🔷Shine On You Crazy Diamond 🔷

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker AZ BR 528507000

She walked into the salon, and she was GLORIOUS.

NAILS out to HERE. Okay, I exaggerate. But easily an inch and a half long. A shimmery gold.

Her bright aqua, coral and green outfit, perfectly coordinated. Sexy dangly crystal drop earrings in gold and green matched her color palette, as did the rings on her fingers.

Bright red hair, and a smile for days (NO exaggeration!)

My nail tech stopped to greet her.


"Wanda, did you remember your flip flops?" 

Wanda held up her bright pink pedicure flips and giggled like a teenager.

I had to meet this amazing creature of light.



Wanda, turns out, is 79 years old and on her third husband, having outlived the first two. Going on 35 years with #3. They've traveled all over together. HE is 10 years younger!

I told her, I bet you're a Virgo. You remind me of my mom (the ORIGINAL goddess of glam!) She said, "Yes I am!"

"I knew it! My mom's birthday was September 14. She passed away in 2010."

Wanda exclaimed, "MINE is also September 14!"

(Do I look surprised? Have you met me?)

"My late husband was ALSO September 14! And he was a peacock just like you!"

We hugged, I promised that I would see her again, and apologized to Angiebaby for holding up her appointments.

I want to be Wanda when I grow up.

Have a blessed and abundant week as we cruise into Fall 2019!


Pile on many more layers, and I'll be joining you there . . .


Comments (15)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Candice- I love meeting women like Wanda!!!  They make me feel like I don't have to look and act my age as I get older!!! All I have to do is enjoy doing whatever I do!!! It's why I put a purple streak in the back of my hair a few years ago!!! Good for Wanda!

Sep 15, 2019 06:23 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I can't see your purple streak! I would love to see it! A back of the head shot like Carol's LOL

Sep 15, 2019 06:26 PM
Kathy Streib

Candice- it's hard to see unless the sun hits it just right. Most people are surprised to see it!  I'm thinking of changing it to maroon or burgundy but purple is my color. 

Sep 15, 2019 08:23 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

I've had purple! If it didn't wash out so quick from my platinum, I'd have it all the time! I've also had pink, black, aqua, gold and Hollywood Red!

Sep 16, 2019 08:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Candice A. Donofrio ,

What a delightful post ! Loved you got to meet Wanda and have a feeling you will see more of her!

Sep 15, 2019 06:31 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

I will! Hahahah!

Sep 16, 2019 08:42 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

This meeting was pre-arranged outside of yours/hers control. The universe brought you together! I like her name Candice! 💕♥️

Sep 15, 2019 07:29 PM
Candice A. Donofrio


Sep 16, 2019 08:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Candice - it's as if you just had to meet her.

Sep 15, 2019 07:48 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

I love shiny things . . .

Sep 16, 2019 08:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As someone in her 70's I can relate to your new friend, Wanda... my nails might not be long, but they are always a great color. And nothing dissuades me from wearing my short skirts when I wear them. Age is just a number.... btw, I'm an aries not a virgo!

Sep 16, 2019 04:49 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

I know, LOL

Sep 16, 2019 08:41 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like the two of you could have a lot of fun together and others better watch out and not get in your way!

Sep 16, 2019 08:20 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

No diggity!

Sep 16, 2019 08:43 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love this Wanda..I knew someone similar to Wanda, perhaps a touch more conservative in the way she dressed, but nevertheless a riot.  A

Sep 16, 2019 08:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, don't people like that just bring such a ray of sunshine right into the room, Candice? I am so glad you reached out to her and boy, that was definitely meant to be. I do hope you keep up with her...she's a fellow Virgo too! 

*Loving the music - don't want to leave the page! 💕 

Sep 16, 2019 08:54 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Virgos rule, there Ms. Candice!!!  I was hoping for a pic of you two goddesses of light together!

Sep 18, 2019 05:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Candice A. Donofrio - Not many women her age can be bodacious and bold! I would love to be like Wanda and you too! 

Keep shining! 

Sep 20, 2019 10:32 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525


What a delightful encounter with role model and example, Wanda.  And the synchronicity of the same birthday with your mom.

Sep 22, 2019 10:26 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is fabulous! Just like Wanda!

What a wonderful thing to have been there at just the right time to meet her.

I love when things like this happen!

Oct 03, 2019 07:44 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager


and the part about the same birthday as your mom...


Oct 03, 2019 07:45 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
And my late husband. I know.
Oct 03, 2019 08:00 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Good morning, my friend. We all need Wandas in our lives. I have a delightful Scottish friend like Wanda and I stop to see her as often as possible.

Oct 18, 2019 07:08 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
We'll be Wandas! I'm a Wanda in training!
Oct 18, 2019 07:38 AM

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