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Looking for a local Thai Restaurant

I love Thai food, it’s a weekness.  I also love Indian food – If you’ve never tried it, you should.  Granted, I must say that the first time I tried Indian food, I wasn’t a fan. But there is something in the food (I swear there is), that makes you crave it.  When I left Shalimars (my favorite restaurant) the first time I was there, I wasn’t planning on going back; but over the weeks I started to crave it, so I tried it “just one more time” and have been hooked ever since. Now I go whenever I can.

My love of Thai food worked in a similar way.  The regular restaurant that I went to closed a few years ago, and now if I want to get good Thai food, I have to drive to Southern Indiana to get it.  My quest is to find a great Thai Restaurant in Louisville.  If you know of one, please let me know!!  If you’re thinking of opening one – I’d love it if it were in the East End (hint! hint!).

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So Close to $4.00 per Gallon

I was out driving in La Grange, KY this afternoon around lunch time and I saw it – a gas station with $3.95 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (the Chevron at the corner of Crystal & Hwy 53).  We’re so close to $4.00 – I bet we see it next week.  I just can’t even imagine! 

What are you doing to help with the gas pinch (and the grocery pinch – those prices are skyrocketing too!)? Share your tips and later I’ll post with all of our tips for saving a few bucks!

Kelly McDonald, Realtor®
Semonin Realtors
www.KellySellsKY.com

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How about that Earthquake, Kentucky?

OK, so the earthquake was actually centered in southern Illinois.  I don’t know about you, but I felt it quite well in my little LaGrange, KY home.  My husband and I woke up to a shaking house and a bed that felt like we had just dropped a quarter into one of those old (and a little questionable) hotel beds! 

Now, if you are from out west where earthquakes are common – you have to remember that like a foot of snow in the winter, earthquakes just don’t happen all that frequently here in the midwest (they probably happen just as frequently as a foot of snow!).  People here get a little nervous when things out of the “norm” tend to occur.

Anyway, in the spirit of education, here is a link to the American Red Cross site on Earthquake preparedness. I use to be a girl scout, so you know, you can never be too prepared! 🙂 

Another thing to take into consideration is earthquake insurance on your home.  Since we Kentuckian’s do live near the New Madrid fault line, it is a very good idea to have this coverage on your home.  I believe it is offered as a rider to your regular home owners insurance (home insurance providers feel free to chime in or correct me!).  Yeah, I know, we haven’t had an earthquake that rocked our world in quite some time, and the New Madrid fault line hasn’t produced a massive quake since 1811.  However, some experts do believe that we could see one in our life time, so it can’t hurt to be prepared.

Kelly McDonald, Realtor®
Semonin Realtors
www.KellySellsKY.com

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Do You Remember Hunting for Easter Eggs?

Hunting for Easter Eggs is always fun – it doesn’t matter if you’re 2 years old or 80 years old.  Finding a prize is always fun. I remember one Easter in particular. My sister and I had to be about 7 and 5 (I being older) and we were out in the back yard playing and we kept finding black jelly beans in the grass. It was the coolest thing (you know, back in the good old days when no one was really paranoid about eating things that fell in the dirt?)!  My sister and I ran around the yard collecting all of these jelly beans in the yard and having the best time.

 

Anyway, in the spirit of the Easter Egg hunt and good memories, here are a list of local places that are offering Easter Egg hunts for the kiddos!  Make sure you bring your camera and your video camera – it’s sure to be a good time. 

 Douglas Community Center
2305 Douglass Blvd, Louisville
March 15, 2008
10:00 AM – Noon
This is an Easter Egg Hunt and Party.  The Easter Bunny will be there too and the cost is FREE!

Central High School
March 22, 2008
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free for children 1-12 (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Meet the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt, and prizes

 E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
Eggstravaganza
March 22, 2008
Beginning at 12:30 PM – ?
Free event for the whole family.
Meet the Easter Bunny

Egg Hunt Schedule:

1:00 PM – Ages 0-2

1:10 PM – Ages 3-4

1:20 PM – Ages 5-7

1:30 PM – Ages 8-10

 

Kelly McDonald, Realtor®
Semonin Realtors
www.KellySellsKY.com

 

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The Wheels on the Moving Truck go Round and Round…

welcome to our townMoving is never easy and a LOT of work, it can also be a very emotional experience, especially if you have children. If you are moving to a new city, state, or even a new country, your children are in for some big changes. Here are some suggestions for making the transition a little easier for you and your child.

  1. Let your children know as soon as possible about the move. Talk through the process and let them know about the changes that will come (new school, new church, new friends, etc.).  Let your children ask questions and answer them honestly.
  2. Take a tour.  If time allows, arrange a time for you and your children to walk through the new house before you move. Let them pick out their bedroom and help visualize where furniture is going to go.  Also along the tour lines – make an appointment with your child’s school and walk through – see if you can meet the teacher.
  3. Go Shopping! Go shopping with your children to pick out new paint colors for their room, new sheets, accessories; let them personalize their new room.
  4. Create Memories. Give your children disposable cameras and let them take pictures of the people, places, and things that they want to remember.  Help them put together a scrapbook of their memories.
  5. Keep in touch. Help your children collect addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of their close friends and family so that they can write often.
  6. Pack Last and Unpack First. Pack your children’s things last (if you can help it), and unpack their room first. This will help them feel comfortable and more at home, and give them a familiar place to retreat to when things get to be too much.
  7. Make it fun! Play games and find groups that your children can participate in and begin to make new friends. Drive around your new town and find stores, restaurants, attractions, etc., that you use to enjoy in your old town. Or, drive around and find new stores, restaurants, attractions, etc., that you want to make a point to check out with your family and start a “to do” list of places to see.

There are tons of other things that you can do to help your child adjust to a new place. If you would like more suggestions on moving with children, let me know!

Kelly McDonald, Realtor®
Semonin Realtors
www.KellySellsKY.com

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