Trying to be healthy…even when busy. So eat Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper…or something like that. I know Steel Cut Oats are very good and tasty when I order them in a restaurant…but they take a little too long for me. Crock-Pot Oatmeal…ready the night before, lasts a few days, and the house smells like a bakery when you wake up…and still not too disappointing when you see Oatmeal instead of Cinnamon Rolls.
Before you go to bed, grease your crock pot….this is critical! Add 2 cups of steel-cut oats, 6 cups of water…it will look very soupy…no fear. Peel and dice an apple…I used two Gala…and add a dash of cinnamon. Stir, cover, and set your crock pot on LOW. In the morning, spoon out one serving, and enjoy. I sprinkle 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on top of my serving…and good morning to me. This makes enough oatmeal for a week so store the left overs in a glass container in the refrigerator. The Steel Cut Oats will stick together after chilled. Stir them a little before reheating in the microwave. And as my mother would say, “This will stick to your ribs”, I am not hungary until lunch.
As most of my followers know, my first career was teaching….loved students as much as my real estate clients. Just spent time this morning checking out FACEBOOK. I love seeing my past students and clients and their children, grandchildren, vacations and family celebrations. Since the time I am working in my office on the computer is my least favorite part of being a Realtor, I take breaks looking at these photos … love the photos.
Speaking of sitting at a computer and/or being healthy…I love getting massages and I have found a great person to promote: Jennifer Pazderski, Zen Massage Studio, New Albany, Ohio. She is just starting her business, does an excellent job, plenty of parking, in a relaxing setting, and most of all, you will know that she loves what she is doing!
One more newcomer that I would like to suggest you call if you need an insurance agent in town: Kim Roe, State Farm Insurance. Kim has worked with State Farm for many years in corporate office and in the field…helping many agents get started, trouble shooting, and providing education. Yes, she is knowledgable, has strong work ethics, and loves people, need I say more.
Thankful for new listings…always happens when I am leaving town…Yanok/Linley Wedding, 9/28. MOB leaving early to complete her MOB (mother of the bride) duties. I will be 3 hours behind but checking email and cell. Oh dear, I will soon be a mother-in-law! Getting so much advice…esp. from mothers of sons. We are very lucky…getting a wonderful new son!
Empty spaces and sparkling clean…
Speaking of listings…now is the time. Spent time this week meeting with 3 longtime homeowners…”What do I need to do to get ready to list my property?” We looked at each room, yard, and set goals. I must share that 90% of the time, number one on the list is “GET RID of STUFF”. I also suggested they look at model new homes in their price range and try to “copy” staging without spending any money! I also set them up on automated searches so they can watch their neighborhood…actually view video tours of competition and get reliable information about list and sale prices. Let me know if you need my services…good to start thinking ahead. Who knows you might even to get rid of some “stuff” that is packed and ready for kids to take when they are home for the holidays.