O Sole Me-Me-Ohhhh Round II

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC BK 3126272

ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more I was tagged a month ago by Carmen Rivero and although I played the game before I was honored that Carmen would tag me and promised her I'd play again.  Sorry it took me so long Carmen!  And I still have to make time for Carole Cohen's book meme.  It's on my list Carole!

I'm hard pressed to come up with 5 unique things about me.  I'm so open with you guys you probably know everything already!  Let's give this the old college try......

  1. I'm a closet singer.  I love to sing.  If I'm alone in the car, you can bet your bottom dollar that I am singing.  I think I mentioned once before how I sing at vacant homes as the acoustics are great.  I do that only at Open Houses or while waiting for a client.  Is the world ready for my singing debut?  I don't think so!  I've sung at church and look forward to making time for that again, but that's as far as I'll go.  =)
  2. I think I am the only one of my siblings (or friends for that matter) who was given a big YES when I asked my parents if I could go to Mexico by myself at the age of 18.  I went to Club Med and had a blast.  (a clean blast)  My parents knew they had nothing to worry about when they agreed.  Does that tell you how square I am?
  3. My husband died when I was 35 and it turned my world upside down.  I grieved and got back on my feet but it was one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced.  I've kept his memory alive for our daughters, who were only 2 and 5 when he passed away.  Our daughters said goodnight to him and awoke the next morning to a world without their father. Life is fleeting.  Please don't ever take anyone you love for granted.  Enjoy your blessings while they're still around.
  4. I have over 50 boxes of books in the garage (this is part of the reason I can't get to Carole's meme!).  That does not include the bookcases I have in the house filled with books.  I realize it's time to go through them and hopefully find them a new home.  A book was meant to be read and re-read and shared with others so its legacy can continue.  Mine are being shortchanged in the garage.  If anyone out there has any ideas, I am open to suggestions.  But where to find the time?
  5. I am the Crafting Queen!  Do not even try to compete with me as far as supplies.  I have a 1200SF garage that apart from the 50 boxes of books also stores a myriad of craft supplies.  Sewing, knitting, crocheting, beadwork, stained glass, millefiori, basketweaving, dollmaking, claywork, macrame, glue guns, staplers, scissors, oil paints, canvas, scrapbooking, papermaking, papier mache, pinatas, woodpainting, swarovski crystals, chocolate molds, rubber stamps, shrinky-dinks, scherenschnitte, paper quilling, silk ribbon embroidery, christmas ornaments, are you sick yet?  I know I am!  The very sad thing about this admission is that I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed any of it.  Surely real estate has me way too busy.  My very favorite thing I have ever created is the lovingly made Waldorf doll.  I've made 3 and given them away and have another 8 at different stages of creation packed away.  Poor babies!

So there you have it.  If you fell asleep (and understandably so.  I take no offense), please wipe the drool off the keyboard as it could cause a malfunction down the road.

In the on-going tradition of our beloved me-me's I am tagging Carol Housen just to get her to type more (she's quite the colorful character though), Tony Gallegos, and Kelan the Great. Tag, you're it!!

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Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
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Awwwww, you guys are the best!  Thanks for the wonderful comments, words of support and suggestions.  I will definitely try to do something about my books and my craft supplies.  They were meant to bring joy to people's lives, but they're just collecting dust right now and that's a shame.

Thanks for making me feel a little less boring than I really am. =)  And please forgive the group response.  I don't have the time to reply individually but I do appreciate each of your comments.  Thanks!

Aug 01, 2007 10:38 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
I'm a closet singer too, Maggie.  Did you ever see that show (I think on VH1) called Motor Mouth.  They put hidden cameras in the car and filmed people singing that THOUGHT they were alone.  That was my worst fear and personal nightmare that my family would throw me on the trax, like that!
Aug 01, 2007 10:58 PM #23
Rainer
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Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage
What a great MeMe Maggie!  I love to know more information about you.  Like Chris says above, I too am a closet singer.  I think I am fantastic, but most people would beg to differ.  Oh well....I love it!
Aug 01, 2007 11:02 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Chris - I never heard of it.  Big YIKES!!  My kid joked the other day about having me Phone Tapped (the local radio station playing phone pranks on people) by having a "supposed million dollar buyer" call me.  I told her if she ever pranks me like that, she better find a new place to call home.

