Thankful Thursday 4 April 2019

It’s Thursday again and the first Thursday in April. I’m going to cut back on blogging in April because of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Write Month), scrapbooking, work, and book discussion reading. Cutting back on things when life gets overwhelming will be part of my self-care and I know this might sound bad, but blogging is the last thing on my totem pole right now. I plan on cutting back this summer too.

Anyway, it’s Thankful Thursday and I feel like I have a lot to be grateful for. Dad of course, as well as my mom and family, but also the people I ride the train with in the morning. Jack, a young man that started talking to me a few weeks ago when he saw I was wearing a Blue Jays hat – his brother-in-law used to play in their minor league team and now plays baseball in Japan. Casey Lawrence – I remember him! Well, we chat every morning and he’s a pretty nice guy so far. He works at a WaWa in Conshohocken and tomorrow I’m seeing a show in Ambler. I have to catch a bus in Conshohocken to get to Ambler and I was asking him some questions about the town. He was very helpful; I’m grateful for his help and I’m glad we strike up friendly conversations each day. đŸ™‚

I’m also thankful for Michael’s and I picked up some supplies at Michael’s today and the cashier said, “I saw you in here the other day. Still the same project?” I said, “Yep. I had a last minute idea and I want to bring it to life. For my subway adventures, I am going to make a subway sign and write ‘MTA’ on it, then I’m going to cut the colours of the transit lines and in the circles I am going to spell out ‘ADVENTURES’.” He smiled and said, “now, that sounds neat. When you are finished with your album, please take photos and share them with me.” I said I would and I said, “I should teach scrapbooking. Do you still offer classes?” They don’t, but anyone can teach now. He gave me the flier and information – if I want to teach classes, tell Michael’s and they’ll take a cut for renting the space, and I would get most of it. I’m really thinking about it. I think people would be interested.

My supplies came today and I can’t wait to put my NYC album together. I’m excited with all of these supplies and I feel grateful for those who encourage my creativity.


What are you thankful for?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 4 April 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I am thankful for the convenience of being able to publish my comments directly on your posts following that brief period when I was locked out. Now if we could only figure out why people’s pictures (avatars) are disappearing when they comment and what can be done about it. I am also thankful that you poke me at Shady’s Place whenever you publish a new post, because there is usually a long delay before my reading list reflects the change, up to 24 hours sometimes.

    There are some exciting things happening in your life right now including the NaPoWriMo, your scrapbooking and your trip to an area you have not previously visited, Ambler, PA. I see on the map it is not terribly far from Willow Grove. That brings to mind the old ad slogan heard on Philadelphia radio stations in the 50s and 60s: “Life is a lark – at Willow Grove Park.” I also know someone who lives in Warrington, not very far from Ambler. I hope you continue to cultivate a friendship with Jack on your train rides. I can easily imagine you teaching scrapbooking. People who are passionate about a subject make the best teachers.

    Have a great Friday and a safe and happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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