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Year Two, Day 274: I Like Me. RIP Packy!

Today's fruit of the spirit that I am focusing on is patience.  This I need more of.

And coincidentally (or not), I read in my book Challenge: A Daily Meditation Program Based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Mark Link, S.J. the following:

"I asked God to give me happiness, and God said, 'No.' He said that patience is a by-product of tribulation. It isn't granted, it is earned."

Well, not to sound smug, but I am certainly earning my patience award!  :)
I am having a good day, however I am a bit over caffeinated. I earned (patiently lol) a free latte today at Starbucks.  On a side note, I love being a regular customer. I walked into my regular Starbucks today, and one of the barista's yelled, "Zita!" from across the room. I felt like I was in an episode of "Cheers"! I love being recognized in a friendly manner.

I had a venti "Smoked Butterscotch Latte with soy".  

I have found the perfect selfie spot. Sitting in front of the Starbucks logo at my favorite table. I think I will take one every time I am there. Good way to track my mood, my face puffiness and hopefully my weight loss! :) 

Today was bulletin printing day at the church. I am feeling very efficient in this job. And it has spilled over into my normal life.  After I got off work, I hopped on my bus with only 1 minute to spare.  I am getting to know all the bus drivers out here. My morning #34 driver is my favorite. We are on a first name basis. She never asks to see my bus pass. And she literally WAITS at the intersection for my connecting bus, which sometimes is a minute or two behind.

I got off my first bus after work and went to the stop. While I was waiting, I texted my son, my nephew, my brother, my daughter and my mother our "Moving Day Itinerary."  As I was doing this, a complete stranger came up and asked me when the next bus was due. 

I actually said, "One moment please." I finished my moving day text, and texted the transit tracker. I told him, "The #75 is due in 3 minutes, and the # 71 is due in 7 minutes."

Then I realized that I have become an administrative assistant to the whole world!  When I leave the house in the morning, I leave notes on the crock pot instructing the adult children when to switch the heat to warm. I label the tupperware in the fridge.  I tell whoever is present if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty, if the dog has gone out, and if there are clothes in the dryer.

Who have I become?

Actually I like her. Me.  I have been such a scatter brained ditz my whole life. I used to say it was my "Musical personality". Or that my "blonde roots are showing." Yikes. Can't say THAT anymore. 

Most politically incorrect!

On a sadder note, I discovered my elephant brother, Packy died today. He was born the same year as I. I had a special connection to him. Rest in peace, brother elephant.

Happy Thursday!


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