Thankful Thursday, Indeed! St. Patrick’s Day with Tommy | 17 March 2022

On Tuesday when Tommy called the check up on me and to tell me that he loves me, he asked if I was free on Wednesday. I wasn’t, as I had the library after my full-time job, but I could take a half-day from my full-time job on Thursday. He agreed and we both agreed that we could celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together.

I left work at 12:15 and arrived at Tommy’s at 1:22 PM. I was so happy that the rain held too. When he welcomed me inside, he gave me a hug and kiss, and we both told each other that we missed one another. It felt so good to embrace.

We went upstairs and when we went into his room, I handed him his belated Valentine’s Day gift. I ordered a USB cassette tape. Basically it is a USB flash drive with a cassette attached. It came from the UK and was two weeks late. I had fun picking out 103 songs to put on “Tommy and Jessica’s Soundtrack.”

He was so surprised and couldn’t wait to listen. Tommy was really happy. We decided to cuddle first. As we cuddled, we caught up on our lives during our breaks. He missed me, but needed some time to think. He doesn’t want to wait three weeks again. We napped for a bit before taking Fuzz outside. As Fuzz ran around in the backyard, Tommy and I went into the garage and I watched him fix one of his skateboards. That was fun and it was fun listening to him chat about skateboarding.

After we went back inside, we were both hungry. We went to Mission BBQ and our St. Patrick’s Day dinner was turkey with French fries. It was delicious! Gluten-free and picky-eater approved! Also, we tried to bowl, but it was booked solid because of leagues. At least we got a cool selfie.

His dog also loves me, Tommy loved our Valentine Day album (not finished yet, but loved it so far), and we giggled while searching the dark web. I took two photos of my view while giggling. It was so warm and cozy. Best feeling in the world.

We talked about next weekend. I’ll ask him next Wednesday. It was so hard to say goodbye. We didn’t want to let go.

We’re thankful to have each other. We’ve made a difference to each other and we both agree: we’re happy we’re on this journey together. There’s no one else we’d rather be with.

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday, Indeed! St. Patrick’s Day with Tommy | 17 March 2022”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    That last paragraph says it all. You and Tommy have made a difference in each other’s lives. You are on this journey together, figuring it out as you go, and there’s no one else either of you would rather be with. I am verklempt!

    I’m happy to see and read that you and Tommy spent St. Patrick’s Day together, and thrilled that you finally were able to give him that song tape. I think I told you this before, but I recommend the Mötley Crüe song “New Tattoo” as a song that would have special meaning to you in particular. It’s one of my favorites.

    I’m glad you guys found that picky-eater-friendly restaurant. It does indeed look like Tommy’s dog Fuzz has issued a friend invitation. Cuddling, catching up, low pressure, one day at a time – you have a found a formula that works for this relationship. I am very happy for you both.

    Have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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