What Made Me Laugh This Week: This incredible rap-read of Dr. Suess is worth watching just to marvel at this guy’s amazing talent with words. This tongue-twisting, hilarious video will have you laughing and marveling at the same time!

What I’m Reading: This week I started a new book, An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System. Written by Pulitzer-prize winning author Matt Richtel, this book elegantly outlines how the immune system works, from its highest level of functionality, to its tendencies to turn on our bodies in autoimmune disorders. Everything is both scientific, yet laid out in precise and clear writing. Great book!

Real Estate Tip of the Week with Jennifer K: While enjoying this bit of down time, now is a great time to catch up on your CE credits or study to add a new Realtor designation behind your name!

Quote I’m Pondering: Today, I want to share a poem with you that I came across the week and absolutely loved. I hope you enjoy it too.

The Letter From Home
BY NANCYROSE HOUSTON
The dogs barked, the dogs scratched, the dogs got wet, the
dogs shook, the dogs circled, the dogs slept, the dogs ate,
the dogs barked; the rain fell down, the leaves fell down, the
eggs fell down and cracked on the floor; the dust settled,
the wood floors were scratched, the cabinets sat without
doors, the trim without paint, the stuff piled up; I loaded the
dishwasher, I unloaded the dishwasher, I raked the leaves,
I did the laundry, I took out the garbage, I took out the
recycling, I took out the yard waste. There was a bed, it was
soft, there was a blanket, it was warm, there were dreams,
they were good. The corn grew, the eggplant grew, the
tomatoes grew, the lettuce grew, the strawberries grew, the
blackberries grew; the tea kettle screamed, the computer
keys clicked, the radio roared, the TV spoke. “Will they ever
come home?” “Can’t I take a break?” “How do others keep
their house clean?” “Will I remember this day in fifty years?”
The sweet tea slipped down my throat, the brownies melted
in my mouth. My mother cooked, the apple tree bloomed, the
lilac bloomed, the mimosa bloomed, I bloomed.