Res­o­lu­tions be darned! And let’s think of not toxic this and that

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Dar­lings, It’s 2019, and by now you should be fin­ished with all those silly res­o­lu­tions you made in a mo­ment of weak­ness. Con­fi­den­tially, Kit­tens, my fa­vorite New Year’s Eve used to be an evening at home, smok­ing cig­a­rettes and drink­ing tum­blers of Johnny Walker Black straight up while pas­sion­ately com­pos­ing a long list of rig­or­ous res­o­lu­tions, most of which I found too rig­or­ous the next morn­ing. Oh, my, but that was a long time ago, Sugar Lumps. My smok­ing days are way over, I only drink an oc­ca­sional Scotch, and­myNew Year’s Eve has be­come a sort of non-event. Howsad. I think I need to re-eval­u­ate this. Ex­cept for the smok­ing...

A look at this newyear and back at the old re­veals a fewnote­wor­thy trends. Pop-up stores are in and Sears is out. The Ox­ford Dic­tio­nary de­clared TOXIC to be the word of the year: it had a 45 per­cent jump in the num­ber of times it was looked up. Cream­puffs, I won­der why it couldn’t have been a cheerier­word, like JOY? But then, I sup­pose everybody thinks they know the mean­ing of JOY, so they don’t have to look it up.

Don’t fret over a word like “toxic” be­ing the word of the year, Pump­kins (even though I do— toxic?). Here’s a bright spot on the hori­zon. The Global Fight Against Ter­ror re­ports that there is ac­tu­ally a re­duc­tion of ter­ror­ism glob­ally. Deaths from ter­ror­ism around the world are down 27 per­cent to 18,814, show­ing a down­ward trend for the last three years. How­ever, the num­ber of firearm deaths (in­clud­ing sui­cides) in the United States is al­most twice that num­ber: 39,773, ac­cord­ing to the CDC. Hmmm.

While think­ing glob­ally but act­ing lo­cally aswe should, I have some lo­cal news that you’ll find help­ful, as well as en­ter­tain­ing. Carol Hamil­ton (Berk­shire Hath­away HomeSer­vices Santa Fe) has set­tled com­fort­ably into her new job as di­rec­tor of realty for Po­joaque Pue­blo. When I first talked with Carol, I didn’t re­al­ize how ex­ten­sive her job is, but be­lieve me, Doll Ba­bies, it is that. She over­sees the man­age­ment and leas­ing of the com­mer­cial mall (north of the fa­mous Dairy Queen Grill & Chill), Cities of Gold and the Gold Strike Bowl­ing Lanes, Towa Golf Re­sort, But­ter­fly Springs Apart­ments, Road­run­ner RV Park, But­ter­fly Springs Mo­bile Home Park and But­ter­fly Springs Stor­age. Whew!

Here’s the help­ful part to you, Love Bugs. If you’re sell­ing and/or list­ing a prop­erty in that area af­fected by the Aamodt wa­ter suit, Carol’s of­fice can help youwith the most up-to-date info on bound­aries and ease­ments. Through the use of their Geo­graphic In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GIS), they have maps show­ing the re-sur­vey of lands since the Aamodt suit set­tle­ment. Aha! Now you have a BIG rea­son to visit Carol at Po­joaque Pue­blo Realty.

An­other as­set we have right here in River City is one of RISMe­dia’s 2019 Real Es­tate News­mak­ers. Yes, in our very own com­mu­nity, Cup­cakes. Jerri Udel­son (co-author of Be­yond the Sale and mas­ter cer­ti­fied coach/owner of En­tre­pre­neur­ial Coach­ing and Con­sult­ing) is pic­tured on page 34 of RISMe­dia’s De­cem­ber is­sue of with other in­flu­encers rec­og­nized in the in­dus­try as The Thought Lead­ers. Across the United States, Jerri works with real es­tate’s top pro­duc­ers, as well as new agents who want to be­come top pro­duc­ers. Think of it, Lol­lipops, we could hire Jerri to coach us on how to cre­ate a great busi­ness and a life we love ( Be­yond the Sale), and we’d never have to leave Santa Fe. In other words, Dumplings, you’d never miss a day of work.

Dear Hearts, I have onemore op­por­tu­nity for you. Su­san and Ter­ryMun­roe (Santa Fe Prop­er­ties) are leav­ing this month on an ex­tended Mex­i­can ad­ven­ture. They’ve rent- ed out their house here, and they’ve taken a charm­ing villa in Aji­jic for an un­de­ter­mined time (a one-way ticket to ride). Hold your horses, Cow­girls and Boys, I’m get­ting to the op­por­tu­nity, so don’t stop read­ing now. In­stead of throw­ing cau­tion to the wind and giv­ing up ev­ery­thing, they’re hold­ing on to their real-es­tate li­censes, which means they can con­tinue to serve us. They’ll act as re­fer­ral agents for us Real­tors who don’t want to fly down there to show prop­erty to our clients, but who don’t want to miss out on a sale, ei­ther.

That’s what I’m talk­ing about, But­ter­cups, an­other op­por­tu­nity for us to never have to leave town. Sad as Su­san and Terry are to leave Santa Fe Prop­er­ties (“We’ll miss Santa Fe Prop­er­ties— best peo­ple we’ve ever worked with, and we’ve worked with them all!”), they’re ready for a new ad­ven­ture. Su­san said I could give you her mo­bile num­ber (505-577-5630), so you don’t miss that re­fer­ral op­por­tu­nity.

So long, Sweet­peas. Un­til next time, Happy New Year!... Oak­ley

Oak­ley Talbott can be reached at mer­ri­lyp­ier­[email protected]

Coco Chanel wishes you a won­der­ful New Year

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