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Life as I see it… (11/30/2016)

Its been a good week.

My girls’ visit here from North Dakota was great. We really enjoyed time together in Fort Bragg.

It was wonderful have them here with us for Thanksgiving dinner and to watch as they bonded with Tom and his  son and his family. It gave me a sense of peace somehow to see the children of each of us get along so well.

Velvet and Jodi are back in Montana now visiting with Jodi’s mom before returning home to Beach, North Dakota and back to work at Home on the Range.

The girls both work with troubled youths at the facility that is aptly named as it is a care home located in a ranch on the prairie of North Dakota. Thus; Home on the Range.

It is a stressful job at best, and I could see how much good the week of fun for themselves, and time to relax helped each of them.

Daughter Velvet likes nothing more than an adventure, and she is always up for driving the extra mile and looking for the fun stuff. Good for her. It is wonderful when we actually take the time to stop, look around and truly  enjoy the great things in our lives.

As is our tradition, we went around the Thanksgiving table having each person share what they were thankful for before Tom said grace.

Velvet said she was very thankful to see her mother happy. She said she had worried about Mom being in California on her own for these past 15 years and that she was no longer worried. “I can look around the table and know that my mother will be cared for here,” she said. She’s such a good girl. However, Mom is just fine.

Those of you who know me know that I have done a pretty good job of taking care of myself these last 15 years since I uprooted from North Dakota and moved home to Grimes.

As always; I don’t take credit for any of it. God has protected me, laid a plan for me and all I had to do was pray, listen and take action.

That’s the key folks. You can pray all you want to pray, but until you actually take the time to listen for an answer and then most importantly take action, things might not change for you.

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it is time to start planning for Christmas. It won’t be long now until Tom and I head to North Dakota. I’m not sure  how much snow we will have or how cold it will get. I suspect it won’t matter much to Tom since he’s never been in snow before. – Silly man; he thinks the prediction of “snow flurries” means just a little dusting of snow and the weather won’t be too bad.

Daughter Tiffany told him yesterday that he needs to learn the meaning of two words; Wind Chill.

Yep, I remember my first year in North Dakota when there were a lot of days with a “wind chill factor” of 80 below.  I’m hoping that doesn’t happen this year.

If it does; so be it. Warm clothes, warm homes and cars with good heaters is the answer.

We will survive.

Life is good today.

— Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at kcraigo66@hotmail.com.

Kathy Craigo
Kathy Craigo
Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at kcraigo66@hotmail.com.

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