No Hesitation

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Real Estate Agent with Savvy + Company Real Estate NC: 277197

I refute clichés and fight them at every turn. (Perhaps it’s the writer in me?) But this Monday morning shaped up to be simply awful! It began with a less than shining example of relationship bliss, unhappy news and… what’s this? Not another meme tag!  Thanks Susan!!  If they hadn’t all been tossed on the floor, I would have crawled back under the blankets rather than face this miserable Monday.

Suffocating under morning traffic and fighting back tears, I barely gave a thought to what I might want for Christmas. After all, I’m in the midst of shedding possessions and the definitions that encumber them. I already know what I want – and it isn’t a thing – all I want resides within the soul of one particular man. That’s it. Nothing more. So employing my lavish imagination won’t yield the treasure expected from this Christmas Meme. It simply isn’t in me this time. I'm sorry.

My telepathic plaintive cries were heard. I was given marching orders to call off the day midstream and head up to Timberline. I didn’t give it a moment’s hesitation. Trapped in gunmetal shades of black, white and grim, I hurried my escape. Little by little, stress and hopelessness began to fall back with the rising elevation. Then a slice of sun landed in my lap like a golden trinket. Rising above it all, I felt the shimmering weightlessness of separation. Light and light. That in-between place that exists between land and sky. It was perfect. And suddenly I knew.

All I want for Christmas is my very own mountain!

Mt. Hood from Timberline Lodge

It requires no assembly, leaves no carbon footprint, there's no packaging to dispose of, no shipping fees, children weren’t exploited in it’s manufacture and no animals were harmed in testing. My sweetheart won’t need to spend the requisite two years’ income to purchase it, and it will never, ever go out of style. What gift could be more perfect?

 

(I know!  NOT tagging anyone!!)

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Neal... Oh darn. I guess we won't invite you over for a Christmas cocktail then ;-0

Dec 03, 2008 08:16 AM #30
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Sara Goodwin
Ashcroft & Associates - Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon Appraiser

Do you realize the upkeep that a mountain takes? ... and were you expecting precious gems to be lodged in that mountain of yours ;-)

Good idea... I'm going to ask for...  an island.

Miss you!

Dec 04, 2008 02:12 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Hey Sara... We could do a land swap! Just keep your island well stocked :)

Miss you too!

Dec 04, 2008 05:00 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
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Hey Sara... We could do a land swap! Just keep your island well stocked :)

Miss you too!

Dec 04, 2008 05:02 AM #33
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Greg Knowles Santa Barbara Ca.
Fidelity National Title Group-Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

I know I'm late to this party, but if you get your own mountain can I get an invite to ride some of the trails? It's all about me Jennifer. ;o) I appreciate your writing. Thanks!

Dec 05, 2008 03:46 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
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Greg... Absolutely! And you can be certain the trails will be awesome and challenging! Why? Because I will make them just like ME!

Dec 05, 2008 05:10 AM #35
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Jen...

The two of you deserve each other. You Guys could collaborate on one hell of a book :)

As for the ring and prerequiste ... Have him do what BB did ... Buy it at a pawn shop :)

TLW...ROAR!

Dec 05, 2008 10:35 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Lovely Wife... LMAO!!! A pawn shop??  Please oh PLEASE don't give him any ideas!!! I have him trained to think he has to buy me a huge rock from Tiffany. I'd hate for him to be disappointed ;-)

Seriously though... he could make me a ring out of his braided hair and I would be the happiest girl alive!!

Mwa!!

Dec 05, 2008 10:42 AM #37
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Okay...

I gotta share the story with you. Back when we were...Well...Your age, we had NO money for long periods of time. We were both in sales during a recession. Sound familiar? Anyway, every few weeks we would gather all my jewelry and pawn it to purchase food and pay bills. As the years passed and we finally made our mark in this world BB went back to the same pawn shop and bought me the rock I now wear for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. My ring was worth waiting for. Hell, my first ring was a beer tab :)

TLW...ROAR!

Dec 05, 2008 11:02 AM #38
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Lovely Wife... I love that story!! I may yet have a beer tab in my future :)) And yes it does sound a little too familiar at the moment. I have to smile at the 'your age' comment though. You do realize that I'm older than he is?

Dec 05, 2008 11:15 AM #39
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Jennifer, I have a lovely ring that I never wear because I'm not much into jewelry.  I like that I have it, but now that I am older (much more so than you my lovely young friend), rings just aren't all that important to me.  I garden, I swim, I clean my own home, rings just get in my way.  I'll be happy to ooh and ahhh over your beer tab when you get to my neck of the woods.

TLW, you are just so sweet to share that story!  How many years are you guys married?

Dec 05, 2008 11:22 AM #40
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

They've been married over a hundred years Susan!!! LMAO!!!!

Dec 05, 2008 11:36 AM #41
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Jeff Belonger
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Jennifer.... hey, I want my very own mountain also...  and you & Jason can use it any time without asking.  ;o)

Jeff Belonger

Dec 05, 2008 02:47 PM #42
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Susan...

Twenty five years. I don't wear my jewelry or rings when I'm doing the chores either. But when it's time for Lovely, out come the rings and all the other trinkets and jewelry BB has helped me to collect :)

Jen...

I didn't know you were older. I just know Sardi is the same age as our identical twin Sons. By the looks of your photo you're not that much older :)

TLW...ROAR!

Dec 05, 2008 10:04 PM #43
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Jennifer - if you want a mountain, Hood is a pretty good one, but, you have to share it with a lot of other people. But there are plenty of good, lesser visited ones in the area. I will say that the view from Trillium Lake is fanatastic.

Dec 05, 2008 11:02 PM #44
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Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Jenn,

I can still have the cocktail!

Dec 05, 2008 11:45 PM #45
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Jeff... Now you're just getting downright greedy! A mountain and a brunette? There will be nothing left for the rest of us!

Dec 06, 2008 02:54 PM #46
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Lovely Wife... Well thank you for that :) He's still such a puppy!

Dec 06, 2008 02:57 PM #47
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Mike... This picture IS from Mt. Hood - looking up the mountain inside Timberline Lodge. It's 45 minutes from my house and i hear it calling to me often. If I were to turn 180 degrees, I'd be looking at Trillum lake. I ride my bike around that lake and Timothy Lake as well. I will miss the entire area. It's stunningly beautiful!

Dec 06, 2008 03:00 PM #48
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Neal... Only if I say it's ok :)

Dec 06, 2008 03:01 PM #49
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