The Day After Thanksgiving

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

For one reason or another, I enjoyed the day after Thanksgiving, a whole lot better than the actual holiday.  I got up early, and used most of the leftover turkey, while making Turkey Ala King.  After lunch, 3 of my granddaughters piled into bed, to view the latest 2012 version of "Kon Tiki."  Reuben, my cat decided to join them. 

What are you most thankful for this year?  For me, it was about family, friends, and accomplishing maintenance and improvements to my home. 

I had to chuckle at a daughter's remark during dinner yesterday.  Going around the table, we each proclaimed what we're most grateful for.  She commented, "I'm grateful to father for wishing me 'not a happy, easy, or peaceful life, but an INTERESTING life' and I thank my mother for setting that example."  What do you do with a kid that says something like that:-)

"Kon Tiki" is an excellent movie, by the way.  It's based on the true adventure of Thor Heyerdahl, who set out to prove that Peruvians first inhabited Polynesia, not Asians.


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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Sometime a cat just needs a nap.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 29, 2013 12:12 PM #1
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Myrl, One thing is certain, the younger generation doesn't have many reservations about speaking their mind. The best I could do when I was a young person was to wisper to my little brother if I had any opinions to express, And as I recall, we wispered frequently, LOL.
Nov 29, 2013 12:44 PM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an adorable picture of your granddaughters and Ruben knows where the most comfortable spots in the house are, as well as where he would be loved.  What a neat remark your daughter made, she found her way thanks to you.  Sometimes, I have noticed some of the happiest people are those who lives did not go "the right way".  Those whose did are often lackluster and uninteresting...from my limited viewpoint. LOL A

Nov 29, 2013 12:50 PM #3
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Myrl: If you have an "easy" life, you don't know how to handle those "tough" moments that come up. And they will! For those of us who have had an "interesting" life, we can take them in stride much better.

Nov 29, 2013 09:38 PM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Lou - It is no accident that there is a little plaque near the bed, which reads, "You know you are getting older when 'Happy Hour' is a nap."

William - Thank goodness for that little brother, who provided an ear to your voice:-)

Alexandra - I suspect it is no accident, that my daughter is working toward a doctorate in Clinical Psychology:-)

Hella - So true!  I don't get as excited about little tribulations any more. . .They're all just part of life! 

Nov 29, 2013 09:49 PM #5
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Myrl....Now Christmas is on the Way...Your Cat, like most likes to be where the action is...I'm sure I've seen "Kon Tiki" when I was Young...ha Many Moons ago.

Cheers, enjoy your Saturday

Nov 29, 2013 11:45 PM #6
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Cute granddaughters and apparently very savy as well, sounds like have great examples to follow!

Nov 30, 2013 01:32 AM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Your granddaughters are beautiful and wise. I can only imagine what they will be telling their own children some day... perhaps people our age don't want to know!

It's a cat's life. They live without having to take orders, advice, or recommendations from anyone. They can stretch out, cuddle up, sleep, eat and do most anything they want and I have never met anyone who tried to stop them. Maybe we should all take more lessons from the cat! A cat DEFINITELY has an interesting life!

Nov 30, 2013 10:17 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a great week and an outstanding December. Enjoy the holiday season!

Dec 02, 2013 07:45 PM #9
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Myrl, That is a nice post, and a great compliment from your daughter!  Have a great day!

Dec 04, 2013 02:05 AM #10
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I love this picture, Myrl. Reuben looks so comfortable and loved. Hope your weather is good.

Dec 05, 2013 08:58 AM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Myrl, beautiful granddaughters, and yes so is Reuben, the cat!  I love Thanksgiving just wished it was not so close to Christmas so we could enjoy it even more!

Dec 07, 2013 03:04 AM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, sounds like an absolutely beautiful day to spend with the family.   Love the cat's position!

Dec 07, 2013 11:25 PM #13
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