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Year Two, Day 288: I Found a Place!

This is truly amazing.

God is so good.

All the time!

I posted on Facebook my housing plight yesterday afternoon. And so many of my wonderful friends had helpful suggestions. Several offers for roommates came in.  But most of them so far from my work.

Then, I was heading home after teaching and just felt the need to sit and think.  Of course sitting and thinking go so much better with a cheeseburger on a rice cake, and what do you know...there I was getting off the bus in from of a McDonald's!

So I ordered a quarter pounder with cheese, ditched the bun and plopped it down between two rice cakes (I always carry emergency rice cakes in my bags these days).

I opened up Facebook and found a message from the pastor at my church job. She and her family have a room in their basement that they have been wanting to rent. But they were hesitant to put up an ad. They preferred knowing the person.

And here I am!  This is a blessing in so many ways! I will help them by paying rent and being a part of their family community. I can't wait to make them borscht in the crockpot!

And I have a place to live instead of sleeping in a van or coming up with $2,000 for a deposit!
And the best thing is...

It is a 2 minute walk to work in the morning.


I am full of gratitude today!

I said good-bye and thank you to my favorite #34 bus driver today. She starts a new route next week. I am sure she will bless many people on her new route. She has a contagious smile and is just so nice!

And my after work #34 driver is also very sweet.  He knows my work schedule and wished me a happy weekend!

And the birds! Have I mentioned the birds?

Every day this week, as I wait for the #72 bus in front of Fred Meyer's, I have noticed a flock of seagulls! No, not the 80's alternative rock band. Real seagulls. Fat, friendly seagulls! Flying around the parking lot, sitting on the roof and on top of lamp posts. This morning they were all landing on the pavement looking at me. So I reached in my bag and found an emergency rice cake and shared it with them!


But wait! There is more!  As I waited for my bus by Johnson Creek, I walked a bit on the trail.  I sure do miss my trail walks. But now I will be living not far from another segment of the Springwater Trail. I've come full circle! I am coming up on my two year bloggaversery!  When I started walking daily on the trail and living to blog about it!

As I approached the bridge over Johnson Creek today, I noticed some ducks! Quite a few!  I think seagulls and ducks are a good sign, right?


Aside from a new home and communicating with birds, I am feeling quite playful in my new leggings! My step daughter sells "LuLaRue" clothing. My daughter recently bought me two pairs of leggings for my birthday. She picked them up two days ago.  The fabric is soft and comfy. And the colors!

I am nothing if not colorful!

And I am so blessed!

I guess the only thing that remains for me to worry about is my son. I always worry about my kids. But he is now on his own to find a place to live. He is 24. A "grown a*s man" as he says. But still my baby.  I am praying he finds a decent place he can afford.

I trust in God. He has not let me down yet. And He has a plan for us.

And now my plan is to go have some pho for lunch and teach my wonderful piano students and walk in the sun. Yes, the sun! That is what the glowing orb in the sky is!

Happy Thursday! :)


p.s. My "fruit of the spirit" today is self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).  This is something I work on daily!


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