This Week...Friends and Family Time

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

This Week...Friends and Family Time

 

The primary reason we moved back to Houston was to be closer to family. We have not regretted it for a moment. 

 



Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went. Jonathan Sacks



This week we had my niece and her family over while their power was out due to TS Nicholas. That’s what you do, right!  During our freeze in February, they had several relatives and a friend at their home. 



You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu



And I had lunch with a group of 3 women who are beautiful on the inside and out.  Although some of us have met for lunch throughout Covid, this was the first time that we all were together.

 

There are friends, there’s family, and then there are friends that become family. 





And then this morning, my dear neighbor came over and offered to mow our lawn. He happened to look out his window and saw me awkwardly pushing our mower. I was having fun while waiting on Larry to put on his ear protectors.



Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. Wanda Hope Carter



My sweet neighbor looked out the window and saw me. He immediately came out because he thought something might be wrong with Larry. He was going to offer to mow our lawn. 

 

We need more of him!!!

 

 

Hope you are with friends and/or family this weekend!

Comments (30)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Friends and family are both important. I do think that friends who become family are something special -- because they don't "have" to be there.

Sep 18, 2021 12:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib- Friends, family, and good neighbors are a wonderful blessing to have. Happy Saturday!

Sep 18, 2021 12:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... I so get what you're saying. Since my husband has been too ill to take our dog to the dog park, our neighbors have been coming by each morning to take Bingo there with their own dogs. Sometimes friends actually become closer than family.

Sep 18, 2021 12:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin one of my friends is one I've known for about 40+ years...I placed her 3 times and in doing so introduced her to her husband. 

Brian England It touched my heart that he would come out to offer to mow our lawn. He and Larry take turns mowing our shared strip between our houses. 

Sep 18, 2021 12:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  I am very happy to be back in my hometown of Houston with my family!!! Enjoy your weekend. 

Michael Jacobs He is used to seeing Larry mow on Thursdays and my neighbor will mow on Fridays. No particular reason...both men enjoy mowing.  

Sep 18, 2021 01:10 PM
Michael Jacobs

I miss it sometimes so I "get" it.  

Sep 18, 2021 01:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley it's hard to know what to do. We see our immediate families and continue to go out. We do it with caution and at times when the stores and restaurants are not crowded.  Hope that you and Chef Dolores are well. 

I'll bet you were Ron and Alexandra Seigel  The lunch I had yesterday with 3 lady friends was so much fun...seeing each other in person!!!


Sep 18, 2021 01:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeff Dowler, CRS I find myself smiling when we're driving near our home and feeling how happy I am to be back. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you know what...you hit the nail on the head. My time in FL served a purpose in my life and I don't regret it but now is the time to be home. 

Sep 18, 2021 01:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm isn't that a hoot!  And I didn't mention that we loaned him our mower because his mower is in the shop!!!  We checked on him a few weeks ago because we noticed that he had the lawn service that does everyone's yard in the area mow his lawn. We worried that he was ill. 

Sep 18, 2021 01:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint that was the case in FL...we became a part of our first neighbor's extended family. 

Kat Palmiotti you're right about that. I do miss my friends in FL!

Sep 18, 2021 01:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thank you!!! I just thought about the time we moved to Northern VA where we didn't know anyone. There was a holiday where I cooked a whole Thanksgiving dinner just for the two of us. 

 

Nina Hollander, Broker I am very sorry about your husband. But very happy that you have the kind of neighbors that we all hope we are to others. 

 

Sep 18, 2021 01:36 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy he is more than welcome to come and mow my lawn ...... LOL

Sep 18, 2021 01:38 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Kathy. We have friends that have become family, but when push came to shove, we moved back to Chicago to be near our son and his family. No regrets! Just got back from Disney World. I do not have more energy than a three year old. Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

Sep 18, 2021 02:18 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Those willing to extend themselves as neighbors paint the color of love in the community. Reminds me of you

Sep 18, 2021 04:13 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Good connections with human beings it's kind of the point of all of life for a lot of us. Great post, Kathy

Sep 18, 2021 09:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved your  post but had to laugh about the lawn mowing comments... gratefully we have a very reasonable gardner that comes around twice a month so I do not have to Mow the Lawn:))

Sep 18, 2021 11:36 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Haven't mowed a lick in the last three years.  the chances of me doing it in the next three decades, about the same...  

Sep 19, 2021 12:14 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Your move has proven to be a blessing on so many levels!

Sep 19, 2021 06:42 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Beautiful photos, Kathy.  I'm especially fond of the picture of the pier, extending across the water.

Sep 19, 2021 01:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Sep 19, 2021 01:27 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

What a sweet neighbor you have Kathy!  We have one like that as well.  Best neighbors one could ever ask for!  This evening is time for good friends that are also neighbors close by us.  I made a yummy Chicken Chowder Soup and will make Corn Bread too.  Friends and family are what makes life so wonderful!

Sep 19, 2021 03:18 PM