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Year Two, Day 143: RA and Eye Candy at the Justice Center





I am starting my own 12-step program.  I have recovery on the brain. Especially with my son's issues.

Mine will be called. RA.

"R" Anonymous.

Just for today, I will not text him.  I will not try to board his bus.  I will try not to think about him.

It's worked so far.

It has been 4 days since we last spoke.

I've got this!

I had two fabulous meals in less then 24 hours. So I am heading to the gym for a good workout.

The "Primal Plate" at Primal Burger
Last night after my last student in the Woodstock area, I decided to finally try "Primal Burger" on SE Woodstock and 49th. Oh man, was it good! I had the "Primal Plate" which consisted of a big, juicy hamburger patty, collard greens and a salad with pumpkin seeds. The burger was so juicy, I did not even miss the bun! I also had raspberry kombucha tea on tap.  The owner came over and introduced himself. It was fabulous experience.

If I ever go on to contestant number 2, this would be a good meet and greet spot!

Then this morning I headed downtown to the Justice Center. My son and I had breakfast at the Good Earth Cafe on the day of his arraignment. He had asked me to hang on to his sweatshirt. I inadvertantly left it in the restaurant. I called yesterday and they had amazingly found it!

Things are looking up! It is my son's favorite sweatshirt.

So I headed down to pick it up. I was quite hungry when I got there, so I had yet another burger! I should have had it bunless. But I did skip the fries. I had a blue cheese/mushroom burger and coffee.



Delish!

And what was even more delish you might ask?

The Portland Police department is in the same building as the Justice Center.

And all of these handsome cops were coming in and visiting with each other while I munched my burger and gazed in admiration.


Eye candy has no calories I am told!


Maybe I should hang out there more often?

:)

Happy Thursday!

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