Thankful Thursday 7 October 2021

Happy October! First Thankful Thursday in October; and 24 more days until Halloween. I can’t wait! Halloween brings joy before the really difficult anniversary.

Yesterday was dad’s birthday and they left for the Poconos until Saturday evening. Dad took me to work, so I was able to give him his birthday card. I also sent him a birthday comic; both the card and comic were by Mark Parisi.

The card:

Inside: I hope your birthday is on a roll.

I’m so grateful dad loved both of these birthday greetings. He especially loved the Blob. The Blob is one of his favourite movies. I’m also grateful that dad took me to work.

Today as I was waiting for Lyft after work, I ran into the DA. He knows who I am and he asked me how everything is going. I told him I love my job, I love the people I work with, and it’s really up my alley. He smiled and said, “I’m so glad to hear!”

I added, “I’m also thinking about eventually getting a paralegal certificate. I graduated with an English degree with a concentration in writing and it would be a great pairing.”

He gave me a big smile, nodded his head in agreement, and added, “you work with a bunch of great writers.” We parted ways, but I am so grateful that my boss is nice, and I work with a bunch of nice people. I truly love my full-time job and I’m grateful and blessed that I was paired with this.

I’m also thankful for friends, family, and my library co-workers. What are you grateful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 7 October 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday and happy birthday to your dad! I’ve been to the Poconos in the fall and winter and very much enjoyed those trips. Any chance your mom and dad are seeing snow up there? I love the clever b-day card and comic you gave him. Like your dad, I have seen The Blob several times. If nobody has thought of it yet, I think somebody could make a fortune making and selling cute little blob dolls like the ones shown in that comic. Like Barbie Dolls, they would come with their own dream house, have different sets of outfits to wear, accessories, sporting gear etc., and like Cabbage Patch dolls they would come with their own individual names. I think many people would love to have their very own cuddly blob.

    I am very happy to learn that you love your new full-time job and your co-workers. That’s huge.
    i am grateful that I have back-to-back doctor visits behind me now, with today being the second one, requiring a long drive to another city. I needed to have a skin tag like growth removed from one of my eyelids. It was starting to intrude upon my field of vision. The procedure only took a couple of minutes and was pain free.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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