Happy National Custodial Workers Day! Today is the day we celebrate the custodians that keep our offices, churches and schools in tip top shape. They are the unsung heroes who work tirelessly, behind the scenes, keeping our workspaces clean and in good repair. They and are seldom recognized for all they do, and we would be in a hot mess without them.

Take a minute on this day and seek out the custodians at your facility, give them a big thank you. In fact, take more than a minute, have a sit down and find out something about them. You may be pleasantly surprised.

To all custodial workers everywhere, I wish you a very happy day. And to those who work at the Galt high school district, thank you for taking very good care of the Galt High library over the past 10 years I have been working there. You make me smile.

Galt High is in the middle of its homecoming week, a Halloween theme this year – “Nightmare Before Homecoming”. Today students are dressed in costumes, Thursday is Twin day (find a favorite ‘Boo’ and dress alike), and Friday is Blackout Day with rally and games. The homecoming dance is Saturday at the Estrellita Ballroom.

The Warrior football team is doing well, four wins and one loss for preseason. This is its first league game in the new Warrior Stadium as they host El Dorado.

If you see a player or coach, wish them well. And the band will be there, rocking the house – and you vintage Warriors, don’t forget to get out of those seats and dance. Show the new Warriors what tradition is.

And don’t forget the cheerleaders – they practice on the quad outside the library front doors, and let me tell you, they are amazing. You are in for a treat.

Galt High FFA Drive Thru BBQ tickets are on sale for $35. Smoked pork loin, beans, salad, rolls and cookies. Feeds 4 to 6 people. The food is so delicious, you have a night off from cooking and you are contributing to the education of some very talented young people. Not sure of the cutoff date so get your tickets ASAP, either from the Galt Ag Department or an FFA member.

So last week I wrote about getting the Halloween décor out of the container and putting it up – and some of you really took it to heart. Wow, it is so fun driving by and seeing the houses and yards all decorated with inflatables, pumpkins, cats, etc. I love it. It brings a smile to my face. And I really am not a fan of Halloween, it is my least favorite holiday, but I get a kick out of seeing how people use their imaginations when decorating.

I went to a conference with 41 ladies from my church this weekend at Wolf Mountain near Grass Valley. It was a blessed time. Thanks to the amazing team who brought us together for fellowship, creative projects, hikes, archery, wall climbing, tantalizing food, games, music, campfire, etc. It was a great time to get away from the norm and relax the brain, and let God take you where you need to be. God is always with us, we just have to remember to let him in, to drop the rocks of uncertainty at the foot of the cross, and let go and let God. I have some new friends, and I may not remember all their names, but I remember their smiles, their laughter and encouragements, and some great memories. It was a good time.

And, boy, did I hit a nerve. Several of you said the Christmas shopping countdown of 91 days hit like a ton of bricks; well, guess what? There are only 84 days left this week. Better get those Christmas lists made and duplicated. Before you know it, it will be December. And the stores are ready for you; Christmas décor is already on the shelves pushing the fall décor to the clearance racks.

Dates to remember:

Monday, Oct. 14 – Quarter Break for the high schools, with just one day, instead of two; the semesters needed to be balanced.

Thursday, Oct. 17 – Galt High FFA Drive Thru BBQ

Thursday, Oct. 31 – Halloween

Until next week – Be strong, be courageous, make a memory.