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day 23

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wilson’s leather tote

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wristlet and nylon tote

i shared a beautiful, spirit-led and spirit-filled day with a wonderful group of people. today’s bag was needed to haul my laptop (i’m taking minutes for our board meeting) and all my gear for a long day away from the hotel. this wilson’s leather tote fit the bill perfectly. i got it for $10 at my goodwill last week. it came with not one, not two, but three bags. the big silver leather bag, a wristlet, and a nylon shopper. i used them all today and i was so thankful to have such a beautiful way to shlep my stuff. i checked and found some on sale at ebay for $75 – the retail price is $100. what! another good score.

i took these photos at All Saints Episcopal Church in Highland Park, just before meeting with their youth group. and i do mean just before, and sorry i’m too tired to crop the top pic. we were there to learn from the people in the church about their ministry, and learn we did. it’s easy to see why people love this church – everyone was warm, welcoming, hospitable, and happy to share with us. i feel so fortunate and blessed to have had such a wonderful day with them and with my colleagues.

but frankly i am wiped out. i will sleep hard tonight, with a last meeting and then all day travel tomorrow. peace.

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day 22

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travelon butterfly purse outside of the burbank airport

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tissues and luna bars in the huge exterior pouch

so i’m on the west coast again, this time in burbank for Forward Movement’s board meeting. since there are no do overs, i found a reason to use this travelon bag that i got at goodwill for $3. it has a butterfly on it, and i thought my oldest daughter would love it. i thought wrong. so, i kept it, thinking one day i might travel and find this bag useful. i thought right.

as it’s designed for travel, it has 2 exterior front zip pockets, 2 interior pouches and one interior zip pocket, and the back has a big organizer section that i couldn’t even begin to fill. it fit perfectly in my backpack and is super lightweight. and to top it off, i love the brushed nickel zipper pulls. i’m a sucker for brushed nickel.

ok if you’re ever in burbank, go to this restaurant called the castaway. i’m sitting here now eating my leftovers and it is delicious. http://www.castaway restaurant.com/burbank i can vouch for the tempura shrimp, the broccoli and the crab cake. and when you take leftovers, always get the sauce. unless, that is, you don’t like sauce. then don’t. here’s a couple of photos of the view. thankful to be here. peace

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