The week was full, and I’m maybe a bit weary as I sit to write this on Sunday afternoon.
We worked at the campground on the preliminary clean up/pack up of wanted and unwanted items.
I reported for jury duty, but after a two hour wait, we were all sent home because the defendant pled guilty to the majority of the 46 counts against him. I don’t live in that world, so it’s hard for me to comprehend having committed any crime, much less tally up 46 of them.
On Friday we hosted good friends for dinner which was very enjoyable. But when we host I cook for the better part of a day. It’s what my mother did, and that’s what I do. I’m totally in my element prepping for a dinner party.
Saturday I traveled to Yuba City to attend a family baby shower. I hadn’t had an opportunity to be with this branch of the family for a long while, so it was a real treat.
I especially treasured time with my sister/aunt Betty. We call her my sister/aunt because she is my dad’s youngest sister, but Mother and Daddy raised her with Ann and I just as if we were sisters.
I love her dearly and I was so happy to have some quality time with her and her beautiful family. I’m not kidding; it is truly a beautiful family. There’s not an ugly one in the bunch.
Last night I stayed at my friend’s house in Colusa and then this morning I met my beloved Carolan for breakfast.
We talked about how our circle of friends is more than friends; we’ve become family.
Sadly we’ve all gone our separate ways to other towns, or states and our visits our fewer and further apart.
Still in our hearts we remain devoted to one another.
It is as it should be, I think.
Tonight, I’m hoping for a good nights rest because in the morning we will hit it again.
We still have much to do to get the campground ready to sell. Tomorrow we are going to totally clean out the 5th wheel and take what we don’t want to donation sites.
I’m learning to let go.
As we focus on the next chapter of our lives we are learning to walk away from a few things. No one needs as much stuff as we two have accumulated over the years.
After the months of hard work it took to clean out my folks’ places, I promised myself and my children I would not do that to them.
So de-clutter it is; its time to let go.
I know I have to do this no matter how much it hurts to let go.
As tired as I am right now, I am still thankful. I am thankful that I am blessed with good health, a strong will and stubborn nature that force me to just keep going. I will keep going and I will keep doing until I just can’t do it anymore.
So I’m going to get some sleep so I can get up and go again in the morning.
My youngest child has a birthday tomorrow. I’ll say Happy Birthday to my son Val.
Life is good today. ■
— Contact Kathy Craigo-Harteis at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 406, Nice, Ca 95454.