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Year Two, Day 285:My Day in Pictures

Long day. It is late. I need to hit the hay soon.

But I would not feel right about my life at this point if I did not submit my daily blog post!

At breakfast Saturday morning, my son-in-law suggested I post more pictures as I go about my day.  Guess he's tired of just seeing my face!

So, today, I took random shots throughout the day. Tomorrow I would like to get some selfies with people, but I do need to get their permission first!

This is perfect, because I do not have many words for you this late.  A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

Here is my face. Happy am I. I just earned another free Starbucks coffee!

My free coffee:  A venti, smoked butterscotch soy latte with 1/3 the sweetener.  So yummy!

Speaking of yummy, the Clackamas County Sheriff's department, had some of it's finest specimens at my regular Starbucks.  It made the coffee go down so nicely, to have their presence there! (Umm...have I mentioned how much I love a man in a uniform? Yup.)   

Right on time, my favorite bus driver arrived. Greeted me with a smile. We chatted for a few minutes before she dropped me off at my church job.

My Church job. :)

This is the Springwater Trail that runs along Johnson Creek near Milwaukie.  I was on my way to drop off the remainder of my rental application...keep praying!

Johnson Creek is getting dangerously high and quite angry looking!   

I made it to the gym! I am trying something new: Exercise breaks. I do not have time in my life for the luxury of full workouts now that I am working more hours. So I plan on popping in for 20 minute mini sessions!  Today I focused on arms. :)

And I rewarded myself with a gluten free brownie and a "Big Ass" cup of mint tea at Pappacinos at the end of my teaching day. The barista there is hilarious. He told me about a coffee shop he used to work at that had small, medium and "big ass" sizes.  :) 

And that, my friends was my day in pictures!

Hope you had a Happy Monday!

My fruit of the spirit today (Galatians 5:22-23) was goodness.  And as I walked home, after a very productive day, I felt God's presence.  I realized I could have been worried and anxious.  But I felt like He was holding my hand and saying,
"I got this!"

Peace and goodness,

Zita :)


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