Thankful Saturday 7 September 2019

I’m dogsitting for Aunt Kathy this weekend and today I had work at the library. I finished an hour early so I could go food shopping before I had to get back to puppy at 2:30. As I was waiting for the community bus, Aunt Marie saw me sitting in wait. She called out to me and asked if I needed a ride.

Aunt Marie is my great aunt, she took me to Wegmans and we went grocery shopping together. We bonded while shopping and I also ran into an old college mate. I haven’t seen Steve in seven years, he recognized me right away and we caught up for a bit. That was nice too. After, Aunt Marie dropped me off at home and said, “it was a pleasure shopping with you! If you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. It’s fun roaming around with you!” I’m verklempt and thankful.

Aunt Kathy didn’t go GF grocery shopping for me, but that’s okay. At 6, I snuck out to the mall and had a delicious pho dinner. I always eat half, so I wrapped the rest. I decided to visit Jack at his job, we caught up, he brewed me some tea, and gave me a discount on an ounce of delicious tea because he knows my situation. After I paid and had to get back to puppy, he came out and gave me a big hug. It was a nice evening, even for an hour out. It was inexpensive – $10 for the pho, $4 for the tea, and my spirits are lifted. I am also thankful for Jack.

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One thought on “Thankful Saturday 7 September 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I am very late getting over here because, as I mentioning in my reply to your comment at Shady’s Place, I was busy today and this evening traveling across the state and helping loved ones move in the blazing Florida heat. We kept working until well after dark and got eaten by mosquitoes. Like you I am exhausted. My spirits are buoyed reading about the kindness extended to you by your great aunt Marie. It was wonderful that you enjoyed each other’s company and that she offered to help you anytime you need it. I am also delighted that you ran into college mate Steve and had a positive encounter with Jack. I am verklempt to learn of his generosity and to see a picture of you enjoying that delicious pho dinner.

    Thanks for the update and enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear friend JM!


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