Leah - you're probably better than you're admitting to!  Singing is so much fun though.  Who cares that we can't sing like Celine Dion?  "that's the power of luuuuuurrrv."

Aug 01, 2007 11:12 PM #25
Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Maggie, You are one neat lady. I miss doing crafts, not because I am too busy but because my hands get too sore and cramp up. I used to crochet for hours and hours and enjoy the heck out of it. Now I want to build a doll house but those things are too dang expensive, or start a train town, but they are too big LOL!

Have a great day!

Aug 02, 2007 04:40 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
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GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Lysa - my hands might cramp up the next time I try it...it's been so long!  I forgot I bought a dollhouse kit once and never did finish it.  I've no idea where that one ended up.  I'm hopeless =(  Have you tried an arthritis rub on your hands to prevent the cramping?  Crocheting is so relaxing!
Aug 02, 2007 06:44 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

You are a square!?!?!?

Hmmm.... I have suscribed to your blog. What does that make me?

Aug 02, 2007 09:42 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
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Tom - that makes you a dear.  =)  Thank you.
Aug 02, 2007 10:20 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Dena Stevens Coriz
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
I'm drool free! You are an interesting person Maggie. Is that a reflection on me, I'm square?
Aug 02, 2007 10:51 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
Maggie- thanks for sharing with us. Your smile must brighten a room- and I can tell you sing- you have that look--- dont waste time waiting to go back and sing at church..make a date and go for it! Do the girls sing ? Maybe you three can do something together vocally!
Aug 02, 2007 10:58 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

Item #3 is exceptionally difficult and touching. My better 7/8ths is a kindred crafting queen spirit. The third floor of our tahoe house is her crafting dervish studio.

Cheers... 

Aug 02, 2007 04:41 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Dena - you're too sweet.  Really!  Have you heard?  It's hip to be square! la la la la la la  Thanks for your lovely comment.

Michele - I have a terrible story about the only time the 3 of us sang in church.  It hurts to even think about it.  If I ever get meme'd again, I have one of the 5 items ready.  =)  You made me smile with your comment.  Thank you.

Gary - It's been 10 years and you never forget.  I can tell you've got an exceptional person in your life by the way you refer to her as so much more than your better half.  And I bet you even tell her that and everything!  Lucky guy.

 

Aug 02, 2007 09:59 PM #33
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
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heh heh!  We are so similar :)  Thanks for sharing more about you Maggie!
Aug 03, 2007 04:06 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
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uh oh.  That's quite a compliment, except I don't see the similarities.  You're one of my idols.  =)
Aug 03, 2007 04:13 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hi Maggie, great MeMe.  We should trade books or something.  I recently went and sold a bunch at Half Price Books.  One of my favorite places.  You are a strong woman.  So sorry to hear about your husband.  I can't imagine.
Aug 03, 2007 03:37 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
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Stephanie - thanks for your support.  Wouldn't it be great if we were all closer?  We could do a book swap.  I'm not familiar with Half Price Books.  I need to check them out.
Aug 03, 2007 09:48 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Janie Coffey
First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty - Ponte Vedra, FL
Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives

thanks Maggie for sharing!  I just don't know how you do it all, raise the girls alone, live a productive real estate career, read, craft and more!  You are the bomb!  A big hug and kiss to you my friend!


PS I am a book and craft nut to, but haven't had time in sooo long! (Books still sneak in)

Aug 06, 2007 12:34 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
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Janie - I haven't been able to craft or read in the longest time.  But I do appreciate your thinking I'm Wonder Woman though!  Loved the hug and kiss and am sending one of each back!
Aug 07, 2007 03:37 AM #39
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Maggie,

I knew that you would be a singer!  Good for you!  It definitely lightens the heart!

Your latest meme has now been added to your first meme in my alphabetical meme list.

Have a great day in Miami!

Lucky :)

Aug 25, 2007 01:20 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Lucky - that's a perfect choice of words....it definitely does lighten the heart!  Enjoy your perfect day as well. =)
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