Nature Walks and Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Andrew

On Saturday evening, I went on a date with Andrew. We matched on Facebook dating and he seemed nice. We agreed to go to Wild Rice in King of Prussia and he made sure there were gluten-free options. Andrew and I had a lovely date, but I was too nervous to ask if he minded I take photos for the Happiness Box Project.

I mentioned this on Sunday to Andrew, and when he asked me out on a second date, he said, “take as many photos as you want. It’s a shame we didn’t get photos on Saturday with how amazing we both looked, but especially you. Your Happiness Box Project sounds neat too.”

Andrew picked me up from work yesterday and we went to Harriet Wetherill Park in Plymouth Meeting. It felt great to hold hands, surround ourselves in the early autumn beauty of nature, and just chat. I was able to take some pretty nice photos too.

After, we went to Gangster Vegan; Andrew thought it would be nice to have dessert after our Rosh Hashanah meal.

We got back to Terry’s and I warmed up the brisket I made. Brisket and salad. Andrew enjoyed the meal and it was his first time celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

I’m so glad that he liked the brisket. Andrew even said, “don’t ever worry about your diet with me. I’ll eat gluten free and kosher. I just want to make sure you’re healthy.”

I’m not verklempt, you’re verklempt. I’m very verklempt and grateful. Total Happiness Box moment indeed, and Andrew is happy to be part of it.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Nature Walks and Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Andrew”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m pleased to see you out having a great time again, dear friend! Andrew seems like a heck of a nice guy. He was quite considerate to make sure the eatery you were going to, Wild Rice in K.O.P., could accommodate your GF needs. Then, he set your mind at ease about taking pictures for the blog, your box and scrapbook. You did the right thing by asking him if it was AOK to do so. Now you guys are off on the right foot. It would have been “three’s a crowd,” but I would have loved to stroll around Harriet Wetherill Park with you guys and take in the beauty of its natural setting as autumn begins to take hold in Plymouth Meeting and the rest of your region. It was nice of you to offer more goodies back at Terry’s and to introduce Andrew to the Rosh Hashanah celebration. Man oh man, Andrew is clearly cognizant of your needs and happy to make adjustments for you, including his own diet. I hope you have another great date followed by the next…. and the next.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM, and keep in mind that I am in the path of a major hurricane down here. It is likely that I will lose power sometime today or tonight, and it might not be restored for days. Please understand if I vanish from the blog scene for a while, it’s because I am in a blackout waiting for the juice to come back on.


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