Relocate to Wisconsin : How do YOU spell RELIEF ? Stress Relief !

How do YOU spell RELIEF ? Stress Relief !

   It has been an insanely busy and wonderful 2017 with more to come. Ahead of our business plan and determined to stay     there...A balanced number of students in our DREAM Dream logocourse.      Pieces coming together for our second bath  remodeling  with shower pan in production, quartz walls ordered, Oiled bronze changing light with temperature fxture received.   Lots going on personally and professionally...more to do than time to do it is my personal best fuel for my top functioning status.  We reserve  two nights a week for chilling and nothing gets in the way of those plans on Tuesday and Saturday.  

  Salt and Pepper We love entertaining complete with every table toy from individual salt and pepper shakers to butter molds and frozen lemon and lime water glass twists.  Winter storms find us filling the freezer with soups of many flavors ...the cutting and chopping is great stress relief !

    In these times, there is less time for cutting and chopping and the freezer inventory gets depleted.   The yearn to kick back with friends still exists...and what's a couple to do ?  Be we are !

     We have wonderful neighbors....with three sons who cut the lawn and the whole family entertains and cares for Dini and Magic when we are out of town...and they too have busy, dizzy schedules. We are all fans of Trader Joe's...and no matter what your taste or diet you can be sure you will Food from trader joesfind it at Trader Joe's. Fresh fruit and vegetables..wonderful cheeses...lots of Gluten Free and Sugar Free foods...frozen, fresh...alcohol you have heard of and lots you have not...a playground for cooks...and for "taking it easy" with many prepared dishes you need just bake...or are ready to eat wth a huge selection of a multiplicity of ethnic foods as well.

   So...Tonite the rule is ...Four "Somethings" ...items as you choose ....from Trader Joe's....per cooking can 

be involved.  We did our shopping yesterday on the wayTrader Joe's back from a client luncheon meeting...and confess of course we could not stop at just four items...some found their way into the pantry and freezer...some never made to the fridge !

    Work Hard...take time to play...and make the playing easier and you will do it more often !   A necessary rest for mind and body...Have a TJ Party....and enjoy your weekend !

     A Leisurely suggestion from Sally  K. & David L. Hanson

proudly serving southeastern Wisconsin for all things real estate and Trader Joe's for a great leisurely dinner !


Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 20 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • February 11 2017 02:48AM


Thank you for the great tips. I have been to Trader Joe's once  I should go again.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 1 year ago

There are two Trader Joe's near us that Wanda frequents a lot.  And our fridge is full of soup right now too!  Our favorite is her chicken, but Mr. Perdue shows up there (local chicken guy - antibiotic and chemical free, and really big chicks!)

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 year ago

That's a great idea for a stress free get-together. I am sure the Trader's Joe evening will be wonderful!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, about 1 year ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I am always amazed that a store size as small as Trader Joe's offers so many choices. We are regulars!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

When you lead busy lives as we do in real estate time for fun is always a must. We always play as hard as we work..its a balance we like to maintain! Cheers!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Sally and David -- I am fortunate to have access to multiple Trader Joe's locations.   There's always something new to discover along the aisles.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David. A mix of business and pleasure properly blended leads to a happy life! Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago

I LOVE Trader Joe's and your party idea sounds wonderful. I would love to hear what your 4 items were.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 1 year ago

Sally and David I have to confess that even though we have a Trader Joe's within a reasonable distance, I have never been there.  But after reading your blog I am going to make it a point to go.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

I get to spend a lot of time with my grandson and that is my way of being a kid again!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Sally and David

Shopping at Traders Joes is a good experience.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David.  Looks like you have a wonderful plan to reduce your stress and chill out.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Sally & David, it is tough to have enough downtime when business starts getting crazy, but sounds like you were able to fit it in! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 year ago

I think we are some Trader Joe fans...

Congrats on making your mark to date on the BP and enjoying the perks.

Lauren Selinsky

Posted by Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) about 1 year ago

I wish we had a Trader Joe's near us but it is an hour away and I never make it there. That sounds like a fun party and theme to follow.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Happy Valentine's Day!  

Make this a special day that will include fond memories.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago

I sure hope we get a Trader Joes a little closer, there was talk, but nothing yet. On another note, i just went through a 4 week bath remodel and i swore after my kitchen remodel, i am done remodeling while living in a home. It makes life so hard and so messy Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 1 year ago

I love Trader Joe's and really like the idea of "Four Somethings" for a dinner party. I may have to do that sometime!  TJ's has the best pre-made pizza dough! I prefer homemade pizza - it's so much tastier and healthier than ordering take-out - plus everyone can make pizza exactly how they like it.  I also love their frozen mahi mahi fish burgers. SO delicious and great in salads. 

Posted by Mary Weiss, Trainer & Content Manager (Zillow Group Mortgages) 11 months ago

Relief is spealled Rolaids.    Often it is from a difficult transaction wish it is over.


Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 11 months ago

A little relief is a good thing

Thanks so much for the post enjoyed it and was nice having a short warm up!  


Posted by David Martin, Making Realty Dreams a Reality (Fairfax Realty) about 1 month ago