Thankful Thursday 27 May 2021

Woah, the last Thursday of May?! The last Thursday before Memorial Day?! Woah! Time sure is flying! Please, please slow down! Yet, despite it all, I have a lot to be grateful for.

I’ve been dogsitting since last Saturday. I’m here until this Saturday evening and everything has been going mostly smoothly. After some AC issues that I fixed, things went swimmingly until last night. We had storms yesterday and as I was sitting in the hot tub, the electric went out. It was 9:27 PM. I left my phone downstairs and had to use my Fitbit to see myself downstairs. Once downstairs, I lit a few candles, got the flashlight and turned on my phone. Fortunately, the power was out for 20 minutes.

The dogs stayed close, even when the power came back on. I’m thankful it was out for only 20 minutes instead of 3-4 days like last year. Now I see what Nan meant when she used to say, “I love when you’re here when the electric goes out. It’s intimidating when you’re alone. I’m independent, but there is something about not having electricity that makes one feel vulnerable.

Anyway, I’ve been going home for lunch to see my Boy and my parents. I think mom was a little sad when I said I would be eating (and cooking for myself) at Aunt Kathy’s this week, so I decided I would visit at lunch. On Tuesday I mentioned that the Mr. Coffee and Dunkin blend Aunt Kathy has is lousy and I would be walking to Panera that evening to get my free coffee. Dad said, “No, I’ll pick up Starbucks for you.”

On Wednesday, dad picked up my Starbucks coffee for me and yesterday he let me take the Keurig up to Aunt Kathy’s. This morning I had my Trader Joe’s blend in the Keurig and it was much better. I’m verklempt and thankful for dad.

Tomorrow I’m leaving a few hours early from work and I will be seeing a movie in an independent theater in Philadelphia. I’m seeing a documentary that I’m excited for. This will be my first time back in a theater since March 2020. I am remaining masked anyway, but most places around here are mandating masks. Ritz 5 is mandating masks and they have a capacity limit. I’m seeing the moving at 3pm, so I think it won’t be that crowded. So grateful the Exponent posted a review about this movie.

I’m also thankful for friends and family. What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 27 May 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Thanks for reporting on your adventures in dogsitting this past week, dear friend! I know the storms up your way can be as ferocious as they are down here. It must have seemed like you were doing a scene from a horror movie when the lights went out as you were soaking in the hot tub. šŸ™‚ I’m sure the dogs were spooked too, and that’s why they stayed close to you. Fortunately the juice came back on after a relatively short period of time.

    It was thoughtful of your dad to come to the rescue and bring you Starbucks so that you wouldn’t be stuck drinking the mystery blend Aunt Kathy left behind. I’m worthless without a good brand of coffee and I drink pots of it every day. So does Mrs. Shady.

    I know you will write a review of the documentary you’re going to see at the indie theater in Philadelphia, your first time inside a movie theater in well over a year. You are smart to mask up. I hope you have a great time.

    I am mostly thankful for your comments on Margaret’s post this week. They are top notch, Jess. You bring me happiness when you take genuine interest in the topics I present. Thanks again, dear friend JM, and enjoy the rest of your week!


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