Skipping work and Herding Cattle

18342616_10213271225878652_4796085983945255617_nI called into work and told them I had to watch the fog rise, I couldn’t imagine being behind my computer.
They laugh, tell me to have fun and be careful….I promise to send some pictures, and I’m off.
Today I am particularly grateful to be able to work at a company that understands my need to enjoy The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding counties.
On beautiful mornings like this, they automatically expect the text or call saying “I will be in later, the fog on the mountains are too beautiful to miss.”
Real Estate is a fast paced business and we work very hard to make sure each and every one of our clients are taken care of.
Our goal is to help you sell and find your perfect home in a timely manner.
As a Marketing Director, I am not always the one that you see or talk to, and if I do answer the phone, I have probably accidentally hung up on you because transferring a call is nearly impossible!
I’m the calm behind this business, the one driving around in my car at 5:30am because the sunrise is too beautiful and I can’t sleep in.
I’m the one who gets a text message from Jill asking me if I am out getting pics of the Greenbrier Valley Sunset!
We at Greenbrier Real Estate Service don’t just want to Market your home or show you the perfect piece of property, we actually care about this sublime part of West Virginia.
We can tell you where to find the perfect sunsets, the best hiking trails, or give you directions to the nearest restaurant.
We will always be there to answer any question you have about this beautiful piece of Almost Heaven. 18402636_10213271226718673_876128545750808326_n
It’s funny what can happen when you sit on top of a quiet mountain by yourself;
I could quite possibly have the best job in the world, even when you have to perform an impromptu cattle herd.

Thanksgiving

 Ok….so here are just a few things I am thankful for!!
My mom has been seriously ill the last few months.    I am very thankful for her Health and how much she loves my kids!   I don’t know what I would do without her.  She is the best Grandma EVER!!  making memories and always smiling.    This is what a Grandma is!!!  (Take notes if you must) 

I’m so thankful for this guy!!   He’s been my best friend since Kindergarten!!  He’s my therapist, my shoulder to cry on, my late night texting buddy and the lover of Emojis and GIFs.        
This handsome fella is my Daddy!!   He is the best Grandpa anyone could ever ask for. A wonderful role model for my son and the great protector of my daughter.    The lover of “stealthies” (selfies).    YouTube addict.  And Smart Phone illiterate.     This kid just makes my heart melt!    Every time I look at him my heart skips a beat.   Watch out world….you are looking at a future preacher.     Love just can’t even begin to describe the way I feel about this little man.    Sigh….isn’t she beautiful?     God must have not wanted me to be bored so he gave this chick to me!!     She’s smart, beautiful and a TEENAGER!    Lord, help us all!!  My second Momma!!!    This is one amazing lady.     She has a heart of gold and the strongest opinion and personality I’ve ever seen.        She never had kids of her own, until I was born.    Now she has two “grandchildren” to spoil.     Ok….I am thankful for sugar!!!!  Enough said! I’m counting my BFF twice!!     He cleans too!   And ladies, he’s SINGLE!!!She’s my travel buddy, partner in crime, music lover, Ben Rector obsessed, smartest and most determined kid I know!! Has the singing voice of an angel.      And future Trauma Surgeon!   (And also single young men!)   These two…..beauties with an attitude!      Already spreading the gospel!!!ūüėć  I am grateful for my church family.   And the amazing role model Mrs. Sandra is to me.    She made me “homeless packs” to take to our trip to NY.    She overheard us talking one evening about making little bags for homeless people and spreading some love while we visit NY.   she packed 5 gallon bags with:   Socks, gloves, hats, scarves, peanuts, pop tarts, tuna, Vienna sausages, carmex…..I’ve never seen anyone pack so much into a 5 gallon Baggie         This is Church Husband!!!      He’s kinda goofy and makes me smile all the time.  The entire church is rooting us on to date.    We both know we’d kill each other the first week!!    So ladies….he’s also single!!!   Thankful she has my sweet tooth and is learning to cook!!!     Also thankful for this adorable neighbor kid and one of my daughter’s best buds!! They are hard workers!  And always willing to lend a hand!  Ok….that is the VERY condensed short list.   There is my sisters, nieces and nephew, friends and extended family.   I am thankful for the people that have made my life easier and even for the ones that made it difficult.        

Ok….the pies aren’t going to bake themselves so I better get busy!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!

Thankful.

THANKFUL. GRATEFUL. BLESSED.

Whatever you want to call it,¬†’tis the season to let someone know you are thinking about them.¬† sometimes a simple Thank You or a phone call just to let them know that they are on your mind can make someone’s entire week!!!

It is also a time to reflect on what is important in your life, or maybe things you are grateful for.

How do I even begin?

Here is my thankful list in no particular order:

  1. My strong faith in God
  2. My two beautiful children
  3. The Past, Present and Future
  4. My furry kids.
  5. My Daddy
  6. My Momma
  7. Sisters
  8. Extended Family
  9. Photography
  10. Pottery
  11. Cheesecake
  12. My church family
  13. Health
  14. Teenagers
  15. Books
  16. Awanas…Kids, volunteers and the ability to make a difference in these kids lives!
  17. Chocolate
  18. Red Bull
  19. Haiti
  20. Pandora
  21. Homeschooling
  22. Passport stamps
  23. Blogging
  24. All Four Seasons
  25. My Ex Husband
  26. My squeaky ceiling fan
  27. Snooze button
  28. Cell Phone
  29. Pictures
  30. Ability to forgive
  31. …..and forget
  32. Lifetime movies
  33. Unsweetened tea
  34. Roller Coasters
  35. Sports Bras
  36. Yoga pants
  37. Naturally curly hair……and my Flat iron
  38. my couch
  39. Lawn Mower
  40. Crushed ice
  41. Matching Socks
  42. Good Night Prayers
  43. Good Morning Kisses
  44. Grass Stained Football pants
  45. Mismatched socks
  46. Frozen Blueberries
  47. Disabilities
  48. Breakfast Food
  49. Naps
  50. Netflix
  51. SnapChat
  52. Sad songs
  53. Flowers
  54. Random dancing in the kitchen
  55. Ice Cream and Milk
  56. unconditional love
  57. Missing Shoes
  58. Long Drives
  59. sleepovers
  60. Best Friends
  61. Old Friends
  62. New Friends
  63. New Relationships
  64. Cartwheels
  65. Trampolines
  66. MEMORIES!!!!

This is my short list!!!

Many blessing to each one of you who follow my Blog.    Have a happy and safe Holiday!!!

Until next time….Make your own thankful list!!!!