Guess my surprise? Ah yes, to be memed...almost more than the last time I was memed to find a lovely email from the one and only Laura Monroe, a Virtual Assistant located in Rocklin, CA who founded her own business Agent Solutions.
Not a problem. Let me squeeze this into a Signing, a Listing, blogging on my Sacramento Real Estate Voice blog, preparing my soon to debut new blog, Active Rain and of course my current clients...no problem! I can multitask...
After reading Laura's meme, it brought back such lovely memoriesI have of my Grandfather, who I called "Gran Gran." He was the BESTEST Grandfather any little girl could ever have. This was man who I never heard swear, never said a negative thing and only showed love, affection and tenderness. He was the epitome of a Southern Gentleman. Born in Texarkana and lived in Texas his whole life,when he awoke each morning, he dressed in a suit and tie (even after retirement) and never went out of the house without his hat (and I don't mean a baseball cap).
I was told that as a baby I would sit on his lap and play with the diamond in his tie-tac. Once I turned 13, Gran Gran had that very same diamond made into a ring which I in turn passed down to my first born daughter, Victoria Rose.
Memories are such a wonderful thing and something that helps make us who we are. They can ease a stressful time and calm the ripples in a day. We can only hope that the memories that we make with our children will touch their lives as memories have touched ours. When we get older memories are really all we have...make some good ones today!
I was born in Seattle Washington and lived in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas Texas. Also, lived in Shreveport, Lousianna and Caracas, Venzuela as well as Denver, Colorado. Since my Dad was a Geologist, we moved quite a bit while I was growing up.
Walnut Creek, CA was my home for 35 years and after a tragedy in my life, I moved to Sacramento, CA. I have been in the Sacramento area for 7 years now and still finding things to discover. This year I plan on taking a raft ride down the American Riverwith some of my clients which should prove to be fun and exciting. I feel a blog coming on...
Speaking of exciting, one of the things that in the past few years I decided to do is to start doing things that I've always wanted to do but for whatever reason haven't.
One of the most daring was on a recent trip to Cozemel, where I went scuba diving. You ask why was that so daring...I don't swim. Some might think it was stupid but I had a great time and loved it. The hardest part was getting up once the men put my tank on me...it took two strapping young men to help me up!
The next and worst part was falling off backwards off the boat into the water. This required the men on the boat to push me off when I was unaware...lots of sputtering...this may have given a clue to my instructors that I wasn't exactly the world's greatest swimmer!!
But, once under the water, oh...what a sight and an absolute thrill!! The bottom is so amazing (looks like a huge salt shaker), not to mention the great assortment of fish and life under the sea. I am very glad that I did it! I'm not advocating that you scuba dive when you don't know how to swim but I am advocating that you stretch and do something that perhaps you've never done and always wanted to...