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Is it Treat Time?

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate AZ Broker BR030809000

We humans are well trained when it comes to doing what our dogs want.  Well, kind of and kind of not.  But - boy oh boy these guys are good at making it well known just exactly what they want  - treats of course! 

That got me to thinking about one of my favorite quotes.........


What you think about and what you get always matches!

                                                                              Esther Hicks


Recently I've been working  on keeping my head on straight! And that is no joke!  About 3 weeks ago I went to new dentist and OMG I had no idea of what could go wrong. For a simple cleaning and Xrays the gal had me in that dentist chair for over 2 hours.  Think about it, 2 hours of laying kind of upside down in weird position.  I had no idea of how bad that would effect my neck. It just never occurred to me before that day. Talk about painful. 

I've had to work really hard at keeping the above quote in my mind, and especially when the pain was the worst.  Which honestly seems like it always was very uncomfortable, especially at night. Thankfully it's starting to ease up after going to my Chiro for several weeks and constantly icing it all down.  Little by little my head is moving more and I'm getting around better. It's been a he** of beginning of the year.  And I'm thankful to be here on March 13, looking forward to a fantastic rest of the year@


Just putting this out there for any of you going through a challenging time. Keep up the faith.  You'll get there just as I have day by day.  I printed out the quote and kept it front and center and added this along to it.....


When you withdraw your attention from those things that are not pleasing, and you put your attention upon those things that are pleasing, those pleasing things begin to become more abundant: and those not pleasing things become more rare.  Until, and eventually, those not-pleasing things cannot be part of of your experience because you will have eliminated your attraction factor onto the light side.


It does take determination that you're going to to put your thoughts upon something that does feel good. And trust me, on this one I had to constantly change my mind to better feeling thoughts. It's worth it to stay focused!  Just like these little pups!  Do they ever give up?  NOPE!


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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm sorry to hear about your neck issues! I hope the rest of the year is much better for you - and that your thoughts remain on all the good stuff. ❤️

Mar 14, 2024 06:33 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Kat Palmiotti thank you! Keeping my thoughts on the positive side makes a big difference!

Mar 15, 2024 10:02 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


Beyond treat time ... way past overdue Miss Anna "Banana" Kruchten 

You know I subscribe to the power of thoughts. The mind is so powerful. What we think about and focus on expands. 

Take good care of yourself 💙💛

Mar 14, 2024 09:28 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist agreed. I am so ready for a new start! Doing what I can do and then some to keep this all going on a better track!

Mar 15, 2024 10:03 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anna:

That is such a cute picture - our cat is great at letting up know what she wants and when...and often.

So glad I did not have YOUR dental experience when I was in the dentist chair for short time yesterday. But there is more ahead. Hope you are feeling much better soon!


Mar 14, 2024 12:25 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS I'm glad your appointment was normal and not the extreme like mine was. Thanks!

Cats and dogs.......thankfully we have them to make us smile, right!!

Mar 15, 2024 10:04 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna they sort of look like me when my wife is about to put the food on the table ...... LOL

Mar 14, 2024 03:09 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Now that's funny George Souto ! Somehow I'll see your face the next time they're begging for a treat!!  And then I'll say - down George - wait your turn!!

Mar 15, 2024 10:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mar 16, 2024 05:55 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Anna. Of all the pain you can incur, a pain in the neck is the worst for me. Hope you are making progress in overcoming the inconvenience and are returning to normal. Your pups are hoping you return to normal soon. One day at a time. Enjoy your day.

Mar 17, 2024 05:40 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hello Anna "Banana" Kruchten 

Glad to hear your neck is healing. Dentists are a necessary (I joke) evil. If I could I would have them gas me and do their stuff...lol

Mar 17, 2024 05:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Anna "Banana" Kruchten ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post as I missed it! Nothing worse than neck pain and so sorry you have been experiencing it....it's not fun.!! I love the photos of your two adorable furry ones, Norman and Barney! Take care of yourself!!

Mar 17, 2024 07:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Had no idea of your recent challenges Anna. Will pray that you get back to 100% and become pain-free. 🙏 🙏 🙏 Interesting what you described because a friend of mine experienced almost the same thing and she is still unable to twist her head to left and right.

Mar 17, 2024 08:43 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Congrats on the feature and I am also working through some dental issues.  Last week was another 2 hours in the chair and this week I am being fitted for a crown.  Then in a couple of weeks another two crowns (I broke one tooth) and some cleaning. Thankfully my dentists are great and true professionals.  Still we must be positive and patient when these situations arise.  I keep this thought in mind "Focus on what you can control and ignore the rest."

Mar 17, 2024 09:47 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Nothing worse than a pain in the neck, keep those positive vibes flowing and good thing happen. Hope the pain eases away soon.

Mar 17, 2024 03:47 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Anna,
You've certainly had plenty of opportunity these last few months to practice keeping your mind in the right frame. Hopefully, this too will pass.

Mar 20, 2024 02:16 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I can certainly relate to your story...had a lengthy dentist appointment a few years ago that resulted in severe jaw pain for over a week. Chiropractor and even some acupuncture before it eased up. 

It isn't easy keeping a positive mind...takes a lot of practice. I'm certainly no where near mastering it yet.

Mar 21, 2024 08:31 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What you are writing about, Anna "Banana" Kruchten, seems like a different take on goal setting. Just setting a goal does nothing. We must work towards our goals, just as you envisioned less pain and better health. Of course, that brings to mind...Think positive!

Mar 23, 2024 10:56 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna "Banana" Kruchten  checking in it is not treat time it is time for a blog post:)Endre

Mar 27, 2024 10:30 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Anna, I am so glad that I stumbled on this post. It was a wonderful gift that came to me at a perfect time!

Apr 05, 2024 07:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday afternoon, Anna. I hope you are enjoying the weekend and have an outstanding week.

Apr 28, 2024 11:45 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

So nice to see the puppy pics, Anna "Banana" Kruchten 

May 02, 2024 10:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna "Banana" Kruchten - There is no clearer nonverbal communication than between pets and their owners. 

I understand where you're coming from. The past three years were pure torture for me at the dentist.  

May 02, 2024 11:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Anna. I hope all is going well for you this month.

May 23, 2024 05:44 AM