Thankful Thursday 31 January 2019

I can’t believe that this is the last day of January! One month down and I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for my parents, for all that they do for me. The places they take me to and the places they pick me up from.

Tomorrow is the library’s Valentine’s Day party from 5:15 PM until around 8 PM. I was mentioning my traveling from my full-time job tomorrow to Target, then to the library to my new co-worker. Since it’s been about 10 degrees for the past few days, I’ve been relying on Lyft instead of waiting for trains and buses and I was going to do that tomorrow after I got done my full-time job. I have to pick up lemonade at Target and I’m bringing my own gluten-free goodies. Anyway, my co-worker said: “how about I pick you up from the transit center, take you to Target, then the library. I don’t want you to take Lyft so much because that has to be a lot.” She gave me her number and I feel so grateful because it will be helpful.  I am actually beyond grateful, I feel blessed to have awesome co-workers at the library and at my full-time job.

I have been taking the train in the morning and as I was walking out to Lyft this morning, I noticed the moon and planets in the sky. I could still see the moon, Venus, and Jupiter as I was walking from the train to my full-time job and although it was only a degree this morning, I decided to stay outside for 10 minutes longer and star gaze, er… planet gaze. I managed to snap a few photos, though my photos don’t capture the true beauty.


Gregg mentioned this beauty after StarDate this morning and I sent him my photo. He thought it was beautiful and said I have an eye for the planets. We chatted for a bit via e-mail and he likes this time of year too. I have a small crush on the classical music DJ. Hehe. I’m thankful for Gregg and WRTI for providing classical and jazz music; they’re also a kind group of DJs and it’s beautiful the humanity they all display.

I’ve been slowly working on my scrapbook for Happiness Box 2018 and I’m too much of a perfectionist because it takes me 20 minutes to do a layout. I’m thankful that Ms. Lori at my full-time job helps me a bit and gives honest feedback. It’s nice to have.

What are you thankful for?

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2 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday 31 January 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m happy to see you giving thanks for your parents and all they do for you. I still have in my mind that image of you and your mother posing and smiling after seeing that movie together the other day.

    I hope you have fun this evening at the library’s Valentine’s Day party. What a blessing to have a new co-worker who stepped up and offered to help you run errands in the cold, saving you $$$ in the process. That’s a “heads up” friend! I am sure you will reciprocate.

    I can feel the bitter cold and the calm of the morning darkness as you gazed at the moon and planets and took that picture. It was nice of you to send the pic to Gregg at WRTI. It has been many decades since I experienced a 1 degree morning or even 10 degrees. Since I came to Florida in 1984 the temp has dropped into the upper teens only once or twice that I can recall. When I returned to Central PA at the end of 2001 to attend my father’s funeral, I experiencing a wind swept 17 degree day at the cemetery. I couldn’t stop shivering!

    I am thankful that January came and went w/o any major crises on my side of the screen. We had that death in the family in mid November and the holidays were somewhat gloomy because of it.

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend JM!


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