Vacation, Anyone?

Vacation, Anyone?

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21


These late baseball games are gonna be the death of me; I’m feeling the tired coming on all the time. That said, watching the kids progress is super enjoyable. That said, Bridger still hasn’t hit the ball. Therefore, still hasn’t had a haircut. But he is getting better, and I’m proud of the little dude.

I’ve started seeing the hypnotist for my eating habits, and it’s been pretty interesting. I know I eat when I’m stressed (like half of America), and that’s kinda an issue for me. It’s important for me to eat well and take care of myself. I want to live as long as I’m healthy and able to do things without it being draining on me or others. It’s terrifying to imagine Bridger giving me a bath when I’m 85. I’ve seen what he considers clean. 

I stopped drinking nearly1.5 years ago (yes, at the get-go of Covid, which was challenging, but I’m thinking if I can do that, I can do anything.. Literally… Anything) and I’ve been working out for a couple of years now. Both are solid plans when it comes to staying healthy. Now I need to get my eating under control to make it all worth it because having a bag of chips after a day at CrossFit doesn’t make that much sense. 

We’re nixing the nutritionist because of the expense, but it’s okay because I’m getting a lot from the hypnotist. It’s interesting the way he goes about it all. For instance, if you want to eat something that you know is bad, you should think about it, smell it, get close to it, and then just back off. So obviously, I stuck my full face in a bag of chips, and guess what? It worked. Sounds counter-intuitive, but I’m here to tell you that it works. I mean, it really works. (I’m gonna keep saying it until it’s true.)

My book club met life and in-person again for the first time in over a year! It was so great! It was fantastic to see my ladies in person again. I mean, I’ve seen them on Zoom throughout the year, but Zoom makes you look like crap. Note to self: tell Zoom they need to have an automatic filter. Anyway, the ladies looked lovely, and we had lots of laughs, and we hated all the books we’ve been reading. We agreed that they’ve been painful lately. Now, though, I’m reading one called Hail Mary (numero uno on Audible), and it’s really good. Check it out. 

Annnnnd, I’m so looking forward to reading more of it on our trip this weekend! Can’t wait! We’re going with our friends who I adore, and we have plans to go on an all-day rafting trip which will be lovely. We’re renting a UTV too, and that should be fun. I’m excited to go and just move at a slower pace than the norm. Plus, it’s just Tag, our friends, and me. Vacationing sans children is so in my wheelhouse. 

Speaking of vacays, my sister’s 50th is just around the corner, which means we’ll be in Cape Cod soon with the whole gang. I haven’t seen either of my sisters in 2.5 years and they haven’t seen my kids in well over that. This trip will be pretty spectacular. Hugging, laughing, reminiscing. Fun times. 

Speaking, again, of vacations, today is the last day of school, so camp is taking its place next week. I can’t believe we’re at the summer break again. Crazy how time is flying. I mean, I know people always say that, but seriously.

Oh! I’m going to a Wide Spread Panic show at Red Rocks with a friend in June, and that should be a lot of fun! People go crazy for this band. Like, costumes and week-long benders and week-long afterparties. It’s intense. The scene should make for a good blog post, so I’ll keep you in the loop. 

This may not sound exciting to many of you, but we got solar panels on our house, and this is honestly Tag’s dream come true, so it’s very exciting for us. We also got a new electric panel, which, can’t lie, also makes us jump for joy. We should create a lot of energy up in this beast. And, who doesn’t get a bit excited for energy? 

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I have a closing on my Chamberlain listing on Friday! It went under contract for $105k over asking. NUTS! The entire process was smooth sailing; I’d take a million more just like it all day long. 

Don’t be scared by that number, though. The temperament of the market is definitely cooling down, so don’t get discouraged. There’s expected to be a considerable amount of traveling this summer, so buyers could have a nice window to purchase without a lot of competition. More listings are coming on the market every day but I do see things getting strong again for sellers in the fall as long as interest rates stay low and the economy strong.

To the buyers, I say this: keep your eyes peeled, stay focused. Word on the street is there will be fewer showings, more price drops, and asking-price offers to start any second. Look for my report tomorrow or early next week for more intel.

Okay, that’s all I have for now. Enjoy the warm weather and be kind to each other!

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