monday gifts

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Thankful for… 

mosquito bites under tall warm socks cause it’s freezing outside, a suitcase full of dirty clothes, a pile of coats and scarves and a beach towel – the confusion of life currently.

a big Christmas tree in downtown Montego Bay, it was just fun to see.

being still on Jamaican time/schedule so I was up to see an awesome NE Colorado sunrise.

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my brother visiting this week!

safe and smooth drives and flights. (Yes, I-80 and I spent another 13 hours together.)

all the amazing people who helped me go and prayed with me before I left and prayed for me while I was there. I’ve been overwhelmed by all that, in a good way!

homes for the holidays, a progressive dinner type thing my church puts on. So much good food and lots of fun! Picture for yourself: a cheese house, a bread and soup house, a cookie house, and each of them about as good as they could possibly be.

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my amazing origami pineapple ornament, handmade by Anna. Yeah, wow! And she gave it to me just in time for watching the Psych musical on tv! Bonus: Gus did his “Jamaican Inspector” number which was timely for me. I love the silliness of that show.

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seeing Iron Chef Zakarian in the airport (he’s also a judge on Chopped). I was totally chill about it but I may have left bruises on Kalyn’s arm from punching her in the excitement of recognition. Val and I were 50% cheering for him to be the next iron chef, way back when.

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my traveling buddy Kalyn. We had a lot of fun together. Including getting up early to eat hardo bread toast with guava jam (yummm) on the beach. And taking a picture of ourselves doing so and smiling our dopiest morning smiles. Ha! We are dorks.

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Quiet time when I’m reading this book. It’s been a nice constant to read it (almost) every day wherever I am!

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