Monthly Newsletter January 1, 2022

What Bird Can Hold a Grudge?

January!!!! Can you believe it? 2021 has come and gone. It seems like we were just enjoying Spring and now, burrrrrrr. Time seems to go by so fast these days. Take the time to stop and enjoy life as much as you can. Our beautiful downtown still has lights and decorations to enjoy as you stroll and check out the after holiday deals at the local shops and grab a bite in one of our local eateries. The weather outside might be chilly but you will always get a warm reception from the friendly folks in Everybody’s Hometown. Whether you are visiting or have friends visiting, you can always find something to do, and you can find it on the Community Connection link at If you are looking to make Prescott or the surrounding area your hometown you will also find listings, information and contact stuff to get ahold of The deSoto Team, we can help if you are looking for your dream home, selling your current home, or both!! We are your friendly hometown Realtors and we are……….

Making dreams come true…………one home at a time.!!!!

I’m January bringing you
A year of days—all brand, brand new;
I step upon the frosty ground.
When chimes and sleigh bells ring around;
You welcome me and children sing,
And joy comes into everything.
I bring you love and lots of cheer,
And work and friends for all the year.

by Annette Wynne

The Month of January is . . .

International Creativity Month

National Hot Tea Month

It’s OK to Be Different Month

National Get Organized Month

National Train Your Dog Month



January 1 – 7

New Year’s Resolutions Week (if they last that long!)

January 9 – 15

National Mocktail Week

January 17 – 21

No Name-Calling Week

January 18 – 25

International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 23 – 30

Meat Week



3rd – Festival of Sleep Day

10th – Houseplant Appreciation Day

11th – Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

16th – National Nothing Day

21st – Squirrel Appreciation Day

22nd- National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day


Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad



1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt


4 chicken breasts
5 cups Romaine, (or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup mini mozzarella cheese balls
1/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper, to season


Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Place chicken into a shallow dish; pour 4 tablespoons of the dressing / marinade onto the chicken and stir around to evenly coat chicken. Reserve the untouched marinade to use as a dressing.

Heat about one teaspoon of oil in a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill or sear chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.

Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with lettuce, avocado slices, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and chicken. Top with basil strips; drizzle with the remaining dressing; season with salt and pepper; serve.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

Herring fish communicate by using flatulence.

By using big data, Wal-Mart determined that people stock up the most on strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer before a hurricane.

A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium of parrots.

Forgiveness is the number one trait linked to happiness in humans.

A woman once tried to commit suicide by jumping off the Empire State Building. She jumped from the 86th floor but was blown back onto the 85th floor by a gust of wind.

The least common day to be born on is May 22nd.

Crows can remember the faces of individual humans. They can also hold a grudge.

Some butterfly species are extremely fast; the Skipper Butterfly can fly faster than a horse can run.

Gatorade was invented to help the Florida Gators Football Team stay hydrated.

In Zimbabwe, it is illegal for citizens to make offensive gestures at a passing car.