Do you ever have a discombobulated season when you don't know if you are coming or going? Or maybe you are just in the middle - wondering what all is going on?
This is the season that is busy beyond belief, and the weather doesn't always cooperate, and help doesn't always come easy.
There are so many things that "come to mind.” Here is an example.
God - Church.
Weather - Plans to go to my daughter, Keralyn’s, in the cities to bake cookies with the kids.
Ingredients and supplies for cookie baking.
Time - to go to New Richland after church to attend the benefit for little Isaiah.
Isaiah - with hope and prayers.
Mom - Stop to check to see how she is doing.
Ice Skating - 3:30 family affair.
Stories that need more - Christmas in the Country in Ellendale, Bingo, The Elf, Kids Bingo this week in Geneva.
Christmas shopping not done - still thinking.
How many Christmas cards do I need?
Holiday plans – Who, what, where?
Food – always food. Too much.
People I haven't seen in a while. What a difference a year makes.
Christmas Trees - Rochester - Ellendale - Moms – home.
Kittens - vultures by my mother’s front door - weather is getting colder.
Dick Lee, Roger - Joyce
Megan and her fatal accident
Mary - in the nursing home. The look in her eyes when she said, " I am alone and I don't have any one - family - friends and old neighbors have died or moved away."
Carlie - Maddie - Marnie - Admiration
Game Feed - "Grass Fed"
Toody - missing her from the family Thanksgiving table. There was her empty chair.
People - good in everyone - who keeps giving and helping.
Strangers - are never strangers. Wonder what they are thinking or feeling. Why?
"Lounging pants" - are they really for outside wearing?
Tattoos - temporary would be better.
Piercings - shouldn't but it does leave negative feelings.
Colored hair. Fun way to be different that only lasts for awhile.
Braids - How long have some let their hair grow? Are they ever tempted?
Mallory - At 11 she had cut her hair 4 times for "Locks For Love.”
Ice skating- portray a positive image and role model to the public
Looking at a "stack of stuff to do” but taking a friend shopping. What's more important?
Mold - more dangerous than we think.
Christmas Cookies now and then
Road kill including "tires"
Contents in the grocery cart – need or want.
Crutches - 32 years.
People look so happy like they are really enjoying all the "hoopla" and preparation for this special day.
Only a fraction of "What Comes To Mind.” What comes to your mind?
Everyone's thoughts will be different, and most don't realize how many things they think about even in one single day.
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This week’s birthdays and anniversaries include:
Thursday, Dec. 11: Jane Nordhorn Allen, Justin Hove, Geoffrey Ramaker, Marty Shultz, Rick Johnson, Janice Paulsen, Beth Scripture Klucksen, Jake Thompson, Theresa Van Ravenhorst, Larry and Emily Otto
Friday, Dec. 12: Torie Richards, Jean Groth, Addison Gayle Lyman, Bernard Falksen, Allen Paulson, Matthew Butler, Barbara Lageson, Judith Johnson Tetzloff, Kim Seath, Christopher Nelson, Mark and Cheryl Johnson
Saturday, Dec. 13: Deb Bunn, Dan Carroll, Jake Pence, Eleanor Koster, Spencer Wayne, Maks Robert Edward Hanson, Michael Kelly, Mike and Michelle Peterson, Candy and Darin Baker
Sunday, Dec. 14: Makenna Marie Smith, Alexander Jayce Quimby, Keith Bengston, Randy Lehmberg, Elizabeth Falksen Brockoff, Richard Conroy, Wayne Reese, Tina VanRiper, Catherine Lageson, Jim Ladlie, Rich Krikava, Peggy Radjenovich
Monday, Dec. 15: Josh Otto, Jolene Sorenson, Brenda Burshem, Dustin Quimby, Maureen Riley, Nancy Kelly, Travis Reichl
Tuesday, Dec. 16: Dorothy Christensen Lund, Allen Larsen, Abraham Groth, Angie Deml, Karen Zicafoose, Laura Rayman, David Brandt, Bev Phillips, Vicky Dobberestein, M. Carol Nelson, Peggy Radjenovich, Paul and Mary Groth
Wednesday, Dec. 17: Zachary Tracy, Becky Edwards, Gretta Lageson, Tanya Blouin, Cheryl Cooper, Jack DeRaad, Joel Davis, Alex Edward LaFave, Keith and Leigh Ann Wayne, Lyle and Helen Swearingen, Bruce and Faye Thompson
Thursday, Dec. 18: Mary Torgerson, Catherine Suzanne Olson, Scott Lang, Chris O'Byrne, Margaret (Mugsy) Swearingen, Gavyn Tlamka, Jay and Sheri Crabtree
Friday, Dec. 19: LaJune Hagen, Kathy Peterson, Jerry Thompson, Sheryl Tracy, Loren Haroldson, Cheryl Utpadel, James and Barb Bremmer, Chris and Jennifer Paulson, Jerry and Bev White
Saturday, Dec. 20: Corlyn Paulsen, Kyle Johnson, Laurie Swift, Deb Whelan, Odean and Andrea Johnson
Sunday, Dec. 21: Audriene Nelson, Nancy Rich, Liz Wangness, Darin Rhodes, Brandon Hagen, Dave and Tammy Peterson, Duane and Cheryl Lembke
It is your special day - take a break and celebrate!
Surprise somebody. Call someone. Send a card and make their day. Little things mean a lot.