#32 Rain and cooler temps
Our weather in Phoenix made an abrupt change on Saturday. We went from summer temps in the high 80's to the mid 40's and rain. But I love rain! The photo above was taken through the sunroof in my car.
#33 My new favorite flavor of tea is Mango Black Tea from Trader Joe's. They used to have this tea during the summer only but now ...all year long. :)
#34 Receiving a child's travel journal in the mail from a blogging friend
I hope to take the journal to my first grade after school class. We will have the opportunity to write about Arizona and take a few photos to send to Jillian. I was so excited when I recognized several blogging friends who contributed to this project including my Norwegian friend Felisol of On the Far Side of the Sea.
#35 Highlights for my hair
It may sound vain but I cannot tell you how much better I feel after getting my highlights done. They were long overdue. I really think they brightened my face and ...I needed a little brightening.
#36 A substitute teacher who became a new friend
On Thursday, Heidi wasn't in school so I had a substitute teacher to help with our class. Often the substitutes are just there but not so very helpful. Well, Barbara was ...fabulous.
She anticipated everything I might need and was willing to 'get her hands dirty'. She was loving on those little children and making sure I took my break. As the children were resting on their nap maps, we had some time to talk. Wouldn't you know that she is a sister in Christ?
I felt that in my Spirit as we worked together that day. I'm so glad that she is often at Rancho so I'll be able to see her again. Although we don't speak the name of Jesus in the school, both Barbara and I can be a light and share the love of Christ without words. And we both pray!
#37 Having my voice back
Last week I had laryngitis and allergy problems. I am finally feeling so much better and I'm able to talk.
#38 A chance encounter with the Arizona State University (ASU) shuttle
Let me explain this one. I carpool with Tara since we both live quite a distance from work. She has been accepted into law school at ASU this fall. For two days we didn't share a ride as she had a few commitments involving welcoming activities at school. She told me about the shuttle that runs from each of the three campuses and how convenient this service was for her.
Well, I was driving alone to work on Friday. But I noticed a bus with ASU written on it and figured this must be the shuttle Tara had spoken about. Wouldn't you know that next time I went on Facebook Tara had sent me this message:
I love it when stuff like this happens!
These simple blessings are gifts from God. I'm linking up with Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience.
Blessings and love,