason are at Pacificon
 and I had big plans to hunker down and write. I sat down and I had nothing, not one thought or idea that was worthwhile. Of course, I had a topic planned, but when it was time to clickety-click-click-click, nothing! So instead I made jam, LOTS of jam. I made Cherry Fig Christmas jam, Spicy Plum & Fig jam, Cherry Amaretto jam, Strawberry Jalapeno jam, and Strawberry Jalapeno barbeque sauce. And I still have fruit I need to process! This photo is just a small fraction of what I made.

I really want to write this weekend before the boys get home so send me lots of inspiration to make that happen. Please?