Thankful Thursday 9 August 2018

The weeks seem to be flying and I can’t believe next Wednesday we will be half way through August! I hope time slows down a bit, however, it’s Thankful Thursday!

On Monday when I came home, I had a small package waiting for me. As I ripped the cardboard envelope opened, to my pleasant surprise there was a signed CD from Juice waiting inside! Juice is one of the band’s I saw during Jams on the Sand, I loved them so much that I decided to order their CD. I love supporting young artists and they signed a CD for me. I was gushing a bit (a few coworkers I told the next day said I was glowing too) and extremely thankful for the nice gesture.


Yesterday, someone from my full time job came back from Miami and Brijae gave me three dresses, two blouses that she couldn’t fit into. I am thankful for both young women, as with some other coworkers, and my library coworkers.



My Irish relatives visited last night and it was so much fun. We actually have a lot in common and there is no denying I am related to them. Many of my cousins are also writers, so we chatted about writing projects and current events. It was great seeing them after 10 years. I was telling them about Andrew and they said if I ever visit Andrew in the UK, I should stop by to visit them. I definitely will.

When I woke up yesterday morning, I was feeling strange in a good way. I woke up positive and thought, “you know, my parents and I may not always see eye to eye, but they are accepting of me and they have not thrown me out of the house because of choices I’ve made.” For the most part, my family (beyond mom and dad) have been accepting of me and have tried to accommodate my food restrictions.

Aunt Kathy brought a gluten-free snack for me  and mom made me gluten-free brownies. Aunt Kathy also said, “I brought scones, and next time I will bring almond flour ones for you to eat.” While I may not be where I want to be yet, I am grateful for what I have.


What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 9 August 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday, dear friend! Again this week you have a lot for which to be thankful. It always amazes me how thoughtful your friends and co-workers are. You now own five new-to-you articles of clothing that you didn’t have last week. It’s cool that the band Juice signed their CD for you. I have a few autographed items. They include a poster promoting a rock & roll show with which I was involved as stage manager. It is signed by Freddy Cannon, The Chiffons, The Earls and The Coasters. I also have a pilot episode script book from Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show signed by all of the cast members along with executive producer John Landis who famously directed Animal House, Blues Brothers and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

    It’s nice to see that group picture of you and your family posing with your visiting Irish relatives. Aunt Kathy is very kind for making gluten-free snacks for you.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, dear friend JM!


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