Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Quick Three-Hour Lunch

What happens when friends who haven't seen each other for a year - both real estate agents, one from Santa Barbara, CA and one from Baltimore, MD - get together? You go for a quick lunch.

Well, it sure seemed quick, but the watch confirmed that it was over three hours! I met Diana Fornas through our mutual friend, and top real estate agent, Ira Serkes in Berkeley, CA. Diana and I had a delightful lunch at Mama's On the Half Shell, a Baltimore oyster house. We shared conversation, personal stories, and decadent triple chocolate cheesecake dessert.

Diana is getting involved with a group called Army of Women, an organization formed when the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation joined forces to launch the Love/Avon Army of Women. The organization has two key goals:

To recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.

To challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women. Visit the FAQ page to learn more about how the Army of Women is working to stop breast cancer in its tracks.

How can you take a three hour break in the middle of planning a technology seminar the next day, three settlements in the next 10 days, acknowledgments to write for the book (Real Estate the Rome Way) deadline, a listing appointment, emails, blogging, etc.? Well you just remember WIN and ask, "What's Important Now?" It was important to see my fried Diana who came to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a checkup - she's doing fine and looks great. Just look at her with the two "guys" on the sidewalk near Mama's!

No matter how busy I am, and how much there is still to do, I'll always make time for the special people in my life.

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