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. 🙂
I’m also thankful for Michael’s and Scrapbook.com. 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 Scrapbook.com 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?