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Yesterday afternoon, I went for what I thought would be a short walk for a few errands. I decided to take the long way up and over and through Deb’s Park on my way to Ave. 57. The first errand was a nearby park called La Cuelebra where they have a compost bin for anyone to drop off their food waste/compost. While there at the garden, I met Andrew and another fine young fellow. We chatted and shared and told them about the Ringing Cedars Series of books (nine books about living in harmony with nature and people) and rejoiced in how cool the new Pope Francis is.

On my way to the church at Ave 54 and Fig, I stopped in an Indian clothes shop. I entered about 7:30 and left at 9:30 with six pieces of clothing: 4 skirts, one dress, and one top, all of them except the shirt altered, custom fit to me, with tighter elastic in the waist so that when I dance, they won’t fall down. :)! Chenchel and Jac were so loving and patient as the clothes got fitted, and altered. Their normal closing hours are at 8 pm, but they lovingly stayed until each item fit well. Of course, I went in with the intention of just getting one or two items, so of course it blessed them too! While Chenchel was altering one of the skirts, I went on to the church, picked up the free food (apples, carrots, celery, 2 heads of fresh broccoli, 4 avocados, whole wheat pasta, and dried fruit and nut trail mix!) and then headed back to the store.

When all was said and done and paid for ($120 for 6 items, including alterations), I called Grant Taylor hoping that I could hook up with him and he might be able to give me a ride home. Turns out they were less than a block from the store, just finishing up dinner. It was now 9:45 and I hadn’t eaten any dinner. Ame was there with Grant and his two children. She ordered me some spring rolls and I had some other treats. Grant suggested that Ame take me home, and we rejoiced in the wonderful evening!

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